EXIF File Extension

Have a problem opening a .EXIF file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what EXIF files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .EXIF file type?

Exif is commonly used as an abbreviation of 'Exchangeable image file format for digital still cameras.' It is a JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association) standard, defining a uniform way for digital cameras to save both image files and ancillary data for each image (metadata).

Exif metadata include a range of variables such as camera make and model, shutter speed, ISO number, target distance, aperture, white balance, exposure, flash status, GPS location etc. Such extensive metadata provide information about the image and help perform correct post-processing, especially while printing.

Although the .exif extension can be used with both Exif image files and Exif image metadata files, it is much more common with metadata files. Even so, most digital camera would normally save images as JPEG with an embedded Exif metadata block.

Embedded Exif metadata are processed and shown by most image editors and viewers. Utilities are available to export Exif information blocks from image files to plaintext .exif files.

Software to open or convert EXIF files

You can open EXIF files with the following programs: 

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