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11 June 2019

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v11.50, the first production release since v11.01 on June 11, 2018. 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 Canon LensType and two new Sony LensTypes
  • Added tiff_version and rotate_regions config files to the distribution
  • Added two new QuickTime Keys tags and made some existing Keys unwritable
  • Improved Composite LensID logic to make better use of Exif LensModel
  • Improved logic when writing BinaryData tags to allow multiple interdependent tags to be written in a single command
  • Improved -htmldump output to show names of Unknown tags
  • Allow advanced formatting expressions to access the current tag key ($tag)
  • Remove escaped nulls from -json string values
  • Reverted change in ExifTool 11.38 so that Composite GPS reference directions are generated again even if the Exif versions of these tags already exist
  • Fixed an incorrect FlashPix CodePage conversion

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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