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18 January 2021

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v12.15, the first production release since v12.0 on June 11, 2020. 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 couple of new Sony LensType values
  • Added a new Nikon FlashMode value
  • Decode NikonSettings
  • Decode thermal information from DJI RJPEG images
  • Fixed extra newline in -echo3 and -echo4 outputs added in version 12.10
  • Fixed out-of-memory problem when writing some very large PNG files under Windows

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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