I followed instructions on the Ubuntu Forums to configure Nautilus to display additional information about image files - specifically, the EXIF data:

[SOLVED] Adding mp3 info columns (e.g. bitrate, etc.) to nautilus list view]

My machine is running Ubuntu 11.04. Having followed the procedure outlined in the above thread, I killed all instances of Nautilus, restarted Nautilus and selected the required columns in the view preferences.

Unfortunately, the Date EXIF Dateshot EXIF Image Size EXIF Software EXIF Flash columns are blank. The only column that displays info is Image Size.

I followed the same procedure on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine at work, and the EXIF data is displayed.

I expected this method to work on 11.04, as none of the steps appear to be 10.xx specific.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

3 Answers 3


Maybe you could try this other script:



  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – RolandiXor
    Nov 17, 2011 at 15:41

The EXIF data columns have a bug in them, they should display information for files when you go to their properties. If they're not, then you should report it:



I do know that there is a version of the ~tag/EXIF plugin for Nautilus in the general Webupd8 ppa. It may be newer and/or have the bug(s) worked out.

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    is this possible in 11.10? as i tried the deb from webupd8 and it didnt work, its only for gnome 2.xx i take?
    – Jayo
    Nov 16, 2011 at 15:47

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