By Bogdan Hrastnik
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Graphic User Interface (GUI) for handy but command-line only metadata tool ExifTool.


There are many tools for viewing/editing metadata inside image files. In my opinion, ExifTool by Phil Harvey, is the best I've found so far. Here's why:

  • it shows more metadata tags than any other tool,
  • it allows to edit almost any metadata tag,
  • it is very secure to use, is regulary updated and has the best possible support.

The only downside for many potential users is the fact, that ExifTool is a "command-line" utility. That means, there's no Graphic User Interface (GUI), so all work must be done by typing commands inside "Command Prompt" window. Such approach gives ExifTool great flexibility, but is somehow difficult to use -especially for those, who don't use ExifTool regulary.

Full information here: https://exiftool.org/gui/