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ExifToolGUI v5

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ExifToolGUI can be saved anywhere on disk, but to avoid troubles, I recommend yo
u to create new directory (outside Windows system directories) and put ExifToolG
UI.exe there; for example:
or

C:\ExifToolGUI
C:\WinTools\ETGUI

However, for exiftool.exe, the BEST place is inside C:\Windows directory.

ExifToolGUI files
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ExifToolGUI.exe
-GUI for exiftool
ExifToolGUIv5.ini
-this file, which contains various GUI settings, will be automatically created/u
pdated on closing ExifToolGUI. If you delete this file, next time you run GUI, i
t will appear in "fresh" default state. Do not manually edit this file.
jhead_jpegtran
-this folder contains two exe files, which are used for rotating jpg files. If y
ou think you might use this in ExifToolGUI, then copy both files (not folder) in
to C:\Windows directory. Otherwise, you can delete jhead_jpegtran folder.

Workspace ini files


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These files are not needed for GUI to work -they are there, so you have somethin
g to start with. Anyway, it is expected, that you will modify them (inside GUI)
according to your needs. To use them, use menu:
Program > Workspace definition file > Load
WorkspaceDef.ini
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This file contains (minimal) default GUI workspace.
WorkspaceRef.ini
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This file contains about 60 most used metadata tags from various metadata sectio
ns. As you will see, there are many tags having very similar purpose. So, it's e
xpected that you will remove unwanted tags and only keep those you wish to modif
y regulary.
*NOTE: After you load some Workspace.ini file and modify it inside GUI, you don'
t need to save it: current Workspace is saved automatically everytime when you e
xit GUI, and loaded when you start GUI next time.
That is, you only save Workspace for backup purpose.
WorkspaceTag.mie

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This is a metadata file (same as image file -but without image in it), which con
tains metadata tag example values for WorkspaceRef.ini file.
That is, after you load WorkspaceRef.ini file into GUI, just click on this mie f
ile to see tag values for each tag in WorkspaceRef.
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