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 v0.27.2.3

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-

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-

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 v0.27.2.3 2017msvc64 2916977 2019-07-19 18:50 912b8d57d15d7fe0cbbe0db0f66a322abb15b46a41d0613419fd47a7a36f9770
Exiv2 v0.27.2.3 CYGWIN64 exiv2- 5143161 2019-07-19 18:56 bdd5c5fdc697b445a057b5c663088dce0da1c4ff83b7336fcebb3ba597d53e28
Exiv2 v0.27.2.3 Darwin exiv2- 3113201 2019-07-19 18:46 23a7a6a98876de2f60f7e57aaa6cd2f26fd79d5e23b571fa22b06780beaf87ec
Exiv2 v0.27.2.3 Linux64 exiv2- 3425194 2019-07-19 18:46 0d3b5c8415d9bfb656d593cc47089df77aa7462e5b9d7c464944d8a634082c3d
Exiv2 v0.27.2.3 MinGW64 exiv2- 4925268 2019-07-19 18:56 8e057b3c3c197d781edd8118d7a8c950ef0e615b93fdb6649da884aeb533fa77
Exiv2 v0.27.2.3 Source exiv2- 27590961 2019-07-19 18:47 ae72d7d30050a7e0d71b96911a103fe8ceb99fe37128075c9dfc2a7f03fe3c45

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.