In previous articles we have told you what Image metadata is. In this article, we will show you some free and commercial multi-platform tools which can be used for viewing Image Metadata on various platforms.
Browser plugins for Firefox and Chrome
There is a free plugin for Firefox and several plugins for Chrome which works on JPEG files.
Photoshop is a high end commercial image editor from Adobe. It allows comprehensive access to metadata on all image file format. This is hidden under File – File Info
JAblum is a commercial application which can also edit and help to organise images. It will let you not only view but edit several of the metadata fields including a location. It is cross-platform and there is also a cloud version. FInd out more here.
Gimp is an Open Source multi-platform Image editor which can view and edit image metadata in mutliple formats including Exif and XMP. This is under Image – Image Data menu option.
In the second part of this article, we will look at some libraries which can programatically access this data, including our own JDeli library.
What are your favourite tools to view and edit image metadata?
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