Every now and again I run into a Mac app that is free but is so good I would pay money to own it. That’s exactly the case with Photos EDIF Editor for the Mac. The app’s name could not be more descriptive. It edits photo EXIF data.
If you know the intricacies of digital photography, then you know about EXIF data. Every digital camera stores specific information– metadata– into the image file format. This exchangeable image file format, or EXIF data, has been around awhile, and it can be useful. And it can be edited.
Edit. Me. Now.
If digital cameras (and other devices; EXIF data is not limited to photography) embed data into a file, then why the need to edit? Offhand, I have some experience with this issue. I’ve had cameras go wonky and not record any data, or a camera with a bad battery that embedded wrong information. I’m sure thieves and criminal entities would prefer some EXIF data be deleted.
That’s what Photos EXIF Editor does. It edits EXIF data within a single file or multiple files in batches.
- Reads & writes EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP metadata and more
- Supports various common image formats including RAW format
- Deletes metadata individually or of selected batch of photos
- Sets photo modification/original date-time from EXIF information
- Automatically creates back up of the original metadata of the photo when writing
- Flexibility to create Presets of repetitive metadata to speed up processing
Not bad for free, right? Take a look.
The editor lets you edit EXIF data on multiple photos at the same time, and has a Restore To Original option so whatever you edited can be reversed. Think of it as an EXIF undo.
Some EXIF data will vary camera to camera, so the editor can let you create presets to use on multiple devices. All the data– whether EXIF or iPTC or even XMP–can be viewed in a separate window.
Making edits couldn’t be much easier, either. If you can edit a Word document or navigate through a database entry, you can edit EXIF data on your photos.
Make the selections you want. Click the Start Process button.
There is even an option to set custom time-date stamps and edit GPS information. How? The easy way. Drag and drop.
You can view/edit date-time values as required. In addition, you can drag & drop the marker pin on the map in the application to edit the GPS information. You can also add coordinates and edit GPS to your photos manually.
Every EXIF, IPTC, and XMP dataset has a variety of sub-sections and tags you can edit. Here’s a list of those supported in Photos EXIF Editor.
Need to drop in copyright or photographer information into a batch of photos? This is the app that does the deed. Need to change GPS or edit lens data? Photos EXIF Editor does the deed.
Not bad for free, right?