Photo Meta Edit allows you to easily edit photo metadata, Exif, GPS, IPTC, XMP and other types, and to embed them into JPEG 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)

■ Supported File Types
- TIFF (excluding multiple pages)

■ Key Features
- Batch editing
- Embed and remove 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

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.

Please backup your data before using this app, just in case an unexpected error occurs.

What’s New

Version 2.3.3

・Various improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Chuckji ,

Doesn’t group correct dates properly

It seems that whatever I do to adjust the date of a group of photos, the year comes out 9999. If I shift by months or years, even very small number, the year becomes 9999. Other than that….which is really a huge issue for what I am doing now. it seems like a good program.

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.

brihar73 ,

Almost Perfect

Overall, great app! It allows you to customize a ton of details in bulk, save GPS locations, auto-fill fields, and it works with pre-1970 Unix dates. One negative, however, is that it doesn't open PNGs nor MOVs. You can still use macOS's Terminal for those, but it would be more convenient in this app.

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