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Questions tagged [exif]

Exif (Exchangeable image file format) is a specification, followed by manufacturers of digital cameras, that records information about the technical conditions for image capture within the image file itself in the form of tagged metadata.

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How to order photos in File Explorer by date and time actually taken

I've run into a surprising problem keeping my photos in order in Windows. I have photos from two Android phones and a Canon point and shoot camera that may be unedited, or edited on the phone app or ...
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How do I remove all metadata from a WebM file?

I've tried using ffmpeg, but it seems to keep all the metadata I'm actively looking to remove. I'm looking to remove ALL metadata, including length, bitrate, etc. Before you say this isn't possible, ...
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“Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect” when editing JPEG metadata

When trying to change the metadata on the NYT1 2014 MU69 image taken by New Horizons image that I downloaded from a blog post, I get this error: An unexpected error is keeping you from appying ...
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MP4 date on windows 10 explorer

I have several MP4 videos. On windows explorer, under the column "Date", I see the wrong time stamp, it is always 3 hours LATER than the EXIF fields: QuickTime:CreateDate QuickTime:ModifyDate ...
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XFCE/Thunar/tumbler(d)/GIMP thumbnails sometimes rotated

Since upgrading my system to the current OpenSuSE tumbleweed, with Gimp 2.10, I experience the following issue: Images (mostly downloaded from the internet) get, when I save them after doing some ...
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Editing Time Taken in Windows shell properties dialog

Searched on this for a while, but couldn't find an answer. Essentially, I am manually editing loads of photos with missing EXIF and using a mixture of GeoTagger, Attribute Changer and the built-in ...
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Is there such a thing as expiration date in EXIF datas?

In the EXIF data, we have such fields as the time the picture was taken, the location it was taken,.. My company use large quantities of photographies. Due to regulations about private data's, those ...
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Is there a way to determine the source of a photo? [closed]

Is there a way you can tell if a photo was either taken with the users camera, saved from a website, or is a screenshot?
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What is the difference between the EXIF tags CreateDate, CreationDate, etc.?

When using exiftool to analyze some videos that I have, I noticed many date tags inherent to the creation of the video itself (so not dates like the last access or modification dates). Namely, here ...
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Timestamping photos based on filename?

(I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 but this isn't necessarily Ubuntu-specific which is why I'm asking here and not on askubuntu) I have a set of photos that I would like to date/time-stamp but some of them have ...
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How to extract EXIF creation date and set file creation date

The transfer of images from IPhone somehow screwed up the file dates. I want to set them from EXIF data. I already found a solution but wasn't able to convert this into a batch job. Feel free to ...
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Using ExifTool for Bulk Operations

I would like to have help please with ExifTool, for the following operations: I have thousands of pictures scattered across dozens of sub-folders. All sub-folders are nested under a single parent ...
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Bulk Edit EXIF Tags of a Large Number of Photos

I have thousands of photos scattered across several subfolders (but all of them are under a single parent folder). Most of those photos have values in their "Copyright" field, and that value differs ...
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JPG EXIF - Where from property

I made an image with my Samsung s7Edge. I emailed it to my gmail account. Then I downloaded the image on my Mac. I checked the properties, and there was this property named Where from: That had a ...
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How to recursively list images by exif tag?

I have a directory full of directories full of images, all with various "keyword" tags. How could I (in a Linux shell) list all images containing keyword1 and/or keyword2 ?
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Edit video Metadata without losing quality

I want to edit video metadata (mp4, mkv in x264) on linux without losing quality. ffmpeg re-encode the video, I don't want that. Is there a solution or an another program ? This is my solution ...
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remove all exif tags except specified

I just want to remove all tags except a few (from jpg files). I would like to keep only the title,description and the tags. When i'm running the following command: exiftool -all= -tagsFromFile @ -...
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sort recovered image files with exif data to existing files

I managed to recover lots of images (canon cr2 + accompanying jpg) from a failing hard-drive with recurva. It created a lot of files with some sort of hash-filename. So it is a bit complicated to sort ...
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Convert XMP tags from Microsoft Photo Gallery to Apple Photos

I have several thousand pictures that I described and tagged in Microsoft Photo Gallery in recent years. Because they no longer develop it, and because there seem to be better alternatives to it, I ...
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Copy photos taken between two time ranges

I am a student and photograph the blackboard often. I'm trying to sort my photos into folders, one folder for each class. How could I copy all photos taken on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:30 ...
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How to append a string to a tag with exiftool

Doing exiftool -Comment='This is a new comment' dst.jpg replaces any comment already present. How can I add the string instead?
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How to batch-rename photos from EXIF data?

I have a DCIM directory containing photos named as IMG_{NNNN}.JPG from iPhone and photos named as DSC_{NNNN}.JPG from Xperia. This directory is the result of multiple directories merging, which all ...
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Is Microsoft Photo Viewer manipulating my digital camera photos on import from camera?

Background I was doing some backups of my digital photos and I noticed that some of the photos were imported from my camera twice to two different folders. That's not the issue. The issue is I was ...
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Is there something like EXIF for video?

