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19 August 2015

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.00, the first production release since v9.90 on March 14. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

Changes since the last release include:

  • Added a few new CanonModelID's
  • Added a few new Nikon LensID's (from Jaap Voets and Robert Rottmerhusen)
  • Added a new Canon LensType (from Jos Roost)
  • Decode a number of new Sony tags (from Jos Roost)
  • Decode a couple more RIFF tags and extract Unknown RIFF tags
  • Changed -b option to avoid splitting PDF List-type tag values
  • API Change: Added NoPDFList option

This version changes the install location to /usr/local/bin which is lost on AppleScript and Automator shell script calls to exiftool. Terminal is unaffected, finding the new location with no problem because it references your additional paths in /etc/profile. So one workaround is simply to manually add the new path to the command: /usr/local/bin/exiftool in your scripts.

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 and we've 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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