ImageCap version 1.1

What is ImageCap?

ImageCap is a shell script for adding captions to image files. It reads and writes captions to images by using exif comment tag.

ImageCap is written in bash script.


Latest release of ImageCap can be downloaded from here.


  • bash
  • coreutils
  • sed
  • exiftool
  • feh
  • zenity


Make sure you have all the dependencies installed in your system.

Download the source tarball and extract it in your computer. Then change to the extracted directory and run make install. You may need superuser permission depending on your system.

For example:

$ wget ""
$ tar -xvf imagecap-1.1.tar.gz
$ cd imagecap
$ sudo make install

Alternatively you can download the script and place it in your path or create an alias.


ImageCap can be used from bash command line.

Run imagecap with the image file name as the argument to view / add /edit captions.

imagecap <filename>

ImageCap also includes a desktop file. It will be available within the graphical user interface you are using.

After opening the image file you can add or edit the caption by pressing <1> key. The caption will open in an editor where you can modify it. After saving the editor content the caption will be automatically updated.

ImageCap uses feh as the image viewer, exiftools as the caption manager and zenity as text editor.


Use zenity to edit text.
Get editor from environment variables.
Added a desktop file.


Copyright © 2017-2018 Dr. Agnibho Mondal
All rights reserved

ImageCap is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


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