• See all available metadata: time, location, camera, etc.
• Remove or edit GPS, caption, and timestamp (requires in-app purchase)
• Open the location (if available) in Waze, Apple, or Google Maps
When scrolling through your photos, photos with a globe overlay have GPS metadata, so you can quickly tell which photos have GPS coordinates.
Use the extension to view photo metadata from Messages, Photos, and other apps.
Photo data may include location (if enabled by the camera), date, device, software versions, file size, file name, and more. If there is not metadata about when the picture was taken, you will still see the file creation date.
* Fixed a possible crash when loading contacts locations
* Fixed a possible crash when showing the map
Ratings and Reviews
This App Is Long In The Tooth, but useable
I never do this, but there’s no way through Daniel’s website to submit feedback or ask questions. So: Are there any planned updates for Investigator? I love this app and it has been REALLY helpful in my many projects to convert VHS Home movies and have them placed in my library correctly, ditto for scanned pictures. However, its becoming obvious that the last update was a year ago. Small, obvious, and most annoying example: I can’t split screen investigator on the 12.9” iPad Pro. I have a small list of other things here that aren’t broken, they just aren’t there because of the age of the app. I will happily update my review upon receiving your response. (For reference: I have purchased the in-app “pro” upgrade)
Developer Response ,
FYI: There have been many updates since this review :)
The best metadata app
Photo investigator is the best...and I've tried many. Metadata for photos AND videos. Add back GPS data to photos/videos that have been edited in other apps that remove the data (also edit many other data fields). Access photo/video data from any app with the extension...not only photos and videos saved in your camera roll. Launch the app via URL scheme. Very responsive developer, open to ideas about what might improve the app. Also, get the in-app purchase, it is worth it.
User-friendly But Not Rock Solid
This app has a very nice interface that allows the user to view and edit image metadata quickly and easily. It also has a number of neat features for these edits, such as copying locations from other images or direct lat/long input. Unfortunately, it seems like it doesn’t handle certain simple things such as timestamps properly: it appears that there’s no way to set the time zone on a picture, for example, so pictures I edit from my trips show up out-of-order in my camera roll and images from lunch indicate that they were taken in the middle the night.
- Daniel Anderson
- 15.5 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Danny Anderson
- In-App Purchases
- Complete Unlock $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.