Here are 5 open source Exif viewer software. These software are pretty helpful to view all the crucial details related to an image. You can check image resolution, Focal Length, Flash used or not during image capture, ISO speed rating, Software used, Model name, Exposure program, Exif image width and height, Exposure mode, Sharpness, Gamma, NEF Bit Depth, File Number, Shutter Count, GPS Version, Lens ID, Megapixels, Red Balance, Created & Modified date and time, Device Attributes, and other Exif data. From JPEG to TIFF, PNG to BMP, almost all common and popular image formats are supported to view Exif data.
Some of these Exif viewers are also helpful to view images. So, you get image viewer as well as Exif viewer software. Apart from this, some of these open source image Exif viewers have other interesting features. For example, you can view Exif info under Properties window of image, use navigation pane to add images (no need to open a separate window to add images), etc.
Let’s check these open source Exif viewer software one by one.
Exiftool is a very popular command line software. It brings Exif viewer as well as editor features. While editing image Exif data might be a bit complicated, using this software to view Exif data is pretty easy. You even don’t have to run any command to view Exif data using this open source software. Its command line interface will show every single detail or Exif data of an image. From Exposure program to Exif version, Focal length to Flash, Focus Mode to White Balance, everything is visible on its interface.
To view Exif data of an image, download and extract its zip file. After that, drag n drop an image on its “exiftool(-k)” application file. It will open the interface of this software and Exif data will visible.
ExifPro (also known as ExifPro Image Viewer) is one of the best open source Exif viewer software. You can view image thumbnails, select an image to view it and view the Exif information of that particular image at a time. A navigation pane is available on its interface which makes it very easy to select an image folder and then view its Exif information. Almost all the Exif information is provided by it. You can see Exif version, ISO Speed Ratings, ISO Speed, Model Number, Noise Reduction, total Shutter releases, File Source, White Balance, Digital Zoom ratio, Sharpness, Compression, and much more.
Apart from using this an image and Exif viewer software, it has many other features. You can use it to transfer images, batch rename images, resize an image, rotate and mirror image, etc.
I find FastPreview quite interesting image viewer and Exif viewer software. This software integrates itself with Properties window of images and lets you view Exif data by accessing Properties. It adds a new and separate tab in Properties window by name “FP“. Using that tab, you can view Exif data of an image. The image light source, ISO speed rating, Gain control, Metering mode, Flash used or not, Contrast, F-number, Lens focal length, White balance, Noise reduction, Power Up time, Noise Reduction, and other data is visible.
You can also view full image on its interface. No option or menu is available on its interface only the image is visible. You can also view the large thumbnail of an image in the right-click context menu of that image.
Its separate review is also covered by us. Here is the link.
JExifViewer is another handy open source Exif viewer software that can be given a try. The software comes with a basic interface but shows a lot of details about Exif data. Like other Exif viewers, it doesn’t show Exif information on its interface. Instead of that, it shows all Exif information on a pop-up. You need to use the navigation pane available on its interface to select images’ folder and then the list of all the available images are visible in the right section. After that, hover mouse cursor on an image and you will see the pop-up displaying Exif information.
You can see the Model name, maker, Exif version, original date, focal length, Flash used or not, white balance, exposure mode, resolution, software name, etc. Here, the good thing is all the information is provided in different sections. There are horizontal separators available to view Exif info in different sections or parts. The best part is you can adjust information and separators as per your needs. Moreover, you can also view more information if Exif data is not providing all data for the image. Use Settings option in “Extras” menu to select Exif data to show/hide and to adjust separators.
Other than these features, it also lets you rename an image, move, delete, and copy an image.
Note: It’s a Java program and therefore you must have Java installed on your PC to use it.
AnalogExif is also a nice open source Exif viewer software. Like many other Exif viewers, it also comes with a navigation pane which helps to select image folder. After that, the list of images is visible on the left sidebar. Select an image and its Exif data will be visible on the center part of its interface. You can view Focal length, Exposure, Scanner software, Exposure program, Light source, White balance, and other information.
On the right side, it also shows Film type (Kodak EIR, Fuji Astia, or something else) used to capture image, Equipment used, etc.
Here I wrap up this list that covers some best open source Exif viewer software. I find all of them useful but the most suitable software is “Exiftool“. It is user-friendly and I think it gives every single information about Exif data of an image, which makes it the best. You may try all these open source image Exif viewers and then choose which one is good for you.