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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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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Change ALL times in metadata with exiftool

I have a lot of photos, taken during our last holiday, but I forgot to set the right timezone. I had a look to exiftool, and I could change the EXIF standard date times with this command exiftool ...
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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 ...