Most modern cameras and smartphones add more information to the image files while you take it. This information contains lots of details about the image (the camera setting , the GPS information, the author, etc), and it is stored by Exif , IPTC, XMP metadata formats.
So, if you want to get the image’s metadata information, you can use Image Exif Viewer to reveal all the information. Image Exif View is a useful tool to view the metadata (Exif, IPTC) stored in image files.
With dragging file(s) to Image Exif Viewer or icon on the Dock, You can easily view and compare the metadata of image files you taken by cameras or smartphones.
➤ Support most image formats:
jpeg, png,bmp,dxv, cr2, crw, mrs, tiff, dng, nef, pef, sr2, srw, orf,
pgf, raf, eps, xmp, gif, psd, tga, jp2, etc.
➤ Visible GPS geolocation and camera information
you can easily find where you token your photo on th map in
Image Exif View; You can also see the visible camera setting when taken this photo, in the Exposure tab.
➤ Just type to search what you are interested in metadatas
just type the key words of the metadata tag or anything you are
interested in metadata, Image Exif View will show you the results in
red color, so just type to find what you want.
➤ Easy to compare to image’s metadata
you can open many images by just drag images to the icon on the Dock,
to compare the difference between images. You can conveniently drag
image on the image viewing to replace it.
➤ Copy the Exif information for further use
you can easily copy the image’s metadata to further use.
what’s new in version 1.0.1:
1.fix can not import files with uppercase extension. 2.more Intelligent to open and compare files. 3.show more detail metadata information. 4.bug fix.
some screen snapt shot here:
Metadata is a term for the descriptive information embedded inside an image or other type of file. Metadata is becoming increasingly important in this age of digital photos where users are looking for a way to store information with their pictures that is portable and stays with the file, both now and into the future.
One type of metadata is the extra information which almost all digital cameras store with your pictures. The metadata captured by your camera is called EXIF data, which stands for Exchangeable Image File Format. Most digital photo software can display EXIF information to the user, but it is usually not editable.
However, there are other types of metadata that allow users to add their own descriptive information within a digital photo or image file. This metadata might include the characteristics of the photo, copyright information, a caption, credits, keywords, creation date and location, source information, or special instructions. Two of the most commonly used metadata formats for image files are IPTC and XMP.
IPTC is the standard developed in the 1970’s by the International Press Telecommunications Council. It was initially developed as a standard for exchanging information between news organizations and has evolved over time. Around 1994, Adobe Photoshop’s “File Info” form enabled users to insert and edit IPTC metadata in digital image files and so it was adopted by stock photo agencies, and other publishing businesses outside of the news media.
XMP is the new XML-based “Extensible Metadata Platform” developed by Adobe in 2001. Adobe worked with the IPTC to incorporate the old “IPTC headers” into the new XMP framework and in 2005 the “IPTC Core Schema for XMP” specification was released. XMP is an open-source, public standard, making it easier for developers to adopt the specification in third-party software. XMP metadata can be added to many file types, but for graphic images it is generally stored in JPEG and TIFF files.
Much of today’s photo-editing and image management software offers capabilities for embedding and editing metadata in your image files, and there are also many specialized utilities for working with all types of metadata including EXIF, IPTC, and XMP. Some older software does not support metadata, and you risk losing this information if you edit and save your files with embedded metadata in a program that doesn’t support it.
Prior to these metadata standards, every image management system had its own proprietary methods for storing image information, which meant that the information was not available outside of the software — if you sent a photo to someone else, the descriptive information did not travel with it. Metadata allows this information to be transported with the file, in a way that can be understood by other software, hardware, and end users. It can even be transferred between file formats.