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 The code can be build in 32 or 64 bits as a static or shared library (DLL) 32bit is obsolete on the macOS, Cygwin and MinGW/msys2 platforms.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 v0.27.3

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  exiv2-0.27.3-CYGWIN64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.3-Linux64.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.3-Darwin.tar.gz

64 bit shared libraries  exiv2-0.27.3-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 v0.27.3 2019msvc64 2691720 2020-06-30 14:55 f94772b4fe461bf52d6b5f526b52dba6412a46bfb007422de12589b757955ab5
Exiv2 v0.27.3 CYGWIN64 exiv2-0.27.3-CYGWIN64.tar.gz 4476571 2020-06-30 15:09 d11907379491be7568149ea27995bb65f8a58c4f926c62668c04d4859a5a8dd0
Exiv2 v0.27.3 Darwin exiv2-0.27.3-Darwin.tar.gz 3056857 2020-06-30 14:33 07aad206d3359aba508f9d669f1bc2b0bc9a3b09bd8506b31bac9af2368a7af5
Exiv2 v0.27.3 Linux64 exiv2-0.27.3-Linux64.tar.gz 3479054 2020-06-30 14:33 91e9a5bc0b13e47f54d9cda70dedcf99916fd7cfdc410143d5247e3364c0ae6f
Exiv2 v0.27.3 MinGW64 exiv2-0.27.3-MinGW64.tar.gz 4391957 2020-06-30 14:58 094351ad65c7f6f6a7893e79bcb6959205375494d7bd1cb33df377fb03aac3e3
Exiv2 v0.27.3 Source exiv2-0.27.3-Source.tar.gz 26447901 2020-06-30 14:33 a79f5613812aa21755d578a297874fb59a85101e793edc64ec2c6bd994e3e778

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.