thecoalman - 3:44 pm on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
If you want to read/write EXIF/IPTC I'd recommend Irfanview or Exifer. Both give you access to all the fields and have a lot more features like batch mode.
Irfanview itself is a tool everyone should have if they are manipulating images. It's a great utility for basic opertions.