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ExifTool Version History

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Note: The most recent production release is Version 8.90. (Other versions are
considered development releases, and are not uploaded to CPAN.)

Apr. 28, 2012 - Version 8.90 (production release)

  - Added ability to fix double-UTF-encoded embedded XMP
  - Added a warning for invalid XMP
  - Added a new Minolta/Sony LensType (thanks Matthias)
  - Added a new values for some Canon tags
  - Decode ColorBalance information for a few more Nikon models
  - Ignore trailing whitespace when writing converted values
  - Enhanced the -z option to avoid writing the 2424 bytes of padding in XMP
  - Improved decoding of some Sony MakerNotes tags (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Improved "best guess" for fixing corrupted makernote offsets of some Sony

Apr. 21, 2012 - Version 8.89

  - Added new Nikon and Ricoh LensID's
  - Added a new Olympus CameraType
  - Added new Canon LensType, EasyMode and CanonModelID values
  - Added new Pentax PictureMode and PentaxModelID values
  - Added support for IDimager XMP tags
  - Added a number of new XMP-crs tags used by LR4
  - Decode a few more QuickTime tags
  - More improvements decoding Minolta/Sony CameraSettings (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Enhanced -ext option to allow files with any extension to be processed
  - Increased maximum number of SubIFD's to accommodate some DNG 1.4 images
  - Lowered priority of JPEG APP12 PictureInfo tags when reading
  - Created mechanism to allow self-referential XMP structures

Apr. 15, 2012 - Version 8.88

  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Gerald Erdmann)
  - Decode a number of new Olympus tags and values
  - Decode a few more QuickTime tags
  - Many more improvements and additions to Sony decoding (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Changed Ricoh InternalSerialNumber to also convert numerical value
  - Removed the ability to create IFD1 in TIFF-format images (you shouldn't
    really do this anyway)
  - Fixed incorrect IFD number in some error messages when writing

Apr. 9, 2012 - Version 8.87

  - Added a new PentaxModelID
  - Added new values for some Panasonic tags
  - Added a couple of new Canon LensTypes
  - Decode a few more Sony tags and values (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Decode more CanonVRD tags
  - Decode makernotes from Pentax WG-2 GPS MOV videos
  - Changed Panasonic AdvancedSceneMode to a Composite tag
  - Fixed problem introduced in 8.70 where excluding groups from deletion didn't
    work when copying back tags in the same command
  - Fixed problem repairing incorrect makernotes offsets in JPEG images from
    Sony SLT and NEX cameras

Apr. 3, 2012 - Version 8.86

  - Added a few new values for some Panasonic tags
  - Added a new CanonModelID and a new Canon LensType
  - Added a new Nikon LensID
  - Decode more Sony CameraSettings3 information (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Decode another Canon 5D tag
  - Decode some new CanonVRD DLO tags
  - Changed decoding of CanonVRD VRDVersion tag
  - Changed formatting of a Pentax LensType for consistency with other lenses
  - Patched decoding of Reconyx:DateTimeOriginal to accomodate values written
    with an incorrect byte order by some models

Mar. 25, 2012 - Version 8.85 (production release)

  - Added a couple more Olympus CameraType values
  - Added two new Pentax LensType's and a PentaxModelID
  - Decode a number of new Sony CameraSettings3 tags (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Decode a few new Pentax K-01 tags
  - Decode new custom functions of the Canon 5D Mark III
  - Recognize another non-standard APP1 XMP header
  - Increased unrolled depth of XMP-mwg-kw:HierarchicalKeywords from 4 to 6
  - Extended "-charset exif=CHARSET" to also apply to EXIF UserComment when
    stored as ASCII
  - Changed name of Olympus MaxApertureAtCurrentFocal to to MaxAperture
  - Patched to avoid possibility of unnecessary "references previous directory"
    warning when the length of one directory is zero

Mar. 17, 2012 - Version 8.84

  - Added a few more SonyModelID's (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Added a new CanonModelID and a number of new Canon LensType values
  - Added a new Minolta/Sony LensType
  - Decode CameraTemperature for a number of new Canon PowerShot models
  - Decode information from PANA atom of Panasonic DMC-FT20 MP4 videos
  - Decode a bit more of the Casio MakerNotes
  - Improved Polish translations for EXIF information (thanks Kacper Perschke)
  - Changed some warning messages for invalid IFD entries
  - Patched to allow writing of Sony MakerNotes containing invalid IFD entries

