Thursday, January 17, 2008

Read Exif, IPTC, XMP & more from your Web Browser

Not everyone has access to tools that allow them to easily read embedded image metadata, or to discern what type of metadata is hidden within an image file. However, thanks to Jeffrey Friedl, and his online EXIF metadata reader, you can now peek inside image files and check your EXIF, IPTC, XMP, etc. from within any web browser.

There is no need to download or install anything. Your digital image can be somewhere online or even on your local HD! Jeffrey has leveraged Phil Harveys command line EXIFTool, so that it now works on the web.

If you're using Firefox or Safari, you have the added benefit that you can install an Exif-viewer button on your button-bar toolbar. If you are then viewing a page with an image you want to check out, just click the button and it will be read by the online Exif Viewer and will open in a new tab showing the image's data.

In addition to EXIF, legacy IPTC and XMP (including IPTC Core and Custom XMP), you can even read the ICC profile (colorspace tag), Composite information and more. There are additional details on the help page on his site as well.

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