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Print raw tag names
exiftool -short -groupNames1 -duplicates <FILENAME>
Print values only
exiftool -s3 <FILENAME>
Print camera models
exiftool -model -s3 -recurse .
Print jpeg structure (markers)
exiv2 -pS image.jpg
Print image structure recursively (tiff, only on debug build)
exiv2 -pR image.jpg
Print all tags
exiv2 -pa image.jpg
Find files without exif data
exiftool -s3 -filepath -q -if 'not $exif:all' -r <YOUR_DIRECTORY_TO_SCAN>
Find all pictures edited with Snapseed
exiftool -if '$software =~ /snapseed/i' -p '$directory/$filename' -r -q -q .
Find all pictures from selfie camera (Samsung S10)
exiftool -recurse -if '$FNumber eq "1.9" and $FocalLength eq "3.3 mm"' -printFormat '$directory/$filename' -quiet -quiet .
Find all pictures from selfie camera (Samsung A40)
exiftool -recurse -if '$FNumber eq "2.0" and $FocalLength eq "3.8 mm"' -printFormat '$directory/$filename' -quiet -quiet .
Date and time
Find all date/time related tags
exiftool -short -groupNames1 -duplicates image.jpg | grep -i "date\|time\|offset\|zone"
Change timezone (change to Havanna)
exiftool "-SubSecDateTimeOriginal<\${DateTimeUTC;ShiftTime('-4:0:0')}" image.jpg
Relative time change (+1 year, 12 month, 28 days, 14 hours, 54 minutes, 32 seconds; DateTimeUTC is a Olympus tag name, AllDates is a exiftool Shortcut tag)
exiftool -DateTimeUTC-="1:12:28 14:54:32" -AllDates-="1:12:28 14:54:32" -verbose image.jpg
Set mdate to exif timestamp
exiftool "-FileModifyDate<DateTimeOriginal" image.jpg
Set exif timestamp to mdate
exiftool "-DateTimeOriginal<FileModifyDate" "-FileModifyDate<FileModifyDate" image.jpg
Print GPS coordinates
exiftool -if '$gpslatitude' -a "-gps*" -ee -c "%.6f degrees" image.jpg
Create .gpx track from images (via gpx.fmt)
exiftool -if '$datetimeoriginal' -fileOrder datetimeoriginal -d "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S+02:00" -p ./gpx.fmt ./*.jpg > output.gpx
Find files with GPS tags and display them in GPXSee
exiftool --recursive -q -q -if '$GPSLatitude' -p '$directory/$filename' . | xargs gpxsee
List thumbnails
exiftool -a -preview:all image.jpg
Extract all types of preview images
exiftool -a -b -W %d%f_%t%-c.%s -preview:all image.jpg
Show raw xmp xml data (exiftool)
exiftool -xmp -binary image.jpg
Show raw xmp xml data (exiv2)
exiv2 -pX image.jpg


  • -a: Allow duplicate tags to be extracted
  • -b: Output requested metadata in binary format
  • -d: Set format for date/time values
  • -p: Print output in specified format
  • -s: Short output format (To see the tag names instead of the descriptions, use -s)
  • -s3: Print values only (no tag names)
  • -W: With -W, a new output file is created for each extracted tag

Date and Time

For Date/Time changes, see also https://superuser.com/questions/1757307/how-to-set-an-images-date-and-time-with-timezone-with-exiftool here.

Note on SubSecDateTimeOriginal: It is a composite tag of EXIF:DateTimeOriginal, SubSecTimeOriginal and OffsetTimeOriginal.

There is also AllDates, see here.

DateTimeUTC seems to be used only on my Olympus camera.


# File:         gpx.fmt
# Description:  Example ExifTool print format file to generate a GPX track log
# Usage:        exiftool -p gpx.fmt -ee FILE [...] > out.gpx
# Requires:     ExifTool version 10.49 or later
# Revisions:    2010/02/05 - P. Harvey created
#               2018/01/04 - PH Added IF to be sure position exists
#               2018/01/06 - PH Use DateFmt function instead of -d option
#               2019/10/24 - PH Preserve sub-seconds in GPSDateTime value
# Notes:     1) Input file(s) must contain GPSLatitude and GPSLongitude.
#            2) The -ee option is to extract the full track from video files.
#            3) The -fileOrder option may be used to control the order of the
#               generated track points when processing multiple files.
#[HEAD]<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
#[HEAD]<gpx version="1.0"
#[HEAD] creator="ExifTool $ExifToolVersion"
#[HEAD] xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
#[HEAD] xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0"
#[HEAD] xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd">
#[IF]  $gpslatitude $gpslongitude
#[BODY]<trkpt lat="$gpslatitude#" lon="$gpslongitude#">
#[BODY]  <ele>$gpsaltitude#</ele>
#[BODY]  <time>${gpsdatetime#;my ($ss)=/\.\d+/g;DateFmt("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ");s/Z/${ss}Z/ if $ss}</time>