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package icon ExifTool beta
Developer: Phil Harvey
Publisher: Sylvain Grosset
Version: 19.0827-b1356 Firmware: 5.0-4458 and onward
Last update: 27/08/2019 Size: 4.92 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:
Aug. 20, 2019 - Version 11.63 - "PNG Early Text"

Added a few new Sigma lenses (thanks LibRaw)
Improved handling of Canon CNTH atom in MOV/MP4 videos
Changed PNG writer to place all text chunks before IDAT (not just XMP)
Issue minor warning for any text chunk after PNG IDAT (not just XMP)
Enhanced ForceWrite feature to allow "PNG" to be specified (to move existing text chunks to before IDAT without editing any metadata)
Removed Windows "surrogate" warning for files that wouldn't be processed anyway
Fixed some entries in the Minolta LensType list (thanks Jos Roost)
Fixed identification of a Sony lens (thanks Jos Roost)

Aug. 15, 2019 - Version 11.62

Added a number of new Canon, Pentax, Sony and Sigma lenses (thanks LibRaw)
Removed some extraneous verbose warnings when geotagging
Removed Minolta LensType value for a non-existent lens (thanks LibRaw)
Patched problem writing some simple qualified XMP values
Patched to avoid writing files in Windows with Unicode surrogate characters in their name unless the -overwrite_original_in_place option is used
Fixed an incorrect Pentax LensType (thanks LibRaw)
Fixed family 2 group names of some XMP-exifEX and XMP Composite tags

Aug. 7, 2019 - Version 11.61

Added a new FujiFilm CropMode (thanks LibRaw)
Added a few new proprietary CustomRendered values (thanks Jeffrey Friedl)
Added a new Nikon LensID and fixed a Canon LensType (thanks LibRaw)
Added a new CanonModelID
Decode more Sony DSC-RX100M7 tags (thanks Jos Roost)
Write standard EXIF to PNG even if non-standard EXIF already exists
Changed a Minolta/Sony LensType (thanks LibRaw)
Changed Composite GPS reference direction tags to be derived from only the XMP-exif GPS coordinate tags (and not other XMP GPS coordinates)
Reverted a PNG Validation check that was removed from 11.60
Patched to avoid problems overriding new values when writing thumbnail and preview images

July 30, 2019 - Version 11.60

Added a few new Sigma LensType values (thanks LibRaw)
Updated Sony makernote decoding for the DSC-RX100M7 (thanks Jos Roost)
Various internal improvements to PNG reader/writer
Fixed bug in RIFF decoder that could cause an "undefined subroutine" error (thanks Hayo Baan)
Fixed problem writing some QuickTime tags if the PREFERRED levels were changed via the config file
Install Changes:
Properly erase all temporary files after validation tests

 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 ?

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  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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