Apple iPhone’s camera performance is rated among the best in the world. From taking photos in daylight to capturing slow motion videos, it lets you do a lot of things. However, the details of the photos and videos are not readily available. To check photo details, such as size, resolution, or other metadata, you’ll have to rely on third-party apps, at least for now.
These third-party applications allow you to easily see the details of the image. All you have to do is a few taps, and the data will be right there in front of you. In addition, you will be able to see the precise location where you took the photo.
So, if you are looking for quick and easy ways to view details of photos or images on your iPhone, here are some third party apps that will let you do just that.
To note: You will need to give the necessary permissions to said applications to see all the details.
Metapho is one of the simple apps which allows you to see all the metadata of photos on your phone gallery. Besides information such as size and resolution, it also allows you to see other information related to the camera, software or location.
In addition, you can also view advanced details such as color information, GPS data, and advanced EXIF data.
You can either open the images directly from Metapho. You can also go to Photos and tap the Share icon. Once you’re on the share sheet, just scroll down until you see Metapho. Tap it to view the details. And that’s all. You can view all the details without leaving the Photos app.
MetaPho works with almost all image files, including Live Photos. However, details in the video are scarce. You will just see the size, resolution, time, location, and brand of the camera.
As stated earlier, the app presents the details in a simple format, which makes all fields easy to understand.
2. EXIF metadata
Another photo app that lets you check image details is the aptly named EXIF Metadata app. This also allows you to edit the image metadata. Editing image details comes into play if you want to remove location data and other details before sharing the photos with friends and colleagues.
To access the image details, you need to find the app in the share sheet and tap on it. All the important details like shutter speed, file size, resolution and location are displayed at the top.
And if you want to understand the details in the image better, scroll down the details page to the bottom. From brightness levels to color model and show model, you can find them all here.
EXIF metadata works with image files such as panoramas, live photos, and portraits. It converts HEIC image files to JPG before continuing. However, this does not seem to work for video files.
On the other hand, if you want to edit the metadata, open an image directly through the EXIF app and hit the Edit button at the top.
3. Hash photos
HashPhotos is more than your average EXIF data viewer. This app is a complete photo manager and editor in itself. So this might be the right choice if you are looking for a versatile app that can do it all.
Unlike the ones above, you cannot see photo details from the Photos app. Instead, you’ll need to open the photo on the HashPhotos app.
To view details such as phone model, date, size, and location, swipe up. But if you want to see advanced details like orientation, pixel height, etc., you will need to upgrade to the paid version.
Like Metapho, HashPhotos works for almost all types of images, including videos and live videos. But again, the details of the videos are quite lower and only include size, resolution, and frame rate, among others.
Bonus: via iOS shortcuts
If you are not comfortable with sharing your photos and videos with a third party app, the built-in iOS Shortcuts app can help you get the basic photo details. The downside is that you won’t be able to see all of the consolidated details. However, if you want to see the size or the location, this method is useful.
Step 1: Open the Shortcuts app and tap the Plus icon in the top right corner to create a new shortcut. Next, tap Add action.
2nd step: search for “Get picture details”. Press to select.
Then tap on the album text and select a particular variable. In our case, we chose to use the file size.
Step 3: Click on the image text and select Shortcut Entry from the drop-down list.
Step 4: When done, tap the Plus icon to add an action again. Now search for “Show Notification” and add it.
On the next screen, press “Hello World” to change the variable. Select the file size as shown in the screenshot above. And yes, don’t forget to remove the Hello World text.
After you finish, tap Next and give your shortcut a new name. We renamed ours to Deets.
The newly created shortcut will be displayed on the Shortcuts home page. Tap to open it. Then activate the Show in Share Sheet button and save.
From now on, whenever you need to see the photo size (or other details), open a photo and hit the Shortcut icon on the share sheet, and you will have all the details displayed here. -above.
Check photo details often
Apart from the above, you can also use Google Photos to see image details i.e. if you have the app installed before. All you have to do is open any photo and swipe up.
Last updated on July 2, 2021
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