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ExifTool

ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
Avg rating of 5 (4)| 7 comments

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ExifTool Features

  1.  Command line interfaceExifTool either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
  2.  PortableExifTool can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

ExifTool information

  • Developed byPhil Harvey
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 5
  • Alternatives40 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  1,871 Stars
  •  238 Forks
  •  33 Open Issues
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Our users have written 7 comments and reviews about ExifTool, and it has gotten 82 likes

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luislobo9b
  
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Apparently there is one more tool that does this and with user interface to facilitate (or not) (https://alternativeto.net/software/metadata-/about/, by Logipole). I found a very interesting and complete table: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_digital_image_metadata_editors](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_digital_image_metadata_editors)

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ptrqww
  
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it is free and it is powerful

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ptrqww
  
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I had thousands of images in hundreds of folders where the folder creation date was different from the image creation date.

What I did with ExifTool is I created the folders named according to the image creation date in the format yyyy-mm-dd so that everything became sorted nicely. (I retained the original folder descriptive name using the Bulk Rename Utility)

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Guest
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Kagerjay
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"Assuming you are using Windows, if you rename exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool(-overwrite_original -all=).exe you can simply drag and drop your photos onto the EXE and it will automatically strip all of the metadata from the image(s)."

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Kandi
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Powerful. Supports all the file formats I can think of. With the new functionality of changing the date and time for renaming it is almost perfect

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scatterbrain
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WOW! this is the only tool I found that lets you edit about ALL the meta data in numerous file types. Even ISO, Aperture, Focal Length, … which are not supported other tools, even quite expensive ones like Lightroom.

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  • exif-editor
  • raw
  • Images
  • jpeg
  • perl
  • xmp
  • Library
  • GPS
  • tiff
  • unix
  • metadata
  • exif
  • geotiff

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ExifTool platform details

Mac

Requires Perl.

Windows

The stand-alone Windows executable does not require Perl.

Linux

Requires Perl.

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