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package icon ExifTool beta
Developer: Phil Harvey
Publisher: Sylvain Grosset
Version: 19.0502-b1053 Firmware: 5.0-4458 and onward
Last update: 02/05/2019 Size: 4.84 Mb
Architecture: all
required packages: Perl
Description:
ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files
Changelog:
Apr. 24, 2019 - Version 11.38

Added Extra JPEGImageLength tag
Added nksc.config to the sample config files
Added a couple more Sony/Minolta LensTypes (thanks Jos Roost)
Added a couple of new Sigma LensType values
Decode a couple more tags from Pittasoft dashcam videos
Decode two new FLIR tags (thanks Corinne Berthier)
Decode a new ERF tag, and fix wrong format for some others (thanks LibRaw)
Improved decoding of Sigma maker notes for some models
Enhanced Composite tag logic to allow a scalar Inhibit entry
Enhanced XMP processing to support readable subdirectories embedded in a tag
Updated some language translations
Patched Composite GPS reference direction tags to prevent them from being created if these tags already exist
Fixed problem reading some odd PDF files

Apr. 17, 2019 - Version 11.37

Added a new Sony AFAreaMode (thanks Jos Roost)
Decode GPS and other tags from Pittasoft Blackvue dashcam videos
Improved decoding of FujiFilm FlickerReduction
Ignore any garbage before an NMEA sentence when geotagging
Fixed bug which could result in loss of timed GPS metadata when writing MP4 videos

Apr. 15, 2019 - Version 11.36

Added a number of new MacOS tags
Added a new CanonModelID (thanks Laurent Clévy)
Added some new Canon EasyMode and AFAreaMode values
Added two new Canon AspectRatio values (thanks LibRaw)
Decode a new Nikon tag (thanks LibRaw)
Decode some new FujiFilm tags
Updated Sony maker notes for the DSC-RX0M2 (thanks Jos Roost)
Hide the Nikon ShotInfo offset tags
Fixed problem decoding NikonCustom settings for some D810 firmware versions
Fixed typo in a warning message (thanks Hayo Baan)

Apr. 9, 2019 - Version 11.35

Added print conversion for MDItemFSLabel
Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Jos Roost)
Added an additional -validate check for PNG images
Decode a few more FujiFilm RAF tags (thanks LibRaw)
Decode a couple more QuickTime tags
Allow "Copy0" to be specified as a group name for the copy number of the primary tag when extracting information
Improved the Composite ImageSize tag to report the RawImageCroppedSize for FujiFilm RAF images
Changed Composite ImageSize tag to use a space instead of "x" as a separator when the -n option is used
Fixed problem writing user-defined PhaseOne SensorCalibration tags
Fixed problem where a List-type tag may not be split into individual items with the -sep option when using the advanced-formatting "@" feature
API Changes:
Patched a potential pitfall if calling code used both the old List and ListSep options at the same time as the new ListJoin option

Apr. 4, 2019 - Version 11.34

Added a couple of new Canon LensType values (thanks LibRaw for one)
Added a new CanonExposureMode value (thanks Arnold van Oostrum)
Added support for FujiFilm X-H1 Ver2.01 RAF images
Decode a couple of new Sony tags (thanks LibRaw)
Improved decoding of Sony Shutter tag (thanks Jos Roost)
Improved identification of some Sony lenses (thanks Jos Roost)
Improved parsing of streamed metadata from TomTom Bandit videos
Improved warning for truncated QuickTime atom
Accept wider range of formats when writing QuickTime:GPSCoordinates
API Changes:
Changed SetFileName() 'Link' option name to 'HardLink' (but still allow 'Link' for backward compatibility)

 Comments (39)
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  1. wrote on - Unapproved

    1. sylvain wrote on Mar 16, 2016 at 10:59 AM

      as the tool can only be used in ssh and only admin or root are supposed to use ssh, I didn't find the need for this.
      I'll try to change that in the next version tell me if it's ok.
      but everything might change with DSM 6 where not even root can access....

      Reply

  2. Eric wrote on Mar 10, 2016 at 09:35 PM

    To make the package work from any account and not only root :

    cd /usr/bin/lib/
    find . -type d | xargs chmod 755

    Reply

  3. Eric wrote on Mar 10, 2016 at 09:31 PM

    Hello,
    Thanks for your work.
    Any way to make it work with any user account, and not only from root ?

    Eric

    Reply

    1. Eric wrote on Mar 10, 2016 at 09:31 PM - Unapproved

      Hello,
      Thanks for your work.
      Any way to make it work with any user account, and not only from root ?

      Eric

      1. Eric wrote on Mar 10, 2016 at 09:31 PM - Unapproved

        Hello,
        Thanks for your work.
        Any way to make it work with any user account, and not only from root ?

