How to show EXIF info
To show EXIF data contained in digital photographs, you need a photo viewer software or another software that is able to read and display the EXIF data of your images.
Let's have a detailed look into several possibilities.
How to show EXIF with ExifTool
ExifTool must be installed already of course.
Open a terminal box or a DOS box and type the following :
exiftool -common /pathname/of/your/folder
to show the most common EXIF data of all the images in a given folder.
exiftool -a -u -g1 /path/and/filename/of/your/photo.jpg
to display a complete list of all the EXIF values of a given image, sorted by group.
How to show EXIF with Exifer
- Launch Exifer,
- Click on the 1st button of the toolbar to select the desired directory or folder,
- Select an image,
- Watch the EXIF data in the right part of the program
How to show EXIF with Photophilia
In the Photophilia Explorer, click on a thumbnail and click on the button
Data Entry Form
of the toolbar or on the menu
To make it more convenient and see the EXIF data instantly for any selected thumbnail, do the following :
- Go to the menu
- I recommend you to choose a 4 panes display
- In the 4 panes put a directory pane, an image pane, a thumbnails pane and a data entry form
- Go to one of your folders with images
- When you select a thumbnail, you will instantly see the EXIF data in the 4th pane (EXIF TAB)
How to show EXIF with Zoner Photo Studio
In the preview pane under the folder tree, you can display an image preview, a histogram or the EXIF data.
Just use the button
to switch back and forth.
How to show EXIF with IrfanView
In the thumbnail view, double click on a thumbnail, then click on the toolbar button
or on the menu
Image > Information
How to show EXIF with XnView
Select a thumbnail and type
or right click on a thumbnail and choose
How to show EXIF with Gwenview
Select a thumbnail and click on the toolbar button
or on the menu
File > Properties
To learn how to add a date stamp to a picture from the EXIF data, see our tutorial to add date stamp from EXIF
For more advices concerning the usage of EXIF editors, see our how to edit EXIF page
To download some EXIF software, see our download page