2.13. Metadata viewing, editing, and preservation

GIMP now ships with plug-ins for viewing and editing Exif, XMP, IPTC, GPS, and DICOM metadata. They are available via the ImageMetadata submenu.

GIMP will also preserve existing metadata in TIFF, PNG, JPEG, and WebP files. Each plug-in has respective options when exporting to enable or disable exporting the metadata.

Additionally, users now can set defaults to preserving or not preserving metadata in all affected file format plug-ins at once depending on whether they want complete privacy or, instead, do a lot of microstock photography. The settings are available on the Image Import & Export page in Preferences.

Contributors: Benoit Touchette, Michael Natterer, Jehan Pagès…