ExifTool is a platform-independent library & CLI application for reading/writing metadata in a wide variety of file types. Most notably, ExifTool can modify EXIF tags in digital images, and ID3 tags in songs.

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How to copy exif comments to XMP description

In my favourite photo viewing software, FastStone Image Viewer, the only way to add description to the photos is the exif comment field. However, when uploading images to filckr, the title or ...
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Author of the document a pdf was created from?

I teach in a college, and a wee while ago I had some fun spotting students who copied other students work by simply taking their word file and "paraphrasing" the sentences. So student A would ...
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Edit “Media Duration” metadata on MP4 file

I have some video files which were converted to MP4, but not quite correctly. When I examine one with exiftool, I see these metadata values: Duration : 0:11:23 Track Duration ...
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ExifTool: How do I use the -@ and -tagsFromFile arguments together?

I'm trying to use the -@ and -tagsFromFile arguments together to remove all metadata except specific tags and then copy those specific tags to the IPTC and XMP headers. exif2all: # Disable backup ...
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Copy all meta tag from SRC jpg to DST jpg except thumbnail

I just started to use the EXIFTool but can't find out the way to copy all meta info from a file to another file with out destroying the destination file's thumbnail image. Is there any way to do so ?
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Exiftool: Copying Nikoncapture to sidecar and back to another file

I just read around the topic Nikon Capture data and exiftool but it is not getting to work. I want to copy the Nikon Capture setting from one file to another by a temporary file. I checked that in the ...
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How to automatically rotate images based on EXIF data?

I know how to do it manually. Now I would like to automate that based on EXIF data. I already have exiftool installed, but looks like it can only read the data, but can not rotate the image. There is ...
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Metadata editor for quicktime (.mov) files

My photo camera records video as .mov files. They have some metadata (in the XMP format?), which I can read using exiftool. For example, to get only the metadata related to dates/times I can do: $ ...
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commandline tool to set msspecific “rating” tag in jpeg

I want to create a windows batchfile to set tags of jpeg-files to the contents of a database. i am using ExifTool-6.93 for this. this works perfect setting "keywords". Unfortunatly exiftool cannot ...
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How to make exiftool not to change file's date and time

How to make exiftool not to change the date and time of the affected files? I mean not the date and time written in EXIF, I mean the date and time of the file itself.
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exiftool: delete exif data but preserve some specific tags

Currently I use exiftool with the -all= option and it deletes all the EXIF data from my photos: exiftool -overwrite_original -all= /Users/andyl/photos/*.jpg Now I want exiftool to delete all the ...
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How can I modify the EXIF orientation tag of an image?

I want to change the EXIF orientation tag in my JPEG images but without actual rotating of them. I want to do this to use them as a test case for an application I made. How I can do that in Linux? ...
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Shift the time in EXIF photo data

I need to shift the time data in a large number of photos, like adding 3 days and 3 hours to all of them. Is there any free tool that does this? Can any free image editors (like IrfanView) perform ...
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Read Metadata from multiple files (namely Images with Copyright info)

I'm attempting to produce a report of metadata from images within a network drive and all of its subfolders to check copyright information and other metadata (Creators, Authors etc). Recursively and ...
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Exiftool: Copy GPS information from NEF to XMP

I've got a number of files I previously geotagged using exiftool. Now they have tags such as: "EXIF:GPSVersionID": "2 2 0 0", "EXIF:GPSLatitudeRef": "N", "EXIF:GPSLatitude": 37.7641210370361, ...
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how do I make a batch file that executes this command

I am trying to make a batch file that executes the following DOS command: exiftool "-FileName<CreateDate" -d "%Y%m%d_%H%M%S.%%e" "C:\Users\Tom\Desktop\belvedere" (FYI, exiftool.exe is a script ...
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Why does exiftool make the current date and time shift?

When I try to shift the date and time using exiftool on both OS X and Windows I get the same outcome: the current date and time changed instead of adding 2m 18d 11hr 14m 0s. exe file and command run ...
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How to get a listing for properties of many image files?

I am looking for a tool that can process directories or directory trees containing image files and output a line-by-line plaintext directory listing of file names and image properties. I am mainly ...
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Video Thumbnails using ffmpeg

I'm looking for a nice short easy way to create a series of thumbnails for any given video file. I'm almost there using ffmpeg, here's what I have: ffmpeg -i /tmp/video.avi -r 1 -ss 60 -r 1 ...