EXIF, IPTC, XMP Software - Metadata Readers, Editors, Extraction Tools
You can also store information in your pictures using other types of metadata. Two of the most commonly used formats of metadata for photos are: IPTC, the standard developed by the International Press Telecommunications Council; and XMP, the "Extensible Metadata Platform" developed by Adobe. The software listed here is designed for working with all types of metadata including EXIF, IPTC, and XMP.
BR's EXIFextracter (Win)
"BR's EXIFextractor is a simple freeware tool that will extract the EXIF information from all JPG files in a directory and save the data in a CSV-file (Comma Separated Values)." Freeware.
"Organize files, movies or photos by date on Mac OS X. Copies your files into folders named by date. Reads dates that cameras store inside images (EXIF)."
Exif Everywhere for Mac OS X
"Exif Everywhere for Mac OS X is a Safari Plugin, Firefox Extension and a standalone application aimed to display Exif metadata and other properties of JPEG and TIFF images."
Exif Reader (Win)
This software analyzes JPEG files created by digital cameras and displays the shutter speed, flash condition, focal length, and other image information. Freeware.
EXIF Tag Parsing Library for Developers
Utilities for software developers to add EXIF parsing and reading to their programs.
Exifer for Windows
"Exifer is a nearly free software (postcard-ware) with which you can manage the metadata (EXIF/IPTC) of pictures taken by digital cameras. Because many image processing software destroys this metadata when saving such files, the idea was to create a backup of the metadata before editing it in any software, and then, after that to restore it back into the processed file."
"The EXIFutils are a set of command line utilities that extract, add, remove, copy, and replace EXIF data from JPEG and TIFF image files."
"Cogitum FotoTagger is a picture annotation technology for embedding text into the picture itself and a set of tools built on it. Photo annotations are stored in FotoML format in SPIFF section of JPEG file."
Full Image Info (Win)
"Full Image Info is an easy to use program targeted to view and retrieve information about images and photos taken with digital cameras... Full Image Info can also provide detailed EXIF information about photos (model, exposure program, shutter speed value, aperture value, etc.), IPTC information and more." Shareware - US$20
Ignore EXIF Color Space Plug-in for Photoshop - Macintosh
Placing the plug-in called Ignore EXIF Color Space into the Adobe Photoshop 7 Plug-Ins folder will instruct Photoshop 7.0.1 to ignore the color space specified in EXIF metadata.
Ignore EXIF Color Space Utilities for Photoshop - Windows
Running the utility called Ignore EXIF Color Space will instruct Photoshop 7.0.1 to ignore the color space specified in EXIF metadata.
iTag - Photo Tagging Software (Win)
ITag is a free tool that is designed to make editing of key IPTC fields of your digital photos very easy. The editable IPTC fields are Headline, Caption and Keywords (which effectively translates into title, description and tags). The IPTC data can be read by other software such as IrfanView and Flickr. (Freeware)
Exif Jpeg header parser and thumbnail remover. A command line driven program to parse through Exif headers and extract the most important digital camera settings. The software is public domain.
"Namexif is a utility to automatically rename photos with the date they were shot... digital cameras have their own clock and write the date to each photos with a precision of a second. Since the date and time is recorded for each photos (provided it is an EXIF compliant digital camera), Namexif is able to rename these photos according to the date." Freeware.
PhotoME - Exif, IPTC & ICC Metadata Editor (Win)
"PhotoME is a powerful tool to show and edit the meta data of image files. Thanks to the well organised layout and intuitive handling, it's possible to analyse and modify Exif and IPTC-NAA data as well as analyse ICC profiles - and it's completely free!"
xMeta - Metadata Export from Photoshop (Mac)
"xMeta is a simple set of three plug-ins for exporting metadata from Photoshop in raw binary form. It can export ICC Profiles, EXIF camera data, and IPTC press information."