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EXIF (EXCHANGEABLE IMAGE FILE FORMAT)
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    A specification for an image file format for digital cameras that provides the ability to attach image metadata to JPEG, TIFF, and RIFF images. As of this writing, EXIF is not maintained by any industry or standards organization but is widely used by camera manufacturers. http://www.exif.org/.


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    Source:
    Introduction to Metadata, 2nd Edition, Getty Research Institute