Mar. 13, 2012 - Version 8.83

  - Added a new SonyModelID and a new Nikon LensID (thanks Gregg Lee and Jos
  - Added Finnish translations (thanks Jens Duttke and Jarkko Makineva)
  - Fixed the Composite:LensID problem properly this time (with any luck)

Mar. 13, 2012 - Version 8.82

  - Added ability to extract information from PostScript-type DFONT files
  - Added a new Minolta/Sony LensType (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Improved geotagging of orientation information when extrapolating past end
    of track
  - Changed behaviour while copying information to allow flattened tags to be
    specified without the need to use the --struct option
  - Removed unnecessary warning when writing PreviewImage to Ricoh DNG file
  - Fixed problem introduced in 8.81 which prevented generation of the Composite
    LensID for Nikon images when duplicate tags were disabled
  - API Changes:
      - Added NoFlat option to SetNewValues()
      - Changed Struct option to allow copying of both structured and flattened
        tags at the same time

Mar. 9, 2012 - Version 8.81

  - Added some new Canon, Pentax and Sony/Minolta LensType's
  - Added a few new FujiFilm PictureMode values (thanks Kai Lappalainen)
  - Added some new FujiFilm FilmMode values
  - Added a couple of new CanonModelID values
  - Added local timezone message to -v2 geotagging output
  - Made all Pentax LensType tags writable
  - Improved Composite LensID logic to use Sony LensSpec value if available
  - Fixed problem opening files with path names that begin with "&"

Feb. 25, 2012 - Version 8.80

  - Added a new Olympus CameraType
  - Improved geotagging to tolerate out-of-sequence and missing NMEA sentences
  - Increased the maximum XMP tag ID length to 250 characters to allow very deep
    user-defined structure hierarchies

Feb. 20, 2012 - Version 8.79

  - Avoid deleting the JPEG APP14 Adobe segment when deleting all metadata
  - Added ability to read/write/create JPEG APP14 Adobe segment as a block
  - Added some new CanonModelID values
  - Added another Panasonic WhiteBalance value (thanks PeterK)
  - Decode Panasonic ColorTempKelvin tag
  - Decode information from Qualcomm APP7 JPEG segment
  - Extract PreviewImage for a few more uncommon camera models
  - Strengthened MP3 file recognition to avoid mis-identification of some files
  - Fixed problems reading "sfnt" resource in some DFONT files
  - Fixed problems writing some LensType values for 3rd-party lenses

Feb. 11, 2012 - Version 8.78

  - Added basic read support for a few obscure audio formats (LA, OFR, PAC, WV)
  - Added a couple more Canon LensType values
  - Decode some new Kodak tags in MP4 videos
  - Patched timezone problem on MirBSD due to leap-second "feature" of this OS
  - Fixed problem converting Adobe XMP LensID's for Pentax lenses
  - Fixed runtime warning due to conflict with some Vorbis tag ID's
  - Fixed problem which could result in duplicate columns in -csv output when
    used with -f and the "#" suffix on a tag name
  - API Changes:
      - Added XMPAutoConv option

Jan. 27, 2012 - Version 8.77 (production release)

  - Added some new and updated some existing Sony/Minolta LensType values
  - Added two missing Minolta Teleconverter values
  - Added a new Canon LensType
  - Decode Olympus ArtFilterEffect
  - Enhanced -c (CoordFormat) option to allow signed coordinate output
  - Changed -sort option to always sort -json and -X outputs by tag name
  - Minor change to an Olympus LensType name (thanks Niels Kristian Bech Jensen)
  - Fixed problem geotagging orientation information from PTNTHPR sentence
  - Fixed decoding of negative Pentax EffectiveLV values
  - Fixed typo in an Olympus LensType

