Exif Data Viewer

PixelPeeper is the best way to view Exif data for JPG files.
Find out camera settings, lens, ISO, GPS location and more!

PixelPeeper can reverse-engineer camera settings (EXIF) from JPG files. On top of that, for files exported from Lightroom, it can also visualize all edits made to the file — which you can also download as a preset.

What is EXIF data?

EXIF data is metadata embedded in digital images and other media files, providing detailed information about the file's properties. This data typically includes the camera's make and model, the date and time the photo was taken, the image's dimensions, and various camera settings, such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

When a digital camera captures an image, it automatically generates and stores this metadata within the file. It's essential to note that EXIF data is not limited to digital cameras; it can also be found in images taken with smartphones, scanners, and other digital imaging devices.

What Can EXIF Data Be Used For?

EXIF data serves several purposes, such as:

  1. Image Organization: The date and time information contained within EXIF data allows users to organize their photos chronologically, making it easier to locate and sort images.
  2. Copyright Protection: Photographers can include their name and contact information in the EXIF data to prove ownership of their work.
  3. Analyzing and Improving Photography Skills: By examining the camera settings recorded in the EXIF data, photographers can understand how different settings impact the final image. This can help them to refine their techniques and achieve better results.
  4. Geotagging: Some devices embed GPS coordinates in the EXIF data, allowing users to pinpoint the exact location where a photo was taken. This can be useful for cataloging travel photos or tracking wildlife.
  5. Forensic and Legal Investigations: EXIF data can provide crucial evidence in criminal investigations and legal cases, as it can help establish when and where a photo was taken and with what equipment.

How to View EXIF Data?

There are several ways to view EXIF data, depending on the device and software you are using. Here are a few methods:

  1. Operating System: Both Windows and macOS have built-in features that allow users to view EXIF data. In Windows, right-click on the image file, select Properties, and click on the Details tab. On macOS, right-click the image file, select Get Info, and click on the More Info tab.
  2. Image Editing Software: Programs such as Adobe Photoshop and GIMP provide access to EXIF data. In Photoshop, go to File, then File Info, and click on the Camera Data tab. In GIMP, go to Image, then Metadata, and select View Metadata.
  3. Online EXIF viewers: Numerous websites allow users to upload images and view their EXIF data. These tools can be useful for those who don't have access to image editing software or prefer an online solution.
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