3 Free Tools To Change Photo’s Exif Data, Remove Metadata And Hide Dates

Updated: August 11, 2018 / Home » Tutorials

How to change the data and properties on a Jpeg, Tiff or RAW image file format? If you’re searching for a freeware that does simple exif editing, look no further. Microsoft Windows Explorer has the capability to edit exif data. You can change the description, tags, authors, copyright information, data modified and many more. This article will teach you 3 methods to change exif data of photos with exifTool viewer.

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↓ 01 – AnalogExiffor Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows

AnalogExif is a free metadata editor for the scanned films and DSC-captured digital images.

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  • Modification of the most EXIF, IPTC and XMP metadata tags for JPEG and TIFF files
  • Equipment library to store metadata properties of the film cameras and other analog equipment
  • Custom XMP schema for film camera properties (e.g. film name, exposure number etc.) and user-defined XMP schema for extra flexibility
  • Batch operations (copy metadata from another file, auto-fill exposure number)
  • Customizable set of the supported metadata tags
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↓ 02 – JPEG & PNG StripperChange ‘Date Taken’ With via Microsoft Windows Properties Viewer

This method allows you to modify the ‘date taken’ data, unfortunately it is limited to a few options. The rule of thumb is to remove all other data with JPEG & PNG Stripper and individually input the date created. This simple tool that strips off all the metadata in Jpeg and PNG.

how edit adjust photo time date

  • Step 1 – Right click on the file
  • Step 2 – Select Properties

edit adjust photo modify time stamp

  • Step 3 – Select the ‘Details’ tab
  • Step 4 – Double click on the empty field on the right column and edit the data

The above method works on Windows, what if you’re into changing the date for photos taken with your iPhone or Android Camera? You’ll need a much more powerful tool on your Mac or Windows PC.

↓ 03 – ExifToolRead, Write and Edit Meta Information

This is perhaps one of the most powerful Exif editor. Runs on both Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX, ExifTool is a powerful editor that reads, writes and edit meta information in a wide variety of files.

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ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

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24 comments on “3 Free Tools To Change Photo’s Exif Data, Remove Metadata And Hide Dates

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    Catherine [ Reply ]

    Why to fake camera details? I believe it’s better to delete them with the help of tools such as EXIFCleaner by Superutils, instead of putting inaccurate data.

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      Robin Parrish [ Reply ]

      Exif data typically includes the date and time the picture was … right clicking on it and selecting “Properties” from the menu

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      Because camera date/time was set wrong

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      martin [ Reply ]

      Having scanned photos that are about 60 years old, I don’t want the scanned date (ie today) as date taken.

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      If you have an older version of photoshop you can open a raw file created from a newer camera, no need to spend money in a new photoshop version. So it has its advantage to change the exif camera info, saves you money

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      I use an exif editor to add GPS and tags. Sure, I could do it in Lightroom, but if the Lightroom catalog becomes corrupt, I lose all that data.

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    Varun Krish [ Reply ]

    why not Download EXIF Date Changer 3? it is simple and easier

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    ZamZam [ Reply ]

    are there any good Free Exif Editor?

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    Adam Pash [ Reply ]

    are there any more Tools for Reading and Editing Exif Data of Photographs apart from this? thanks!

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      Tim Fisher [ Reply ]

      How to change the data and properties on a Jpeg, Tiff or RAW file format?

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    microsoft [ Reply ]

    great tutorial on how Can I Edit My Photo Metadata? thanks mate

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    this can be done easily with the View EXIF Digital Photo Data in Mac OS X

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    Yaara Lancet [ Reply ]

    how can i change exif data in windows 8?

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    Raymond [ Reply ]

    I know free online tool for editing EXIF, IPTC data: https://www.imgonline.com.ua/eng/exif-editor.php
    Or here you can delete all metadata from jpeg picture without loss of quality: https://www.imgonline.com.ua/eng/delete-exif.php

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    If you want to process only a few photos, I suggest using an online tool. For example you do not need to install anything or for a long time to understand the options. Fix can not only Exif :-)

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    You can also use KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro.

    You can choose from wide range of eye-catching effects! And control the intensity of Looks…..

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    OverIt [ Reply ]

    You are a group of gentlemen and are of good will. “Some” men are not and take photos to “prove” they are somewhere (at a store) when they are in fact cheating in some way. If I have received 100 photos, all with exif data, and then all of a sudden receive a random shots while he’s “grocery shopping” or “working out” that are stripped? Why hide when there is nothing is to hide?

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    Scott Carey [ Reply ]

    Just: “wow”! Your indicating AnalogExif was a real life saver for me, as I’d spent the last couple of hours searching for something that did all those settings (ISO, aperture, etc.) and I either ended up stubling upon someone’s recommendation of ExifTools (which, though a great tool, didn’t have anything in its documentation saying it could do just that) or some defunct hybrid Android/iOs-Windows app.

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    I’m very suspicious of a particular sample image on the Canon website, regarding the 5DS – 50 megapixel camera. There is an image taken from (most likely a helicopter) , of Yokohama, Japan…its clarity and resolution is beyond even what an 8×10 film camera could do. I’ve worked with large format field cameras for over 30 years. It’s simply impossible resolution. I have printed this image out at 54×36 inches. It’s not to be believed. Thus, i don’t trust the exif data in this image. Could the exif metadata have been altered? I do not want to spend $5,000 on this camera, only to be duped in the end.

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    Analog Exif just never installed. Ran through super fast and left two unusable files on its folder. Win 7 HP 64

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    What is this? ExifTool, when I followed the instructions, flashed a command window for 1/10th second and that was it. Useless. That’s 2 of 3 now.

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    Eugene [ Reply ]

    Is there any way to recover pictures which were regained by recovery tools after previously deleted. Now pictures are “unreadable”. I expected that internal data structures are partially deleted. Since they have a quite large size so I think it may contains most of the HEX data.

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    Mark Gilbert [ Reply ]

    Best program hands down is the GEOSETTER!

    Forgot link to site! http://www.geosetter.de/en/

    Totally free but you are welcome to donate. I use it to help people with massive photo libraries that need EXIF data updated with information on photos taken before this information was embedded.

    Then when importing to Google Photos, Google Photos is able to read location data etc.

    Bulk editing and ability to create favorites to apply to large quantities of photos!

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