I would like to build a function that inserts a JPG in a xelatex file and automatically caption it with information extracted from the JPG's EXIF data, such as exposure time, etc. How can I do that?

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    I don't know anything about xelatex, but this question shows how to extract the EXIF data to a text file using imagemagick at the command line. Maybe that could be part of your automated workflow. stackoverflow.com/questions/26654709/…
    – James
    Mar 1, 2016 at 15:14
  • Yes, there are many ways to extract exif info through the command line and I'm familiar with some of them. I'm hoping for a more straightforward way, possibly with some package.
    – abey
    Mar 1, 2016 at 15:32

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You can use bashful to run external commands, i.e.:

exiftool image.jpg

enter image description here

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