export meta-data out of digital images
tags: java , open-source , software
Jan 2003 - Jan 2009
Most digital cameras store loads of meta-data within the image files that they create, these data make up the EXIF standard. They include things like the exact time the photo was taken, the f-stop, the flash setting, etc. I wanted to view this information as part of my online photo album, but I couldn't find an EXIF library that exported to TXT and HTML, so I wrote a small application around someone else's raw extraction library. I guessed that it would only take me a day or so to clean it up to a releasable point, so I went ahead and did it.
How Do I Use It?
Windows users, you'll want to double-click the "EXIF-O-Matic.bat" file. If a window appears and then vanishes, you might need to download the latest version of Java. All users should keep an eye on the status bar at the bottom of the window, it gives instructions and feedback about what is going on. Click for an example of the HTML that it outputs. It is pretty simple to use:
- Choose File->Open to load an image and view it's EXIF tags
- Click the "Export File" button to save a text or html version of the tags
- Click the "Process Folder" button to export the tags of all the images in the same folder
Sorry, but I no longer support this software. In fact, I haven't really touched it in years (beyond making sure it still runs on new computers). I continue to post it here because lots of people apparently still find it useful.
- Exif-O-Matic for Mac OS X
- Exif-O-Matic for Windows
- Exif-O-Matic for Linux
- Exif-O-Matic Source Code (Java)
Like this software?
I've released this postcard-ware... meaning if you like it then I ask you to send me a postcard! However, a number of folks have asked if they can chip in to futher its development. With that in mind, I've added this button to let you send me some money. Thanks!