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11 June 2020

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v12.00, the first production release since v11.70 on October 20, 2019. 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 two new Olympus LensTypes
  • Added two new Sony LensType values
  • Added a few new Nikon LensID's
  • Added support for the Sony ZV-1
  • Added a new CanonModelID
  • Added missing MimeType values for HEICS and HEIFS files
  • Added definitions for a number of new XMP-crs tags
  • Recognize WOFF and WOFF2 font files
  • Decode streaming GPS from Roadhawk, EEEkit and 360Fly MP4 videos
  • Decode a number of new tags for the Nikon D6
  • Decode a couple more AF tags for the D500/D850
  • Decode a number of new Panasonic tags
  • Improved Composite LensID logic
  • Enhanced -v option to state when a directory has 0 entries
  • Removed a couple of incorrect Validate warnings for bilevel TIFF images
  • Drop ContrastCurve tag when copying from NEF to JPEG
  • Changed -csv output to add "Unknown" group name to column headings for missing tags when -f and -G options are used
  • Patched to support new XMP LensID format for Nikon cameras as written by Apple Photos (thanks Mattsta)
  • Fixed problem extracting metadata from Sigma DP2 Quattro X3F files
  • Fixed End() and EndDir() functions so they work when writing and when the -v option is used
  • Fixed problem recognizing some PGM files
  • Fixed bug in offsets for some Photoshop information in -v3 output
  • Fixed problem writing a list containing empty elements inside an XMP structure
  • API Changes: 1) Changed FilterW option to not write tag if $_ is set to undef and 2) Added NoMultiExif option

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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