JP Vossen on 30 May 2016 08:47:29 -0700

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

Sounds like you want gThumb (Gnome). I can't swear that it hasn't been messed with in newer versions, by my older (Mint17/Ubuntu 14.04 does that very simply. See

Shotwell also does this, but that one wants to manage everything for you, which may or may not be want you want. See

On 05/29/2016 04:48 PM, Joe Rosato wrote:
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
< <>>

    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
        (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
        that the file's been altered (the "Save" function remains
        and even if I do trigger a change and save the file, the comment
        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
        comments onto personal photos in a way that they can then be
        viewed on
        all platforms?

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