GUI for command-line tool: http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/~bogdan/ (Link to the needed files provided on site).

Nicer GUI, but less capable: http://www.photome.de/

Exif data for images on the web: https://hearkane.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/online-exif-viewer/

Example of using exiftool with CMD.EXE as the command line tool:
(Note the use of “%SYSTEMDRIVE%” which makes this plausible to work on any Windows machine, this will in most cases be equal to “C:”).

  1. Prerequisites: A folder that is pointe out by the system global “PATH”
    • Right click on “My computer”, select Properties
      • Hold left Windows key, hit E, make sure you see “My computer” and can right click on it. (Set a tick on “Menu: View, Explorer bar, Folders” to have it appear)
    • You’re now viewing the System properties, find the “Advanced” tab, click on “Environment variables” in that tab.
    • Find “PATH” (upper/lower case characters doesn’t matter), click on it and then on “Edit”.
    • Find THE END of “Variable value” and append exactly “;%SYSTEMDRIVE%\cmd” – WITHOUT the quotes.
    • Close all the open dialogs with “OK”.
    • Hold left Windows key, hit E, type %SYSTEMDRIVE% in the adress bar and hit ENTER
    • Create a folder (directory) in the file list and name it “cmd”.
    • Place “Exiftool.exe” (named like this! Otherwise according to instructions provided with it) from above in this folder.
  2. Hold left Windows key, hit R.
  3. Type “cmd” (not the quotes), hit Enter or click OK; the command prompt starts.
  4. Prerequisites: Now to make things a bit easier, there needs to be a setting that allows quick copy and paste:
    • Hold left ALT, hit the spacebar (a menu appears in the upper left corner of the cmd-window)
    • Find and click “Properties” (usually the last item in the menu, usually has the keyboard shortcut “P”; hitting P is the same as clicking it)
    • Hold CTRL and use Page-up or Page-down to view the Options tab (or click on it for you mouse fetischists)
    • Make sure there is toicks for “Quick edit mode” and “Insert mode” (Alt+Q, Alt+I using the keyboard)
    • Hit ENTER or click OK; a tiny dialog appears asking whether you wish to have these settings global or not, I suggest global (not “… current windo only”).
  5. Type “start notepad”, then enter exactly this in notepad:
  6. $FileName, $Model, ${Exposuretime}s, ISO $ISO, $ExposureCompensation EV, $LensID @f/$FNumber $FocalLength35efl
  7. … and save it as %SYSTEMDRIVE%\cmd\EXIF-fmt.txt
  8. Select New from the notepad menu and type this:
  9. @exiftool -m -p “%SYSTEMDRIVE%\cmd\EXIF-fmt.txt” %1 && pause
  10. Save it with any name you wish, just make sure it ends with “.bat” and make sure it is in the %SYSTEMDRIVE%\cmd\ dir, I suggest “imgEXIF.bat” (which is what I’ll refer to next)

To sum it up, three settings (Prerequisites):

  1. PATH modified to make CMD find your .bat files in %SYSTEMDRIVE%\cmd
  2. CMD.EXE window Properties set to allow easy Copy & Paste
  3. and also ensureing it to be in “Insert mode” (NOT overtype).

… and two simple text files;

  1. %SYSTEMDRIVE%\cmd\EXIF-fmt.txt – to hold the defined looks of your extracted EXIF data (Exiftool-specific)
  2. %SYSTEMDRIVE%\cmd\imEXIF.bat – to define hos Exiftool is to be used on an image

Now, how can this be used then?

  1. Hold left Windows key and the hit R, type what is below,
    but replace FILENAME (keep the quotes, which will make this work for filenames with spaces).
    Make it be the COMPLETE PATH to an image (at least RAW and JPG does work):
  2. imgEXIF “FILENAME”
  3. Hit ENTER; a CMD.EXE window opens and the EXIF data excerpt appears on the first line
    … Assuming you typed the filename correctly and there were no other errors.
  4. Last in the window you will see “Press any key to continue . . .” and a blinking cursor.
  5. To copy the exif-data; highlight it with your mouse, hit ENTER, then paste it anywhere you wish (place cursor and hold+hit CTRL+V)
  6. Hit ENTER in the window (or close it any other way you like) when you’re done.
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