Introduction to libexif

The libexif package contains a library for parsing, editing, and saving EXIF data. Most digital cameras produce EXIF files, which are JPEG files with extra tags that contain information about the image. All EXIF tags described in EXIF standard 2.1 are supported.

Package Information

libexif Dependencies

Optional (to Build Documentation)

Doxygen-1.4.6 and Graphviz-2.8

User Notes:

Installation of libexif

Install libexif by running the following commands:

sed -i 's/^install-data-local/@HAVE_DOXYGEN_TRUE@&/' \
            doc/ &&
./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --with-doc-dir=/usr/share/doc/libexif-0.6.13 &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Documentation was built and installed if you have the dependencies shown above installed. If you don't have the dependencies installed, there is a compressed tarball in the source tree doc directory that can be unpacked into /usr/share/doc/libexif-0.6.13.

Command Explanations

sed -i ... doc/ Installation of libexif will fail if Doxygen is not present on the system due to a packaging bug. The command does not affect the situation where Doxygen is installed.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libexif.{so,a}
Installed Directory: /usr/include/libexif and /usr/share/doc/libexif-0.6.13

Short Descriptions


contains functions used for parsing, editing, and saving EXIF data.

Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600