MetaImage is the ultimate tool to read, write and edit images metadata. It is the first editor that allows you to edit EXIF, IPTC and XMP tags as well as MakerNotes in a beautiful and familiar interface.

The application has been designed to improve your workflow. Users can create and manage presets. Moreover, a special interface is provided for geographical and thumbnail data. Besides, users can customize the displayed tags in the preferences. In this way, the application fits your personal needs.

The application even includes a Photos extension. In this way, you can directly inspect your photos from

Supported tags (>5000 tags):
- ICC Profile
- Canon
- Leica
- FujiFilm
- Nikon
- Olympus
- Panasonic
- Pentax
- SigmaRaw
- Sony
- and much more

The application is designed for professional needs. More than 90 image formats are supported (HEIC, MOS, CR2, CR3, DNG, NEF, NRW, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, RAW, and much more). MakerNotes tags may be edited but not created or deleted. This avoids many potential problems with OEM software.

Additional features:
- Export tags to CSV and JSON
- Export embedded thumbnails
- Export embedded jpeg from raw
- Copy/Paste multiple tags
- Support password-protected images
- Support notifications and touch bar
- Support folder processing

This version has been optimized for macOS High Sierra and later. Moreover, the application is available in 7 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese). Feedback can be sent directly from the application. In this way, you can contact us for any suggestions and improvements in a few clicks.

What’s New

Version 1.8.0

Thanks for all of your feedback that made this update possible. It brings many clarifications and improvements to the interface. It also fixes a lot of bugs and crashes. The TODO list is still long. I rely on you to continue to make it grow.

- Completely redesign metadata editing
- Completely redesign preset manager
- Completely redesign remote control
- Move the GPS editor button in the list of streams
- Add support for hundreds of new tags
- Fix crashes when saving changes
- Fix crashes when exporting JSON sidecar
- Fix empty values ​​when exporting CSV sidecar
- Save/restore window frame each time you use it.
- Add many help popovers during the first use
- Add support of metadata values searching
- Add support for incremental date changes
- Add support for IPTC location in GPS editor
- Add support for copy, cut and paste shortcuts
- Make left sidebar resizable
- Fix localization issues
- Fix many of minor and major bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 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:

de Oldphart ,

This is the one I have been waiiting for

When Marc Rochkind stoped developing ExifChanger I needed an alternative and after trying a few, THIS IS THE ONE. Complete suite of tags (more than I'll evern need) and a very functional interface (once you get used to all its features).
A recent enhancement addresses a particular need of mine which is to copy/paste GPS info from iPhone photos to photos from a camera without GPS. I make sure the camera is time-synced and then I can put the mixed batch into MetaImage and sort by Exif Create Date. That way the camera photos are adjacent to the iPhone photos and copy/paste is a breeze.
Adding GPS is also a breeze but you might heopful to set Preferences/Map Type to Hybrid to really nail down your location.
All in all, this app will make my project of scanning and embedding info into hundreds of old family slides and negative something I am no longer dreading.


Jeremy Vizzini
24.3 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

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