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Exif.tools – A multimedia file metadata tool (exif.tools)
57 points by lgats 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments



I love exiftool. I wrote a more practical blog post on how to use it to manage thousands of photos and update the EXIF data easily with it. You can update the EXIF data based on the file modification time, based on an EXIF field, file name, etc.. there is so many things you can do. Here is the blog post if anyone is interested: https://arslan.io/2018/04/18/tips-tricks-to-batch-edit-exif-...


I have recently been trying to organize an old photo library, looks like these tips could come in handy!


I looked up the tool that this website wraps. I hadn't heard of exiftool before and generally use mediainfo, font-config, and ffmpeg for this sort of data. I haven't read perl in a very long time, but this library is clean and well written.

Primary Site: https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

Github: https://github.com/exiftool/exiftool


Exiftool is great and has all kinds of functionality that might be little-known. For example, I often use exiftool to automatically geotag pictures taken on my camera while I travel, by using the GPX trail I save from my phone or Garmin.


Site seems buggy. I can see that it uses exiftool cli behind a PHP (?) web server, but instead of returning the actual, presumably parsed, results it returns an error along with stdout.


Hi, What error are you seeing? An uploaded file or URL?

exif.tools is my little project/wrapper for exiftool to make it easier for me to examine photos/pdf files online just by prepending the domain before the URL. I.E. https://exif.tools/https://news.ycombinator.com/y18.gif


Please add a privacy policy stating how you promise to handle the uploaded images, if/how quickly you would permanently remove them, any logs your wrapper creates and how you deal with those, how you use the information from the uploaded photos, etc.

The privacy policy should preferably be somewhere on the beginning of the page, since the page is very, very, very long with the Top Document Meta Tags section that has several hundred lines.


Thanks, will do!


exiftool is lovely for wiping metadata from photos. I always use it when i upload photos taken from my own phone.


What command line switches are you using?




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