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Harvey Posts ExifTool 11.01 Production Release Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

11 June 2018

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v11.01, the first production release since v11.00 on June 7 and certainly the shortest interval between production releases. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

Changes since the last non-production release include:

  • Added a new ProfileCMMType
  • Added a Validate warning about non-standard Exif or XMP in PNG images
  • Added a new Canon LensType
  • Decode a couple more PanasonicRaw tags
  • Patched to avoid adding tags to QuickTime videos with multiple 'mdat' atoms, avoiding potential corruption of these videos

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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