Jan. 18, 2012 - Version 8.76

  - Added -sort option to sort output by tag name or description
  - Added support for FujiFilm RAF version 1.03 images and downgraded RAF
    version error to a warning
  - Added a number of new Minolta/Sony LensType's
  - Added a new CanonModelID
  - Decode FocusPosition for Sony A850 and calculate Composite FocusDistance
  - Decode IFD found in some Samsung Type1 maker notes
  - Patched Olympus test to fix failure on some platforms
  - Patched -json output to filter out invalid UTF-8 characters
  - API Changes:
      - Added Sort2 option and 'Descr' setting for Sort option
      - Added secondary sort option to GetFoundTags() and GetTagList()
      - Changed name of Sort 'Alpha' setting to 'Tag' (but 'Alpha' still works
        for backward compatibility)

Jan. 8, 2012 - Version 8.75 (production release)

  - Added -php output option (thanks Marcel)
  - Decode another AIFF tag and handle character encoding in AIFF text values
  - Recognize PHP files
  - Enhanced Geotag feature to write speed/track from NMEA GPRMC sentence, and
    orientation information from Honeywell NMEA PTNTHPR sentence
  - Changed verbose XMP output to print raw values
  - Lowered default priority of "avoided" tags so they don't override other
    same-named tags when reading with duplicate tags disabled
  - Patched tests to ignore MirBSD leap-second unconformity
  - Patched ZIP module to avoid failed tests with Perl 5.6.2 on GNU/Linux 2.6
  - Fixed problem reading xref table of some PDF files created by PScript5.dll
  - Fixed problem reading RicohSubdir from AVI videos of the GR Digital 4

Dec. 28, 2011 - Version 8.74

  - Added read/write support for Hasselblad FFF images
  - Added iptcCore.args convenience file to the distribution package
  - Catch CONT signal to allow calling applications to trigger an immediate
    response (avoiding a delay of up to 0.01 sec) after writing arguments to a
    -stay_open ARGFILE
  - Protect against some infinite loops that could be created when using some of
    the advanced exiftool options
  - Improved decoding of Samsung PictureWizard (thanks Pascal de Bruijn)
  - Improved handling of bad IFD entries in -htmlDump output
  - Changed print conversion of EXIF:FNumber and XMP:FNumber to use 2 decimal
    digits for values less than 1.0, and disable conversion for invalid values
  - Tightened up the -stay_open feature to fix a few potential problems
  - Fixed bug using -csv+= or -json+= for non-list-type tags
  - Fixed problem deleting unknown makernotes as a block
  - API Changes:
      - Enhanced SetNewValue() AddValue option to allow this option to be
        ignored for non-list tags

Dec. 16, 2011 - Version 8.73

  - Added read support for OpenEXR and Radiance RGBE images
  - Added a couple of new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a new PentaxModelID
  - Added a new Olympus CameraType
  - Created new FileSequence tag for use in batch processing
  - Decode maker notes from Pentax Optio RZ18 AVI videos
  - Tolerate unrecognized IPTC records (but still issue warning)
  - Changed ScaleFactor35efl calculation to also use Pentax SensorSize
  - Minor changes to two Samsung lens names (thanks Pascal de Bruijn)

Dec. 8, 2011 - Version 8.72

  - Added support for reading XMP from INX files
  - Added PDF HasXFA tag
  - Added a new XMP Colorants field (not in 2010 XMP specification)
  - Decode Casio BestShotMode for yet more cameras
  - Decode a few more Casio ImageStabilization values
  - Decode a few more Olympus tags and added conversion for CameraType
  - Protect against reading insanely large XMP (> 300 MB) in INDD files
  - Extract large (> 64 kB) unknown XMP tags as binary data
  - Reduced memory requirements for XMP processing (by 1/10)
  - Fixed another place where empty XMP structures could hide (in lists)

Nov. 19, 2011 - Version 8.71

  - Added two new Olympus LensType values (thanks Martin Hilbers)
  - Avoid recreating duplicate groups when deleting whole groups and adding back
    tags in the same step
  - Fixed problem where the QuickTime -charset option didn't work for some tags
  - Fixed bug introduced in 8.69 which could cause excessive memory usage when
    reading QuickTime videos with the -u option
  - Fixed problem where existing empty XMP structure couldn't be deleted or
    overwritten as a structured tag

