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Released in 1995 by JEIDA (Japan Electronic Industry Development Association) as a technology for improving the color reproduction of printed images, the EXIF standard (Exchangeable Image File) allows additional data such as authorship, comments, various technical parameters and more, to be included within image and audio files.
Most digital cameras save exposure parameters as EXIF data such as the date and time the image was captured, exposure time, flash energy, focal length, the lens aperture, ISO and even the coordinates obtained from a GPS receiver, to the images they record.
This information is valuable for a number of different purposes including perfecting one’s skill as a photographer, while being able to edit this data is also extremely handy. For example, if you want to remove those location-identifying GPS coordinates or add copyright information. Savvy marketers may find other applications for it as well.
Enter Exif Pilot (www.exifpilot.com), a free solution for easily creating, editing and viewing EXIF, EXIF GPS and IPTC data in JPEG, TIFF, PNG, DNG, NEF, PEF, PSD and other image formats.
Exif Pilot supports exporting and importing EXIF and IPTC data in CSV, MS Excel, and XML formats.
A commercially available batch editing plugin adds features such as multiple photo processing, exporting or importing metadata to a single file or to several separate files and a command line interface for editing and creating metadata.
If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your photography, privacy, antipiracy and image marketing efforts, then Exif Pilot may be right for you.