Questions tagged [exiftool]

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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Using exiftool to append text to a filename after it's completed

I have long used wonderful exiftool to strip out exif data from images. Up to now, I've always done that in the same directory. Now I'd like to make it place the exif-stripped file in a different ...
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Removing PDF Subject Tag with Exiftool

Can someone help me understand why the following command will overwrite the Title tag, but not delete the subject tag of my PDF file? exiftool -Title="My Title" -Subject= myfile.pdf Thanks! R.
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Remove Page Range Metadata from PDF

I've merged multiple PDFs that were generated with Latex. These PDFs contain page ranges, meaning "real page" 40 and "real page 41" are simple transitions - e.g. adding an item to a bullet list. So ...
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What information is needed within an XMP tag value?

I'm adding XMP metadata to a large number of TIFF files. Initially I was doing this with GIMP, but upon searching for a more efficient way to edit the metadata I found ExifTool. Looking at the tags ...
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Is there a way to get Exiftool to recursively scan the metadata of files embedded within files?

Certain media formats can contain other entire media formats fully embedded. I believe some image formats contain thumbnail images which are themselves full image files rather than just the bitmaps. ...
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How do you remove a specific line/key of metadata from a pdf

I have read in multiple forums that the Universal PDF portion of the metadata of pdf books are malformed and cause errors when trying to read from it. How do you remove a specific key and value from ...
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How to prevent recovering metadata when using ExifTool?

When using exiftool -all:all= file.pdf this message appears: ExifTool PDF edits are reversible. Deleted tags may be recovered! Can tag recovery be prevented when ExifTool is used? Can it just wipe/...
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Unable to access config'd custom xmp namespace in exiftool

Though some form of me just not really getting it, I am unable to write this custom XMP namespace I've made in my config file. Below is the file. %Image::Exiftool::UserDefined = ( 'Image::ExifTool::...
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Changing dates on mp4 metadata

I've been trying to change the metadata dates in mp4 files using exiftool. I can only get it to change the "Date" (whatever that is) and "Media created" fields as displayed in Windows file explorer. ...
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exiftool DPI disagrees with image properties on Windows 10 and the file linux command

I'm trying to use the exiftool to set the DPI on a set of images to 300 I'm using the following command: ./exiftool -jfif:Xresolution=300 -jfif:Yresolution=300 filename.jpg I've also tried: ./...
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Can I get exiftool to list which types of metadata each file has?

Some types of files can have more than one type of metadata. For instance, a single JPEG file could have Exif, IPTC, and XMP metadata. Exiftool seems to be the most powerful metadata extraction and ...
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Adding custom metadata tags to mp4

I have modified the sound track of a 360 video using openshot. The output has lost the 360 metadata tags. I am trying to use ffmpeg to replace them with the following command ffmpeg.exe -i input.mp4 -...
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Copying unknown tags with ExifTool

I have some images which I edited in GIMP, which lost some EXIF metadata in the process (and some EXIF tags added, too), so when I'm done I copy all the metadata from the original image into the ...
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ExifTool command for batch copying .mp4 metadata from files to files?

I was surfing the web for a solution, but no thread was working for me. I've compressed multiple mp4 videoclips using HandBrake, thus loosing dateModified etc. What I would want to have is a command ...
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How to leverage exiftool to write metadata in a .xmp back into .jpg file?

Given a .xmp file as the below, how to leverage exiftool to write the edited metadata in the .xmp back into the associated .jpg file? <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-...
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Why is Windows 10 showing wrong file media create date?

Totally stumped on this. Copied some mp4 files off my phone, that I need to show a correct date for. Checked the file properties and found an empty "media created" date field. The date should've read ...
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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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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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Change rotation flag in MP4 video (without losing metadata)

I just want to change the rotation flag in a .mp4 video file. Many similar questions exist, most answers suggest using ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -map_metadata 0 -metadata:s:v rotate=90 -codec copy output....
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ExifTool: Remove all meta data except specific tags

I am trying to remove all meta data from JPEG files except common photo tags as listed with exiftool -common (camera model, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc.) lens model, color space and embedded ICC ...
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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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How to change File Inode Change Date/Time of the file via exiftool?

I changed creation date of the mp4 via touch -t 207012121515 video.mp4, but exiftool gives me File Inode Change Date/Time for today. How to change File Inode Change Date/Time of the file via exiftool ...
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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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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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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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Run command for multiple directories?

I have a list of directories in a text file for which I want to run an exiftool command. Is there a built-in way in exiftool to do so or do I have to use shell scripting for that?
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Extract Thumbnail from CR2 Image using exiftool

I am attempting to extract a JPEG thumbnail image from a CR2 image, using exiftool, in Windows. I was successful in doing so using this program, QuickJPGFromCR2. From the description, it appears to ...
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Changing the DPI in a JPEG without re-encoding? with ImageMagick or something else

Sometimes I have image files which I want to contain a certain DPI setting. Note that I mean just the DPI value, i.e. just the value in the image's metadata. I don't want to resize the actual image. ...
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How to add missing file extensions for multiple files using ExifTool in Windows

I lost only the file extensions at the end of the file names for a few thousand .docx and .pdf files. So how do I attach them in one batch at the end of the existing FileName using ExifTool ? Note 1. ...
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Automatically renames files with correct file extention in bulk

I have a folder with multiple types of file ( mp4, mp4, jpg, wma .etc) and these files have either have no extension, or all messed up extensions extension such as mp3.mp3, mp3.jpg, or just file name. ...
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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 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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Rename JPEGs by adding a prefix according to date taken

I have a folder with pictures taken with different cameras and all these pictures have a correct DateTimeOriginal EXIF tag set. Suppose a list of files like this: 20150831_153712.jpg IMG_5246.JPG ...
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Any differences between identify --verbose and exiftool?

Wanted to know if people know of any major differences between identify --verbose and exiftool. A picture here :- ─[$] identify -verbose me_at_minidebconf_thumbnail.jpeg ...
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Extract frames from video and set timestamp on images

I want to extract frames every 10 seconds from a video and geotag these frames using a GPX track. On my Windows 8 computer I have tools to extract the frames (FFMPEG), set image timestamps (ExifTool) ...
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ExifTool code use for setting image description

With ExifTool I would create the field using ImageDescription IPCT Headeline + Caption abstract-but it always fails. The command you use: exiftool "-exif: ImageDescription <IPTC: caption-abstract" ...
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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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exiftool width and height of resized images not match the new sizes

$ convert original.jpg -resize 50% test.jpg $ exiftool test.jpg ... Exif Image Width : 1200 Exif Image Height : 1600 Image Width : 600 Image Height ...
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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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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 ...