How do you find out the details about a photo, movie, or audio file on your Mac? The classic way is simple. Hit Command-I in the Finder. Get Info. What do you get? All the information available about the file? No. There’s a better way.
Take a look at the status quo.
That’s not much to brag about is it? Get Info works and it’s fast and easy but by no means does it provide all the details you want to know about a file.
Try Invisor instead of Get Info. This is what a few bucks gets you.
That’s what Get Info should give you but does not.
Invisor displays metadata information from photos, audio, and video files including all the standard files most of of care about and a few more.
Photos – JPG, TIFF, PNG, and most RAW formats, plus EXIF, IPTC, GPS, XMP, and more.
Video – MPEG-1/2/4, Matroska, WMV, XVID, AVI, MXF, MOV, MJPEG
Audio – MP3, AAC, Vorbis, AC-3, DTS, WMA, ALAC, FLAC, PCM and more
Invisor also exports data in a variety of formats which include text, HTML, JSON, and CVS. This may be more media data than you need to know but if you need to know it, it’s here.
What good is all that information?
If you have to ask, then it probably doesn’t matter much. But take a close look at the data pulled from each file, regardless of file type; photo, video, or audio. Some of that data is highly valuable to photographers, videographers, and audio recording engineers.
Invisor comes with a Finder Quick Look Plugin, too. That means you can view file metadata content from the Finder. One tap to the Space Bar and information overload sets in.
Invisor is free to try and the full featured version is priced at just a few dollars so there’s little to lose if you want more data from your data than Get Info provides. The only negative nit I have is that there’s no way to edit the metadata, but that’s a minor issue.