EXIF software

Started Jan 4, 2006 | Discussions thread
Tom Christiansen Senior Member • Posts: 2,239
"exiftool" cmd best at diddling EXIF

titous09 wrote:

i was wondering what software people use to mess with EXIF stuff,
as far as easily viewing and editing it. is there any good
freeware stuff out there?

In my experience, nothing but nothing is as complete, powerful, and flexible
as Phil Harvey's exiftool, a free and easy-to-use command-line tool that
runs virtually everywhere imaginable. (There's also a free library for
programmers who care to roll er craft their own special-purpose tools.)

It can do millions and millions of things. I've never seen anything that's
in the same ballpark for power. In particular, even if you're happy with
what you now use, I encourage everyone to see for themselves these examples
of reading, writing, copying tags to get a feel for what I mean about power
and flexibility:

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool_pod.html#reading_examples
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool_pod.html#writing_examples
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool_pod.html#copying_examples

General information and download from:

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

Documentation for the simple command-line program:

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool_pod.html

And finally, real programming geeks can suss out the library's API here:

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ExifTool.html

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