• See all available photo and video metadata: time, location, camera, etc.
• Remove or edit GPS, caption, copyright, and timestamp (requires in-app purchase after 3 free trials)
• Open the location (if available) in Waze, Apple, or Google Maps

Use the extension to view photo metadata from Messages, Photos, and other apps.

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, and more. If there is not metadata about when the picture was taken, you will still see the file creation date.

What’s New

Version 5.5.2

You can now try the in-app purchase features 3 times, before deciding if you want to unlock the app.

Thank you for using the app!
- The Photo Investigator

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

peanut butter space monkey ,

I love this app. Convenient, fast access to seeing metadata info

Download the app and stick it somewhere out of sight you’ll never need the actual app icon.

After you download it, go to the photos app, select a photo, tap on the share button on the bottom left corner (a square with an upward arrow coming out of it). Scroll down all the way to “edit actions” and tap the green plus button to the left of “investigate” with the magnifying glass logo (this app). This moves access to the app to the top so you don’t need to scroll to get to it.

Now all you have to do to check the file format, size, other metadata is tap this share button and tap investigate. So easy.

There’s a shortcut someone shared but takes way more steps. This is a shorter cut than the shortcut.

Couldn’t ask for more. I shoot RAW with the CameraPro app and use Lightroom and often need to double check file format or size.

Thank you Photo Investigator!!!

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!

27_R ,

The best metadata app

Photo investigator is the best...and I've tried many. Metadata for photos AND videos. Add back GPS data to photos/videos that have been edited in other apps that remove the data (also edit many other data fields). Access photo/video data from any app with the extension...not only photos and videos saved in your camera roll. Launch the app via URL scheme. Very responsive developer, open to ideas about what might improve the app. Also, get the in-app purchase, it is worth it.


Daniel Anderson
14.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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  1. Complete Unlock $2.99


  • Family Sharing

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