• See all available photo and video metadata: location, filesize, xattr, albums, date, camera and much more.
• Edit / Remove location (incl. direction & altitude), Caption, Copyright, and Date (requires in-app purchase)
• Extension to see photo metadata in Messages, Photos, and other apps.
• Open the location in Waze, Maps.Me, Apple or Google Maps, and more.

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, an "iOS Metadata" section, and many more metadata items. more.

You can view DEPTH MAPS by selecting a portrait photo then tapping "Portrait". You can even share these depth map images.

See all VERSIONS of a photo (created when editing photos or importing RAW photos)

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What’s New

Version 6.1.1

+ Redid 3 "summary" drawers: Date, Location, and Camera
+ Added Edit button on Location and Date drawers, to make it easier to navigate through the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

lmv1954 ,

New Grandchild

I wanted info on a photo that someone else sent me. So I started searching for an app to give me metadata. Have it the app for about a week. So far I like it. Discovered one thing that I hope be corrected. Found a pic in FB memories that I knew had been taken in 2018. When I saved the picture so that it was readily available, I checked the metadata & the info said the pic had been taken in 2020 instead of 2018. Looked it up in 2018 & metadata was correct. Would like to see if this could some how be resolved. Otherwise I like it.

Developer Response ,

I'm glad you're liking the app! RE: FB. Facebook strips image metadata :( I have an article on the PI blog about what websites strip metadata, but basically if you want to preserve the metadata you should send pictures via Email, Airdrop, or Messages. FB strips the metadata as a privacy feature. Yet they still record it internally and ask you if you'd like to tag the location, so removing the metadata before uploading it is still a decent idea to avoid their tracking.

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!

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!!!

App Privacy

The developer, Daniel Anderson, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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