Nov. 15, 2011 - Version 8.70

  - Compatibility Notice: Changed order of operations when batch processing with
    -tagsFromFile option to be consistent with non-batch mode
  - Added -listItem option
  - Added read support for IDML files
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Jon Charnas)
  - Added a couple of new Samsung LensType's (thanks Tae-Sun Park)
  - Added support for another DigiKam XMP tag
  - Decode a couple more ID3 tags
  - Decode Casio BestShotMode for more cameras
  - Improved decoding of Casio AFMode
  - Extract unknown FLAC blocks as binary data
  - Changed ITC:ImageType to make "numerical" value more friendly
  - Changed priority of two unreliable Samsung tags
  - Fixed bug where ExifTool could produce improperly formatted XMP when writing
    structure elements to a previously empty XMP structure (the empty XMP
    structure was not being properly deleted).  Affected XMP may be repaired by
    re-writing any element of the structure with this version of ExifTool
  - API Changes:
      - Added ProtectSaved option to SetNewValue() and return save count from

Nov. 9, 2011 - Version 8.69

  - IMPORTANT: Fixed bug which could corrupt GIF images when writing a Comment
    to a GIF image containing XMP metadata
  - Added ability to read/write ICC_Profile in GIF images
  - Added ability to specify internal encoding of EXIF "ASCII" strings and
    QuickTime strings
  - Added a new DigiKam XMP tag
  - Decode a number of new Sony tags
  - Decode a few new Pentax tags and added a few new values
  - Decode a few new QuickTime and ID3 tags
  - Decode Casio BestShotMode for a number of models
  - Improved validity checking of ICC_Profile segments in JPEG image
  - Tolerate UTF-8 byte order mark (BOM) in input CSV and JSON files
  - No longer trim trailing spaces from arguments in -@ argfiles
  - Upgraded Windows executable version to use PAR 1.002
  - Changed priority of the Sony DynamicRangeOptimizer tags
  - Changed MWG feature to use UTF8 encoding for EXIF strings by default
  - Changed the -b option to avoid loading large binary values for tags that
    have been excluded with the -x option or --TAG
  - Changed Canon AFMicroAdjActive to AFMicroAdjMode and improved decoding
  - Fixed problem where the PreviewImage could be lost when writing to images
    from some newer Sony cameras
  - Fixed problem reporting duplicate information when -if used with -TAG#
  - Fixed incorrectly written XMP-tiff:YCbCrSubSampling tag
  - Fixed problem opening files with names beginning and/or ending with some
    characters such as SPACE, '>', '<' and '|'; however file names ending
    with '|' are still not allowed
  - API Changes:
      - Added CharsetEXIF and CharsetQuickTime options

Oct. 21, 2011 - Version 8.68

  - Added a new CanonModelID and a new SonyModelID
  - Added new Canon and Pentax LensType's
  - Decode more makernote information from Nikon MOV videos
  - Improved decoding of Sony LensSpec and enabled writing of this tag
  - Overhauled Minolta/Sony LensType list for consistency with official Sony
    lens names and removed a couple of anomalous entries (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Fixed problem with negative temperatures in Reconyx makernotes
  - Fixed bug which could cause runtime warnings when -f used with -X and -l
  - Fixed some minor problems when using -X with MWG option
  - Fixed issue where some missing tags could be printed when -f option was used
    in combination with wildcard tag names

Oct. 13, 2011 - Version 8.67

  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Norbert Wasser)
  - Decode tags from FujiIFD in HS10 and X100 RAF images
  - Decode LocationInfo tags from Nikon maker notes
  - Decode GPS tags from Nikon MOV videos
  - Decode information from Microsoft "Xtra" atom in QuickTime files
  - Decode Sony LensSpec information (thanks Jos Roost)
  - Use more specific MakerNotes names in warning messages and verbose output
  - Updated Canon CustomFunctions for the EOS 600D and 1100D
  - Improved handling of some corrupted RIFF files
  - Improved decoding of Samsung manual lens types (thanks Pascal de Bruijn)
  - Changed "No writable tags found" warning to "No writable tags set from"
  - Fixed problem handling resource forks in newer versions of OS X
  - Fixed problem writing XMP as a block to Jpeg2000 images
  - Fixed problem which could cause XMP and IPTC to be ignored when using MWG
    feature with TIFF images and performing multiple operations in a single

