ExifTool is the most common and used software to handle file metadata, specifically image information.
exiftool -s -G filename.jpg
-sis used to show the names in ExifTool commands format. e.g.: instead of
Create Dateyou see
-Gis used to show the metadata Group to which the metadata tag belongs.
exiftool -AllDates filename.jpg
Removing all metadata from all files in pwd
exiftool -all= ./* #filename.jpg
Renaming according to original date
Rename all files in pwd, according to the time and time they were shot
exiftool '-FileName=CustomName%-c.%le' '-FileName<CreateDate' '-FileName<GPSDateTime' '-FileName<DateTimeOriginal' -d %Y.%m.%d-%H.%M.%S%%-lc.%%le -r ./*
-rmakes the analysis recursive;
-dis used to specify the printed date format;
%cadds a counter to images that result to be shot in the same second,
lmakes the counter alphabetical and the leading dash, guess what, adds a dash when the counter is used.
%for non-date variables must be double
-ocopies each image instead of moving it.
During the file renaming process, the leftmost values are overwritten by the rightmost ones. Therefore, if a file both has
DateTimeOriginal, the latter will overwrite the former. This is so in order to prioritize most reliable date values, as discussed in this thread in the ExifTool forum.
Organize files in directories based on each image’s dimensions (resolution)
exiftool '-Directory<imagesize' ./*
Move files to folders based on year and month
exiftool '-Directory<CreateDate' '-Directory<GPSDateTime' '-Directory<DateTimeOriginal' ./%Y/%Y.%m -r ./*