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Harvey Posts ExifTool 9.90 Production Release Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

14 March 2015

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v9.90, the first production release since v9.76 on Nov. 15, 2014. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

Changes since the last release include:

  • Added config_files/picasa_faces.config to the distribution (via StarGeek)
  • Added a few new Minolta/Sony and Nikon lenses (via LibRaw)
  • Added new Canon and Sigma lenses (via Niels Kristian Bech Jensen)
  • Decode Nikon D810 custom settings (via Warren Hatch)
  • Decode a few new Nikon tags
  • Fixed superfluous "Open '' failed" warning which could occur in Windows
  • Fixed problem reading multi-valued Microsoft Xtra tags
  • Fixed problem on Windows using -overwrite_original_in_place with Unicode file names

In addition to the production releases, Harvey posts regular updates to ExifTool to handle new cameras and newly-decoded tags. His site includes an encyclopedia of Exif Tag Names in addition to extensive documentation and links to other resources.

We rely on the Perl library to write copyright information into the Exif header of our JPEGs and into DNG files. We also use it to read Exif header information. Our Services page includes a blow-by-blow account of building an OS X contextual menu service using ExifTool. (Incidentally, we've recently added a Services Request form so you can request our help with your own software development.)

We've explained how to reset the capture time in your images with ExifTool in Spring Back After The Fact. And we've written about using the tool in Copyrighter Pro to add copyright information to your images, as well. It's really the Swiss Army knife of Exif data.

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