Oct. 3, 2011 - Version 8.66

  - Added the ability to use "$GROUP:all" in -if and -p expressions (evaluates
    to "1" if any tag exists in the specified group, or "0" otherwise)
  - Added a new Sony/Minolta LensType (thanks Florian Knorn)
  - Added list of recommended modules to Perl installation
  - Decode ColorBalance information for a few new Nikon models
  - Updated Canon CustomFunctions for the EOS 600D and 1100D
  - Fixed problem writing "now" to MWG date/time tags

Sept. 24, 2011 - Version 8.65 (production release)

  - Added a few new CanonModelID's
  - Added a new Sony/Minolta LensType
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Klaus Reinfeld)
  - Added a number of new Olympus ArtFilter/MagicFilter values
  - Included new .args files in distribution: exif2iptc.args and iptc2exif.args
  - Enhanced writing of date/time tags to recognize "now" for the current time
  - Improved decoding of H264 Gain
  - Minor improvement to -htmlDump for some invalid IFD entries
  - Allow PostScript date/time tags to be written without the -n option
  - Allow NikonCapture:ExposureAdj2 to be written without the -n option
  - Fixed problem introduced in version 8.62 where DateTimeOriginal in IFD0 of
    NEF images was no longer updated when shifting times
  - Fixed problem where keywords could be duplicated when exporting to XMP while
    using the MWG module
  - Fixed problem reading PDF images with extra whitespace before xref table
  - Fixed format problem in CSV output for filenames containing a comma or quote
  - Fixed problem reading concatenated AVI videos

Sept. 10, 2011 - Version 8.64

  - Added 2 new ACDSee XMP tags (thanks Hannes Leubbers)
  - Added a new Sony FileFormat value
  - Added a new CanonModelID
  - Added a few new Pentax DigitalFilter and ImageTone values
  - Enhanced -execute option to allow a command ID number to be added
  - Enhanced -csv and -json import features to also key on canonical SourceFile
    path (requires Cwd module)
  - Improved Composite LensID logic for some Sony cameras
  - Fixed misleading error message when using -if option on file that doesn't
  - Fixed problems decoding a number of inconsistent tags in the Sigma SD1 maker

Aug. 27, 2011 - Version 8.63

  - Added support for a number of new Open Document file extensions
  - Added a few new CanonModelID and SonyModelID values
  - Added a new Ricoh GXR LensID
  - Added a new Sony/Minolta LensType (thanks Mladen Sever)
  - Added patch to read the improperly formatted DateTimeOriginal in AVI videos
    written by the Kodak Easyshare Sport camera
  - API Changes:
      - Added QuickTimeUTC option

Aug. 21, 2011 - Version 8.62 - "JPEG2000 Update"

  - Added read support for JPEG2000 codestream format (J2C)
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a few new Pentax LensType's
  - Added a few new Sony/Minolta LensType's (thanks Wolfram for 2 of these)
  - Added two new Sony Teleconverter values (thanks Wolfram)
  - Decode a few more JPEG2000 UUID's written by Adobe JPEG2000 plugin
  - Decode additional JPEG2000 ColorSpecification information
  - Recognize a few more JPEG2000 file extensions
  - Updated some CanonModelID's
  - Tolerate extra comma at end of line in imported -csv files
  - Changed name of Kodak Type9 SerialNumber tag to UnknownNumber
  - Fixed bug which in rare situations could result in an erroneous "IFD pointer
    references previous IFD" warning
  - Fixed another memory leak when writing and removed circular references from
    ExifTool object to prevent future bugs like this
  - Fixed problem in Windows where values in the -X (XML) output containing
    CR+LF were converted to CR+CR+LF
  - Fixed superfluous warning which could occur when using += to decrement a
    numerical tag
  - Fixed an incorrectly spelt Pentax city name (thanks John Francis)

