Software Update: ExifTool 12.02

Phil Harvey has released version 12.02 of ExifTool. ExifTool is a free and cross-platform program that allows the metadata of a large number of files can be managed and edited. It works from the command line, but there are third-party solutions available that allow it to be used with a graphical user interface. New versions appear regularly, but most releases are made available under the beta flag. This update is also referred to as a development version, the last stable release is version 12.00. Since version 12.00, the following changes and improvements have been made:

Changes in version 12.02:

  • Added support for a number of new QuickTime ItemList tags
  • Added support for writing XMP-xmp:RatingPercent
  • Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Jos Roost and LibRaw)
  • Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks James O’Neill)
  • Decode barcodes from Ricoh APP5 RMETA segment
  • Decode a few new QuickTime tags written by Ricoh and Garmin cameras
  • Decode timed GPS from Sony A7R IV MP4 videos
  • Decode timed GPS from 70mai dashcam videos
  • Decode a few new Panasonic tags (thanks Klaus Homeister)
  • Decode altitude and more accurate latitude/longitude from Transcend Driver Pro 230 MP4 videos
  • Improved decoding of some Canon EOS 1DXmkIII custom functions
  • Allow integer QuickTime TrackNumber and DiskNumber values
  • Relax validity check of QuickTime:ContentCreateDate when writing with -n
  • Removed “Com” from the start of some unknown ItemList tag names
  • Patched CanonCustom decoding for bug in Canon EOS-1DX firmware
  • Changed QuickTime CleanAperture tags decode as signed rationals

Changes in version 12.01:

  • Added a new NEF Compression value (thanks Warren Hatch)
  • Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Jos Roost)
  • Decode timed GPS from Rove Stealth 4K dashcam videos
  • Fixed bug which would corrupt TIFF images with 16-bit image data offsets when writing (these are very rare)

Version number 12.02
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Phil Harvey
File size 6.31MB
License type GPL