Action - Init Variable Image Metadata

The action Init Variable Image Metadata extracts the metadata (e.g. Exif tags) from an image and stores the values in a map (key=label/name of the tag, value=description or raw value of the tag).

Example to read the GPS location in an action Script:
location = getMapValue(image_metadata, "gps_location");

Tip: Condition Debug Dialog can be used to display the keys and values stored in the map.


  • Extract the GPS location and the thumbnail from a JPEG image.
The path to the image file. Variables are supported.
The name of the variable to store the map with the values in. Variables are supported.
Parse dates
Defines if date strings should be converted to proper date/time values or if the string should be stored as a string in the map.
Include metadata directory name
Whether to include the name of the metadata directory in the key of each read tag.
Get raw values
Defines if the metadata values should be converted to a human readable form or if the values should be loaded as is.
Extract thumbnail
Defines if an available thumbnail should be extracted from the metadata and stored in variable thumbnail_image.
A variable is a container for a value that can be used in many actions and conditions to dynamically define a part of a text.
See action Script for a description.

Supplied Variables
the map containing the extracted tag names/labels and the extracted values for each tag
the thumbnail image extracted from the image metadata