July 16, 2011 - Version 8.61

  - Added the ability to increment/decrement tags with numerical values using +=
  - Added support for Extensis Portfolio XMP tags plus a number of non-standard
    and/or undocumented XMP-xmp and XMP-xmpMM tags
  - Added read support for Microsoft Compiled HTML (CHM) format
  - Added read support for Ogg Video (OGV) files
  - Added new LensType values for Pentax (thanks Heike Herrmann), Sony/Minolta
    (thanks Fabio Suprani and Florian Knorn), Nikon (thanks Jens Kriese),
    Olympus and Sigma cameras
  - Added a new QuickTime VendorID
  - Recognize DEX (Dalvik Executable) files
  - Identify Windows 64-bit EXE/DLL files and relax EXE validation
  - Validate date/time values when reading NMEA GPS log files
  - Changed decoding of CFAPattern to return a string of numbers with -n option
  - Extract all unknown makernote blocks as undef, regardless of actual format
  - Improved print conversion of Pentax ShakeReduction
  - Fixed problem processing some Ogg files with multiple streams
  - Fixed incorrect namespace URI for stArea (used by MWG 2.0 regions)
  - Fixed problem with spaces in -geotag path when using wildcards
  - Fixed problem writing PDF:Keywords list items individually if they contain
    special characters
  - API Changes:
      - Enhanced SetNewValue() to allow increment/decrement of numerical tags

June 25, 2011 - Version 8.60 (production release)

  - Added Composite Flash tag to facilitate copying of flash information between
    XMP and EXIF
  - Added new Pentax and Canon LensType values and fixed a Pentax lens name
  - Added a few new Leica LensType's (thanks Olaf Ulrich)
  - Added a new PentaxModelID
  - Enhanced GPSDateStamp conversion to tolerate null separators (Casio EX-H20G)
  - Made DNG LinearizationCurve and Nikon ContrastCurve writable but protected
  - Renamed Nikon LinearizationTable to NEFLinearizationTable and made writable
    but protected
  - Removed Leica M8 FrameSelector tag since it seems to have evolved into an
    extension of the LensType tag for newer lenses
  - Fixed problem with order of operations when using multiple -if options

June 11, 2011 - Version 8.59

  - Added new Composite:LensID derived from XMP-aux:LensID
  - Added new PentaxModelID and CanonModelID values
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Artur)
  - Decode maker notes in Pentax Optio S1 AVI videos
  - Extract PreviewWMF from DOCX files
  - Recognize WMF images
  - Fixed decoding of CanonVRD WBAdjRGBLevels and renamed to WBAdjRGGBLevels

June 2, 2011 - Version 8.58

  - Decode a number of CameraInfo tags for the Canon EOS 600D and 1100D
  - Improved speed by a factor of 2 when reading M2TS videos
  - Fixed memory leak with -stay_open feature when writing

May 26, 2011 - Version 8.57

  - Added a couple of new Canon LensType values
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added format string to -v2 output for IPTC tags
  - Added extra logic to avoid misidentifying unknown IFD-style maker notes
  - Decode custom settings for Nikon D700 and D7000
  - Fixed problem recognizing NikonCaptureData for ViewNX version 2.1.1

Apr. 16, 2011 - Version 8.56

  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Rodolfo Borges)
  - Decode EXIF information in FujiFilm HS20EXR MOV videos
  - Decode NikonCaptureEditVersions when ExtractEmbedded option is used
    (previously called NikonCaptureHistory)
  - Decode another Samsung tag (thanks Tae-Sun Park)
  - Recognize CaptureOne ".newer" COS files
  - Reverted JSON output to pre-8.51 behaviour by removing '#' suffix from tag
    names when print conversion is disabled on a per-tag basis
  - Fixed bug introduced in 8.32 interpreting some expressions when copying tags

Apr. 11, 2011 - Version 8.55

  - Added write support for FujiFilm RAF version 0716 images
  - Added support for a number of new LR3 XMP tags (thanks Wolfgang Guelcker)
  - Decode some more Samsung tags (thanks Tae-Sun Park)
  - Improved handling of incorrectly formatted XMP
  - Recognize a few alternate PS and EPS file extensions (thanks Jeff Harmon)
  - Reverted a few Pentax macro lens names (less consistent, but at least they
    match the official Pentax names)
  - Fixed problem reading some XMP custom properties
  - Fixed minor problem in HtmlDump output for Canon MakerNotes footer

Apr. 2, 2011 - Version 8.54

  - Added a number of new values for various tags
  - Added a new Nikon LensID
  - Decode a number of encrypted Samsung SRW tags (thanks Tae-Sun Park)
  - Enhanced -s option so allow a number to be specified
  - Fixed problem reading some Casio EX-Z35 MakerNote values

