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8 November 2022

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v12.50, the first production release since v12.42 on June 1. 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 XMP-GCreations tag
  • Added a few new Sony lenses
  • Added new SonyModelID and Olympus CameraType values
  • Added a couple of new XMP tags
  • Added a new Nikon Z lens
  • Added a new Canon LensType and CanonModelID
  • Added some new Pentax lenses
  • Added experimental support for timed GPS in TS videos from Jomise T860S-GM dashcam (more samples are needed for this to be finalized)
  • Decode information written in "skip" atom of 70mai Pro Plus+ MP4 videos
  • Decode timed accelerometer data from Kenwood dashcam MP4 videos
  • Decode a few new Nikon Z9 tags
  • Decode ColorData for some newer Canon models
  • Decode a number of new tags for the Sony ILCE-7RM5
  • Updated IPTC XMP tags to correspond with new Photo Metadata 2022.1 standard
  • Extract JPEG previews from Fujifilm HIF images
  • Changed -if option so multiple -if options are evaluated at the lowest specified -fast level
  • Changed MIMEType for ICO and CUR files
  • Enhanced -fast2 so it stops processing QuickTime files at mdat atom
  • Enhanced -listx output so -f also indicates the ID of the parent structure for Flattened tags
  • Improved conversion of IPTC date-only and time-only tags to allow formatting with the -d option
  • Improved Canon and Nikon TimeZone tags to accept a wider variety of input formats when writing
  • Disabled extraction of Nikon Z9 MenuSettings for firmware 3.0 until they can be properly decoded
  • Fixed decoding of AF points for some newer Nikon models
  • Fixed inconsistent year and time zone for Kenwood dashcam timed GPS in MP4 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. Most recently, we published Using Exiftool as an Image Organizer.

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

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