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Harvey Posts ExifTool 9.76 Production Release Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

16 November 2014

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v9.76, the first production release since v9.70 on Sept. 5. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

Changes since the last release include:

  • Added support for the LFR format (same as LFP)
  • Added support for Samsung models which write 2 values for LensType
  • Added a new Samsung LensType (thanks Nick Livchits)
  • Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks David PĆ¼schel)
  • Added a new PentaxModelID
  • Added some new Olympus WhiteBalance2 values (thanks LibRaw)
  • Added a new EXIF:Compression value
  • Decode a new FujiFilm tag
  • Decode a few more private TIFF tags
  • Improved warning message if "DIR" or "FILE" is used literally on the command line
  • Improved "-j -b" output to encode any non-UTF8 values as Base64
  • Enhanced -fast option (FastScan API option) to allow file processing to be bypassed entirely
  • Changed conversions for a couple of Nikon 1 AF tags for consistency
  • Changed reported FileType for LNK, KEY, KTH, NUMBERS, NMBTEMPLATE and PAGES files to match extension
  • Fixed problems adding new XMP and deleting old XMP from MP4 videos
  • Fixed problem writing FileModifyDate/FileCreateDate when -overwrite_original_in_place is used

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.

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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