New version of Exiv2 metadata tool released

New version of Exiv2 metadata tool released

Andreas Huggel released a new version of Exiv2, an free library for reading and writing IPTC, XMP and Exif metadata.

The newly released v0.22 adds support for EPS files (yes, Encapsulated Postscript): now it can access embedded preview and both read and write XMP metadata. It also adds support for Tamron 18-270mm and 70-300mm lenses, Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-eye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 lens and updates an internal copy of Robert Rottmerhusen's fmountlens list for Nikon. Another new feature is support for tags from Exif 2.3 & DNG 1.2/1.3 contributed by Jens Mueller.

Exiv2 is quite an infrastructure project: even though it has a command line tool, most people use it transparently in applications like darktable and digiKam and probably don't even know it exists. Source code and a build of Exiv2 for Windows are available here.

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  1. Great to know that the release support third party lenses such as Tokina.

  2. Well I’ll have to try. I find it useful especially since I usually have problems with the metadata.

  3. That is definitely a good advice. I’ll try! Thanks

  4. Hello.

    Is there a nwe version of Exiv2 ?