A utility to clone EXIF properties from one image to another


From time to time, I post photos I've taken on the web, and sometimes I want to edit out part of the image (such as an address). To do this, I use Lineform. This presents a problem, because Lineform is a vector app, which means that it necessarily does not copy EXIF properties from any of the raster images in the document to the destination document (that would not make sense in most cases).

But for my purpose, I do want the EXIF properties to be transferred to the new image. So I wrote a command-line utility that uses the ImageIO framework to confer the EXIF properties from the source image upon the edited image. I call this program exif-confer.

Usage is simple: You provide an image-source image and an EXIF-source image (in my case, my redacted image and my original image), and a destination pathname. exif-confer will confer the properties from the EXIF-source image upon the image-source image, and write the result to the destination pathname. (Neither original is modified.)


An Installer package, on a bzip2-compressed UDIF disk image.
128-bit FNV1 hash: db91fc082de57150ddef18d2bf0b12e9
MD5 hash: bb754018724924b27631d281d0f70ae7
SHA-1 hash: 4f80f81b76d7e6eabca8975216a313d9e416bcbb
Detached PGP (GPG) signature of exif_confer-1.0.dmg using public key ID C6550423.
128-bit FNV1 hash: 2a6a535d7a6b2319add57b112aa17180
MD5 hash: 9e117938615d7a118968b50fabf843c1
SHA-1 hash: ed182bd0234ada24ed913d1a6ea16d053fc1c399
Objective-C source code and an Xcode 2.4 project, in a bzip2ed tarball.
128-bit FNV1 hash: ed295b592f6644ee0464b1b4f81406bb
MD5 hash: e06c3172df54efc42af1fab51df39657
SHA-1 hash: 7a9590c1c9a17d1247e4da56f74eb65477298fae
Detached PGP (GPG) signature of exif_confer-1.0-source.tbz using public key ID C6550423.
128-bit FNV1 hash: 6070f9c6fec09753d879c2cf9fce7300
MD5 hash: 66231f65112461f96ea0b2498b8773a6
SHA-1 hash: b05b0e65be2a26016762f4bf10351a10ae73888c

MD5 and SHA1 signatures were created using the md5sum(1) and sha1sum(1) utilities from GNU coreutils.

Version history


2007-03-26 http://boredzo.org/exif-confer
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