Software Update: ExifTool 12.08

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Phil Harvey has released version 12.08 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 as well. 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 12.06, the following changes and improvements have been made:

Changes in version 12.08

  • Added read support for MacOS “._” sidecar files
  • Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Jos Roost)
  • Recognize Mac OS X xattr files
  • Extract ThumbnailImage from MP4 videos of more dashcam models
  • Improved decoding of a number of Sony tags (thanks Jos Roost)
  • Fixed problem where the special -if EndDir() function didn’t work properly for directories after the one in which it was initially called
  • Patched to read DLL files which don’t have a .rsrc section (thanks Hank)
  • Patched to support new IGC date format when geotagging
  • Patched to read DLL files with an invalid size in the header

Changes in version 12.07

  • Added support for GoPro .360 videos
  • Added some new Canon RF and Nikkor Z lenses (thanks LibRaw)
  • Added some new Sony LensType and CreativeStyle values ​​and decode some ICLE-7C tags (thanks Jos Roost)
  • Added a number of new Olympus SceneMode values ​​(thanks Herb)
  • Added a new Nikon LensID
  • Decode more timed metadata from Insta360 videos (thanks Thomas Allen)
  • Decode timed GPS from videos of more Garmin dashcam models
  • Decode a new GoPro video tag
  • Reformat time-only EventTime values ​​when writing and prevent arbitrary strings from being written
  • Patched to accept backslashes in SourceFile entries for -csv option

Version number 12.08
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Phil Harvey
License type GPL
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