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• See all available photo and video metadata: location, filesize, xattr, albums, date, camera and much more.
• Edit / Remove location (incl. direction & altitude), Caption, Copyright, and Date (requires in-app purchase)
• Extension to see photo metadata in Messages, Photos, and other apps.
• Open the location in Waze, Maps.Me, Apple or Google Maps, and more.

To edit multiple photos at once, select the first photo, hit Metadata -> Edit, and then under "Bulk Edit" tap "Select Photos"

Photo and video data may include location (if enabled by the camera), date, device, software versions, file size, file name, an "iOS Metadata" section, and many more metadata items. more.

You can view DEPTH MAPS by selecting a portrait photo then tapping "Portrait". You can even share these depth map images.

See all VERSIONS of a photo (created when editing photos or importing RAW photos)

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What’s New

Version 6.1

Redesigned the Edit Location page:
+ DIRECTION FACING: View or edit the direction you were facing when taking a photo or video

- Fixed a bug when taking a timestamp from another photo

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

lmv1954 ,

New Grandchild

I wanted info on a photo that someone else sent me. So I started searching for an app to give me metadata. Have it the app for about a week. So far I like it. Discovered one thing that I hope be corrected. Found a pic in FB memories that I knew had been taken in 2018. When I saved the picture so that it was readily available, I checked the metadata & the info said the pic had been taken in 2020 instead of 2018. Looked it up in 2018 & metadata was correct. Would like to see if this could some how be resolved. Otherwise I like it.

Developer Response ,

I'm glad you're liking the app! RE: FB. Facebook strips image metadata :( I have an article on the PI blog about what websites strip metadata, but basically if you want to preserve the metadata you should send pictures via Email, Airdrop, or Messages. FB strips the metadata as a privacy feature. Yet they still record it internally and ask you if you'd like to tag the location, so removing the metadata before uploading it is still a decent idea to avoid their tracking.

Skyrimphillip ,

Thank you Danny ✌️

My favorite feature your app offers is the ability to map all your photos letting me view where and when they were taken.

The only suggestion I have aside from GUI tweaks like a sleeker design and dark mode is a feature that allows the user to compare the metadata of 2 different photos side by side.

I’d like to be able to select a photo to display its preview and metadata on the left side of the screen, while being able to do the same for another photo on the right side of the screen.

The practical application to implementing this feature would be allowing users to compare similar or identical photos making it easier to decide which one(s) they want to keep/delete.

For example, I have 5 photos that look identical when previewing them in the Photos app, but I only want the one with the greatest resolution/lowest file size, and what I’d like to be able to do in Investigator is see their metadata side by side to know which 4 I should delete.

Regardless, the app works as advertised and I’m thankful 👍

Developer Response ,

Thanks! By the way, I dropped an update today that has a much sleeker design, and dark mode. I'll write down the comparison idea 👍👍

Chumstick1821 ,

This App Is Long In The Tooth, but useable

I never do this, but there’s no way through Daniel’s website to submit feedback or ask questions. So: Are there any planned updates for Investigator? I love this app and it has been REALLY helpful in my many projects to convert VHS Home movies and have them placed in my library correctly, ditto for scanned pictures. However, its becoming obvious that the last update was a year ago. Small, obvious, and most annoying example: I can’t split screen investigator on the 12.9” iPad Pro. I have a small list of other things here that aren’t broken, they just aren’t there because of the age of the app. I will happily update my review upon receiving your response. (For reference: I have purchased the in-app “pro” upgrade)

Developer Response ,

FYI: There have been many updates since this review :)

Thank you!

App Privacy

The developer, Daniel Anderson, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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