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 v0.27.2

Downloads Archive

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

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.2-CYGWIN64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.2-Darwin.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.2-Linux64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.2-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-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 v0.27.2 2017msvc64 2922444 2019-07-29 07:38 d673d2d34b27d49f82d8342d97dfac9d6514d097e3867e412dc3fd1379a0ea42
Exiv2 v0.27.2 CYGWIN64 exiv2-0.27.2-CYGWIN64.tar.gz 4863613 2019-07-29 07:43 12831bb7109f1951179cdca772c3a176bb75dde05a4c94975c8d7ca2c375e132
Exiv2 v0.27.2 Darwin exiv2-0.27.2-Darwin.tar.gz 1678877 2019-07-29 07:32 32daf6978ba4c887cfeb7621e0426fc74418cf14c97d139db4c5506c545348bc
Exiv2 v0.27.2 Linux64 exiv2-0.27.2-Linux64.tar.gz 1997479 2019-07-29 07:32 a7151d781594e9e5f4e6522942f816882d21a6ae7a1432faf81b28aa11832dcc
Exiv2 v0.27.2 MinGW64 exiv2-0.27.2-MinGW64.tar.gz 4681234 2019-07-29 07:43 10166a942695f9e3a497f2edf2bd7626fe8a0ad554df6b8144b18e033544e9fc
Exiv2 v0.27.2 Source exiv2-0.27.2-Source.tar.gz 27591236 2019-07-29 07:33 2652f56b912711327baff6dc0c90960818211cf7ab79bb5e1eb59320b78d153f

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.