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MetaImage

MetaImage is the ultimate Mac tool to read, write and edit images metadata. It is the first editor that allows you to edit EXIF, IPTC, XMP and Maker tags in a familiar interface.

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Hundreds of Formats

The app is compatible with hundreds of image formats.

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Hundreds of Tags

The app is compatible with hundreds of metadata tags.

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Presets Support

The app allows you to create and use presets to make edits faster.

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Batch Editions

The app allows you to edit multiple files at the same time.

Made for profesionals

This is the metadata editor that supports the largest number of tags. In addition, you can choose which tags are displayed in the app. So you can keep only the one you use.

EXIF IPTC XMP ICC Apple SonyIDC
BPG CanonVRD Canon QuickTime CanonRaw DICOM
Photoshop DPX PostScript Olympus FLIR GIF
Kodak Leaf MinoltaRaw NikonCapture Nikon Pentax
FujiFilm PanasonicRaw Panasonic SigmaRaw Sigma Samsung
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Add GPS metadata easily

We designed an interface to edit GPS metadata easily. You can directly enter GPS coordinates. In addition you can also search for an address by typing it or by clicking on the map.

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Use presets for fast edit

All your recurring editions can be applied in one click. We know that most of your editions will be the same. That's why you can create, manage and apply presets.

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Photos extension included

The application includes an extension for Photos. You will be able to inspect the information of your favorite shoots directly in your favorite app.

Customers are loving MetaImage

“Great project!!! Waiting for the iOS version.”

-- rb__

“The app does what it's says. Very helpful to modify/erase metadata.”

-- Wenni18

“Excellent tool to insert metadata in speed and with many valid options available, both IPTC and EXIF. Excellent support for the many fields of the IPTC standard.”

-- M. Baroncini

“If you're looking for a metadata editor, I don't think you will find one more comprehensive than this. I've been using it to tag and geolocate scanned negatives prior to importing them into the Photos app. So far I've done about 500, and it's been a very slick process.”

-- steve-p-com

“Very happy. A fully complete matadata tool for images. Buy it - save the pain”

-- Bubba Geek

“I don’t know what happened to my first rating left here but I’ll try to repeat what I said before…this app is fantastic and the developer is very responsive. The app features a built-in feedback email tool that enables the developer to react quickly.”

-- Stuke
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The application requires macOS High Sierra or later. Moreover MetaImage is available in 7 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese).
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can download MetaImage directly on our website. The app is also available on the Mac App Store. Moreover, you can get a refund for any purchase within 14 days.

Yes all our applications for Mac can be downloaded for free.

MetaImage supports more than 90 formats: PNG, JPEG and TIFF files as well as a large number of RAW files. You can contact us for more information or if the formats you need are not supported yet.

Notation: R: Read / W: Write / C : Create.

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File Type EXIF IPTC XMP ICC Other
3FR R R R R -
AI, AIT R/W/C4 R/W/C4 R/W/C5 R/W/C4 R/W/C PDF PostScript, R Photoshop
ARW R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Sony SonyIDC
BPG R - R R R BPG
CR2 R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Canon, R/W/C CanonVRD
CR3 R/W/C - R/W/C - R/W Canon QuickTime, R/W/C CanonVRD
CRM R/W/C - R/W/C - R/W Canon QuickTime
CRW, CIFF - - R/W/C - R/W CanonRaw, R/W/C CanonVRD
CS1 R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R Photoshop
DCM, DC3, DIC, DICM - - - - R DICOM
DCP R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C -
DCR R R R R -
DNG R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C -
DPX - - - - R DPX
DR4 - - - - R/W/C CanonVRD
EIP R - - - R XML ZIP
EPS, EPSF, PS R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C PostScript, R Photoshop
ERF R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Olympus
EXIF R/W/C - - - -
EXR - - - - R OpenEXR
EXV R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C Supported JPEG Meta Information
FFF R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C -
FLIF R/W/C - R/W/C R/W/C R FLIF
FPF - - - - R FLIR
FPX - - R R R FlashPix
GIF - - R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C GIF
GPR R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C -
HDP, WDP, JXR R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C -
HEIC, HEIF R/W/C - R/W/C R/W R/W QuickTime
ICC, ICM - - - R/W/C -
IIQ R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W PhaseOne
IND, INDD, INDT - - R/W/C - -
INX - - R - -
J2C, J2K, JPC R3 R3 R R R Jpeg2000 Photoshop
JP2, JPF, JPM, JPX R/W/C3 R/W/C3 R/W/C R R/W/C Jpeg2000, R Photoshop
JPEG, JPG, JPE R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C Supported JPEG Meta Information
K25 R R R R -
KDC R R R R R Kodak
MEF R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C -
MIE R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C MIE
MIFF, MIF R R R R R MIFF Photoshop
MOS R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R Leaf
MPO R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C Supported JPEG Meta Information
MRW R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W MinoltaRaw Minolta
NEF R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Nikon NikonCapture
NRW R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Nikon NikonCapture
ORF R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Olympus
PDF R3 R3 R/W/C R3 R/W/C PDF, R Photoshop
PEF R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Pentax
PMP - - - - R Sony
PNG, JNG, MNG R/W/C3 R/W/C3 R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C PNG
PSD, PSB, PSDT R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R Photoshop
QTIF, QTI, QIF R/W3 R/W3 R/W/C - R/W/C QuickTime
RAF R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W FujiFilm
RAW R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W PanasonicRaw Panasonic
RW2 R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W PanasonicRaw Panasonic
RWL R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W PanasonicRaw Panasonic
RWZ R R R R R Rawzor
SR2 R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Sony
SRF R R R R R Sony
SRW R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Samsung
THM R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C Supported JPEG Meta Information
TIFF, TIF R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C GeoTIFF1, R/W Trailers
VRD - - R/W/C - R/W/C CanonVRD
WEBP R3 - R - R RIFF
X3F R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W/C R/W Sigma, R SigmaRaw
XCF R R R R R GIMP

