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Questions tagged [exiftool]

Questions about ExifTool, a popular, free, open-source command-line tool for reading and writing image metadata.

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How can I detect if two files are actually the same image? [duplicate]

Let's assume a JPG file (or any other image/video file format), that I duplicate the file, and I modify the tags on the copy. Is there a way to verify that the image inside both JPG files is actually ...
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exiftool - rename using model only - not maker

I want to rename my files to include the camera model, but the full tag includes the make as well. exiftool.exe -d %Y-%m-%d_%H%M%%-c.%%e "-filename<${model;}_$CreateDate" -r DIRECTORY Creates: ...
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Can anyone tell me which cameras populate sub-second EXIF information?

I see the EXIF standard has a SubsecTimeOriginal field, but the sample photos I've tried looking at don't seem to have populated the field. Or maybe the tooling I'm using (GIMP, exiftool, PHP's ...
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Proper formatting of Subject Tag in XMP

My intention is to assign tags to each image based on the content in the image.For example This image can be be assigned tags Tulips,Flower etc So can i assign subject like tulips,flower and so on ...
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Where to store scene label information about a photo (e.g., “nature”, “cat”, etc.)?

I want to tag some images. I'm wondering which is the right place in the EXIF to store specific information about the scene. For example: Cat, Nature, etc.
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Can the date a jpeg was created be wrong — too early?

I have a set of jpeg photos that, according to the person who gave them to me, were taken in November 2016, of damages to a car that occurred in August 2016. The "created" date in the exif data is in ...
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Check if digital picture was taken today?

We're working on an app that registers the gasoline price at a gas station. We enter that information through digital pictures our clients send us; for example, Bob sent us a picture taken today from ...
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How can I use exiftool to conditionally modify tags?

I have used different Olympus digicams, but the "Make" EXIF field is not consistent in their images. This means certain image management software groups them into different manufacturers, such as "...
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How to batch identify and keyword bracketed photos?

I would like to batch identify and keyword photos that have been shot with the bracket mode on the Fuji XT2 (although I'm sure this applies to other Fuji cameras) to potentially use in HDRs. When I ...
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How to use ExifTool to copy metadata from a group of PNGs to JPGs with the same base filenames?

I have a bunch of PNGs, which were sourced from scanned photographs with a creative-historical context. I converted them to JPGs so that I could write the DateTimeOriginal tag to them using ExifTool ...
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Can two AV files share one sidecar file?

Is it possible for two AV files to share one sidecar file? Scenario: An Apple Live Photo is made up of an image file (JPG) and a video file (MOV), and they share the same base name, e.g., IMG_1000....
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Can ExifTool be used to read files stored online?

I store some of my photos on a web server, and I'd like to be able to read the metadata with ExifTool. Is it possible to use ExifTool to connect to files that are otherwise accessible online via ...
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Why is the field of view angle from exiftool different from Apple's official values?

I have two series of photos shot on my iphone 6s on 10.3.2. The first series is in the regular frame, and the second series is in the "square" frame. I'm using exiftool 11.01 on macOS 10.11.6. From ...
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Which color space is used by my iPhone 8 photos?

While my old iPad mini photos say their color space is sRGB, my new iPhone 8 photos tell me their color space is "65535" ("unknown value"). Some sources say this value means "uncalibrated", but that ...
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How to copy EXIF metadata on Android from one photo to another?

I'm looking for a way to copy some (say date, location, camera) or all EXIF metadata from one image to another image on Android, so I can restore metadata deleted by some photo editing apps. I ...
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Replacing dates of a set to the earliest day using exiftool

I am looking for a way to use exiftool to extract the date of creation from the pictures in a directory and just in case they differ, use the earliest date. The application case is a concert that runs ...
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Writing missing/incorrect Date Tags based on FileName in ExifTool?

