Exiftool Osx

Extract 'exiftool (-k).exe' from the '.zip ' file, and place it on your Desktop. (Double-click on 'exiftool-#.##.zip' to open the archive, then drag 'exiftool (‑k).exe' to your Desktop.) You can now double-click on ' exiftool (-k).exe ' to read the application documentation, or drag-and-drop files and folders to run exiftool on selected files. ExifTool is free software used for reading, writing, and manipulating image, audio and video metadata. It is platform independent and is both a Perl library and command-line application. The program works with a wide range of file formats, such as 3GP, FLAC, MP3, MP4, GIF, MOV, FLV, AVI, SWF, MPG, PNG, TIFF and BMP. Apple Spotlight and Preview (OS X 10.8.5) and Adobe Photoshop CC (version 14.0) ignore XMP in PNG images if it comes after the image data, which is where ExifTool adds new XMP. This should be considered as a bug in the Apple and Adobe software since XMP is allowed to exist after the image data according to the XMP and PNG specifications.

See the appropriate section below with instructions for installing oruninstalling ExifTool on your specific platform:

Also see these instructions for help runningExifTool.

Windows

In Windows, there is a choice of two different versions of ExifTool toinstall. The Perl distribution requires Perl to be installed on your system.(A good, free Perl interpreter can be downloaded fromactiveperl.com.)

If you don't already have Perl, it is easier to install the stand-alone ExifToolexecutable, but note that the stand-alone version doesn't include the HTMLdocumentation or some other files of the full distribution.

Stand-Alone Executable

  1. Download the Windows Executable from the ExifTool home page.
    (The file you download will have a name like 'exiftool-#.##.zip'.)
  2. Extract 'exiftool(-k).exe' from the'.zip' file, and place it on your Desktop.
    (Double-click on 'exiftool-#.##.zip' to openthe archive, then drag 'exiftool(-k).exe' to your Desktop.)

You can now double-click on 'exiftool(-k).exe' to read theapplication documentation, or drag-and-drop files and folders to run exiftool onselected files. To install exiftool for use from the command line,continue with the following steps:

Exiftool
  1. Rename 'exiftool(-k).exe' to 'exiftool.exe'.
    (or 'exiftool(-k)' to 'exiftool' if file nameextensions are hidden on your system)
  2. Move 'exiftool.exe' to the 'C:WINDOWS' directory(or any other directory in your PATH).

You can now run exiftool by typing 'exiftool' at the commandprompt. (To get to the command prompt, select 'Run..' from the Windows 'Start'menu, then type 'cmd' and press Return.)

Extract

(Note: Occasionally users have reported that exiftool giveserrors when running this version for this first time. It is possible this mayhappen if a file gets corrupted during the download/installation process. Inthis case, follow the Uninstalling instructions below then re-install exiftool. Be sure that you have sufficient disk space in your TEMP directory for exiftoolto unpack about 12 MB of temporary files -- these are the Perl libraries usedby the exiftool application which are unpacked the first time exiftool is run.)

Uninstalling:

  1. Drag 'exiftool(-k).exe' (or 'C:WINDOWSexiftool.exe')into the Recycle bin.
  2. Drag the directory 'par-USER' from your temporary directory tothe Recycle bin. Here 'USER' is your Windows user name and thelocation of the temporary directory depends on the value of the TEMP environmentvariable (typically 'C:Documents and SettingsUSERLocal SettingsTemp'with Windows XP, or 'C:UsersUSERAppDataLocalTemp' with Windows 7).

Full Perl Distribution

You must have Perl installed to use this version. (A free version of Perlcan be downloaded fromactiveperl.com.)

  1. Download the Image-ExifTool distribution from the ExifTool home page
    (The file you download will have a name like 'Image-ExifTool-#.##.tar.gz'.)
  2. Extract the ExifTool files from the archive.
    (The archive is a gzipped tar file, and can be opened withvarious Windows utilities, including WinZip.)
  3. Rename 'exiftool' to 'exiftool.pl'in the exiftool distribution.
  4. Move 'exiftool.pl' and the 'lib'directory from the exiftool distribution to 'C:WINDOWS'(or any other directory in your PATH).

