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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.20 Production Release Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

13 June 2016

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.20, the first production release since v10.15 on April 20. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

Changes since the last release include:

  • Added a few new Sigma LensTypes
  • Added a new Sony LensType
  • Added two new Canon LensTypes
  • Added a couple of new PentaxModelIDs
  • Added a new Pentax LensType
  • Added a few new Olympus PictureMode values
  • Added a few more XMP tags
  • Decode a new Nikon video tag
  • Patched to allow protected binary data tags to be extracted when -b is combined with -php or -X if the tag is specifically requested
  • Fixed bug introduced in version 9.96 where extended XMP is ignored if the MWG module is used
  • Fixed problem where the MWG module wasn't loaded automatically if there were MWG tags in the argument to the -p option
  • Fixed column alignment of alternate-language output (requires Unicode::GCString to be installed)
  • Fixed problem writing Sigma:LensFocalRange

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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