exif: Python parsing library

This page hosts a formal specification of exif using Kaitai Struct. This specification can be automatically translated into a variety of programming languages to get a parsing library.


Parse a local file and get structure in memory:

data = Exif.from_file("path/to/local/file.exif")

Or parse structure from a bytes:

from kaitaistruct import KaitaiStream, BytesIO

raw = b"\x00\x01\x02..."
data = Exif(KaitaiStream(BytesIO(raw)))

After that, one can get various attributes from the structure by invoking getter methods like:

data.endianness # => get endianness

Python source code to parse exif


# This is a generated file! Please edit source .ksy file and use kaitai-struct-compiler to rebuild

from pkg_resources import parse_version
from kaitaistruct import __version__ as ks_version, KaitaiStruct, KaitaiStream, BytesIO

if parse_version(ks_version) < parse_version('0.7'):
    raise Exception("Incompatible Kaitai Struct Python API: 0.7 or later is required, but you have %s" % (ks_version))

from exif_be import ExifBe
from exif_le import ExifLe
class Exif(KaitaiStruct):
    def __init__(self, _io, _parent=None, _root=None):
        self._io = _io
        self._parent = _parent
        self._root = _root if _root else self

    def _read(self):
        self.endianness = self._io.read_u2le()
        _on = self.endianness
        if _on == 18761:
            self.body = ExifLe(self._io)
        elif _on == 19789:
            self.body = ExifBe(self._io)