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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.10 Production Release Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

23 January 2016

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.10, the first production release since v10.00 on Aug. 19, 2015. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

Changes since the last release include:

  • Added a new Olympus LensType
  • Added a couple of new Olympus FlashModel values
  • Added a new Nikon LensID
  • Added a new Pentax LensType
  • Decode a number of new Sony tags
  • Decode H264:DateTimeOriginal DST flag, and add " DST" to time string if set
  • Decode a few more CanonCustom settings
  • Fixed problem creating user-defined XMP structure elements with names containing characters which are illegal in tag names
  • Improved mechanism for generating tags which must be specifically requested when copying or used in -if or -p expressions
  • Improved warning in Windows if help documentation file can't be created
  • Patched Composite:FileNumber to handle case where Canon:FileNumber is 10000
  • Patched reading FujiFilm RawImageWidth/Height for new X-Pro2 RAF images
  • Fixed problem reading PDF objects which begin with a comment line
  • Fixed problem which could result in ExifTool corrupting a PDF file when writing
  • API Changes include 1) Added RequestTags option and 2) No longer generate MDItem tags when RequestAll option is set.

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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