JHead Exif Jpeg header manipulation tool for Linux


JHead Exif Jpeg header manipulation tool for Linux.

JHead is an Exif Jpeg header manipulation tool for Linux that can fix broken jpeg images that have corrupt header info. The program is completely command-line based.

Version: 3.04 Updated Nov 22 2019

However, it can also extract from an Exif JPEG file the following information:

  • Time and date the picture was taken
  • Camera mask and model
  • Integrated Exif Thumbnail
  • shutter speed
  • Camera F-stop number
  • Flash is used (yes / no)
  • Remote camera was focused on
  • Focal length and calculate 35 mm corresponding focal length
  • Resolution
  • GPS info, if stored in the image
  • IPTC header
  • XMP data

Things that can be changed in an exif jpeg file:

  • Repeat images by rotation mark with jpegtran
  • Set or relatively adjust internal exif time stamps
  • Fix date / time slots in large-party pictures
  • Change name or date stamp files according to exif time stamp
  • Transfer exif headers between images
  • Replace thumbnails in the Exif headings
  • Edit jpeg comments (but not the Exif comments)
  • Delete exif or comment sections from jpeg images
  • Create a new minimal copy title with date and thumbnail

How to use the program via a terminal window, commands etc.


How to install:

sudo apt-get install jhead

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