ExifTool GUI for Windows v3.38 [27. Dec. 2009]


ExifToolGUI -there's also short text file included, which you should read!
Click HERE to download ExifTool from Phil Harvey's site -where you choose "Windows Executable" download!
Note:: You need both above to run ExifToolGUI. You don't need "Perl" installed (or anything else) for using ExifToolGUI.
To apply lossless rotations of JPG files, "jhead.exe" and "jpegtran.exe" are required. Both are included in GUI zip or you can download them from web (do Google).

ExifToolGUI and ExifTool don't need to be installed -just unzip both into any folder and make ExifToolGUI shortcut to Desktop.
Note: After unzipping ExifTool, you must rename "exiftool(-k).exe" to "exiftool.exe".
If needed, copy "jhead.exe" and "jpegtran.exe" into Windows directory.
Now, ExifToolGUI is ready to use.

ExifToolGUI doesn't write anything into registry file. After first usage, all settings are written into "ExifToolGUI.ini" file, which is automatically created in the same folder where you've unzipped/saved "ExifToolGUI.exe".

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,
  • -it is regulary updated and free, etc. ...

  • The only downside for many potential users is the fact, that ExifTool is "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 aren't familiar with old DOS workflow.

    So, I've decided do make some simple ExifTool GUI for my private use. There are allready some GUI's that make use of ExifTool, but some of them are not flexible enough (for my needs) and/or have quite limited use. Making ExifToolGUI, the main goal was:
  • -view all metadata that ExifTool recognizes,
  • -ability to edit most frequently used Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata tags,
  • -batch capability (where appropriate), means: you can select multiple files and modify them at once.

  • Purpose:
    It was not my goal to implement all ExifTool options into GUI, but only those which I need most often. ExifToolGUI isn't (and can't be) DAM replacement. Even I use GUI as my main tagging tool, it's purpose is: examine, rescue and change image metadata.

    As ExifTool is free, ExifToolGUI is freeware too. ExifToolGUI is not "open source" software and you use it at your own risk.

    Note: If you recommend ExifToolGUI to someone (thanks), then don't make links directly to zip file, because I may change name of zip file in future or reorganize the site -which would lead to broken links. Please, use my site address, which is:

    http://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/ -bookmark this address.

    Some screenshots: