metadata-extractor VS exiv2

Compare metadata-extractor vs exiv2 and see what are their differences.


Extracts Exif, IPTC, XMP, ICC and other metadata from image, video and audio files (by drewnoakes)
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metadata-extractor exiv2
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2,344 788
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0.0 0.0
26 days ago 7 days ago
Java C++
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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  • a good day for jxl (libjxl v0.8.0, and exiv2 v0.27.6)
    4 projects | /r/jpegxl | 18 Jan 2023
    In addition, this commit isn't available in 0.27.6 yet, so newer JXLs which use Brotli to compress metadata (e.g. files encoded with libjxl 0.7.0) will also show no metadata unless you build exiv2 from the main branch with BMFF (and rebuild dependents of exiv2).
    4 projects | /r/jpegxl | 18 Jan 2023
    New exiv2 release:
  • Exif data from image file
    2 projects | /r/golang | 4 Dec 2021
    Thanks for the reply. I went a little bit deeper to get more out of images metadata using Exiv2/exiv2. It's getting everything from "exif" to "xmp" tags. And it's fairly maintained ! Only drawback, it's not written in GO. So I'm gonna call it using the cmdline ^^.
  • Up for Grabs
    2 projects | | 13 Jun 2021
    some of these appear to not actually have curated tasks. it lists exiv2 for example which links to an issues tag on github, but it's empty
  • Issue link to DigiKam support for JPEG XL
    2 projects | /r/jpegxl | 8 May 2021
    "WebP has been supported since 2016. You're right. I should add JXL. We only need to add a few lines of code to support JXL/bmff. JXL/codestream is still being negotiated by the standards committee and will add ICC support. Exiv2 doesn't provide ICC support for every image format."
  • How do you install exiftools via command line?
    2 projects | /r/archlinux | 4 May 2021
    exiv2 is a similar, but different program than exiftool.
  • Conditionally Batch Edit EXIF Header
    2 projects | /r/commandline | 19 Apr 2021
    Does jhead, exiftool, exiv2, etc., allow me to use a command or a series of commands to accomplish this goal?
  • Exiv2 now supports JXL/bmff
    2 projects | /r/jpegxl | 3 Apr 2021
    Great! Reading through issue 1503 though, this support is for EXIF and XMP data in the "container" version of the format. Support for an ICC profile in the "codestream" format (both bare files and inside a container format file) is in issue 1506 and left for future work. So the support is not complete, but a good step forward for the format.
    2 projects | /r/jpegxl | 3 Apr 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing metadata-extractor and exiv2 you can also consider the following projects:

exiftool - ExifTool meta information reader/writer

MetadataExtractor - Extracts Exif, IPTC, XMP, ICC and other metadata from image, video and audio files

sharp - High performance Node.js image processing, the fastest module to resize JPEG, PNG, WebP, AVIF and TIFF images. Uses the libvips library.

datahub - The Metadata Platform for the Modern Data Stack

scrimage - JVM - Java, Kotlin, Scala image processing library

exifr - 📷 The fastest and most versatile JS EXIF reading library.

qt-jpegxl-image-plugin - Qt plug-in to allow Qt and KDE based applications to read/write JXL images.

TwelveMonkeys - TwelveMonkeys ImageIO: Additional plug-ins and extensions for Java's ImageIO

goexif - Decode embedded EXIF meta data from image files.

facebook-data-image-exif - UI tool to add EXIF data back to images in a Facebook data export