Two types of packages are available for download: Source and Builds.

Exiv2 is supported on Linux, macOS, Cygwin, MinGW/msys2 and Microsoft Visual Studio. The code can be build in 32 or 64 bits as a static or shared library (DLL) 32bit is obsolete on the macOS, Cygwin and MinGW/msys2 platforms.

Source code for every revision of Exiv2 is available from GitHUB.


The complete source code to build the Exiv2 library, command line utility and several example and test applications, test scripts and test files.

After downloading and unpacking the distribution, see in the top directory for build and installation notes and further information.

  Download Source

Currently v0.27.6

Downloads Archive

An archive of older release is provided. See the ChangeLog for a detailed list of changes between releases.

Downloads Archive


Each build includes builds of the library and sample applications. Please see ReadMe.txt in the bundle for an introduction to the contents its content. The header files and a sample application are included in the bundle and documentation to enable applications to be built.

The builds provided are those most likely to be of immediate use. If you require a 32 bit build or static libraries, or special configurations, you have to build from source.

Exiv2 has many options to compile a subset of the code. Please see for more information.


64 bit shared libraries

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.6-Linux64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.6-Darwin.tar.gz

As an alternative to these packages, most Linux distributions have a package management system such as yum, apt or pacman which will install binary builds and header files. On macOS the package management systems are port and brew.

Package details

See the ChangeLog for a detailed list of changes between releases.

Package Filename Size (Bytes) Date and Time SHA256
Exiv2 v0.27.6 2019msvc64 7235829 2023-01-19 13:26 4adde9629656083ff47c674fc94ca9e31e09e052f804813b1051fcb97ce32214
Exiv2 v0.27.6 Darwin exiv2-0.27.6-Darwin.tar.gz 8302990 2023-01-19 13:26 36ce04da69d9d0130e4347904981d8254f0f6c109ef9c2add3138a411b93391b
Exiv2 v0.27.6 Linux64 exiv2-0.27.6-Linux64.tar.gz 8328920 2023-01-19 13:26 5ec67ebd65b5eee6ea335ac9df2c11f6350c539cbc2ec2ab7476fbeb64cb4bec
Exiv2 v0.27.6 Source exiv2-0.27.6-Source.tar.gz 32280263 2023-01-19 13:26 4c192483a1125dc59a3d70b30d30d32edace9e14adf52802d2f853abf72db8a6

Exiv2 is developed on GNU/Linux with recent versions of GCC. Written in C++, it uses the standard C++ library, some POSIX and C functions, and is portable. Dependencies are on zlib for PNG support, gettext for NLS, libiconv for characterset conversions and Expat for XMP support. (Note: current Linux distributions usually have gettext and iconv in libc and these features can be disabled individually.)

Exiv2 Source Code

$ git clone


Exiv2 is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Exiv2 is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.