How to ADD EXIF information to a JPEG photo

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by James Grady, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. James Grady

    James Grady Guest

    I can strip EXIF data from a JPEG with jhead on Linux:
    $ jhead -purejpg photo.jpg

    But how can I ADD EXIF information to a JPEG on the
    Linux (Ubuntu) command line?

    For example, let's say I have photo1.jpg with EXIF data
    that I want to also transfer to photo2.jpg.

    Is there a Linux command to copy EXIF data from photo1
    to photo2?

    Something like:
    $ copy-exif photo1.jpg photo2.jpg
    James Grady, Jan 21, 2014
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    sid Guest

    sid, Jan 21, 2014
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  3. I believe you can use Image::ExifTool in Perl. I have only used it to
    *read* EXIF data. I created a Perl script to dump camera media cards and
    rename images to encode camera and date taken since most camera use
    limited 8.3 file names. Since thise is a standalone frontend
    <> which purports to write it you could
    use that or write your own.
    Jonathan N. Little, Jan 21, 2014
  4. James Grady

    James Grady Guest

    Thanks for that pointer.

    I installed exiftool:
    $ sudo apt-get install exiftool

    Googling, I found this syntax, which seems to do the trick!
    $ /usr/bin/exiftool -all= -tagsfromfile src.jpg -exif:all dst.jpg

    I just realized I need to change just the date, so, I'll
    see if exiftool can make the EXIF date the same as the
    file creation date.
    James Grady, Jan 21, 2014
  5. James Grady

    James Grady Guest

    James Grady, Jan 21, 2014
  6. op 21-01-14 21:05 schreef James Grady:
    exiv2 is in the repo's.
    Dirk T. Verbeek, Jan 22, 2014
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    Dave Guest

    Dave, Jan 22, 2014
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    croy Guest

    Have you looked into the EXIF workings of Irfanview? I'm
    not sure that I understand your need, but Irfanview has been
    a favorite (and trusted) tool of image-mongers for many
    years. You might even find the batch features appealing.
    croy, Jan 23, 2014
  9. James Grady

    Guest Guest

    irfanview is a windows app.

    he asked about using the command line in linux.
    Guest, Jan 23, 2014
  10. James Grady

    croy Guest

    Ugh--sorry. Back under my rock.

    croy, Jan 25, 2014
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