Exiv2 Looks To Team Up With The KDE Project

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 6 March 2021 at 03:30 AM EST. 14 Comments
Exiv2, the widely-used C++ metadata library / tools for dealing with image metadata via EXIF / IPTC / XMP standards and ICC profiles is looking to join the KDE project.

This C++ library and CLI tools for dealing with image metadata is widely used already in the open-source world, including by several KDE programs like Krita, digiKam, and KPhotoAlbum. Software outside of KDE like GIMP and Darktable also leverage this image metadata library.

Driven in part by the current project maintainer looking to retire after thirteen years on the post, they are looking to join KDE to help with the role of maintaining this library. They hope with joining KDE there will be new contributors getting involved and the like. Additionally, by joining KDE it would bring Exiv2 into the Open Invention Network.

The discussion around Exiv2 potentially becoming part of the KDE community can be found via this mailing list discussion. Those wanting to get involved or learn more about this leading open-source image metadata library can visit Exiv2.org.
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