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 1.6.2

- Add new metadata tags.
- Fix many metadata edition issues.
- Fix sidecar import/export.
- Add XMP sidecars compatibility.
- Restore window location between sessions.
- Add keywords in the remote control.
- Fix minor issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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.

GuyLock ,

Works Great

This 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.

Fastidious1 ,

Edits, copies and pastes EXIF

I had a number of photos I edited going from RAW to PDF where the EXIF camera data was not carried. I was able copy the RAW and PDF files into MetaImage and copy all the data from the RAW to each corresponding PDF, one by one. Perfect!


Jeremy Vizzini
22.9 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


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

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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