watermint toolbox - The multi-purpose utility command-line tool for web services

image info

Show EXIF information of the image file

Installation

Please download the pre-compiled binary from Latest Release. If you are using Windows, please download the zip file like tbx-xx.x.xxx-win.zip. Then, extract the archive and place tbx.exe on the Desktop folder. The watermint toolbox can run from any path in the system if allowed by the system. But the instruction samples are using the Desktop folder. Please replace the path if you placed the binary other than the Desktop folder.

Usage

This document uses the Desktop folder for command example.

Run

Windows:

cd $HOME\Desktop
.\tbx.exe image info -path /LOCAL/PATH/TO/image_file

macOS, Linux:

$HOME/Desktop/tbx image info -path /LOCAL/PATH/TO/image_file

Note for macOS Catalina 10.15 or above: macOS verifies Developer identity. Currently, tbx is not ready for it. Please select “Cancel” on the first dialogue. Then please proceed “System Preference”, then open “Security & Privacy”, select “General” tab. You may find the message like:

“tbx” was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer.

And you may find the button “Allow Anyway”. Please hit the button with your risk. At second run, please hit button “Open” on the dialogue.

Options:

Option Description Default
-path Path to the image  

Common options:

Option Description Default
-auto-open Auto open URL or artifact folder false
-bandwidth-kb Bandwidth limit in K bytes per sec for upload/download content. 0 for unlimited 0
-budget-memory Memory budget (limits some feature to reduce memory footprint) normal
-budget-storage Storage budget (limits logs or some feature to reduce storage usage) normal
-concurrency Maximum concurrency for running operation Number of processors
-debug Enable debug mode false
-experiment Enable experimental feature(s).  
-extra Extra parameter file path  
-lang Display language auto
-output Output format (none/text/markdown/json) text
-proxy HTTP/HTTPS proxy (hostname:port). Please specify DIRECT if you want skip setting proxy.  
-quiet Suppress non-error messages, and make output readable by a machine (JSON format) false
-retain-job-data Job data retain policy default
-secure Do not store tokens into a file false
-verbose Show current operations for more detail. false
-workspace Workspace path  

Results

Report file path will be displayed last line of the command line output. If you missed command line output, please see path below. [job-id] will be the date/time of the run. Please see the latest job-id.

OS Path pattern Example
Windows %HOMEPATH%\.toolbox\jobs\[job-id]\reports C:\Users\bob.toolbox\jobs\20190909-115959.597\reports
macOS $HOME/.toolbox/jobs/[job-id]/reports /Users/bob/.toolbox/jobs/20190909-115959.597/reports
Linux $HOME/.toolbox/jobs/[job-id]/reports /home/bob/.toolbox/jobs/20190909-115959.597/reports

Report: exif

EXIF data The command will generate a report in three different formats. exif.csv, exif.json, and exif.xlsx.

Column Description
date_time_original The date and time when the original image data was generated
date_time The date and time of image creation. In Exif standard, it is the date and time the file was changed.
make The name of the manufacturer
model The model name or model number

If you run with -budget-memory low option, the command will generate only JSON format report.

In case of a report become large, a report in .xlsx format will be split into several chunks like follows; exif_0000.xlsx, exif_0001.xlsx, exif_0002.xlsx, …

Proxy configuration

The executable automatically detects your proxy configuration from the environment. However, if you got an error or you want to specify explicitly, please add -proxy option, like -proxy hostname:port. Currently, the executable doesn’t support proxies which require authentication.

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