ExifTool by Phil Harvey, does a fantastic job of extracting and manipulating metadata. However, the extra few steps of using a command-line application can be frustrating when you are looking for quick information. To save some keystrokes, I wrote a service to access multiple files’ metadata with a single control-click. After installing ExifTool, create a new Service workflow in Automator that receives files or folders in Finder. Paste the AppleScript below into a Run AppleScript action, save your newly created service and enjoy. Each time the service is run, a text file containing your information will be added to the “metadata” folder within your Documents.