If you take your photography pretty seriously, and don’t use your iPhone’s camera just for Instagram, then chances are that the lack of iOS’ ability to let its users view EXIF data of photos has bothered you at one time or another. Apple’s smartphone platform does not even have options to display an image file’s name, and that can cause a lot of trouble if you are trying to keep the stock Photos app organized. PhotoExif
is a Cydia tweak that allows its users to view all the backend information associated with pictures on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Unfortunately, the tweak does not have options for editing or removing the EXIF data from photos, but being able to see relevant information about the image can prove to be really helpful in a lot of situations. PhotoExif lets you view the color information of an image, its resolution and even the details of the camera with which the photo was shot.
EXIF, or Exchangeable Image File Format, is a standard that specifies the formats for images, sound and other important tags commonly used by digital cameras, scanners and other systems, which handle recorded image and sound files. You can view this metadata information in the default Windows properties of images and other files. The default Windows Explorer lists down all meta data of images in the Details view, but it is a bit limited in its EXIF data representation. Handling an image collection using just the default options can be a bit difficult for a professional photographer. PhotoGrok
is a Java-based application that allows you to view images and other file types grouped together according to metadata. More on PhotoGrok after the break.
Exif or Exchangeable Image File Format is a standard that specifies the formats for images, sound and other important tags used by digital cameras, scanners and other systems, handling image and sound files recorded by digital cameras. You can view this meta data information in the default Windows properties of images and other files. However, if you want to view the meta data information of a large number of files, opening the properties of each one of them would not be an easy task. What you can do instead is use Exif Viewer
. It is a powerful tool to view Exif data of files with an interface designed to let users easily navigate between all the available information. The application displays file data for images, such as Name, Original Date, F-Number, Flash, Exposure ratio, and orientation. It features its own folder tree explorer, which enables you to quickly locate the images stored in your hard drive. Keep reading to find out more about Exif Viewer.
Want to quickly strip metadata information off your images without having to specify each EXIF element? AutoJpegTrunk
is a small, yet powerful tool, which uses console-based ExifTool (by Phil Harvey) as underlying technique to remove metadata from images in one go. The application also calculates the total space that you save during the process of removing metadata. It's been specifically developed to help users who rely on ExifTool to delete the meta data from images. Unlike ExifTool tool, which enables users to read, write and edit existing meta data information, it performs only the ExifTool’s deletion process over the specified images set.
Even a platform like Windows Phone 7 has no shortage of photo editing apps. There are apps for just about every aspect of image post-processing. However, there is still room for new apps in that category, apps that integrate most or all of the most popular features, as no one likes to use too many apps for editing one photo. Photo Light
is a new, free addition to Mango’s photo editors, which really has the potential to become a one-stop shop for basic photo-editing on your WP7 device.
There are a lot of comprehensive photo editing apps in iOS, but as we have said in several preview reviews, there is always room for an addition. Most of these apps, remove the EXIF data of the original photos from the edited results. So months later when you view those photos on your computer, you are likely to wonder when and where you took a particular picture, and with which device. If you care about such particulars, but would still like to edit your photos, then Bleach Bypass
for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is a must-have for you. The app allows you to apply filters to your photos without removing their EXIF data.
One thing I have always found annoying about Windows Phone 7 is that once you have taken a photo with the camera, or even imported/ downloaded it to the phone, there is no way to rename the image. So if the photo was named “asadsdsf” when you downloaded it, that’s how it'll stay, when you, say, share it via email or upload it to Facebook. The platform's Mango update should have rectified said issue but sadly, it did no such thing. However, the problem has finally been resolved, but not via an official update. Image Map
is a free app that allows you to rename any image stored on your device, view photos on a map according to the location where they were snapped, and edit their EXIF data.
AmoK Exif Sorter
is a portable utility that allows quick renaming, moving or copying of your photos in batch according to EXIF data. It supports almost all kinds of EXIF tags, including date, brightness, height, width, ISO speed ratings, focal length, brightness, aperture etc. You can rename, copy or move your pictures to folders to auto arrange them in categorized folders and sub-folders. AmoK Exif Sorter is a cross-platform application, and therefore, is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
When compiling photos from multiple albums, we often find it hard to remember the date when they were taken. This makes it hard to arrange snaps in a proper chronological order. Namexif
is a portable application which automatically renames and arranges photos with a user-defined date format. Namexif uses the date and time recorded by EXIF compliant digital cameras to help you arrange your photos in bulk.
You may know that most smartphones and new digital cameras have the ability to embed location, also referred to as geotag, along with numerous other image attributes into your picture as EXIF metadata. Although metadata of pictures taken by camera or smartphone gives you a detailed information, including exact GPS location where the photo was taken, name, XResolution, YResolution, ISO, YCbCrPositioning, and date and time stamp, it’s generally advised to remove such metadata from pictures before sharing them with others.
EXIF, IPTC, and XMP tags of image files are responsible to hold a wide range of information, which includes, camera type, model, date and time, details of location, addresses, conditions under which picture was taken and so on. If you’re planning to send image files taken from GPS enabled camera or smartphone, you may not want to share image file attributes which may divulge private information about the image location, date and time, GPS data, camera type/model. Windows 7 provides a simple way to remove file meta tag information from within the Windows Explorer but removing attributes of each image file you’re going to upload is arguably a laborious task. FileMind QuickFix
is an application to automate the process of removing sensitive data from specified image set. Before you upload images to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc., drag them over to its interface to strip meta information from all the images.
If you’ve been looking for a simple tool which can automatically read the EXIF information to transfer all photos from camera memory card to defined local directory and sort them by date and time, try out PhotoMove
. The application is specially developed for photographers who, usually, copy or move photos after a long period of time to their PCs and struggle with sorting out each set of photos. PhotoMove makes organizing images ingeniously simple. It requires you to specify the location of photos followed by output location where you want to create a hierarchy of folders according to date / time tag info, and finally, the operation which is to be performed - either Copy images or to move them to defined location.
In my earlier post today, I wrote about removing metadata from photos. But what if you want to do the exact opposite, read complete EXIF metadata information of a JPEG image. GeoSetter is one tool for Windows through which you can edit, add, or delete metadata. But wouldn’t it better if there was an online alternative which can give you complete details about an uploaded photo? There are two online tools which I have found very useful, Online EXIF Viewer and Camera Summary.
Both services let you view hidden information of any photo and also reveals the thumbnail hidden in every image. Keep in mind that although both services does the same job, they are different the way JPEG images are submitted. In Online EXIF Viewer you can only submit URL of a JPEG image while in Camera Summary you can upload the JPEG image from your desktop.
Online EXIF Viewer
Online EXIF Viewer is a perfect online tool which can give you complete information of an image, apart from the basic information and the EXIF data, it also shows other useful and in-depth data. Just enter the URL of the JPEG image and it will instantly extract the details. Read More