Photo Meta Edit

Developer: Tranquillity Base

Current Version: 2.1.8

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 2.1 MB - Download


This is a simple photo metadata editor for Jpeg and Tiff image files.
Enable to edit embedded metadata in image files, enable to add metadata into image files.

Addable, editable and deletable metadata types:
・JFIF Segment of jpeg
・COM Segment of jpeg
・Not supported to show and edit the Maker Note in Exif

・Batch editing
・Embedding thumbnails into JPEG files, removing thumbnails from JPEG files
・Easy to edit IPTC Standard Photo Metadata
・Presets of IPTC Creator’s Contact Informations
・Register words you often use into the Common Words list
・About GPS coordinates
 Apple Map is supported (OS X 10.0 or later)
 Edit GPS coordinates by clicking on the Apple Map (OS X 10.0 or later)
 Edit GPS coordinates by distance. (e.g. move to 10 feet west and 50 feet south)
 Search GPS coordinates by keywords (need to internet access)
 Get altitudes of GPS coordinates (need to internet access)
 The Location List has principal airports of 98 countries and regions
 The Location List is customizable
・Batch Functions for Date-Time metadata available on the following
 - Tag #306: Date Time
 - Tag #36867: Date Time Original
 - Tag #36868: Date Time Digitized

### NOTE ###
This app is NOT for editing the library of Apple's Photos.
Apple's Photos makes the metadata files "metaSchema.db", "Library.apdb" and so on in the Photos.photoslibrary > database while importing image files. Photos shows metadata written in the metaSchema.db, not show metadata embedded in the imported image files. Since Photo Meta Edit does edit metadata embedded in the image files, not edit the metaSchema.db, Apple's Photos does not show the changes. If you want Photos to show the changes, re-import image files to remake the metaSchema.db of Photos.
It would be better to edit before importing images for avoiding unexpected troubles in Photos. Photos never edit original imported image files. The data files in the Photos.photoslibrary should not be edited by 3rd party apps. It could make some troubles.


Release Notes:

・Fixed a crash when closing main window in full screen mode
・Optimized for macOS 10.12
・Fixed other bugs


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1.0
Review by defmaus

doesn’t seem to work. - nice idea, but the metadata doesn’t seem to ‘stick’. going with another solution. good try.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.8
Review by cooljewel2

Easy to add Description to IPTC Metadata - I bought this to add descriptions into the metadata for photos taken with my Samsung smartphone. I use Picasa to manage my pictures and it is unable to write to the file on the Samsung photos like it did with my digital camera. I want the descriptions/comments to be embedded in the picture for sharing and this app easily allowed me to do that.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people