They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about the information hidden within a digital photo?
Enter image metadata, the treasure trove of information that is stored alongside the visual data of digital photos. Specifically, photo metadata refers to the information embedded in digital photos, such as the camera model used, the creation date, and location information. This data is typically stored within the exchangeable image file format (EXIF) of the image file, and can be accessed and edited using an online EXIF data viewer or extensible metadata platform.
In today's world of constant image sharing and upload, understanding, and utilizing metadata is more important than ever. Whether you're a professional photographer or just someone who enjoys sharing their JPEG images online, image metadata can provide valuable information to enhance the viewer's experience and protect your work. By learning how to access and edit metadata, you can unlock the hidden information within your digital photos and ensure that they tell the full story.
Let's give you a table of contents and then start with the basics.