Everyone knows the story of Superman, or Kal-El, the son of Jor-El from the planet Krypton, who was sent to earth just before his home planet was destroyed, raised on a farm in Kansas and endowed with super powers which he used to benefit humankind.
Apple’s Get Info utility in the Finder is much like Kal-El on Krypton, an unassuming function which displays information about a Mac file. Select a file in the Finder, select Get Info from the Menubar, or enter Command-I on the keyboard.
Voila! Get Info delivers information about a file.
Now, what if that simple function in OS X actually came from the planet Krypton? It would have super powers when used on earth, right? You know, just like Superman. Think of Get Info with options to view details about any Mac graphics file, but powerful enough to display all those details from an entire folders of files.
That would be Graphic Inspector, the Get Info from Krypton, the Get Info with super powers, the Get Info on performance enhancing drugs.
Graphic Inspector can view a folder full of photos, images, even vector graphic files, and display file attributes of each, including resolution, color mode, ICC profile, compression details, as well as size, kind, and dimensions. It also display photo metadata such as EXIF, GPS, IPTC information.
Graphic Inspector displays everything you need to know about graphic files or photos in a spreadsheet-like, Finder-like list. Folder navigation is in the lefthand Sidebar. Click on a folder and the app displays the folder’s contents of graphic files with all the details you need to know.
If you’re looking for images or photos with specific file attributes there’s no easier or faster way. QuickLook generates previews which can also display non-graphic files. That makes it a must-have utility for any Mac user serious about preflight asset checks, or simply to search through tens of thousands of graphic images or photos to find just the right ones for a project. The app has been around a number of years and seems to have matured as it aged.
If you’re on a budget but still need metadata, then check out iMediaHUD. It’s limited to a single file at a time, but it’s priced right. Free.