JPEGsnoop is a free Windows application that examines and decodes the inner details of JPEG and MotionJPEG AVI files.
JPEGsnoop can also be used to analyze the source of an image to test its authenticity.
Every digital photo contains a wealth of hidden information - JPEGsnoop was written to expose these details to those who are curious.
Not only can one determine the various settings that were used in the digital camera in taking the photo (EXIF metadata, IPTC), but one can also extract information that indicates the quality and nature of the JPEG image compression used by the camera in saving the file. Each digical cameras specifies a compression quality levels, many of them wildly different, leading to the fact that some cameras produce far better JPEG images than others.
File Types Supported
JPEGsnoop will open and attempt to decode any file that contains an embedded JPEG image, such as:
* Note that video file formats (such as .AVI and .MOV) are containers, which can include video streams encoded in one of a wide variety of codecs. JPEGsnoop can only interpret this video footage if the codec used is based on Motion JPEG (MJPG).