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

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

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 v0.27.1

Build Server

The project has a build server which builds and tests the code on supported platforms every night.

Buildserver Recent Builds

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

Downloads Archive


The project buildserver builds every night. Each build includes builds of the library and sample applications. 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  exiv2-0.27.1-CYGWIN64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.1-Darwin.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.1-Linux64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.1-MinGW64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries

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-X 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 v0.27.1 CYGWIN64 exiv2-0.27.1-CYGWIN64.tar.gz 5069329 2019-04-26 10:40 edaf6ae7e487032bcf1c4a8bf92c143ed71a6c4651c0a8be8587739d6e90d4d2
Exiv2 v0.27.1 Darwin exiv2-0.27.1-Darwin.tar.gz 3047771 2019-04-26 10:32 9a259f1154b1f9e057f703ca4ffb3fdde99fcd29bceb6031767c6c0450ba62b1
Exiv2 v0.27.1 Linux64 exiv2-0.27.1-Linux64.tar.gz 3352754 2019-04-26 10:31 caafad455c88f4d9cf8ab338204e8ffafac2110e7b8a332d296c274963abf460
Exiv2 v0.27.1 MinGW64 exiv2-0.27.1-MinGW64.tar.gz 4848035 2019-04-26 10:40 f3793a71cd3912e5e94ea071b3474063ba06586a1251c194f7f83b968ed30708
Exiv2 v0.27.1 Source exiv2-0.27.1-Source.tar.gz 27210365 2019-04-26 10:31 f125286980fd1bcb28e188c02a93946951c61e10784720be2301b661a65b3081
Exiv2 v0.27.1 msvc64 2923302 2019-04-26 10:37 d45d8e81c3ed002c6ce1098d6a0c4e997905d5330f9201fb6da3b0527ff11321

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.