EXIF software

Started Jan 4, 2006 | Discussions
titous09 Regular Member • Posts: 163
EXIF software

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?

kitgard Senior Member • Posts: 1,067
Re: EXIF software

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?

see this:
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/

rgds
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OP titous09 Regular Member • Posts: 163
Re: EXIF software

thank you

jgodfrey Contributing Member • Posts: 508
Re: EXIF software

While IExif is really nice, I'm not sure you can edit data without the pro (payed) version (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

I'd recommend Exifer, at:

http://www.exifer.friedemann.info/

While not strictly freeware, it doesn't cost anything. The author would like a postcard if you like/use his software.

Jeff

runningwithscissors Senior Member • Posts: 1,076
Re: EXIF software

iexif is good, but if you're like me and want a cool viewer that shows you the exif data you select for an entire dir of shots in an explorer like interface, have a look at exifpro:

kitgard wrote:

see this:
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/

rgds
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sherihypho Forum Member • Posts: 85
copy and paste?

Do any of these apps allow you to copy and paste all of the exif info at once?

Thanks,
Sheri

jgodfrey Contributing Member • Posts: 508
Re: copy and paste?

I'd guess that most of them allow for a copy/paste of the EXIF data. I know for sure that Exifer does...

Jeff

KSa New Member • Posts: 24
Re: EXIF software

jgodfrey wrote:

While IExif is really nice, I'm not sure you can edit data
without the pro (payed) version (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

I'd recommend Exifer, at:

http://www.exifer.friedemann.info/

While not strictly freeware, it doesn't cost anything. The author
would like a postcard if you like/use his software.

Jeff

do U know if this support RAW format as well?

-Kim-

jgodfrey Contributing Member • Posts: 508
Re: EXIF software

I didn't know, but from the "Features List" on the Exifer website:

"# Supports EXIF (up to 2.2) and IPTC data in JPEG and TIFF files"

So, I guess not...

Jeff

jgodfrey Contributing Member • Posts: 508
Re: EXIF software

This does seem to support RAW formats (at least it worked on one of my NEF images), though it doesn't support EXIF editing (I don't think).

The website is foreign (at least to me), though the download link is recognizable near the bottom of the page.

http://www.videozona.ru/software/ShowExif/showexif.asp

It's a nice little utility - also FREE.

Jeff

KSa New Member • Posts: 24
Re: EXIF software

jgodfrey wrote:

This does seem to support RAW formats (at least it worked on one
of my NEF images), though it doesn't support EXIF editing (I don't
think).

The website is foreign (at least to me), though the download link
is recognizable near the bottom of the page.

http://www.videozona.ru/software/ShowExif/showexif.asp

It's a nice little utility - also FREE.

Jeff

Wow!!! I'm wordless. Great work Jeff!!!

Carl J Stoneham Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: EXIF software

Not free, but if you have PhotoShop CS2 it has an option to view ALL EXIF data. Can't remember if you can edit or not. Be careful editing EXIF data tho, as some might be useful 2 years later when you've forgotten the shot.

As an aside, CAN you edit EXIF on an NEF? Isn't the point that an NEF ca NOT be altered directly, hence preserving the original data? Even Nikon Capture doesn't make changes. It just attaches the new information in tags...

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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Charles Peifer Contributing Member • Posts: 514
snapfiles.com

snapfiles.com is a good website for reading about different software that is out there.

jgodfrey Contributing Member • Posts: 508
Re: "exiftool" cmd best at diddling EXIF

Tom,

Thanks for the tip. Do you know how ExifTool compares to EXIFutils? EXIFutils is a group of quite powerful command-line tools for doing almost anything imaginable with EXIF data.

I've never heard of the ExifTool package, but have used EXIFutils on and off for years when ever I have some heavy EXIF lifting to do.

While EXIFutils (and probably ExifTool) is maybe not the best tool for the casual user, it's great to have in your back pocket for when you really need it.

Jeff

snahl Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: "exiftool" cmd best at diddling EXIF

Hi,

I appreciate your comments about EXIFtool.

One (maybe stupid question) how does one make it run under XP?

I read the instructions, tried for quite a bit, but still don't succedd to read the makersnote of my SIGMA (Foveon X3F) files.

Do you have a simple answer or Is there a tutorial for XP only?

Your advice is appreciated.

Many thanks, Hans

Boardhead Senior Member • Posts: 1,122
Re: "exiftool" cmd best at diddling EXIF

Check out this site for a tutorial on how to use ExifTool on Windows XP:

http://www.outbackphoto.com/workflow/wf_82/essay.html

Blaize Regular Member • Posts: 380
EXIF summary

Which of these tools is best for finding a summary of focal length used? Would be helpful in deciding on future lens purchases. No need to change exif and no need for all bells and whistles. Any free software that you know of? Cheers.

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