For photographers, Exif data is a valuable information. By reading a certain Exif data, photographers can understand the camera settings used by photographer who takes the photo they are seeing. Exif itself is the most common format of photo metadata adopted by most digital camera brands. Exif stands for Exchangeable Image File Format.
Exif data commonly contains basic information of camera settings which is used to take the photo. From ISO, shutter speed to aperture. Furthermore, Exif data also contains information about the date where a certain photo was taken, camera model and lots more. That’s why Exif is very important for photographers, who normally will curious about the Exif data of a good photo they are seeing.
Actually, there is no special tool to view Exif data of a photo. Regular file manager of Windows, Mac and most Linux distros have the capabilities to view Exif data of a photo though the Properties (or similar) option. Even so, there some photographers — for some reasons — who prefer to use online tool to view Exif data of photo. Whatever your reason, if you are a member of that kind of photographer, here are the tools that you can use.
The first online tool you can use to view Exif data of your photos is metapicz. This tool is very easy to use, even you kids can do it (seriously). All you need to do is upload the photo you want to check its Exif and you will get the stuff you want instantly. No need to wait. This tool is pretty cool. Right beneath the photo you will see 7 tabs consisting of “Camera”, “Copyright”, “Location”, “EXIF”, “XMP”, “Maker Notes”, and “ICC”. To view the Exif data just simply click the Exif tab.
Jimpl is a free online tool to view or remove EXIF data. It shows metadata grouped by sections: camera information, GPS location, copyright, image properties. You can upload a photo (up to 50 MB) from your device or from a URL. To protect your privacy or reduce photo file size, you can use Jimpl to remove all metadata from a picture.
This is probably not the best online tool to view Exif data. But, there is no bad at all to give this tool a try since it’s completely free and easy to use. You can choose whether want to check the Exif data of the photos stored in your local storage or ones existing on the internet by pasting the full URL of the photos. exif-viewer is pretty simple tool. You only allowed to upload a single photo.
verexif is also pretty simple but it accurate enough in viewing Exif data of your photos. Just like exif-viewer, verexif also allows you upload only one photo with the maximum size of 20MB. Alternatively, you can also check the exif data of your photos existing on the internet by pasting the full URL of the photo you want to check its Exif.
If you want to upload multiple photos at once instead of one, pic2map is the tool you need. This tool displays the Exif data of your photos in a better way. The main purpose of this tool is basically to help you remembering the location of where you take the photos (in case you forget). However, it also great to view the whole Exif data including ISO, aperture and shutter speed.
As the name suggests, you can use exifdata to view Exif data of a certain photo. The tool is also simple which allows you to upload only a photo sized less than 20MB. But, the Exif data is displayed neatly enough, makes it easy to read. The allowed file extensions are JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF and lots more.
urbanbird is another great tool for handling multiple photos. This tool allows you to upload up to 50 photos at a time. The Exif data will be displayed in a pretty pop up, containing information such as camera model, aperture, ISO and other common information of Exif. You can also use urbanbird to edit Exif data.
Its name has described it all. Onlineexifviewer is probably the simplest tool in this list. You are only allowed to upload one photo. But, just like other tools on this list, onlineexifviewer also accurately displays the Exif data of your preferred photo. Not the best choice but, it doesn’t mean that this tool is poor.