Read EXIF Metadata from JPEGs

Extracts Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) metadata, such as camera make and model, ISO speed and the date-time the picture was taken on, from JPEG images. Incorporates the 'easyexif' ( library.

A package for reading EXIF metadata into R



EXIF metadata provides information about the nature of a JPEG image (usually a photograph) including camera make and model, f-stop, the ISO speed, the length of the exposure, the lens used, and the timestamp the image was taken at. The exif package allows you to read this information into R. It is fully vectorised and based on compiled code.

Unfortunately it does require C++11, so will only work on the latest (3.1+) versions of R. You've been warned.


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0.1.0 by Oliver Keyes, 6 years ago

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Authors: Oliver Keyes [aut, cre] , Penelope Hopkins [ctb] , Robyn Temple-Wood [ctb] , Mayank Lahiri [cph]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

BSD_2_clause + file LICENSE license

Imports Rcpp

Suggests testthat

Linking to Rcpp

System requirements: C++11

See at CRAN