dotnet add package SharpExifTool --version                
NuGet\Install-Package SharpExifTool -Version                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="SharpExifTool" Version="" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add SharpExifTool --version                
#r "nuget: SharpExifTool,"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install SharpExifTool as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=SharpExifTool&version=

// Install SharpExifTool as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=SharpExifTool&version=                


C# Wrapper for ExifTool by Phil Harvey. Available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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Get SharpExifTool from NuGet.

dotnet add package SharpExifTool



You can create an exiftool instance by using the built-in exiftool binary.

using(var exiftool = new SharpExifTool.ExifTool())
 // Do something here

Or if you want to provide your own exiftool binary.

using(var exiftool = new SharpExifTool.ExifTool(exiftoolPath: "/opt/homebrew/bin/exiftool"))
 // Do something here

Read All EXIF / Metadata Tags

using(var exiftool = new SharpExifTool.ExifTool())
    await exiftool.ExtractAllMetadataAsync(filename: "image.jpg");

Write EXIF / Metadata Tags

using(var exiftool = new SharpExifTool.ExifTool())
    await exiftool.WriteTagsAsync(
        filename: "image.jpg", 
        properties: new Dictionary<string, string>
 ["artist"] = ["Phil Harvey"],    

Remove All Safe EXIF / Metadata Tags

using(var exiftool = new SharpExifTool.ExifTool())
    await exiftool.RemoveAllMetadataAsync(filename: "image.jpg");

Custom Command

For example, you want to execute the following in the command line:

exiftool -artist="Phil Harvey" -copyright="2011 Phil Harvey" a.jpg

You can do it like this in C#:

using(var exiftool = new SharpExifTool.ExifTool())
    await exiftool.ExecuteAsync("-artist=\"Phil Harvey\" -copyright=\"2011 Phil Harvey\" a.jpg");


Before starting development, install 3rd party dependencies by executing (it'll only work on macOS or Unix operating system, no Windows script for now).

$ ./

This will download and extract files based on .gitbinmodules content and place them under the libs directory.

To use a different version of exiftool, you can edit the .gitbinmodules file and change it with your desired version.

You can also download from official website and extract the files manually. Put them in the libs directory so it'll look something like this:

├── docs
│   └──
├── libs
│   ├── ExifTool.Unix
│   │   ├── Makefile.PL
│   │   ├── arg_files
│   │   ├── build_geolocation
│   │   ├── config_files
│   │   ├── exiftool
│   │   ├── fmt_files
│   │   ├── lib
│   │   ├── perl-Image-ExifTool.spec
│   │   └── t
│   └── ExifTool.Win
│       └── exiftool.exe
└── src



This project is licensed under MIT License.

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