MetaImage is the ultimate tool to read, write and edit images metadata. It is the first editor that allows you to edit EXIF, IPTC and XMP tags as well as MakerNotes in a beautiful and familiar interface.

The application has been designed to improve your workflow. Users can create and manage presets. Moreover, a special interface is provided for geographical and thumbnail data. Besides, users can customize the displayed tags in the preferences. In this way, the application fits your personal needs.

The application even includes a Photos extension. In this way, you can directly inspect your photos from

Supported tags (>5000 tags):
- ICC Profile
- Canon
- Leica
- FujiFilm
- Nikon
- Olympus
- Panasonic
- Pentax
- SigmaRaw
- Sony
- and much more

The application is designed for professional needs. More than 90 image formats are supported (HEIC, MOS, CR2, DNG, NEF, NRW, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, RAW, and much more). MakerNotes tags may be edited but not created or deleted. This avoids many potential problems with OEM software.

Additional features:
- Export tags to CSV and JSON
- Export embedded thumbnails
- Export embedded jpeg from raw
- Copy/Paste multiple tags
- Support password-protected images
- Support notifications and touch bar
- Support folder processing (* except for HEIC files *)

This version has been optimized for macOS High Sierra and later. Moreover, the application is available in 7 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese). Feedback can be sent directly from the application. In this way, you can contact us for any suggestions and improvements in a few clicks.

What’s New

Version 1.4.2

- Fixed localization issues

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
GuyLock ,

Works Great

This app simply works. Read more below. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Beware of overly negative reviews here in the App Store. Most people either really like an app or really do not like an app, and those people will write many paragraphs to tell their story of why they like or hate an app. Watch out for "one-liners"

I have many images from the past that I need to place on a map. Now I can get that done. The map is just what I was looking for. I needed the Hybrid Satellite map so I could see the roads, but also lakes and streams that are not on a road map. In short the map works great.

One request to the developer. Please make the map remember my last zoom level and my last position. That will assist me when I am dealing with photos that are in the same general area. Excellent job createing a useful app.

Developer Response ,

Hi GuyLock,

Thank you very much for your very motivating comment!
The zoom changes you discovered (when you make a position change) is indeed an issue. We will fix it in the future update.
One more time, thank you very much for your contribution to the project.

Stuke ,

Fantastic App!

I don’t know what happened to my first rating left here but I’ll try to repeat what I said before…this app is fantastic and the developer is very responsive. The app features a built-in feedback email tool that enables the developer to react quickly.

The first version I used was 1.0.11 and it worked great. I had found a few things that could be changed for usability and the developer jumped right in and made those and more changes. Now, the program is functioning perfectly from my point of view. Here’s how I’ve used the program.

15 years worth of film negatives (110 mm and 135 mm) needed digitized for obvious reasons…the wife wanted it done. After amassing over 6500 digital images with default scanner imprinted and limited metadata, I needed an app to edit all those files. MetaImage to the rescue. Luckily, I was able to scan and save the digital images into year/month folders. Then importing the entire month of images (1 - 150 images, depending) into MetaImage…piece of cake. Instantly available.

Master the presets if you’re doing something similar. The preset features allowed me to establish one master present for author, copyright, etc. information. Then I used as many as needed “GPS” presets to create location metadata. Here’s one of the shining features of MetaImage, the GPS/Location editor. It is quite versatile in how you obtain and enter your coordinates. Once many GPS presets were created, each year/month’s files were imported, select all, apply master Preset, then individually or in small groups as appropriate, apply the GPS preset. I even discovered that Orientation can be ‘tagged’ and portrait images will then import properly into your DAM (Photos, Aperture, Lightroom, etc.). Finally, I would tag the entire year/month images with generic 'month, 1, year' date information, enough that later that metadata could be grabbed by Better Rename 10 for renaming the actual digital file. OK, press Process button, and now select Override Files so it writes the data into the original file, i.e., not making a duplicate on your hard drive…internal or externally attached makes do difference. (Some EXIF editors I’ve tried have a problem with external hard drives.)

6500+ images later, I have proper metadata tagged, geo-located old images ready for importation into my DAM for archiving and selective clean-up.

This is the perfect app for metadata tagging. You won’t be disappointed.

rehctelf ,

Not Ready For Prime Time

Hardly anything works, this is more like an alpha. Requesting a refund.

Developer Response ,

Hi rehctelf,
We are really sorry to hear your feelings about the application. Unfortunately your comment does not allow us to understand what did not work. We strongly encourage you to contact us by email at We are heavily involved in the follow-up of the project as well as the needs of our users. We would like to identify the issues that you have faced in order to fix them in future updates.


Jeremy Vizzini
25.8 MB
macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2018 Jérémy Vizzini


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