Joe Rosato on 29 May 2016 13:49:11 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Quick GUI EXIF Comment field editor?

Digikam. You can set it to write data to its database and the the files. Look for exiv2, not exif. That is an improvement on exif. It contains a bunch of photo tag formats. It still does exif, exif is a subset inside exiv2 I think. See

On Sun, May 29, 2016, 1:11 PM Anthony Martin <> wrote:

Easytags is meant for audio but it can be used to edit Metadata of video files so you may be able to edit photos as well.

On Sun, May 29, 2016, 1:06 PM Greg Helledy <> wrote:
Windows 7 has a handy built-in photo viewer, where you can right-click
(or something) on the current photo and type a Comment.  This gets added
to a field in the EXIF data that sticks with the photo.
The only standard Linux photo app I know of that lets me edit the
comment field is GIMP, but that requires you to open photos
individually, and .jpeg isn't its native format.
Gwenview seems to be intended as an equivalent of the Windows app, but
doesn't have the Comment feature.  I can go into Plugins, Images, Edit
All Metadata and edit fields there, but doing so doesn't even trigger
that the file's been altered (the "Save" function remains grayed-out)
and even if I do trigger a change and save the file, the comment isn't
I installed DigiKam, but it's a big complicated piece of software, it
seems like serious overkill to just do this (and maybe rotate photos
snapped sideways).  Is there any quick & easy linux tool for slapping
comments onto personal photos in a way that they can then be viewed on
all platforms?

Greg Helledy
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