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Description

ExifTool

Source type: 
Research Outputs
Commercial type: 
Non-Commercial
Function: 
Automatic information extraction
Audiovisual lifecycle: 
Ingest
Version: 
9.58
Version date: 
April 19, 2014
Description: 

Exiftool is a platform independent Perl Library and command line application for reading, writing, and editing metadata in a wide variety of image, audio, video and other files.  Exiftool has a wide variety of features applicable to audiovisual archives, including comprehensive technical metadata extraction; individual or recursive directory processing; multilingual output, support for reading and writing including EXIF, IPTC, and XMP; support for reading and writing descriptive metadata tags for a variety of formats; output in tab-delimited, HTML, XML/RDF, and JSON. Exiftool can support a variety of workflows in audiovisual archives that relate to collection management, description, and profiling of file-based collections.

Tags: 
Metadata Processing, Open Source, Technical metadata, Metadata Extraction

Sustainability Factors

Development

Author: 
Phil Harvey
TRL level: 
N/A
Platform: 
Mac OS X, UNIX, Windows
Platform specifics: 
Software dependencies: 
Perl 5.004 or later
Developing community: 
Open Source
Futher developments expected: 
Yes
Further development description: 

Documentation

Available: 
Yes
Documentation text: 
Download source code and supporting documentation at: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
Fee: 
No
Resources: 
Additional documentation and resources can be found at: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/#links
This record was last updated: 
August 3, 2018