A Python 3 binding to exiv2

py3exiv2 allows you to use the lib exiv2 into your Python 3 code.

exiv2 is a C++ library designed to handle the EXIF, IPTC and XMP image metadata.

With py3exiv2 you can read and write all standard metadata, create your own XMP namespace or extract the thumbnail embedded in image file.

py3exiv2 is the Python 3 version of pyexiv2 written for Python 2, if you're already using pyexiv2, you should be able to re-use your code with py3exiv2.

A minimal example:

>>> import pyexiv2
>>> data = pyexiv2.metadata.ImageMetadata('lena.jpg')
>>> for key in data.exif_keys:
...     tag = data[key]
...     print(' %-40s%s' %(key, tag.value))
 Exif.Image.Make                         FUJIFILM
 Exif.Image.Model                        FinePix S4800
 Exif.Image.Orientation                  6
 Exif.Image.XResolution                  72
 Exif.Image.YResolution                  72
 Exif.Image.Software                     Digital Camera FinePix S4800 Ver1.00
 Exif.Image.DateTime                     2015-01-17 13:53:03
 Exif.Photo.ExposureTime                 1/110
 Exif.Photo.FNumber                      8
 Exif.Photo.ExposureProgram              8
 Exif.Photo.ISOSpeedRatings              64
 Exif.Photo.ExifVersion                  0230
 Exif.Photo.ShutterSpeedValue            34/5
 Exif.Photo.ApertureValue                6
 Exif.Photo.BrightnessValue              421/50
 Exif.Photo.ExposureBiasValue            0
 Exif.Photo.MaxApertureValue             163/50
 Exif.Photo.MeteringMode                 5
 Exif.Photo.Flash                        16
 Exif.Photo.FocalLength                  43/10

Each datum key have a type and a description attributes.

>>> data['Exif.Photo.WhiteBalance'].type
>>> data['Exif.Photo.UserComment'].description
'A tag for Exif users to write keywords or comments on the image besides those 
in <ImageDescription>, and without the character code limitations of the 
<ImageDescription> tag.'


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