        Eric

        1. Eric wrote on Mar 10, 2016 at 09:31 PM - Unapproved

          Hello,
          Thanks for your work.
          Any way to make it work with any user account, and not only from root ?

          Eric

          1. Eric wrote on Mar 10, 2016 at 09:31 PM - Unapproved

            Hello,
            Thanks for your work.
            Any way to make it work with any user account, and not only from root ?

            Eric

            1. JarSan wrote on Feb 17, 2016 at 10:23 AM

              Thanks again Sylvain! (couldn't reply directly to your answer, guess there are too many levels, that's the reason why this reply is misplaced).

              Logging in with root allowed Exiftool to run. (No need to say I am new to this, I guess...)

              To summarize for other users at my level:

              - Make sure "Synology Inc. and trusted publishers" is selected under package center settings
              - add https://www.cphub.net to package sources
              - Install Perl package
              - Install Exiftool package
              - activate ssh (or telnet)
              - log in as root




            2. Sylvain wrote on Feb 17, 2016 at 09:40 AM

              Hello,
              it says "Permission denied"... I guess your user doesn't have the good rights...
              try with root account

            3. JarSan wrote on Feb 17, 2016 at 09:27 AM

              Now I have another problem. Exiftool is installed, but will not run. Get the message

              "Can't locate Image/ExifTool.pm: Permission denied at /usr/bin/exiftool line 30.
              BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/exiftool line 30."

              Any ideas?

          2. JarSan wrote on Feb 17, 2016 at 08:20 AM

            Thank you, Sylvain, that did it!
            Exiftool is now installed.

            Reply

        2. sylvain wrote on Feb 16, 2016 at 03:41 PM

          could you make sure in the package center settings you have selected "Synology Inc. and trusted publishers" to allow installation of package

          Reply

      2. JarSan wrote on Feb 16, 2016 at 03:30 PM

        Hello, thanks for the quick reply!

        I tried a reboot after reading your tip, but Exiftool still will not install.

        I have these packages installed:

        Audio Station 5.4-2860
        Cloud Station 3.2-3497
        Download Station 3.5-2970
        Media Server 1.4-2644
        Perl 5.18.4-0023
        Photo Station 6.3-2963
        Video Station 1.5-0776
        VPN Server 1.2-2456

        At the moment I only use/need VPN server, will it help to uninstall the other packages?

        Reply

    2. sylvain wrote on Feb 16, 2016 at 02:48 PM

      Hello,
      did you try to reboot? I have it installed on a 215j without problem.
      what other apps do you have?

      Reply

  4. JarSan wrote on Feb 16, 2016 at 02:38 PM

    Hello, using the package center I tried to install Exiftool 10.10 on a DS215j running DSM 5.2-5644 Update 3. First I installed Perl, and then when I tried to install Exiftool I get a short message saying "Can not install Exiftool". Are there any tricks or other way of installing this?

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  5. polandj wrote on Jan 02, 2016 at 08:49 PM

    Permissions seem broken. Just installed 10.00 on a DS415+ running DSM 5.2-5644 Update 2. Can't actually run it, because the extra "libs" added are installed with no permissions.

    DiskStation> ls -al /var/packages/ExifTool/target/lib
    d--------- 4 admin users 4096 Aug 18 09:20 .
    drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Jan 2 14:37 ..
    d--------- 2 admin users 4096 Aug 18 09:20 File
    d--------- 3 admin users 4096 Aug 18 09:20 Image
    DiskStation>

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    1. nexius2 wrote on Aug 26, 2015 at 07:47 AM

      as I know of, photostation reads files everytime they are loaded.
      when I add comment to as photo then update photostation with the new file, I automaticaly have the comment in photostation.
      if you don't have what you added visible in photostation that means that you did not add the same tagg as photostation uses.

      Reply

  6. Romain wrote on Jul 06, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Nice package i just installed.
    With Exiftool on Synology, I update photos in my photo shared folder to add face recognition XMP tag from picasa. File is well updated (new XMP metadata). But Photostation didnt update it's metadata concerning faces.
    If I do this job with exiftool windows runtime from windows thru SMB shared folder, it works : photostation metadata is updated.
    I use the -overwrite_original -P parameters.

    How to force photostation to reread metadata from updated files ?

    Reply

  7. Sylvain wrote on Nov 28, 2014 at 09:14 AM

    hello,
    sorry for late response, I just saw your post.
    if you have already installed it, I suggest you to uninstall before putting the package.
    it will probably work anyway, but don't know wich version will respond first so for future updates, you might not have the latest one running.

    Reply

  8. Exiftooler wrote on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:52 PM

    Thank you for making this package, I have manually installed exiftool but a package is way more convenient if future DSM updates break the installation like it has done before. My question is, if I can install this package regardless of me having installed exiftool already manually?

    Reply

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