I'm using Linux Mint and have about 2,000 images which have either incorrect or missing EXIF Date tags. I would like to use the date contained in the filename to write the tags. I've spent a few hours ...
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Filter or plugin that replaces special characters?

My agency believes that special characters are a bad thing (since there were compatibility problems between Mac and Windows in the (ancient) past). So rather than submitting pictures with keywords, ...
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How accurate are the GPS coordinates in an exif from an Iphone photo and does the exif tag also provide the bearing? [closed]

I am curious about the accuracy of gps data from a regular iphone 7. I am conducting field research and looking for an accuracy of about 10 meters. If that is not possible with the regular photos ...
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How to use user-provided variables with ExifTool?

I would like to rename my photos using exiftool. This is my desired folder structure: YYYY/ MM/ EVENT/ YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.ext Here is an example script for what I would like to do: echo '...
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Simple Tool or script to sort in folders and by date RAW images in linux?

I'm taking a lot of RAW photos lately and I need a simple but convenient way to organize them. I saw a lot of tools to sort JPG images using EXIF informations, but none of them actually works with RAW ...
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Where is capture time recorded in images from the Snapcam Lite wearable camera?

I am using a wearable bluetooth wifi camera. How do I find the time when a particular picture was taken? So far I have tried to look at the metadata on the jpg using Exiftool. I am only able to see ...
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How to copy DateTaken tag from another image using ExifTool?

I want to copy EXIF Date Created Tag from one image to another.I understand that i can copy all details using exiftool -TagsFromFile a.jpg b.jpg This copies all tags from a.jpg to file b if its ...
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Exiftool time adjust only for photos taken with camera

This is a tricky one. I take pictures and videos with both an iPhone and a Sony camera and import them into the Photos.app in the Mac. I do a little cleanup, delete unwanted photos and then export ...
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Use DateCreated for DateTaken (CreationTime) on a PNG using ExifTool

I have a load of PNG's that my wife wants to keep that have been captured from our Baby Monitor. The files are named for the date they were captured: yyyymmdd_hhmmss.png Unfortunately there is no ...
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Any program to change Date Created of Videos to actual EXIF data?

I had a look at this topic Is there a free program to (batch) change photo file's date to match EXIF? and it was very useful to change my photos' Date Created values to their rightful date in EXIF,...
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How to extract all metadata from photos in subdirectories?

I have many thousands of images within a folder and its subfolders. Each subfolder contains other subfolders. In Windows, I'm using the command line and the exiftool to extract a few pieces of ...
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What does the exif ICC profile date mean?

I am trying to determine when a photo was taken with a smart phone. It was sent to me, not taken from facebook. I've viewed the exif data but the only field that even references a date is the ICC ...
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How to determine film size from smartphone image exif data?

I took an image from my phone and got its exif data below. It was a samsung note 4, which uses a 35mm film size (24x36) with a 43.27 diagonal. But what I am trying to figure out is the sensor diagonal ...
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Write IPTC “byline” to all images within a folder using Exiftool

I am new to Exiftool and have some experience with Mac Terminal. I am trying to add IPTC 'BY-line' meta to all images within a folder. This is what I have so far: exiftool -iptc:By-line='mybyline' /...
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How to edit the shutter speed value in metadata?

I found ExifTool, which allows you to edit almost any piece of metadata from the command line. However if you try to edit the shutter speed (using exiftool file.tif -shutterspeed=1/200), it simply ...
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how can I copy custom exif fields from one image to another with exiftool?

I am trying to copy all metadata from one image to another, including custom exif fields (in this case absolute and relative altitudes present in images from my DJI drone) using the command: exiftool ...
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Sorting images with exiftool while maintaining current directory structure (kind of)

An example of starting directory structure, \best camping trip ever\ <-parent directory referred below \from my cell phone\ \from my camera\ \Johns camera\ \Cindys camera\ ...
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How do I update Lightroom metadata after using ExifTool without wiping my edits?

