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Exif API

About EXIF APIs

Extract EXIF data from image files with EXIF APIs.

What is an EXIF API?

An Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) application programming interface (API) is a RESTful web service. It allows developers to integrate image data removal functionality into their client applications or websites.

How does an EXIF API work?

An API for EXIF removal utilizes GET and POST request methods, depending on the API. Developers obtain an API key to use the service, and then they add endpoints to their projects. The service provider supplies API documentation that explains the capabilities and limitations of the API. Requests are transferred through the endpoints, and responses are in JSON format.

Who is an EXIF API for?

Developers that create image-sharing applications will find APIs for removing EXIF data useful.

Photo-sharing platforms, social networks, and other businesses will also appreciate APIs that remove data from their image files.

Why is an API for deleting EXIF data important?

An EXIF file is created and stored in the phone or digital camera when someone takes a picture. That file contains data such as camera settings, date and time the photo was taken, and in some cases location details such as GPS longitude and latitude coordinates. Users may not want to share this information along with the photos they post.

An API for extracting EXIF metadata removes sensitive data quickly. Users can avoid taking multiple steps to delete information they would rather not share.

What can you expect from an API for removing EXIF data?

Developers can expect to increase productivity and launch their projects to market much sooner. In most cases, developers will just add a few lines of code in their preferred coding language to embed the API’s endpoints.

Businesses can expect to run more secure websites and applications when they have APIs with EXIF data removal functionality added.

Are there examples of free EXIF APIs?

RapidAPI’s Marketplace lists several freemium APIs that extract EXIF data from files.

Metadata Extractor by Igniwork is a freemium API. It extracts EXIF data from other image and video file formats. Its free Basic plan includes 150 requests per month and overages are 2 cents each.

AirExif by Studio Xolo is another freemium API on the Marketplace. It extracts EXIF metadata from images. Its Basic plan includes 100 requests per month and it charges 2 cents each for overages.

Best Exif APIs

  1. AirExif
  2. ExifReader
  3. Metadata Extractor

Exif API SDKs

All Exif APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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