exiftran(1) transform digital camera jpeg images


exiftran [options] file1 file2 ... fileN
exiftran -i [transform options] [others options] file1 file2 ... fileN
exiftran -o outputfile [transform options] [other options] inputfile
exiftran -d file1 file2 ... fileN > exifinfo
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Exiftran is a command line utility to transform digital camera jpeg images. It can do lossless rotations like jpegtran(1), but unlike jpegtran(1) it cares about the EXIF data: It can rotate images automatically by checking the exif orientation tag; it updates the exif informations if needed (image dimension, orientation); it also rotates the exif thumbnail. It can process multiple images at once. # #


Automatic (using exif orientation tag).
Rotate by 90 degrees clockwise.
Rotate by 180 degrees clockwise.
Rotate by 270 degrees clockwise.
Mirror image vertically (top / bottom).
Mirror image horizontally (left to right).
Transpose (across UL-to-LR corner).
Transverse (across UR-to-LL corner).
Don't transform exif thumbnail.
Don't transform jpeg image. You might need this or the -nt option to fixup things in case you transformed the image with some utility which ignores the exif thumbnail. Just generating a new thumbnail with -g is another way to fix it.
Don't update the orientation tag. By default exiftran sets the orientation to "1" (no transformation needed) to avoid other exif-aware applications try to rotate the already-rotated image again.
Don't pare lost edges. By default exiftran don't preserve image size of the images that do not meet a multiple of 8 pixels. He prefers to cut a strip of a few pixels rather than offering a damaged image. Use this option if you want them all the same. # #


Print a short help text.
Dump exif data for the file(s).
-c text
Set jpeg comment tag to text.
(re)generate exif thumbnail.
-o file
Specify output file. Only one input file is allowed in this mode.
Enable in-place editing of the images. Exiftran allows multiple input files then. You must specify either this option or a output file with -o for all operations which modify the image (i.e. everything but -d right now).
Create a backup file when doing in-place editing (imply -i).
Preserve timestamps (atime + mtime) when doing in-place editing (imply -i). # #


Autorotate all jpeg files in the current directory:

   exiftran -ai *.jpeg # #


Gerd Hoffmann <[email protected]> # #


Copyright (c) 2002-2012 Gerd Hoffmann <[email protected]>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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