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package icon ExifTool beta
Developer: Phil Harvey
Publisher: Sylvain Grosset
Version: 19.1105-b1056 Firmware: 5.0-4458 and onward
Last update: 05/11/2019 Size: 5.01 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
Nov. 4, 2019 - Version 11.75

Added ability to read some basic characteristics of TXT files
Added kml_track.fmt to the fmt_files of the full distribution
Added built-in support for decoding GPS from the four video subtitle text formats that were previously handled by separate config files, and removed these config files from the distribution
Derive GPSDateTime from CreateDate and SampleTime if not already available when extracting timed GPS metadata from QuickTime-format videos
Changed family 2 groups of some Extra tags

Oct. 29, 2019 - Version 11.74

Added support for new XMP IPTC Extension version 1.5 tags
Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks LibRaw)
Decode GPS track from Auto-Vox dashcam MOV videos
Improved Russian translations (thanks Andrei Korzhyts and Alexander)
Enhanced convert_regions.config to support new IPTC Extension 1.5 ImageRegion
Changed the way the FlatName element works when used in a structure element (the structure name is now added as a prefix to the flattened tag name)
Patched gpx.fmt and gpx_wpt.fmt to support sub-seconds in GPSDateTime value

Oct. 23, 2019 - Version 11.73

Decode timed metadata from Parrot drone videos
Patched dji.config file to properly handle time zones
Fixed bug which caused runtime error when reading timed metadata from Cobra Dash Cam AVI videos

Oct. 22, 2019 - Version 11.72

Added warning messages for corrupted Photoshop document data
Added a new Olympus CameraType
Added a new Canon LensType
Decode more Sigma tags
Improved Russian translations (thanks Alexander)
Updated decoding of some CanonCustom settings for recent models
Documented DNG OpcodeList values

Oct. 16, 2019 - Version 11.71

Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Jos Roost)
Added a few new Nikon Z LensID's
Added a simple print conversion for DNG OpcodeList tags (note that due to this, these tags must now be copied using the -n option)
Fixed problems determining some video parameters for DV files
Changed behaviour of -sep option when writing empty list items
API Changes:
Changed ListSplit option to preserve empty list items

Oct. 10, 2019 - Version 11.70 (production release)

Added a new CanonModelID (thanks Laurent Clévy)
Improved identification of Office Open XML files
Removed RAF version check when writing FujiFilm RAF files
Limited the number of accelerometer records that ExifTool will read by default with the -ee option from INSV files to avoid excessive processing times and memory usage
Patched Windows version to allow reading of shared files with Unicode names (thanks Eriksson)
Patched to avoid converting some bad GPS coordinates (thanks Csaba Toth)
Fixed verbose output to include YCbCrSubSampling for JPEG files
Fixed conversion and group names for the new FujiFilm tag added in 11.68
Fixed format of GeoTiffDirectory and GeoTiffDoubleParams when writing

Oct. 2, 2019 - Version 11.69

Fixed bug introduced in version 11.66 where the sign was lost when writing coordinate values between 0 and -1 to QuickTime:GPSCoordinates

Oct. 1, 2019 - Version 11.68

Added read support for yet another type of streaming GPS in MP4 videos
Added a number of new FujiFlashMode values
Decode a new FujiFilm tag
Made NikonCaptureOffsets and NikonCaptureVersion deletable
Enhanced tag name documentation to indicate deletable MakerNotes tags

Sept. 30, 2019 - Version 11.67

Added config_files/thinkware.config to the distribution
Fixed bug decoding negative GPS coordinates from INSV videos

Sept. 30, 2019 - Version 11.66

Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks LibRaw)
Added a few new Canon LensType values (thanks LibRaw and Tom Lachecki)
Decode a few more Hasselblad tags (thanks LibRaw)
Decode a new Canon tag (thanks Laurent Clévy)
Decode more Samsung trailer tags
Extract BWF iXML, aXML and UMID from RIFF-format files
Extract ICC_Profile from more types of PDF files
Enhanced %s of the -W option to recognize the PICT format
Recognize MacOS alias files
Changed name of Ricoh CropMode35mm tag and added a new value (thanks LibRaw)
Minor change to a Minolta lens name (thanks Jos Roost)
Fixed problem where NikonCapture information couldn't be deleted from an NEF
Fixed problem identifying some SVG files
Fixed typo in a CanonModelID value (thanks Dmitry)
Fixed bug which could result in "Internal error: no list index" warning when creating nested XMP lang-alt lists
Fixed the names of a few Tamron lenses for Nikon (thanks Tom Lachecki)
Fixed problem extracting Layer information from some PSD files
Fixed writing of QuickTime GPSCoordinates to use the correct number of digits before the decimal point for latitude and longitude

Aug. 29, 2019 - Version 11.65

Added new SonyModelID and Sony LensType values (thanks LibRaw and Jos Roost)
Added support for some new Sony models (thanks Jos Roost)
Added a couple of new CanonModelID values (thanks LibRaw)
Added a new Canon ColorDataVersion value
Enhanced FastScan option so a setting of 2 stops processing PNG images at the IDAT chunk when reading
Preserve order of nested lang-alt list entries when -struct option is used

