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 The code can be build in 32 or 64 bits as a static or shared library (DLL) 32bit is obsolete on the macOS, Cygwin and MinGW/msys2 platforms.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 v0.27.5.3

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-

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 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 v0.27.5.3 2019msvc64 2735133 2021-10-01 13:18 d51e339e6f8b0444950b029e9477c159bb90041f213d691fc5914b408cbc86ec
Exiv2 v0.27.5.3 CYGWIN64 exiv2- 4554515 2021-10-01 13:30 57fb149454261798d50aeeee35c820e1194500b5341806ddd9947733ffc238a3
Exiv2 v0.27.5.3 Darwin exiv2- 3100335 2021-10-01 13:13 ec9ab638d41158f32aa89f3e56fd9e7155c4b95fe1e9b0a32dc32aea0b787107
Exiv2 v0.27.5.3 Linux64 exiv2- 3525255 2021-10-01 13:10 2d4c5dd5a7ab6c468a723e4acfdc346a75788728917e69cc0a7f88e017ac931e
Exiv2 v0.27.5.3 MinGW64 exiv2- 4476472 2021-10-01 13:22 8972f7a1505fa1b499ece90066798c6b1ac42a3c4048b2bd4be18163c3164019
Exiv2 v0.27.5.3 Source exiv2- 32310116 2021-10-01 13:11 bc09c96c47b3694d8f2029840b32c42f21e08c6bcf2d3231616109b9a2656e0b

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.