ExifChanger

Developer: Marc Rochkind

Current Version: 3.18

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.4 MB - Download

Description:

ExifChanger is the Swiss Army Knife of EXIF utilities! Use it to change EXIF and IPTC fields, adjust dates and times, view metadata, geotag (from a track log or manually from a map), view photos, export metadata, and define presets with macros. It's the most powerful and complete EXIF app.

• HANDLES MOST FILE TYPES — View and change these file types:

AI AIT ARW CIFF CR2 CRW CS1 DCP DNG EPS EPS2 EPS3
EPSF ERF EXIF GIF HDP ICC ICM IIQ IND INDD INDT JNG
JP2 JPEG JPG JPM JPX MEF MIE MNG MOS MPO MRW NEF
NRW ORF PBM PDF PEF PGM PNG PPM PS PS2 PS3 PSB PSD
RAF RAW RW2 RWL SR2 SRW THM TIF TIFF VRD WDP X3F

• USES EXIFTOOL — Actual metadata changes are performed by the well-known, proven, utility ExifTool (included), so processing is reliable and fast. For extra safety, the original file is saved, and can be restored, or deleted when it's no longer needed.

• VIEW METADATA — See the most important fields (EXIF, IPTC, GPS) right on the main screen. See all the fields, even the most obscure ones, in the output from ExifTool.

• ADJUST DATES AND TIMES — Set images to a date/time you specify, or automatically correct images in bulk by a fixed offset (if your camera's clock is set wrong).

• GEOTAG — Geotag (longitude, latitude, and altitude), both manually (from a map) and automatically (interpolating from a GPS track). There's a track manager, to input tracks and view them on a map. For automatic geotagging, adjust both time zone and camera's time. Geotag manually by choosing the location on a map viewer built into ExifChanger, or by using another geolocation app. Paste the location directly to ExifChanger.

• SAVE SETTINGS IN PRESETS — Save values for selected fields in a preset, to be applied to images. Handy for setting metadata for standard items like photographer's name, address, website, and copyright info.

• EASY BULK CHANGES — When more than one file is selected, metadata that differs is shown with the notation "mixed", but still can be changed, making bulk changes very easy.

• REVIEW BEFORE COMMITTING — A review dialog shows exactly what changes are to be made to what files, so you can ensure that things will go as you intend before you make the changes permanent.

• THUMBNAIL AND LIST VIEWS — Images in the selected folder(s) are shown as thumbnails or in a list view. Sort the images by name, type, or date. Include only images in the selected folder, or in subfolders also. Optionally, see a large preview image. Quickly move from image-to-image with the keyboard or mouse.

• MACROS — A powerful macro facility lets you insert the value of one field into another, even to several levels. Macros for file names, EXIF, IPTC, GPS, maker's notes, and more.

• EXPORT METADATA — Based on a template you create, containing plain text and any combination of macros referring to metadata. Use it for generating HTML pages, data files (CSV) for input into a spreadsheet or database, SQL statements, or any other kind of text file.

• I PROVIDE VERY ATTENTIVE SUPPORT. If you have any difficulties, please email me so I can help resolve the matter. If all you do is post a review, there's no way for me to contact you, and the issue may be a very minor one that's easily fixed.

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Release Notes:

Better handling of international characters, and now changes to the IPTC.Caption/Abstract also apply to the EXIF Image Description. Date-adjusting macros now accept hours greater than 24.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 3.18
Review by Tom in Raleigh

Just what I needed - I have a bunch of jpgs, all family photos, with the system creation dates all messed up because of moving, syncing, etc. I needed to read the EXIF info to get the proper dates for the images. This utility did exacty what I needed it to do. It's a killer app. I've been using it 10 minutes, but it's already so dead-bang simple that this is going to go in my favorite applications.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
1/5
Version 1
Review by realgeek

Beta?! - I'm very disappointed to buy the app, open it for the first time, and encounter a screen that says -- in big, colorful letters -- "Beta Version, Use with caution!" It doesn't say anything about being a beta version in the description. Epic fail!

Found helpful by 9 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 3.18
Review by Tom in Raleigh

Just what I needed - I have a bunch of jpgs, all family photos, with the system creation dates all messed up because of moving, syncing, etc. I needed to read the EXIF info to get the proper dates for the images. This utility did exacty what I needed it to do. It's a killer app. I've been using it 10 minutes, but it's already so dead-bang simple that this is going to go in my favorite applications.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
2/5
Version 3.18
Review by lspitzner

Non-Friendly Interface - I purchased this primarily to view metadata, but with the option to change the data. If you want to just view image metadata, use the default Preview program that comes with Mac OS X. Far simpler to use, especially the Geolocation functionality.

Found helpful by 4 out of 9 people
5/5
Version 3.18
Review by KevinJEdwards

Nice GUI on ExifTool - Does what others don't - This appears to be using ExifTool, which I had been using via command-line. But it's more than that, it can execute commands that aren't just one-liners with ExifTool. So for example it can strip some metadata, while leaving other metadata intact. And it can edit metadata that many other apps don't even let you see. This is a very powerful tool, and easy to use. For future features, I'd like to see smart tagging such as date/time offsetting (being able to set the correct date/time with the first image, and having all other images in the set adjust to the date/time correction). Also file naming based on prefix, suffix, and date/time would be awesome (other apps like ExifRenamer do this). Again though, if you have metadata editing needs that no other app can touch, this is the app.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
3/5
Version 3.18
Review by Riptide360

Powerful app - but no easy way to strip EXIF data for privacy - Bought this app and found it is great for adding/fixing EXIF data, but I haven't figured out how to easily strip EXIF data from my photo - GPS location, camera make and model. It would be nice to see a future version support the following features: - Drag and Drop Privacy preset that strips the photos of all EXIF info and even offers to rename photos with generic numbering so you can truly strip all info out of a photo. - Support for showing GPS Map View in same window as app. Pain to keep pulling up separate view window to see GPS location. - Easier ability to group select and force change EXIF info for a selection of files (ie select a group and change time, GPS info, camera model , etc.) - Ability to identify photos coming from Facebook, Picassa, Photoshop Elements based on added EXIF data (facial tagging) etc. - Ability to detect camera manufacturer based on file naming characteristics (especially useful for tracing where a photo came from, or for early pre-EXIF cameras). - Support for more file types

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people
4/5
Version 3.18
Review by jomobco

It almost does it all - There are a few pieces of data you can't change however this app allows you to batch change much of the data. It's easy to use and creates a backup of your edit as well.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
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