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Simple Mac OS X exiftool usage
« on: September 26, 2011, 08:47:35 AM »
Maybe this is well known, I didn't search.
Anyway, to get the exif data of an image quickly using OS X:

1) Launch the Terminal app
2) Type exiftool followed by a blank
3) Drag and drop the image file into the terminal window
4) Hit RETURN

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Re: Simple Mac OS X exiftool usage
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 08:51:14 AM »
3) Drag and drop the image file into the terminal window

Yes. This is a neat feature of the OS X Termal app.  You can also drop multiple files and folders and it works great too!

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: Simple Mac OS X exiftool usage
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 08:54:56 AM »
Sorry, seconds after I posted this I found your exiftool for Dummies page.
Good work and thanks a lot for this free tool.

PH Edit: Added link for the benefit of everyone else
« Last Edit: September 26, 2011, 09:12:11 AM by Phil Harvey »