MetaImage supports a large number of metadata : EXIF, IPTC, TIFF as well as Maker notes. You can contact us for more information or if the metadata you need are not supported yet. The maker notes cannot be created and deleted. However, they can be edited. This limitation avoids many potential problems including the compatibility with OEM software.

Metadata Description
EXIF EXIF stands for "Exchangeable Image File Format". This type of information is formatted according to the TIFF specification, and may be found in JPG, TIFF, PNG, JP2, PGF, MIFF, HDP, PSP and XCF images, as well as many TIFF-based RAW images, and even some AVI and MOV videos.
IPTC The IPTC tags are part of the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) and the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) Information Interchange Model (IIM). IPTC information may be found in JPG, TIFF, PNG, MIFF, PS, PDF, PSD, XCF and DNG images.
XMP XMP stands for "Extensible Metadata Platform", an XML/RDF-based metadata format which is being pushed by Adobe. Information in this format can be embedded in many different image file types including JPG, JP2, TIFF, GIF, EPS, PDF, PSD, IND, INX, PNG, DJVU, SVG, PGF, MIFF, XCF, CRW, DNG and a variety of proprietary TIFF-based RAW images, as well as MOV, AVI, ASF, WMV, FLV, SWF and MP4 videos, and WMA and audio formats supporting ID3v2 information.
ICC ICC profile information is used in many different file types including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PostScript, Photoshop, PNG, MIFF, PICT, QuickTime, XCF and some RAW formats.
Sony These tags are used in Sony cameras. Some of these tags have been inherited from the Minolta MakerNotes.
SonyIDC These tags are used in ARW images by the Sony Image Data Converter utility.
BPG These tags are used in BPG files (Better Portable Graphics).
CanonVRD These tags are used by Canon Digital Photo Professional which writes VRD (Recipe Data) information as a trailer record to JPEG, TIFF, CRW and CR2 images, or as stand-alone VRD or DR4 files.
Canon These tags are used in Canon formats such as CR2, CR3 and CRM.
QuickTime These tags are used in many different types of audio, video and image files (most notably, MOV/MP4 videos and HEIC/CR3 images).
CanonRaw These tags are used in CRW-format Canon RAW files.
DICOM These tags are used in the ACR-NEMA specification.
Photoshop These tags used in PSD and PSB files, as well as inside embedded Photoshop information in many other file types (JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PNG to name a few).
DPX These tags are used in DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) images.
PostScript These tags are used in PostScript files.
Olympus These tags are used in Olympus cameras, and are the same as Konica/Minolta tags. These tags are also used for some models from other brands such as Acer, BenQ, Epson, Hitachi, HP, Maginon, Minolta, Pentax, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, SeaLife, Sony, Supra and Vivitar.
FLIR These tags are in the maker notes of JPEG images from thermal imaging cameras by FLIR Systems Inc.
GIF These tags are used in GIF image files.
Kodak These tags are used in Kodak camera.
Leaf These tags are used in .MOS images from Leaf digital camera backs as written by Creo Leaf Capture.
MinoltaRaw These tags are used in Minolta RAW format (MRW) images.
Minolta These tags are used in Minolta, Konica/Minolta as well as some Sony cameras.
NikonCapture These tags are used by the Nikon Capture software in the maker notes of NEF images.
Nikon These tags are used in Nikon camera.
Pentax These tags are used in Pentax/Asahi cameras.
FujiFilm These tags are used in FujiFilm camera.
PanasonicRaw These tags are used in IFD0 of Panasonic/Leica RAW, RW2 and RWL images.
Panasonic These tags are used in Panasonic/Leica cameras.
SigmaRaw These tags are used in Sigma and Foveon RAW (.X3F) images.
Sigma These tags are used in Sigma/Foveon cameras.
Samsung These tags are used in some Samsung cameras.

Apple decided to not allow the edition of metadata from a Photos extension. (This limitation has no reason and is only for macOS and not for iOS).

In order to circumvent the problem, we have designed an alternative way to do it. You can open a copy of the original image directly from the extension to MetaImage. You can then edit the metadata of the copy in the application. To finish, you only have to click on one button to import in Photos.app.

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