Aug. 28, 2019 - Version 11.64

Added a new Canon LensType (thanks LibRaw)
Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Bruno)
Added config file for converting streaming GPS from BlueSkySea dashcam
Decode FocusDistance for Nikon Z6/Z7
Documented groups in families 5 and 6 (available but undocumented since Exiftool version 8.22 and 11.50 respectively)
Fixed some ordering problems when writing/copying nested XMP lang-alt lists
Fixed some minor quirks with QuickTime language codes (thanks Hayo Baan)
Fixed a CanonModelID value (thanks Dmitry)
API Changes:
Documented SavePath and SaveFormat options

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

July 25, 2019 - Version 11.59

Added a new SonyModelID (thanks LibRaw)
Changed block delete to allow subsequent writing of tags from the same group (like a group delete)
Minor changes to warnings and verbose output when writing PNG images
Fixed potential runtime warning on an error rewriting XMP in a PNG image

July 25, 2019 - Version 11.58

Added a number of new Canon and Sony LensType values (thanks LibRaw)
Decode NikonMeteringMode for the D500
Decode LensID for Nikon Z lenses
Extract RawThermalImage from Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal images
Validate PNG CRC values when writing or using the Validate option
Improved Russian translation (thanks Andrei Korzhyts)
Improved identification of some Tamron lenses for Canon cameras
Changed name of D810MeteringMode tag to NikonMeteringMode
Patched writing of XMP in PNG images to always come before IDAT, and warn if XMP comes after IDAT when reading
Fixed problem replacing multiple lang-alt default-language structure elements in lists of XMP structures (behaviour for other languages still not ideal)
API Changes:
Removed PNGEarlyXMP option
Fixed problem introduced in 11.54 which caused Options('UserParam') to return undef
Internal Changes:
A block delete of EXIF, XMP, IPTC, etc now sets the group delete flag

July 19, 2019 - Version 11.57

Improved decoding of some tags for the Sony ILCE-7RM4 (thanks Jos Roost)
Minor change to a Sony lens name
Fixed format of a number of 8-bit integer QuickTime tags when writing
Fixed problem replacing multiple structure elements in lists of XMP structures

July 18, 2019 - Version 11.56

Added support for the Sony ILCE-7RM4 (thanks Jos Roost)
Added a new SonyModelID (thanks LibRaw)
Added a few new Sony/Minolta LensType values (thanks LibRaw and Jos Roost)
Decode some new Nikon and Motorola tags (thanks Neal Krawetz)
Decode a couple more ColorData tags for some Canon models
Extract PreviewImage from DNG files which don't have a .DNG extension
Extract Huawei APP7 maker notes with the Unknown (-u) option
Internal change in LensID logic for Sony E-type lenses

July 12, 2019 - Version 11.55

Added write support for XMP-crs:Texture and XMP-drs tags
Added a number of new Panasonic NoiseReduction values
Added definition for a new Kodak tag (thanks LibRaw)
Added a couple of new Panasonic AFAreaMode values (thanks Daniel Beichl)
Added a couple of new Sony/Minolta LensTypes (thanks Jos Roost and LibRaw)
Added a new CanonModelID
Decode HEVCConfiguration record from HEIC images
Decode a new Panasonic tag
Decode a new QuickTime tag
Changed internal handling of Composite tag ID's to include module name
Removed "FE" designation from Samyang E-mount lenses
Dropped Validate warning about missing GPSProcessingMethod tag

July 2, 2019 - Version 11.54

Added new Canon and Sony/Minolta LensType values (thanks LibRaw)
Added a number of new Sony/Minolta LensType values (thanks Jos Roost)
Added "Unknown" value for new EXIF CompositeImage tag
Added ability to write GSpherical tags in video track of MOV/MP4 files
Added support for geotagging from GPS/IMU CSV-format files
Improved Russian translation (thanks Alexander)
Improved Validate feature to check ExifVersion/GPSVersionID numbers
Accept unsigned numbers when setting GPSAltitudeRef from a numerical value
Fixed decoding of DepthMapWidth/Height for some Samsung live-focus images
Fixed a couple of incorrect/incomplete CanonModelID values (thanks LibRaw)
Fixed problem identifying some Canon lenses when used on a Sony camera with a Metabones adapter
API Changes:
Added FilterW option
Enhanced Compact option to improve flexibility and include features of XMPShorthand option
Removed XMPShorthand option from documentation

June 24, 2019 - Version 11.53 - "Exif 2.32"

Added support for the new tags of the Exif 2.32 specification
Added a new SamsungModelID (thanks LibRaw)
Added warning if extracting ZIP file contents without the -a option
Added ability to extract EmbeddedVideo from the trailer of Android JPEG images with the ExtractEmbedded option
Decode timed GPS from Cobra Dash Cam AVI videos
Decode a new GoPro tag
Enhanced -struct option to allow extraction of structured Torrent Info
Improved error handling when an unexpected terminator is encountered while writing a QuickTime-format file
Renamed one of the Nikon Saturation tags to "SaturationAdj"
Removed warning message when writing FujiFilm RAFVersion 0240 and 0261 files
Fixed encoding problem when writing some QuickTime UserData tags with strings containing special characters
API Changes:
Enhanced XMPShorthand option to add level 2

June 17, 2019 - Version 11.52

Added a few new Nikon CropHiSpeed values (thanks Hayo Baan)
Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Yves)
Fixed problem where reading a large, corrupt AIFF file may could take an excessively long time
API Changes:
Enhanced Compact option to add levels 3, 4 and 5

June 13, 2019 - Version 11.51

Decode Canon DistortionCorrection tags
Removed a minor EXIF warning when processing EPS files with a DOS header
Fixed bug which caused an error when rewriting some EPS files multiple times

 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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