Now, if you have made the proper Windows associations for the'.pl' extension (an option in the ActivePerl installation), youcan run exiftool by typing 'exiftool.pl' at the'cmd.exe' prompt. Fusion 360 student. Otherwise you should type'perl c:windowsexiftool.pl'.

Uninstalling:

  1. Drag 'C:WINDOWSexiftool.pl' and'C:WINDOWSlib' into the Recycle bin. You should first confirmthat 'C:WINDOWSlib' contains only the 'File'and 'Image' sub-directories. Do not delete it if itcontains anything else.

Macintosh OS X

Exiftool Ext

If you have installed the BSDSDK package from the Xcode Developer Tools(ie. if you have the 'make' utility), you shouldfollow the install procedure for Unix platforms in the nextsection instead of the steps below. The Unix install has the advantage of makingthe ExifTool library available for your Perl scripts, as well as installing theman pages and POD documentation.

Otherwise, you have a choice of two packages to install: The OS X package, orthe full Perl distribution. Both of the procedures below install the ExifToolfiles in the same location. Installing the OS X package is easier, but the fulldistribution includes HTML documentation and some other files not included inthe OS X package. Both versions run natively on PPC and Intel Macs.

OS X Package

  1. Download the ExifTool OS X Package from the ExifTool home page.
    (The file you download will have a name like 'ExifTool-#.##.dmg'.)
  2. Install as a normal OS X package.
    (Open the disk image, double-click on the install package, and follow the instructions.)

You can now run exiftool by typing 'exiftool' in a Terminal window.

Full Perl Distribution

  1. Download the Image-ExifTool distribution from the ExifTool home pageto your Desktop.
    (The file you download will have a name like 'Image-ExifTool-#.##.tar.gz'.)
  2. Launch the Terminal application from the Utilities folder in your Applications folder.
  3. In the Terminal window, type the following:where '#.##' is the version number of the ExifTool you downloaded.
    (Note: The last step above will require you to enter yourpassword.)

You can now run exiftool by typing 'exiftool' in a Terminal window.

Exiftool Osx Free

(Note: The OS X installations above place exiftool and itslib directory in /usr/bin, while the standard Unix 'make install'described below puts 'exiftool' in /usr/bin and the individuallibraries in /Library/Perl/#.#.#, where '#.#.#' is your Perl version. If bothsets of libraries exist, /usr/bin/lib takes precedence for exiftool, but/Library/Perl/#.## is the default for any other Perl scripts.)

Uninstalling

  1. Launch the 'Terminal' application from the Applications Utilities folder.
  2. Type 'open /usr/bin' (without the quotes) in the Terminalwindow, then press RETURN. (This opens a folder that you normally can't accessfrom OS X.)
  3. Drag 'exiftool' and 'lib' into the trash from the'bin' folder you opened. You should first confirm that'lib' contains only two sub-folders: 'File' and'Image'. If it contains anything else, don't trash it because youhave the wrong 'lib' folder.

Unix Platforms

Exiftool Osx Brew

  1. Download the Image-ExifTool distribution from the ExifTool home page
    (The file you download will have a name like 'Image-ExifTool-#.##.tar.gz'.)
  2. Unpack the distribution and make it your current directory by typing:where '#.##' is the version number of the ExifTool you downloaded.
    (At this point you may run exiftool by typing'exiftool <image file name>'.)
  3. Test and install ExifTool by typing:(Note: The 'make test' step is not required, butuseful because it runs a full suite of tests to verify that ExifTool is workingproperly on your system. The 'sudo make install' command requiresthat you have su access, and will prompt for your password. This will makeExifTool and its documentation accessible to all users on your system. If youdon't have su access, you can run ExifTool in your own account by moving'exiftool' and its 'lib' directory to any convienientlocation -- preferably somewhere in your PATH.)

Exiftool Osx Software

You can now run exiftool by typing 'exiftool'. Also, you canconsult the ExifTool documentation with commands like:

or

Uninstalling

Exiftool Osx

  1. Type 'sudo make uninstall' from the distribution directory.