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18 August 2021

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v12.30, the first production release since v12.26 on May 21. 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 read support for Portable FloatMap images
  • Added a few new Nikon LensID values
  • Added a new Canon LensType
  • Added a new Olympus CameraType
  • Added minor warning about unknown data between JPEG segments
  • Added a couple of new NikonSettings tags
  • Added a new Sony LensType
  • Decode 'id3 ' chunk in WAV audio files
  • Decode timed GPS from concatenated Garmin dashcam videos
  • Decode SamsungTrailer information from sefd atom in HEIC images
  • Decode more Sony MakerNote tags for the ZV-E10
  • Decode DepthMapTiff from JPEG images of more Samsung models
  • Decode timed GPS from M2TS videos of yet another type of dashcam
  • Extract PreviewImage from Xaiomi MP4 videos
  • Changed name of second EmbeddedImage in Samsung trailer to EmbeddedImage2
  • Improved Dutch translations for GPS tags
  • Allow ICC_Profile to be "deleted" from AVIF files (a zero-length profile is written to allow a profile to be added back later)
  • Patched to remove 2-GB size limit when reading Photoshop ImageSourceData

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. Most recently, we published Using Exiftool as an Image Organizer.

It's really the Swiss Army knife of Exif data.

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