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Post Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:29 pm

Exiftool is a command line exif editor written in perl. It can do almost anything to or from exif data in several different image formats. Lots of bells and whistles, I am just starting to get familiar with it. Great documentation also. I installed cygwin first (a unix like interface for pc). They're both free!

Cygwin gives you a unix like shell from which you can invoke exiftool.

I found exiftool at
there is a cygwin version.

Cygwin is at

I don't remember if the perl module is part of the standard install, but you can install it from the same site.

If this is all common knowledge, please disregard.

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Post Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:39 am

Thanks for the post. I'm glad you find ExifTool useful!

I don't think ExifTool is common knowledge among PC users (the only OS I know where Perl doesn't come pre-installed), so posts like this help.

The nice thing about Perl is that it is platform independent, so the same package works on the PC under Cygwin, or on a Macintosh, or on any Unix box...

- Phil Harvey (ExifTool author)

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Re: exiftool

Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:47 pm

I'm only posting this for consistency, not only is exiftool available for windows now, there is a graphical interface available for it that works great at:

There's a link to the latest exiftool on this page also, along with instructions on installing it all.


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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:55 am

You might also check OPanda viewer/editor here:

If you're using Firefox, they also have add on viewers. Just be sure if you're running FF3 it's compatible since many of the plug ins haven't been updated for it yet.

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