Pictures in jpeg format use EXIF to store metadata, in case you rename the file or change its timestamp is very useful. However, I don't know if that is the case for video files. Is there any kind of ...
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Change video metadata

I have downloaded some videos that contain title metadata, which contains rubbish text. This unfortunately causes vlc to display the title metadata when the video is played, instead of the file name. ...
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Rename image depending on exif

Using exiftool, would it be possible to append "-panasonic" to all filenames whose picture was taken with this camera brand ? For example, a filename 01_01_15.jpg becomes 01_01_15-panasonic.jpg ...
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Rename images by date with correct time

I'd like to rename my images according to their date in EXIF information, BUT with a twist: the date in the EXIF information of one camera brand (the one named panasonic) is off by one hour (it should ...
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How do I edit a JPEG's EXIF data with Gimp?

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....
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How do I sort photos from two identical smartphones based on exif data?

Description of Problem: I use Dropbox to synchronize photos from my smartphone to my laptop. I have used a command-line utility in the past called jhead to automatically sort and rename the photos ...
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Scaling and rotation of image without depending on EXIF data?

Is there such a thing as a simple image editor for Linux which allowed for scaling and rotating the image without using EXIF data for the scaling and rotation? So far have I tried EOG, Shotwell, and ...
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How to upload a JPG to facebook with the caption pre-embedded?

What field do I have to put my caption into to have it show up on Facebook pre-captioned? I've been living on generating FBCMD scripts for years, but the developer has retired the project as of the ...
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Windows: how to enable tags on old image files?

I have a lot of old photos which I want to tag. For cross-platform compatibility, I want to use IPTC Keywords for tagging. As far as I read, the native Windows photo tagging capabilities use IPTC ...
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How to change wrong /missing exif data for many images at once?

First up: I'm using Windows 8.1 (Actually W10 TP, but it's close enough to 8.1). I have roughly 32,000 pictures that I've taken over the last 7 years which 'mostly' have correct exif data. ...
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Multipage TIFF — How do I remove “Subfiletype” exif tag?

I'm having some trouble with the "Subfiletype" tag in a multipage PDF. I'd like to remove the "Subfiletype" tag entirely, and make the PageNumber tag count like so: 0,1 . . 1,2 . . 2,3 instead of 0,...
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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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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime error when viewing JPEG files in Explorer

I am getting the following error each time I view JPG files in the windows explorer in Detailed view. It also appears when you open the properties of the file. I'm using Windows 8. Microsoft Visual C+...
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Fix EXIF rotation info

How can I quickly fix the EXIF data for photos that have incorrect orientation information? I don't wish to actually rotate the JPG, just fix the EXIF tag.
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How is GPS information stored in a RAW file?

I am trying to parse a Nikon RAW file using LibRAW library. The library gives me a 32 byte int array of GPS Data. I have been unable to find any documentation that explains how to interpret this 32 x ...
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How can I view the EXIF orientation of a photo in Photoshop?

I have a photo and I want to determine whether the EXIF tags specify a rotation/orientation (portrait/landscape) or not. Can I do this in Photoshop (CC v14)? I just can't seem to find any reference ...
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Batch Edit Multiple Images

I bought a couple of digital picture frames for the grandparents for Christmas. The problem is, the picture frame displays all the pictures in landscape orientation, and half of the pictures were ...
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Set JPEG “date taken” attribute in EXIF info from filename

I have some files that are named like mmddyy_hhmm.jpg. I would like to automatically set their "Date Taken" attribute in the EXIF information based on their file names. Does anyone know of a way to do ...
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Renaming with exiftool: how to deal with missing tags?

I'm dealing with an unorganized, big group of media files, captured using several different cameras and camcorders, and I'd like to use exiftool in a bash script to rename each file with its creation ...
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Save “fingerprint” info inside MP4 videos

I have a Debian server serving MP4 videos (for download, as files) and I was wondering if there is a way to save some unique "exif" information for each user that downloads a file. I would like to do ...
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Mass migration of EXIF GPS data (a.k.a. Escape from iPhoto)

I am trying to move my library of photos (over 12000) out of iPhoto for use in Adobe Lightroom and would like to include the GPS data I've added to the photos using iPhoto's in-app feature (This data ...
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How can I remove the EXIF tags/metadata from several images at once?

I have a 6,000+ photos. I want to remove a the tags from these photos. I know how to do it one photo at a time. But wondering, what is the way to do mulitple files at a time? Thanks
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Gif image EXIF tags

Is it possible to set gif image's tags using the windows properties pannel ? It currently seems working on jpg, but not on gif files.
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Add EXIF tags to NEF files

I want to organize my photos. I know how to search for EXIF tags from Windows Explorer but I don't know hot to add the tags in NEF files. It looks like the input box is disabled. My question is: can ...
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How can I search photos by EXIF tags?

I want to be able to find a specific photo in my huge archive, so I put some tags in the EXIF header. The problem is: How can I search for a file that contains a specific tag (eg. "sky")? Can ...
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How to convert JPEG JFIF files to JPEG Exif format?

I recently put the SD card of my camera in a Windows 7 PC and start browsing pictures on it. I noticed some were not aligned correctly and use rotate feature included in Windows Photo Viewer in order ...
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Is there an ISO standard for cameras recording date taken? [closed]

My application has a set of images on which computation is conducted. But the issue is that most of the cameras that take the images do not provide seconds in the "Date Taken" field of the image ...