Method: EXIF

Sort files into folders based on their EXIF tag data.

Please note that not all EXIF tags are available. Any that aren't available are displayed within the tag menu, but are disabled. The reason for this is that they don't return anything that can be used for file-naming purposes (eg. binary data).

  • Name Mask
  • This is the naming mask to use and specifies which EXIF tags should be used for creating the destination folders.

    The tags are accessible via the button immediately to the right of the Name Mask textbox; click the button and select which tag(s) to use. Normal text can also be entered within the textbox along any selected tag codes.


    The selected tag from the menu will appear at the position of the caret; if any text is selected within the textbox, it will be replaced.

  • DateTime Format
  • This is the formatting style to use when any EXIF date/time tags are used above. The default is yyyy-MMM-dd, which is formatted as, for example: 2016-Sep-13

    You can view the full range of date and time formatting codes at this respective Microsoft page.

  • Example
  • Displays the effect of the currently-entered Name Mask. Please note that this requires you select an image with Test Image.

  • Limit EXIF Checking to Files Ending with JPG
  • EXIF tag data is only contained within JPEG files. Processing non-JPEG files can result in a significant performance decrease, and it is recommended that either the Source Items are only scanning for files ending in .jpg via the Search Pattern option, or that this option is enabled as it will discard any non-.jpg files found during pre-scanning.

  • Test Image
  • For the Example display to return meaningful results, you will need to select a .jpg image by clicking on the folder icon immediately to the right of the Test Image textbox.

  • EXIF Viewer
  • Clicking the button will display a new window allowing you to select an image and display all of the EXIF tags found within it.


    The EXIF Viewer will automatically load and display the tags from the active Test Image, if set.