I had to change the date/time of my photos to + 3.5 hours with ExifTool because Lightroom didn't allow me to input half an hour… I was using "exiftool -AllDates+=3.5" which is working nicely but ...
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Cause of exiftool error (minor: PreviewImage) and should I be worried?

While sorting my images with exiftool "-directory<EXIF:DateTimeOriginal" -d %Y%m%d -ext jpg . for some of .JPGs exiftool reported an error Warning: [minor] Error reading PreviewImage from file - ...
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When is each of these EXIF date & time variables created, and in what circumstances do they change?

Analyzing various EXIF data, one noticed there are several date and time data inside. [File] from what I understand is system data, just displayed there for convenience, not really part of EXIF data (...
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How to remove EXIF person tags created by Picasa?

I have many photos spread across several folders. Many photos contain EXIF person tags created by Picasa. How can I remove these tags? http://exiftool.sourceforge.net seems to be capable of doing the ...
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exiftool does not list GPS location from an iPhone

In Photos, Get Info displays a small map with photo location, so gps data was acquired and recordered. But it is not listed in exiftool output. How can I get latitude/longitude for scripting? ...
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Why do XnView and Exiftool's EXIF orientation tags differ?

While checking an image I noticed that XnView reads its EXIF orientation tag as left-bottom(8) but Exiftool reads it as Rotate 270 CW. Reading a bit on the subject, it seems that left-bottom(8) ...
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What caused the EXIF data to be changed in these files I expect to be identical?

I have two folders full of images, folders 1a and 1b, that I took, and in the process of sorting them for backing up, I noticed they are not the same. The dates in Windows Explorer are all wrong, and ...
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How to set “date modified” by “date taken” with Exiftool? [duplicate]

I'm still struggling with Exiftool's commands; even with, what should be (and probably is) a simple operation. How to set the "date modified" by "date taken / original date" for all images in a ...
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How do I import metadata from a filename?

I'm looking for a tool (freeware if possible) that can write the metadata of a picture by parsing its filename. Example: Filename: mySuperCoolPhoto_20150825.jpg Extracted Metadata: EXIF:...
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How can I show the oldest and newest image with ExifTool in Windows?

Is there any way to show the name of the oldest and the newest image in the current folder with ExifTool, based on the shooting date?
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Is there a way to check whether the image has been modified with Exiftool?

Using Exiftool, is there a way to check whether the image has been modified in any way, by say, comparing the dates in EXIF data? I was thinking something along the lines of comparing shooting date ...
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When sorting into folders does Exiftool modify the image's metadata in any way?

When using Exiftool exiftool "-Directory<DateTimeOriginal" -d "%Y%m%d" in this manner - that is to sort a folder full of images, into subfolders, based on their date of shooting. Does Exiftool ...
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How to use exiftool to write date tags according to file path?

I need to set the exif date tag of a bunch of photos stored with the following hierarchy: YEAR/MONTH/DAY/IMG_something.JPG How could I do it easily with exiftool?
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Is “Date Taken” Exif data possible on .PNG file, and is it possible to copy “Date Modified” to “Date Taken”?

I want to change the Exif data for some .PNG files so that they have the "Date Taken" tag. Is it possible to use that tag on .PNG files? Is it possible to copy the "Date Modified" date to the "Date ...
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Lightroom: add keywords from textfile to raw images (xmp file)

this question has been answered in a generic way here: https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/38507/9913 In my case I have hundreds of raw image-xmp files in various folders to which I'd like to add (not ...
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Image Viewer With with Exif

Looking for something like windows photo viewer where I can open an image from a folder and page through the images in that folder using next, previous, but also have the EXIF info show up somewhere. ...
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How can I geotag images with location data in a CSV file?

I have a few folders of .JPG images that I need to geo-tag. I don't have a .GPX file or anything else that will let me use my usual tools (Geosetter or Photo Mechanic) to geotag the images, but I do ...