Every time you take a photo with a digital camera, a range of "behind-the-scenes" information is saved along with the image data. This is known as metadata, and it can include details of the camera, lens and shooting settings used, plus optional information about the photographer, location and more. The way of recording metadata for digital photos is in the form of EXIF data, and it has many practical benefits. As well as creating a complete record about an image, it can also make it easier to find files in your photo library, helping you to streamline your workflow.
Here, we answer the most common questions about digital photo metadata and reveal how to find an image's EXIF data, how to edit or remove it, how to add additional information such as keywords and captions, and more.
What is EXIF data?
What EXIF data is recorded by a Canon EOS camera?
How do I add keywords and captions to EXIF data?
How do I view a photo's EXIF data?
How can I use EXIF data to find a photo?
How do I remove EXIF data?