The Exif module allows you to display Exif metadata on image nodes. Exif is a specification for the image file format used by digital cameras.

Roadmap (order by priority) for drupal 7 & 8 versions:

  • Work in Progress (current development in 1.x-dev versions):
  • Followed by :
    • integrate with core/imagecache to rotate image from exif data if desired
    • exif_location adaptation to drupal 7 and 8
    • add support to Views Bulk Operations (VBO)
    • update metadata field of image in file (see #766322: Write and Edit EXIF/IPTC)
    • migration tool from php extension field names to exiftool field name

Drupal 8 version

  • Future 1.1 (current 8.x-1.x)
    • add capacity to fill the title based on image metadata
    • Drush : tree folder import (import images in a folders and sub folders)
    • Added several exif field in Photography content/media types
  • Since 1.0

    For now, version 8.x-1.0 behave the same as version 7.x-1.9 with some new features :

    • settings of module is fully migrated with two added features:
      • A new quick start page has been added to help user to create content related to exif photos in 2 clicks.
      • the settings summary are fully implemented
    • the exif readonly widget is migrated and evolved to show current values in forms. To have the same behavior as Drupal 7, you should choose the new exif hidden widget.
    • it support media_entity
    • add a widget to extract all metadata as a HTML table to get same functionality as Drupal 5 Version
    • add a widget where fields values are viewable in forms

    Note that using media integration, you can not reference images from other sites (the image has to be local) which is not a limitation with node integration as the module is using stream wrappers.

Drupal 7 version

This version allow you to use metadata as text or as taxonomy terms to classify your images.
It is highly recommended to update to version 1.8 of the module

New features in stable releases :

Drupal 6 version

following drupal 6 end of life, the support of the drupal 6 version is ended.

rapsli was the maintainer of the Drupal 6 branch, a complete rewrite of the module to integrate with CCK. See #226703: Drupal 6 version for more infos and this version's current status.
Support for

  • exif
  • iptc
  • ifd0
  • File informations

About XMP and IPTC extensions

  • IPTC extensions are only available as XMP information. This include mostly non technical information like licensing and other extra informations (this include usage rights terms as an example).
  • XMP is not supported by PHP Exif library/extension. You have to use the exiftool solution. This is the reason the exiftool alternative implementation was created.
  • Before using the exiftool implementation, ensure that all your environments are able to run exiftool.

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