Photo Meta Edit allows you to easily edit photo metadata, Exif, GPS, IPTC, XMP and other types, and to embed them into JPG and Tiff files.

Supported metadata types:
・TIFF, Exif, GPS
 Not support to show and edit the Maker Note in Exif
・JFIF Segment
・COM Segment
・Photoshop Segment (not support to add)

・Batch editing
・Embedding thumbnails into JPEG files, removing thumbnails from JPEG files
・Easy to edit IPTC Photo Metadata
・Presets of IPTC Creator’s Contact Informations
・Register words you often use into the Common Words list
・About GPS coordinates
 Edit GPS coordinates by clicking on the Apple Map
 Search GPS coordinates by keywords (need to internet access)
 The Location List has principal airports of 98 countries and regions
 The Location List is customizable
・Google Depth Map metadata in XMP
 Displaying, exporting and removing original 2D image and depth map image. Not support adding them.
・Batch Functions for Date-Time metadata available on the following
 - Tag #306: Date Time
 - Tag #36867: Date Time Original
 - Tag #36868: Date Time Digitized

### NOTE ###
This app is NOT for editing the library of Apple's Photos.
Apple's Photos makes some data files for metadata (e.g. metaSchema.db) in the Photos.photoslibrary > database while importing image files.
Apple's Photos shows metadata written in the metaSchema.db, not show metadata embedded in the imported image files.
Photo Meta Edit does edit embedded metadata in the image files, so Apple's Photos does not show the changes.
If you want Photos to show the changes, re-import image files to remake the metaSchema.db of Photos.
It would be better to edit before importing images for avoiding unexpected troubles in Photos. Photos never edit original imported image files. The data files in the Photos.photoslibrary should not be edited by 3rd party apps. It could make some troubles.

What’s New

Version 2.2.9

・Added support for Exif version 2.32. It supports the following items
 - Composite Image (Tag # 42080, 0xA460)
 - Source Image Number of Composite Image (Tag # 42081, 0xA461)
 - Source Exposure Times of Composite Image (Tag # 42082, 0xA462)
・Fixed an issue where a crash could occur when launching on the next macOS
・Fixed an issue where a crash may occur when using the context menu of common words
・Internal code improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Anti-Luddite ,


It works, sometimes. And sometimes it doesn't. It edits pictures, sometimes. And sometimes it doesn't.
It has this nice feature where you can create a list of GPS coordinates. That worked great. Sometimes. Sometimes a new location was saved in the list, sometime not. Then the entire list I entered disappeared.

Programs that cause more aggravation then solving problems get discarded into the dustbin of history.

Bye bye, don't buy.

cooljewel2 ,

Easy to add Description to IPTC Metadata

I bought this to add descriptions into the metadata for photos taken with my Samsung smartphone. I use Picasa to manage my pictures and it is unable to write to the file on the Samsung photos like it did with my digital camera. I want the descriptions/comments to be embedded in the picture for sharing and this app easily allowed me to do that.

nik.savi ,

Does not read XMP

I have photos with XMP data that uses custom namespaces. The data is visible fine in Photoshop and other apps, but this app does not show it at all. I purchased it just for the XMP support as depicted in the screenshots. On to the next app...


3.9 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Japanese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Yuji MIMORI


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