Are you a meticulous film photographer that prefers to record settings/locations for the film photos that you take? Are you looking for a simple and easy to use app for tracking and logging that information? Are you tired of the buggy, crash-prone, or convoluted photo logging apps currently available?

I happen to be all of those things. Which is why I developed MetaLog.

MetaLog is a simple yet powerful data logging utility for photographers who want to quickly record photo metadata for photo cataloging or EXIF tagging during post-processing. In addition to keeping track of the settings for each photo, MetaLog can also act as an equipment inventory for your gear.

Feature Highlights:

• See all of your added film rolls at a glance, including the number of frames added to each roll, as well as load/unload dates to show which rolls are still in use.
• Quickly log settings for each photo including date, lens, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, as well as location coordinates, accessories, and notes about the shot.
• Intelligent pre-fill and filtering for dates, locations, and equipment, making adding new frames a snap.
• Easily manage multiple rolls loaded into multiple cameras simultaneously.
• Pinpoint photo locations with a simple and familiar pinch-and-zoom map interface.
• Export all logged data as convenient CSV files.
• Gear pages can record camera and lens models as well as serial numbers, allowing for a complete gear inventory that's handy for tracking and insurance.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

iOS 15 UI compatibility fixes and updates.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

San Diego Photographer ,

Something missing

I can’t add the lens for my Fujifilm GS645 Professional Fujica 6x4.5 Medium Format Rangefinder folding camera.
Admittedly I can’t change lenses, but in your app I can’t add the lens at all.
Is this something you can fix?
It uses a Fujinon 75mm f3.4 fixed lens.

Developer Response ,

Please contact me via email and we’ll see if we can get this fixed.

UPDATE: User never contacted me for support. No idea if this issue is real or user error.

Pink Burner ,

No support, broken

I can add my cameras and I stumbled across the means to add film. But when adding film it defaults to today for the loading date. There doesn’t seem to be any way to edit it. Tapping on the date brings up a white box displaying nothing but select and cancel buttons. I can’t enter any data. Tapping the white box does nothing. And now that that’s in there, how do I put in an unload date. And the ultimate use remains a mystery, how to extract what I’ve put in so I can add exif data to a scanned image?

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your note. First, the issue you mention regarding the white screen on the date selection is a known bug, and 1.5.3 was submitted to the app store over the weekend to correct it. It's still awaiting review. Second, you unload film by swiping left on the film roll, selecting "Edit" and adding an unloaded date. Finally, the CSV export function is used to extract the data from MetaLog so you can use your EXIF editor of choice to add the data to your film photo scans.

SMKinChina ,

Like It

Works well for my 4x5. Just need the ability to take an image that is saved with the record. Thanks

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the positive review as well as the suggestion. That's a feature that has been planned from the beginning, and will be available in an upcoming release. Appreciate the support!

App Privacy

The developer, Christopher Curzio, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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