Software Update: ExifTool 12.37

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Phil Harvey has released version 12.37 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 3rd 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 latest stable release is version 12.30. Since version 12.35, the following changes and improvements have been made:

Changes in version 12.37:

  • Decode timed GPS from Vantrue S1 dashcam MP4 videos
  • Decode ColorData tags for the Canon EOS R3 (thanks LibRaw)
  • Decode more makernotes tags for Nikon Z cameras (thanks Warren Hatch)
  • Extract TransparentColor from GIF images
  • Improved parsing of input time values ​​for GPSTimeStamp to properly handle a “.” separator
  • Improved warning when incorrectly using “<" instead of "=" to assign a tag value
  • Shortened a few of the new obscenely-long XMP-crs tag names
  • Avoid writing XMP-dwc:EventID and XMP-tiff:NativeDigest
  • Avoid printing same structure twice in -j and -X output when -l is used
  • Fixed typo in a QuickTime tag name (thanks Hubert)
  • Fixed two XMP-crs tag names and typo in a NikonSettings value (thanks Herb)
  • Fixed patch of version 12.25 to avoid writing XMP which contains an undefined namespace

Changes in version 12.36:

  • IMPORTANT: Fixed bug introduced in 12.35 which corrupted JPEG 2000 images when removing all metadata with -all=
  • Added feature to bypass processing of specified XMP namespaces and properties (to improve performance in cases where the XMP suffers from Adobe-editing bloat)
  • Added a number of new XMP tags used by Lightroom 11.0
  • Decode a number of new Nikon tags (thanks Warren Hatch)
  • Made the Composite GPSPosition tag writable
  • Fixed erroneous “Skipped unknown bytes after JPEG SOS” warning
  • Fixed group for new writable Jpeg2000 color tags in -listx output
  • Fixed problem finding files in Windows when using wildcards in file name and a drive letter with no slash

Version number 12.37
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Phil Harvey
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License type GPL
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