Software update: ExifTool 12.62

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Phil Harvey has released version 12.62 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 are released regularly, but most releases are made available under the beta banner. This update is also referred to as a development version; the latest stable release is version 12.60. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

Changes in version 12.62:

  • Added basic read support for WPG images
  • Added ImageDataMD5 support for HEIC images
  • Added support for RAR version 5.0 compressed files (thanks Amir Gooran)
  • Added a few new XMP-aux tags (thanks John Ellis)
  • Made Composite tags available for use in -fileNUM argument
  • Better handling of FlashPix VT_EMPTY value
  • Fixed “Can’t write” error when specifying a .webp file for the -o option
  • API Changes:

Version number 12.62
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Phil Harvey
License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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