Creating and Editing EXIF and IPTC using import from XML File

This page explains how to export EXIF metadata to XML format using Exif Pilot software, and how to import EXIF metadata back to digital photos after editing XML-file.
 

Tags in an XML File

Each tag in an XML file is defined using the following descriptions:

  • Property Tag – name of tag
  • Type – type of tag
  • Count – size of tag
  • Value – value of tag
     

Export Methods

There are two export methods:

  1. Batch export of EXIF and IPTC information for multiple images recorded in a single file.
  2. Batch export of EXIF and IPTC information for multiple images each recorded in separate files.

You can choose which of the two types of export/import to use. Select the main menu item “Tools”->”Options” tab, then go to “Settings” and select the option under “Export/Import to/from single File”.

Export and Import EXIF
 

How to export EXIF metadata to XML and import changed metadata back to digital photos

For example, to change the FNumber field on number 2.6:

1. Open Exif Pilot and choose the file to change.

2. Go to “Import/Export”->”Export Exif/Iptc to Xml”:

Export and Import EXIF

3. As instructed, open the XML File:

XML File

and change the value of the FNumber tag.

Edit EXIF value

4. Save the XML File.

5. Go to “Import/Export”->”Import Exif/Iptc to Xml”. Choose the file to import.

EXIF Info/Import Exif from XML File

6. The FNumber field has the value 2.6.

Edited EXIF data

To avoid undesirable change of metadata, please, make backup copies of files before editing.

Note that the batch editing is available in Exif Pilot only with Batch Editing Plug-in.

 

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