ExifTool by Phil Harvey is an easy to use software that is designed to quickly extract metadata from a variety of multimedia file types. ExifTool reads Reads EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, MakerNotes, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP, ID3, Lyrics3 and others. The operating system allows you to quickly open a file and examine its metadata in just a few seconds once it is downloaded and installed.
ExifTool offers a free download of the software on their site for both MacOS and Windows operating system. Additionally, instructions are on the site for how to download and install the software on Unix systems. The ExifTool is an essential software to have in any forensic tool kit. The speed, accuracy and reliability makes it one of the most simple but effective free tools on the market.