WildBit Viewer is a free image viewer for Windows. It is known for its blazing fast speed when opening images and walking through folders containing thousands of images. It supports all the popular image file formats such as JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF and more. Overall it supports more than 70 different image file formats.
One of the features in the WildBit Viewer is that it can display the metadata embedded inside the image files. For example, it can display the EXIF metadata that is often found inside the JPEG image files. When you capture a picture using your digital camera, the camera’s internal image processing software stores the basic EXIF data inside the saved JPEG files.
With the help of WildBit Viewer, we can also extract the metadata information embedded inside the image files and not just view it. It supports three kinds of metadata – EXIF, XMP and IPTC.
Here is how you can extract metadata from image files using WildBit Viewer:
- Download and install WildBit Viewer from https://www.wildbit-soft.fi/software.html.
- Launch WildBit Viewer and select the image file from which you want to extract the metadata.
- When the image is displayed in the WildBit Viewer window, click on Image Info in its toolbar.
- An “Image Info” window will open and we can see all the metadata information in this window along with some other image related information such as image resolution, DPI, aspect ratio, megapixels, orientation etc.
- Click on the EXIF, IPTC or XMP to select that tab. Then click on Save button to save that respective metadata into a file. EXIF and IPTC metadata is saved to a CSV database file. XMP metadata is saved to a normal file.
So this is how easily we can extract and save the metadata stored inside an image file. We can later view this data using any CSV viewer such as OpenOffice or Microsoft Office.