[Nelug] Tool for editing EXIF data in a photograph

Douglas Nisbet dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Tue Dec 12 22:02:03 UTC 2006

Martin Ward wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 Dec 2006 19:08, Aleksander Helgaker wrote:
>>  Is there a Linux program I can use to edit the
>> EXIF data in these photographs?
> jhead: Digicam JPEG Exif header manipulation tool
> http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/
> (If your camera records the orientation in the EXIF data, then this program
> can also automatically rotate the jpeg files to display the right way up!)
I'll second that. jhead is great. I use it in a script where I read all 
the images that I've copied from my camera and it renames them and 
rotates them according to my taste. Looking at the jhead lines in the 
script, and having forgotten long ago what they do. The following 
commands do the magic for me.

    jhead -exonly -nf"%f - %d%b%Y - %H%M" "${fname}"
    jhead -autorot "${fname}"

    jhead -exonly -ft "${fname}"

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