I'm trying to see if I can get the Date Created on images within an image upload. Not the date the file was created, but the date the picture was taken. If I open an image up in Preview, in the Inspector I can see that the IPTC, EXIF, and TIFF Metadata contains the information I'm looking for. Is that possible?

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You can create a plugin that does something like this:

$image = new Image();
$exif = $image->getExifMetadata();

See here for other methods on the Image class.

  • Thanks! I'll give this a shot. It's about time I take a stab at a basic plugin.
    – Dave Joyce
    Commented Mar 6, 2015 at 18:35

You could try out my new "Asset Metadata" plugin. It makes use of the getID3 PHP library to extract all sort of metadata from your assets.

To make your life a bit easier, I added further beautified metadata properties like a sound file's playtime duration in ISO 8601 date interval format (i.e. PT1H21M48S), or a photo's exposure time as a ratio.

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