I would like to edit a JPG EXIF data in Gimp. Perhaps I need a plugin or something, but I don't know how to search for and download the plugin. Plus, when Gimp opens a JPG it converts it to XCF format. Hopefully when I export it again the EXIF data will still be there. Thanks.


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As of Gimp 2.9.4 (possibly 2.9.2) there is a built-in metadata editor/viewer. It is under the menu > Image > Image Metadata.

See http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/gimp-gets-advanced-exif-xmp-iptc-metadata-support

If you are on OSX and want a binary of this version (rather than compile from source), try Partha's McGimp variants, the McGimp 2.9.5 64-bit Experimental, or McGimp 2.9.5 64-bit Color Corrected Experimental, an interesting project in its own right.

  • As of 2018-02-28, chocolatey provides GIMP 2.8.22 which has a very broken metadata editor. It will not actually save the metadata entered. In some development versions, there may be a security feature that removes all MetaData, not just GPS, without prompting.
    – rjt
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 18:38
  • I couldn't find a way to edit using the metadata editor in GIMP 2.10.22. I ended up using products.groupdocs.app/metadata/total
    – tbc0
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 17:55
  • The built-in medadata editor/viewer is very dissapointing as it only allows setting the date but not the time. Time is also very important to keep shots sorted correctly. Commented Apr 5, 2023 at 11:23

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