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Harvey Posts ExifTool 11.70 Production Release Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

10 October 2019

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v11.70, the first production release since v11.50 on June 11. 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 CanonModelID
  • Improved identification of Office Open XML files
  • Removed RAF version check when writing Fujifilm RAF files
  • Limited the number of accelerometer records that ExifTool will read by default with the -ee option from INSV files to avoid excessive processing times and memory usage
  • Patched Windows version to allow reading of shared files with Unicode names
  • Patched to avoid converting some bad GPS coordinates
  • Fixed verbose output to include YCbCrSubSampling for JPEG files
  • Fixed conversion and group names for the new Fujifilm tag added in 11.68
  • Fixed format of GeoTiffDirectory and GeoTiffDoubleParams when writing

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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