By Ernesto García
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iExifer is an easy to use tool that reveals for you the EXIF metadata stored in image files.
Most modern cameras and smartphones add information to the image file when you take a picture. This information include details about the image, how the picture was taken (ie ISO value, shutter speed) or even where it was taken, if your camera has a GPS module.
iExifer reveals that information for you in an intuitive, easy to use interface.
★ Main features:
▶ Load and view EXIF metadata in RAW Canon CR2, Nikon NRW, Nikon NEF, Pentax PEF, JPEG and TIFF image files.
▶ Supports EXIF Tags version 2.21
▶ Supports IPTC Metadata
▶ Shows EXIF Image Preview Thumbnail if available
▶ Supports GPS Location Metadata.
▶ Finds location of the picture in Maps (requires internet connection).
▶ Quick search allows you to easily find the information you need.
▶ Supports most usual Maker Notes for: Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm.
▶ Copy image metadata to clipboard, allowing you to easily paste it to a document, or include it in an e-mail
We are continuously improving iExifer.
If you miss a Maker Note for your camera, let us know and we will work to add it in future releases.
What's New in Version 1.3.1
+ Added list of mounted drives in the folder selection popover
+ Added unicode support in User Comments field.
+ Nikon field "ImageCount" renamed to "Shutter Count"
+ EXIF browser window can now be minimized
+ Bugs fixed.
Does pretty much what it's supposed to do
Displays tag information embedded in photos. Works suites well, although if you launch it and then drop a photo on the open app, nothing seems to happen. Maybe I just haven't figured out that part of it quite yet.
I've had the best results opening the app and dropping the picture in question on the dock icon. That gives a nice display and I can see and verify the latitude & longitude coordinates coordinates quite easily. I can then compare them with GHoogle Earth (where I'm getting information for my old photos) to make sure the tags are right. All my new photos are tagged by the camera and those display correctly as well.
The only really odd behavior I've noted is that if you drop a number of pictures on the app, it opens a separate window for each of them, so if you droop, say, 50 photos, you get 50 separate dialogs, 1 per photo. Again, maybe a user error on my part.
All of that said, the app is well worth getting and is working well for me. I haven't found anything any better, so I give it a hearty thumbs up.
Pretty good overall
It does what it claims to do, so that's great.
But I do find it odd that you can't drag and drop photos onto the interface. If you want to do drag and drop, you have to do it on the icon in your dock. And then in that case, it opens separate windows for each photo.
This could really use the ability to drag and drop onto the interface and not have it open separate windows.
While it's beyond the scope of the program, (and thus not taken into account for my review score) being able to delete all exif data would make this my primary program instead of my current setup where I have this app and one that actually deletes exif data.
Not a great Application
The thumbnails are too small, you have the space to get them bigger but right know it's not enough; when you click the picture nothing happen; when I "open" with the menu, it opens a finder, don't know why.
All the information that this program give me is on my camera or in any other photo edit program that I have; so it's not a very usable app; it's good that i can see raw files from nikon, but it doesn't open from pentax, it opens just a file icon for each PEF file; but it doesn't matter because the thumbnail are so small that you cannot recognize the picture if you have several pics on the same escene.
I'm giving 2 stars because I know they can improve.
Right now, it doesn't worth the money.