MetaImage Unlimited 4+

Edit image metadata


    • 4.5 • 228 Ratings
    • $22.99



Let MetaImage take care of your images metadata on Mac. Instead of manually editing data for every picture in the Photos app, you get a completely automated flow. Handle every tag format — including EXIF, IPTC, and XMP. Flexibly add GPS coordinates. Create presets and apply the same changes to multiple pictures.

- Over 5000 tags supported

You can get your hands on all the tags. If you search the Mac App Store, Metalmage is the only tool available with a support for MakerNotes, EXIF IPTC, XMP, and tons of other tags within one interface. So it’s definitely the right tool to consolidate your metadata work on a Mac.


Forget about converting, this tool handles all the images you give it. Move your file to the app window and start editing right away. Metalmage works with over 90 of image formats, including HEIC, JPEG, PNG, RAW, CR2, CR3, TIFF, and many more.


Easily add GPS coordinates to your images. You can either type in the name of the location and let the app find it, click on the map, or copy the address from another file. MetaImage also allows you to restore previous locations and search by GPS tags.


With Metalmage, you not only batch edit images metadata, but automate the full flow. Based on specific characteristics, create presets and use them for recurring editions. Most likely, many of your edits will be the same. So the more presets you make, the more time you save.


You can go through all the metadata without leaving your Photos app. MetaImage has a Photos extension that allows to read all kinds of data, including EXIF, XMP, IPTC, and MakerNote. Whenever you need to make changes, upload a photo to the app and fix the metadata instantly.


Decide which tags should be displayed in the app, based on what you’re used to work with. Browse tags and choose your preferred ones. You can customize the tags displayed in Metalmage and the Photos extension separately.


MetaImage is designed so that just anyone can pick it up and use it, particularly if you have even a rudimentary knowledge of photography. However, if something isn’t clear, you can submit feedback or ask questions within the app itself.

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What’s New

Version 2.6.0

- Improvement: Added a new action available for date tags to parse other tags. You can now easily parse dates from filenames.
- Improvement: Introduced an option to edit favorite locations directly in the 'Find Location' panel, making it more convenient to manage your preferred places.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

orgopete ,

A pretty good app

I’m not a pro photographer, so some (many) of the features are unimportant to me. I have scanned in a number of old photos and I wanted to enter dates, places, keywords, and captions. It has presets that l could use for several of the features, for example, camera, good. I could not create a preset for a location.

For Photos, the IPTC Captions is the same as the descriptions in Photos. This is on a separate menu. I wish there was a preset for IPTC Caption, date, keyword, and location. All of that is pretty good, as many reviewers have also reported. I would not advise editing too many photos before processing, converting, overwriting, or saving. It has crashed many times. I’m slowly noting some patterns, but I shudder each time I hit the Process, overwrite all edited files. I’d add one more star just for this. I’d add another star if the presets were more customizable.

Update: This is still pretty good. If I update while the cursor is on the “caption”, this will crash the program. In comparing with other EXIF editors, this may have the cleanest windows for the EXIF and IPTC data. Also, the developer contact me shortly after I posted my review, for this, I’m increasing my rating.

SBoelens ,

Good, but...

I was looking for a program to edit the tags of several scanned pictures so they would apprear cronologically correct. While this app does just that, there is one very glaring issue Ithat I am hoping the developer will address. It is not obvious as to how to get the tags to "stick". The extra step of having to validate each and every tags as it is entered is time consuming and tedious. Why not allow all tags to be entered, then validated as a batch when saving? Another handy feature that should be added is the ability to copy data from one tag to another - specifically the date fields (there are three of them). I typically keep all three date fields the same, as would be the case with a camera generated, unedited photo.

Developer Response ,

Hello SBoelens, Thank you for your comment. The next update would make it possible not to press validate at each step. Thus the edition will be faster and less tedious. I want to inform you that you can use the command C, command V shortcuts to copy paste values between tags. Do not hesitate to contact me by email for more information or to suggest improvements:

GuyLock ,

Works Great - Very Pleased

New Review As of 2023. This app simply gets better. The app simply works. Read more below. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Beware of overly negative reviews here in the App Store. Most people either really like an app or really do not like an app, and those people will write many paragraphs to tell their story of why they like or hate an app. Watch out for "one-liners"

I have many images from the past that I need to place on a map. Now I can get that done. The map is just what I was looking for. I needed the Hybrid Satellite map so I could see the roads, but also lakes and streams that are not on a road map. In short the map works great.

One request to the developer. Please make the map remember my last zoom level and my last position. That will assist me when I am dealing with photos that are in the same general area. Excellent job createing a useful app.

Developer Response ,

Hi GuyLock,

Thank you very much for your very motivating comment!
The zoom changes you discovered (when you make a position change) is indeed an issue. We will fix it in the future update.
One more time, thank you very much for your contribution to the project.

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