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ExifTool is a free software program for reading, writing, and manipulating image, audio, and video metadata.

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Add a tag to jpeg using ExifTool

I would like help with terminal syntax code please to add a tag to jpeg files using ExifTool. I want to add general notes to some old scanned jpeg pictures of my ancestors for my kids to be able to ...
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How to find and return the names of all images containing specific metadata?

I want to find all .jpg files in my directory that contain a specific tag and copy them to a different directory. In particular, I am using GThumb which allows me to put tags to my photos - it stores ...
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give permission to Django to use specific software in shell

I need to call exiftool in shell by django but it's seem django can't use this software.when i run exiftool -j <image> myself in terminal that is working well but in django the result in None ...
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How to install and use exiftool to get GPS information of a photo [closed]

I want to install exiftool and get a location information of a photo. please help. thank you
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Problem with exiftool and geosync, possibly related to daylight saving time

I wanted to geotag all my vacation photos with exiftool as follows: exiftool -geotag "*.gpx" \ -geosync "19:25:42Z@IMG_7882.jpg" \ -geosync "09:16:34Z@IMG_9798.jpg" \ -ext .jpg . where IMG_7802....
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Remove all picture Metadata except for one

I need to remove all metadata from the pictures in one folder, except for the date it was taken. Is there a way to remove all metadata with an exception? The current command I use is: exiftool -all=...
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EXIF Tool and video files which are saved with UTC timestamps

I'm curious if anybody could give me some insight on a current issue I'm having. For some context, my wife and I have an Android phone (Moto G5 Plus). The phones sync all items in DCIM folder to my ...
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How can I get duration of all video files in a folder containing multiple subfolders?

I have a folder named tutorials. Inside it, there are about 15 folders each containing about 15-20 .mp4 video files. I want to get the total duration of all the files present in the folder tutorials. ...
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Passing a date in an exiftool command

I am writing a bash script and want to get the date after every week. Is it possible? My command exiftool -exififd:dateTimeOriginal="2008:10:23 00" test.jpg So instead of 2008:10:23, I want to pass ...
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Apply exiftran recursivly (rotate all images based on their EXIF info)

I would like to execute exiftran on all .jpg files recursively below the current directory. exiftran -ai * does what I need (apply rotation based on EXIF info) within the current directory, but not ...
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How can I recursively strip off exif info from all images in a directory?

for i in *.jpg; do echo "Processing $i"; exiftool -all= "$i"; done I need to adapt this line of code which strips all exif info from images in a directory. I need it to; not fail if the current ...
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I need a way to remove tags from images within a folder and it's subfolders

I have a huge backup of images from students' coursework - something like 100,000 of them. Because of the way they were collected a lot of them have tags on them which are screwing up my filing system ...
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How to force Shotwell write metadata tags to video file?

I have a set of photos and videos that shares a common tag in Shotwell. I'm able to verify those photo files in Nautilus and assert that this tag is written in it. This is confirmed either by ...
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Special characters in terminal

I am trying to set a metadata copyright notice using exiftool with exiftool -copyright="©2016 Jim Berry" *.JPG but it comes out in the images as "Copyright=©2016 Jim Berry" Why the "Â" and how ...
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How to batch rename JPEG files to image date, adding a count that resets for each day?

I'm using pyrenamer with my photo collection and it works great except for one issue. I want it to rename photos by their date taken metadata, with a three-digit number at the end. Each folder in my ...
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How to define createdate of entire image folder using terminal with exiftool?

I have folder containing images. I have to rename them according to their date n all. But when I used $ exiftool '-filename<CreateDate' -d %y%m%d_%H%M%S%%-c.%%le -r /home/ubuntu/house Warning: No ...
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How to comment multiple images at once

On Windows I had that nice bar on the bottom with the exif entries that I can't manage to make appear on Ubuntu (I'm on Lubuntu but I've tried Mate and Plasma 5.4 too). I've tried with exiftool: ...
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Check if an image is transparent?

I use exiftool to check two images, but it doesn't say whether the image is transparent. How can I check that then? Thanks. Examples are a PBM image and a PPM image $ exiftool test-001-001.pbm ...
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