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 1.5.4

- Fixed a crash related to displaying share options on iPad when exporting a roll

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.

¯\\__(ツ)__//¯ ,

Excellent, a must for film

I tried every other “EXIF”/“photo log” app on the App Store. This is the best one, particularly with the recent addition of a CSV export feature. When you’re done with a roll, you can export the CSV of the data, and then do whatever you like with it on your computer.

It’s very easy to keep track of multiple rolls, easy to record a shot, and all the important fields are have sane defaults that can be overridden if necessary.

It would be cool to have the option to take a photo from within the app, but it’s trivial to just take a picture with your phone and then match photos by time stamp/GPS.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the kind words! Please note that adding a photo as part of the notes for each shot is a feature that has been planned since MetaLog's inception, and is currently in development. Keep an eye out for that in an upcoming release!

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.


Christopher Curzio
2.1 MB

Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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