exiftool

Read and write meta information in files. More information: <https://exiftool.org>.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/exiftool.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl
Ubuntu
apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl
Alpine
apk add exiftool
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S libimage-exiftool-perl
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl
Fedora
dnf install libimage-exiftool-perl
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl
OS X
brew install exiftool
Raspbian
apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/exiftool exiftool powered by Commando

Read and write meta information in files. More information: <https://exiftool.org>.

  • Remove all EXIF metadata from the given files:
    exiftool -All= file1 file2 ...
  • Move the date at which all photos in a directory were taken 1 hour forward:
    exiftool "-AllDates+=0:0:0 1:0:0" path/to/directory
  • Move the date at which all JPEG photos in the current directory were taken 1 day and 2 hours backward:
    exiftool "-AllDates-=0:0:1 2:0:0" -ext jpg
  • Only change the `DateTimeOriginal` field subtracting 1.5 hours, without keeping backups:
    exiftool -DateTimeOriginal-=1.5 -overwrite_original
  • Recursively rename all JPEG photos in a directory based on the `DateTimeOriginal` field:
    exiftool '-filename<DateTimeOriginal' -d %Y-%m-%d_%H-%M-%S%%lc.%%e path/to/directory -r -ext jpg

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