There may be a time when you want to change the metadata of a photo or two on your iPhone. Maybe you want to spoof the location of the picture, add a location that was never there, or fix one that mysteriously disappeared.
Whatever the reason, here’s how to edit the metadata of a photo on iPhone with MetaTrixter.
The MetaTrixter app is available for free on the App Store for your iPhone. There are no worries of in-app purchases or upgraded versions. You receive all features at no charge. You can download the app and use it on your iPad, just note that it’s optimized for iPhone.
Change or add a location to your photo
After you download and install MetaTrixter, pop it open and then follow these steps.
1) Allow the app to access to your photos.
2) Select a photo from the albums displayed.
3) Tap the Location at the bottom of the photo screen to add a new one or edit an existing one. You can use the location finder to add your current spot or enter one into the Search Location box. You’ll notice that you can also add latitude and longitude if you happen to have those coordinates.
4) When the location area is complete, tap the checkmark on the top right.
Change the date and time of a photo
You’ll notice directly below the location area is the date and time the photo was taken. You can change this as well.
1) Tap the Date and Time section.
2) Select the year, month, day, and time. You can also quickly set it to the current date with the small box on the right.
3) Tap Set at the bottom and back on the photo screen, tap the checkmark on the top right.
Change or add other metadata
Along with the location, date, and time, you can adjust certain other pieces of metadata for the photo. Next to the Location area at the bottom, tap the information icon (lowercase “i” in a circle).
You can scroll through to browse the TIFF, EXIF, and GPS data. Any piece that can be edited is bold, while non-editable pieces are grayed out. Tap to make your change and then tap the checkmark on the top right when you finish.
If you would like to add metadata, tap the plus icon on the top right. Select from TIFF, EXIF, or GPS, choose a metadata tag from list, and enter your data. Be sure to tap the checkmark on the top right after making your changes.
To save your changes or additions, tap Set at the bottom of the Meta Info screen. If you attempt to exit a photo without saving your changes, the app will show you a prompt so that you don’t forget. And, you can tap the clock icon to the left of that, you can view the History of Changes with previous versions if needed.
Wrapping it up
For whatever reason you want to change the metadata for a photo, the MetaTrixter app is a terrific tool. The interface is intuitive, the options are flexible, and the app is free. Once you give MetaTrixter a try, pop back over and let us know what you think of it or hit us up on Twitter.