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EXIF 2.2 utility

Release: 0.2.2

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Show EXIF information from TIFF or JPEG images, store them into extended attributes and rename the files using the EXIF time stamp. The EXIF information is stored in the .COMMENTS attribute, which is accessible via the PMSHELL by the file properties dialog. Exiftool supports all tags of EXIF version 2.2 except for the GPS information.

This utility is very similar to Renamepics which did not work for me for some reason. In fact a few lines of code are taken from Renamepics. The IFD parser is more sophisticated and uses 70% less code lines.



emx runtime library.


Copy the executable somewhere reachable by your path environment.


exiftool [options] filespec1 [filespec2 [...]]

Filename to the file(s) that should be processed. The filename may contain wildcards.
(same as Renamepics)
Command line
-d Only dump the EXIF information to stdout. Do not modify the file.
-e Only write the EXIF information to extended attributes. Do not rename the file.
-x Delete duplicate files.
If the destination file already exists and it has the same content than the source file, the source file is simply deleted. This can be used to remove files that are accidentally copied twice.
-h Help screen


exiftool PIC*.jpg
Process all files matching the name PIC*.jpg in the current directory. Convert EXIF Information to extended attributes and rename the files to yyyy-mm-dd_hh-mm-ss.*. If the file have been processed earlier, simply delete it.
exiftool PICT0001.jpg -d
View the EXIF information of one file.


This program is distributed as freeware. Feel free to recycle the code for whatever you like unless you don't blame me for anything.

ZIP file with an OS/2 executable, source code and this guide:

Release 0.2.2


Version 0.2.2 [Jan. 1st, 2017]

Version 0.2.1 [Aug. 3rd, 2014]

Version 0.2 [Jun. 20th, 2009]

Version 0.1.2 [Mar. 5th, 2005]

Version 0.1.1 [Feb. 26th, 2005]

Version 0.1 [Dec. 16th, 2004]


Suggestions, help, complaints (but not too much:-): Mail address: mueller (at) maazl (dot) de

Original homepage: http://www.maazl.de/project/misc/exiftool.html