Exif Pilot is a utility developed by Two Pilots which enables users to view and edit the EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) data of digital image files, as well as the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) information of those files. EXIF and IPTC data contain information, or metadata, about digital images, including what camera was used to take them, the aperture and exposure settings, and the name of the photographer, among other details. With this application, users will be able to view and edit the metadata, especially if there are errors, such as the spelling of the photographer’s name or the copyright information. Users can also add information such as location.
Exif Pilot has a simple interface that is divided into three vertical parts. The left panel shows the computer’s folders in a tree view; at the center pane is where the image files in a selected folder are shown. This application supports several image file formats, including GIF, BMP, and JPG. The right panel contains the preview area and the Properties area where the EXIF and IPTC information can be seen. This is where users can add and edit the information on their digital images. The properties that may be edited are: artist, date and time, timestamp, camera mode, copyright, caption, and even special instructions. Users may also revert to the default values.