ExifTool 12.02


ProsCons

Plenty of free content

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

Smart and attractive interface

Need to be familiar with the Perl programming language

Can take time to adjust to

Whats New (version 12.02)

- Added support for a number of new QuickTime ItemList tags

- Added support for writing XMP-xmp:RatingPercent

- Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Jos Roost and LibRaw)

- Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks James O'Neill)

- Decode barcodes from Ricoh APP5 RMETA segment

- Decode a few new QuickTime tags written by Ricoh and Garmin cameras

- Decode timed GPS from Sony A7R IV MP4 videos

- Decode timed GPS from 70mai dashcam videos

- Decode a few new Panasonic tags (thanks Klaus Homeister)

- Decode altitude and more accurate latitude/longitude from Transcend Driver Pro 230 MP4 videos

- Improved decoding of some Canon EOS 1DXmkIII custom functions

- Allow integer QuickTime TrackNumber and DiskNumber values

- Relax validity check of QuickTime:ContentCreateDate when writing with -n

- Removed "Com" from the start of some unknown ItemList tag names

- Patched CanonCustom decoding for bug in Canon EOS-1DX firmware

- Changed QuickTime CleanAperture tags decode as signed rationals


Full Details
GENERAL
App NameExifTool
PublisherPhil Harvey
Publisher web sitehttp://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
Release DateAugust 28, 2019
UPDATE
Last Update On2020/07/28
Version12.02
File Nameexiftool-11.64.zip
File Size6.09MB
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Main OSWindows
Compatible WithWindows 2000/XP/Vista/7
CATEGORY
CategoryDigital Photo Software
SubcategoryMedia Management
DOWNLOAD INFORMATION
Total Downloads41806
Downloads Last 7 Days5
PRICE And Limits
PriceFree
License ModelFree
LimitationsNot available

ExifTool is a platform-independent command-line application for reading, writing, and editing Meta information that is contained by image, audio and video files. It extracts thumbnail images, preview images, and large JPEG images from RAW files, copies meta information between files, reads or writes structured XMP information, deletes meta information individually, in groups, or altogether, and sets the file modification date from EXIF information.

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.

  • 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

If you can handle the Perl programming language or have no problem with the Command Prompt (or typing characters and spaces) then ExifTool offers a super-fast way to view and edit an image file’s metadata without having to open a substantial program. Simply place this portable tool’s executable file on your desktop and drag an image file into it to produce a Command Prompt window displaying all of the file’s available metadata. To edit data, you’ll need to rename the executable file and open it via a command line, which enables all of the Perl distribution’s features.

people who take the time to check out ExifTool will find that they have endless media content right at their fingertips. The software comes with a very attractive and simple looking interface that makes it easy for users to find the type of content that they are looking for. However, it should be noted that a working knowledge of the Perl programming language is required in order to fully make use of the software, which could pose a problem.

We extracted ExifTool’s executable and double-clicked it to open the program’s documentation, which includes an extensive list of file types and meta information formats that ExifTools supports. Right away we knew we were in unfamiliar territory. Following the instructions, we closed the prompt and dragged an image file into ExifTool’s executable. ExifTool popped back up with all of the image’s available metadata displayed (many spaces were blank). Simple enough. The program’s executable file downloads with the (-k) suffix, which tells the Command Prompt to stay open. We renamed it, as the instructions recommend, but, as we noted before, we were already well outside the lines of the sort of software we were looking for — or that most users would look for, for that matter.