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package icon ExifTool
Developer: Phil Harvey
Publisher: Sylvain Grosset
Version: 19.0611-b1810 Firmware: 5.0-4458 and onward
Last update: 11/06/2019 Size: 4.88 Mb
Architecture: all
required packages: Perl
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
June 11, 2019 - Version 11.50 (production release)

Added a new Canon LensType and two new Sony LensTypes (thanks LibRaw)
Added tiff_version and rotate_regions config files to the distribution
Added two new QuickTime Keys tags and made some existing Keys unwritable
Improved Composite LensID logic to make better use of EXIF LensModel
Improved logic when writing BinaryData tags to allow multiple interdependent tags to be written in a single command
Improved -htmldump output to show names of Unknown tags
Allow advanced formatting expressions to access the current tag key ($tag)
Remove escaped nulls from -json string values
Reverted change in ExifTool 11.38 so that Composite GPS reference directions are generated again even if the EXIF versions of these tags already exist
Fixed an incorrect FlashPix CodePage conversion

June 5, 2019 - Version 11.49

Added inverse print conversion for one of the QuickTime ItemList Genre tags
Avoid creating a few obscure QuickTime UserData tags when writing
Fixed problem where some QuickTime groups were not being created when writing QuickTime tags without specifying a group
Fixed problem where QuickTime Keys tags could be duplicated when writing an existing alternate-language tag
Fixed problem were QuickTime Keys alternate-language tags would not be written when deleting the corresponding default-language tag in the same command
Fixed some inconsistencies when writing QuickTime tags using the -wm (WriteMode) option
Fixed an incorrect Pentax Sigma LensType value

June 1, 2019 - Version 11.48

Added write support for Google GCamera and GCreation XMP tags
Renamed XMP-GDepth "Data" tag to "DepthImage"
Fixed bug where some QuickTime UserData tags could be duplicated when writing

May 31, 2019 - Version 11.47

Fixed problem which resulted in a warning for one of the CanonVRD tests on some platforms

May 31, 2019 - Version 11.46 - "CR3 update"

Added ability to write CanonVRD tags in CR3 images
Decode a couple more tags from Canon CR3 images
Enhanced Validate option to check for duplicate QuickTime atoms
Relaxed contraints when writing IPTC date tags to allow use of separators other than a colon
Fixed CR3 writing to update CTBO table with any changed offsets or sizes (although this table doesn't seem to be used by any RAW viewer, it may be used in-camera to improve response time when browsing images)

May 29, 2019 - Version 11.45

CORRUPTION WARNING: Patched problem where Canon DPP would destroy a CR3 image if the file had previously been edited by DPP then Exiftool
(If you have edited any CR3 images with ExifTool that had been previously edited by DPP, then re-edit with ExifTool 11.45 or later to restructure the file so DPP doesn't destroy it if used later to edit the file again)
Added ability to create and delete QuickTime Keys tags
Added sample config file (mini0806.config) to generate GPS tags from subtitle Text in Mini 0806 dashcam videos
Added new Canon and Nikon lenses (thanks LibRaw)
Added a new Olympus CameraType (thanks LibRaw)
Decode CanonVRD tags from CR3 images
Improved handling of QuickTime language tags when writing
Fixed bug introduced in 11.38 which could cause "Use of uninitialized value" runtime warning when reading XMP GPS tags
Fixed bug where QuickTime tags could be written when another group was specified
API Changes:
Added QuickTimeHandler option

May 21, 2019 - Version 11.44

Added ability to extract XMP as a block from XMP files
Prevent ExifIFD from being deleted from any RAW file type
Fixed problem where some Canon tags couldn't be written in CR3 files
Fixed problem reading QuickTime Keys tags with a space in the tag ID
Fixed incorrect family 1 group when reading some QuickTime Keys tags

May 17, 2019 - Version 11.43 - "Write HEIC and CR3"

Added ability to write/create EXIF and write ICC_Profile in HEIC images
Added ability to write/create EXIF and write MakerNotes in CR3 images (one might hope/expect EXIF to be stored in the same location for HEIC and CR3 since they are both based on the QuickTime file format, but in fact they couldn't be more different, and both are much more complicated than necessary, which of course follows the seemingly established practice of intentional obfuscation and zero standardization in video metadata)
Added support for QuickTime ItemList:Author and Keys:DisplayName tags
Prevent MakerNotes from being deleted from any RAW file type
Fixed writing of XMP in HEIC files to conform with the HEIC specification (obviously, Apple couldn't put this XMP in the same place as any other QuickTime-based file format, because Apple is, after all, king of "Let's reinvent the wheel!")
Fixed problem where API WriteMode option wouldn't always prevent groups from being created when group creation was disabled

May 13, 2019 - Version 11.42

Added ability to edit ThumbnailImage in Canon MOV videos
Improved verbose hex dump for HEIC files
Fixed another "Chunk offset outside movie data" error when writing some HEIC files

May 9, 2019 - Version 11.41

Added write support and improved language handling for 3GP QuickTime tags
Fixed format problems writing some binary values to QuickTime tags
Fixed some language translations (thanks Herbert Kauer)

May 7, 2019 - Version 11.40

Added a new Canon LensType
Added a new value for EXIF:SceneCaptureType used by some Samsung cameras
Fixed QuickTime writing to preserve existing same-named default-language tags in other groups when writing a default language tag

May 3, 2019 - Version 11.39 - "Create QuickTime tags"

Added ability to create new QuickTime tags in MOV/MP4 videos
Added two new Canon LensTypes and a new CanonModelID (thanks LibRaw)
Added a few new Sony/Minolta LensType values (thanks Jos Roost)
Added a number of new QuickTime GenreID values
Added range check on date/time values when writing
Decode Canon EOS D60 black levels
Split off some QuickTime tags into different family 1 groups
Fixed "Chunk offset outside movie data" error when writing some HEIC files
Fixed decoding of Pentax AutoBracketing for K-1 and K-5
Fixed some QuickTime family 2 group names
Fixed bug introduced in 11.38 that broke extraction of thumbnail images from Canon MOV videos

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)

Mar. 28, 2019 - Version 11.33

Added write support for HEIC/HEIF files
Added new write-only SymLink tag for creating symbolic links
Made EXIF GDALMetadata and GDALNoData writable
Enhanced writing capabilities for MOV/MP4 videos
Enhanced -validate option to add more IPTC checks
Updated decoding of Sony ILCE-9 maker notes for firmware version 5.00 (thanks Jos Roost)
Fixed problem reading streamed metadata from some TomTom Bandit videos
API Changes:
Added SymLink option to SetFileName()

Mar. 14, 2019 - Version 11.32

Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Kenneth Cochran)
Added a couple of new QuickTime HandlerType values
Decode streamed metadata from DuDuBell M1 and VSYS M6L dashcam videos
Attempt to improve Nikon lens identification
API Changes:
Added new single-argument version of ShiftTime()

Mar. 7, 2019 - Version 11.31

Added read support for FITS images
Another try at removing spaces from some DICOM values (github issues #10/12)

 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....


  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


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

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



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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


            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

              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.


        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


      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?


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

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


  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?


  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


    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.


  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 ?


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

    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.


  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?


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