Tutorial How to use ExifTool in XnViewMP

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Tutorial How to use ExifTool in XnViewMP

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XnViewMP provides a very large number of tools and functions to manage images.
Date changes, name changes, metadata editing and other image processing can be handled in batches.
However, there are some specific cases of processing that are not available in XnViewMP, or are not practical.
In these cases, you can use a program outside XnViewMP that is specialized in metadata processing : ExifTool.
The method consists in preparing an "Open with" process that will call ExifTool, with a set of parameters.
To apply this treatment, you just have to select a set of images, and with a right-click, choose the "Open with" launcher that you have prepared.

Let's see how to prepare this "Open with" feature located in the "Tools > Open With..." menu.

Available for windows O.S.
For this first example, you can write this code in the Parameter field :

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-k "-exif:all" -w txt

This function, which you can name "Eport Exif" , will create a text file for each selected pictures, containing its exif data.

Usage : Select pictures, Right-click > open with ... > Export Exif
(and if you remove -w txt , exif data will only be shown in a pop-up)

Here are some other examples of functions with the parameters that ExifTool needs, to perform various processes
The -k parameter, which I always add, keeps the ExifTool window open so that we can read the runtime report.
You can find documents , whole commands syntax, and help in ExifTool website and ExifTool forum.
Et des documents en français en suivant le lien dans ma signature.
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