Downloads of v 12.25:


Last Update:

22 Apr 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Phil Harvey


metadata exif cli


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12.25 | Updated: 22 Apr 2021



Downloads of v 12.25:



Software Author(s):

  • Phil Harvey


metadata exif cli

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ExifTool 12.25

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install ExifTool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ExifTool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ExifTool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade exiftool -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade exiftool -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure exiftool installed
    name: exiftool
    state: present
    version: 12.25
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'exiftool' do
  action    :install
  version  '12.25'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: exiftool,
    Version: 12.25,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller exiftool
   Name     = 'exiftool'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '12.25'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'exiftool':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '12.25',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install exiftool version="12.25" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Apr 2021.


ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. 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, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.


  • Reads/writes metadata in a wide variety of files
  • Supports many different types of metadata including EXIF, IPTC and XMP
  • Includes command-line application plus Perl libraries
  • Geotags images from GPS track logs
  • Shifts date/time values to fix timestamps in images
  • Copies metadata from one file to another
  • Processes entire directory trees
  • Renames/organizes images based on metadata
  • Distribution packages provided for Unix, Windows and Mac


Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url          = ''
$checksum     = '3b5ed6bcc84a183560b88a74b447053d4d30ca246be82356a68789fb4ef9060f'
$checksumType = 'sha256'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = $checksumType

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage  @packageArgs

Move-Item "$(Join-Path $toolsDir 'exiftool(-k).exe')" "$(Join-Path $toolsDir 'exiftool.exe')" -Force

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ExifTool 12.24 2266 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Approved
ExifTool 12.23 2183 Thursday, April 1, 2021 Approved
ExifTool 12.22 2838 Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Approved
ExifTool 12.21 3163 Thursday, February 25, 2021 Approved
ExifTool 12.20 796 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Approved
ExifTool 12.19 1475 Thursday, February 18, 2021 Approved
ExifTool 12.18 2249 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Approved
ExifTool 12.17 1760 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Approved
ExifTool 12.16 2363 Thursday, January 21, 2021 Approved

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