Easily read, write and edit meta information for images, audio and video files

ExifTool

ExifTool

  -  8.38 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    ExifTool 12.87 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / XP64 / Vista / Vista64 / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

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  • Author / Product

    Phil Harvey / External Link

  • Filename

    exiftool-12.87.zip

  • MD5 Checksum

    42e9443a1b536e9bca87f1369902e8eb

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.

Exif Tool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP, and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, DJI, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, GoPro, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon, and Sony.

ExifTool can Read, Write, and/or Create files in the following formats. Also listed are the support levels for EXIF, IPTC, XMP, ICC_Profile, and other metadata types for each file format.

Features and Highlights
  • Powerful, fast, flexible, and customizable
  • Supports a large number of different file formats
  • Reads EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, MakerNotes, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP, ID3, and more...
  • Writes EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, MakerNotes, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, AFCP, and more...
  • Reads and writes maker notes of many digital cameras
  • Reads timed metadata (eg. GPS track) from MOV/MP4/M2TS/AVI videos
  • Numerous output formatting options (including tab-delimited, HTML, XML and JSON)
  • Multi-lingual output (cs, de, en, en-ca, en-gb, es, fi, fr, it, ja, ko, nl, pl, ru, sv, tr, zh-cn or zh-tw)
  • Geotags images from GPS track log files (with time drift correction!)
  • Generates track logs from geotagged images
  • Shifts date/time values to fix timestamps in images
  • Renames files and organizes in directories (by date or by any other meta information)
  • Extracts thumbnail images, preview images, and large JPEG images from RAW files
  • Copies meta information between files (even different-format files)
  • Reads/writes structured XMP information
  • Deletes meta-information individually, in groups, or all together
  • Sets the file modification date (and creation date in Mac and Windows) from EXIF information
  • Supports alternate language tags in XMP, PNG, ID3, Font, QuickTime, ICC Profile, MIE, and MXF information
  • Processes entire directory trees
  • Creates a text output file for each image file
  • Creates binary-format metadata-only (MIE, EXV) files for metadata backup
  • Automatically backs up original image when writing
  • Organizes output into groups
  • Conditionally processes files based on the value of any meta information
  • Ability to add custom user-defined tags
  • Support for MWG (Metadata Working Group) recommendations
  • Recognizes thousands of different tags
  • Tested with images from thousands of different camera models
  • Advanced verbose and HTML-based hex dump outputs
Also Available: Download ExifTool for Mac

  • ExifTool 12.87 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

- Added ability to write Google Container XMP tags (using the namespace prefix 'GContainer' to avoid conflict with the Google Device Container prefix)
- Decode a few new tags for the Canon EOS R5
- Decode battery information for the Pentax K-3 III
- Decode RAFCompression from FujiFilm RAF images
- Avoid reporting FileSize for pipes
- Updated Geolocation databases from current geonames.org files
- Skip over Matroska Cluster if necessary to read Tags when referenced from SeekHead
- Changed conversion for Matroska SeekID (now in hex with tag name in brackets) and SeekPosition (now returns an absolute offset)

Fixed:
- problem writing XMP-Device:EarthPos coordinates
- typo in a value of Canon:DigitalLensOptimizer
- decoding of Matroska VideoScanType
- misleading error message when -o option was used to write to an unsupported file type