MetaImage is the ultimate tool to read, write and edit images metadata. This is 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 support is provided for geographical and thumbnail data. In addition, displayed tags can be customized via the preferences. In this way, the application fits to your personal needs.
MetaImage is completely integrated to your mac ecosystem. The application even includes a Photos extension.
Supported tags (>5000 tags):
- ICC Profile
- and much more
The application is designed for professional needs. More than 90 image formats are supported (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.
- 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
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).
Feedbacks can be sent directly from the application. In this way, you can contact us for any kind of suggestions and improvements in few clics.
MetaImage is accompanied by other applications.
- SnapMotion: extract still images from videos with precision.
- GlueMotion: edit, deflicker and assemble images into time lapse.
- Fix images processing tasks launched twice
- Fix float number formatting issues
- Fix rate on the Mac App Store action
- Fix minor issues
Ratings and Reviews
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.