MPO Explorer is a lightweight and portable application that aims to extract the contents of Multi Picture Object files and to provide EXIF information about each picture in the MPO archive.
If you’re not familiar with the term, MPO files, otherwise known as Multi Picture Objects consist of a collection of multiple images in JPEG format that are tied together in order to output 3D graphics.
Normally, this type of image can be viewed on devices that are compatible with the format such as 3D cameras, although extracting them is possible using a third-party utility such as MPO Explorer.
MPO Explorer’s design is simple, the basic appearance being the only complaint we can confirm is true. The interface is minimalistic, holding very few fields that allow you to experiment with its feature set.
It only accepts valid MPO images and creates a list of the pictures included in the source graphics soon after you’ve imported the photo. In order to view EXIF information, simply right-click one of the images in the list and select the dedicated shortcut. Opening the picture in your default editor is also made available from here.
There are three extraction methods that you can experiment with: all, which obviously processes the entire set bundled in the MPO file, as well as odd and even, which extract the images depending on the numbering of the pictures in the list.
MPO Explorer also allows you to enable a context menu entry for this type of file, facilitating easier access to its extraction engine.
All in all, MPO Explorer does manage to carry out the job flawlessly, although a more appealing design is a must in order to gain a wider crowd of fans.