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 The code can be build in 32 or 64 bits as a static or shared library (DLL) 32bit is obsolete on the macOS, Cygwin and MinGW/msys2 platforms.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 v0.27.5

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  exiv2-0.27.5-CYGWIN64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.5-Linux64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.5-Darwin.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.5-MinGW64.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 v0.27.5 2019msvc64 7768114 2022-02-18 16:43 8e55de42ed8b725ba4877345592d9e0fbf0a10f4ffb1b766da96ef78f6af8a8c
Exiv2 v0.27.5 CYGWIN64 exiv2-0.27.5-CYGWIN64.tar.gz 4556344 2022-02-18 16:43 bd1ab77e475922deb927d81db6a7eefcb77a7401bae247cbba403f4c1e87bc4e
Exiv2 v0.27.5 Darwin exiv2-0.27.5-Darwin.tar.gz 7971573 2022-02-18 16:43 a559cdea87bf6cf84155759ab0e7a0b0cf196dfd23b250eabab2528d95da860e
Exiv2 v0.27.5 Linux64 exiv2-0.27.5-Linux64.tar.gz 8621502 2022-02-18 16:43 06a7cbc94d7e7388c728cbe81a3724e6f4a60664040bf8917d9b8e59a5f325c8
Exiv2 v0.27.5 MinGW64 exiv2-0.27.5-MinGW64.tar.gz 4479387 2022-02-18 16:43 06598efb2b67a0c8289e99d2c2f06b601fd7677a5f0b41f87363ea888a6125e3
Exiv2 v0.27.5 Source exiv2-0.27.5-Source.tar.gz 32720608 2022-02-18 16:43 35a58618ab236a901ca4928b0ad8b31007ebdc0386d904409d825024e45ea6e2

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.