by ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq

Submit your Photo
Hall of Fame

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Photography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What is the easiest way to add data to an EXIF file? For example if I wanted to add a copyright to my images can that be easily added to the EXIF data?

share|improve this question
Related question, with some of the same answers:… – Josh Goldshlag Jul 23 '10 at 13:38

The easiest way to add exif data is to do so in camera. Not all camera models allow for setting the copyright in body however, so the next best way is during image import. I use lightroom as the hub for my digital workflow, and it allows me to specify any and all exif information I want. You'll want to check with your image import utility and verify it has exif support.

If you'd like to go back and re-add/edit exif data, GeoSetter or exiftool are two good utilities.

share|improve this answer
If you have a recent Nikon camera, like my D5000, you might be able to use this tip from Ken Rockwell: – Josh Goldshlag Jul 23 '10 at 13:37

There's a comprehensive list at

share|improve this answer

Some cameras, support setting an owner name on the camera, which will end up in the EXIF metadata on the picture.

There are thousands of programs for adding extra keywords and other information, and you'll find people rave about their favourite. Personally, I use Microsoft Pro Photo Tools which happens to be free, and allows me to add information as to where the photo was taken ("geotagging") as well.

share|improve this answer

Photoshop will allow you to add your copyright information etc to the EXIF, it also allows you to save templates of your common information for easy addition to new images.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.