7-Zip: For this example, I will use 7-Zip, a free open source archiver for the Windows platform (see Quick Link: 7-Zip 4.47 in Beta), but the concepts are the same no matter which tool you prefer. When you run the 7-Zip installer, it actually installs several versions of itself as separate executables.
The executable that all of the shortcuts link to is 7z FM.exe, known as the “7-Zip File Manager.” That’s the one that presents a graphical user interface.
This thing will suck the last bit of metadata out of whatever image file you throw at it!
" - Open Photography Forums Requires Perl 5.004 or later.
But did you know that all of these tools also have commandline versions available?The folks at Microsoft that write the code detection for Defender are just lazy or don't get it! There has never been a malware infection that only affected the HOSTS file ...so why if when nothing else is detected does Defender still determine that you are infected?No other libraries or software required, but some optional Perl modules may be added to enable certain Exif Tool features (for details, see the DEPENDENCIES section of the README file included in the full distribution).Windows users: A stand-alone Windows executable version of Exif Tool is available which doesn't require Perl.These are great for using in batch files to automate the process of compressing, or uncompressing, files.This makes it possible, with one click of a mouse button, to do things like: (Not) Automating Extractions: As you can see, most of the cases that call for automation are ones where original files are being compressed and stored into an archive, rather than files being extracted from an archive.You can also use the pure Perl version if you already have Perl installed.(You can get a good, free Perl interpreter from ) Everyone else (Mac, Unix, etc): Don't worry, you already have Perl installed.For file extraction, it’s typically easiest to use the GUI, to double-click on the archive file and then click-and-drag the desired files out of the archive.So, the examples below will focus on the former, but don’t hesitate to post a comment should you need to see examples of latter.