Mar. 27, 2011 - Version 8.53

  - Added a new Olympus LensType
  - Added a new Nikon LensID
  - Added a new PentaxModelID value
  - Decode new Pentax MakerNotes format of Optio WG-1 GPS
  - Decode Casio, Ricoh and Sanyo face detection information (thanks Jeffrey
    Friedl and Emilio for samples)
  - Decode FujiFilm face recognition information (thanks Jeffrey Friedl)
  - Decode a new FujiFilm tag for GE models
  - Allow writing GPSLatitudeRef/GPSLongitudeRef with a signed number
  - Return proper FileType for M4P audio files
  - Combined Canon FaceDetectFrameWidth/FaceDetectFrameHeight tags into
    FaceDetectFrameSize for consistency with other makes
  - API Changes:
      - Fixed problem when specifying family 1 group in call to SetNewValue()
        when tags were previously extracted with ExtractInfo()

Mar. 20, 2011 - Version 8.52

  - Added -listr option and mechanism to recognize some unsupported file types
  - Added read support for VSD (Microsoft Visio Drawing) files
  - Added a new Pentax LensType and improved consistency of macro lens names
  - Added another CanonModelID
  - Calculate Duration for M2TS (AVCHD) videos
  - Decode a new FujiFilm tag
  - Recognize .TS extension
  - Recognize FotoStation IPTC record 240
  - Attempt to better identify FPX-format MSOffice documents with incorrect file
  - Fixed bug applying time shift to Nikon PowerUpTime
  - API Changes:
      - Enhanced GetNewValues() to allow group name to be specified
      - Allow description flag to be set to '0' when calling GetFileType() to
        return types of recognized-yet-unsupported files

Mar. 12, 2011 - Version 8.51

  - Added -csv option for import/export of CSV database files
  - Added ability to import JSON files
  - Added read support for APP1 "Ocad" segment
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Decode more Reconyx MakerNotes tags (thanks Robert Hass of Reconyx!)
  - Report the number of encryption bits in the PDF:Encryption tag value
  - Allow empty group name when specifying a tag
  - Improved decoding of Olympus ArtFilter and MagicFilter tags
  - Improved exception handling to continue with next -execute command after
    aborting a command due to a serious error
  - Fixed problem reading indexed PGF images

Mar. 1, 2011 - Version 8.50 (production release)

  - Added Composite tags to convert QuickTime GPS information
  - Added a couple new Sony PMP Orientation values (thanks Mike Battilana)
  - Added a couple of new Nikon LensID's (thanks Rolando Ruzic)
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Gerald Kapounek)
  - Decode new Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony face detection tags (thanks
    Jeffrey Friedl)
  - Decode Ricoh FirmwareRevision tags
  - Allow GPSLatitudeRef and GPSLongitudeRef to be written with a GPS coordinate
    containing a N/S/E/W designator
  - Removed Canon20D shortcut and changed Canon shortcut
  - Removed LEGRIA/VIXIA/iVIS from CanonModelID names
  - Renumbered Canon FacePosition tags to start at Face1Position

Feb. 12, 2011 - Version 8.49

  - Added a number of new values for various Canon tags
  - Added a new Pentax LensType
  - Added ability to write Nikon PowerUpTime tag
  - Added a number of MachO CPUSubtype's and improved handling of 64-bit flag
  - Decode ColorData for the Canon EOS 600D and 1100D
  - Decode a few new Sony tags
  - Set document number for FlashPix tags extracted from embedded documents
  - Attempted to patch OS X 10.6 quirk where FileModifyDate may not be preserved
    for some files when -P is combined with -overwrite_original_in_place

Feb. 3, 2011 - Version 8.48

  - Added a new Canon LensType value
  - Changed order of stored information when rewriting existing IPTC tags (to
    make the order of items in list-type tags consistent with XMP when deleting
    and adding back values in the same command)
  - Fixed problems with format of binary data in lists for some output options

Jan. 29, 2011 - Version 8.47

  - Added -args option
  - Added read support for PGF (Progressive Graphics File) images
  - Added write support for Phase One IIQ images
  - Added ability to write XMP-xmpMM:Pantry
  - Added print conversions for a number of closed-choice XMP properties
  - Added some new CanonModelID's
  - Included new argument files in distribution: pdf2xmp.args and xmp2pdf.args
  - Avoid copying TIFF trailers containing nothing but zeros when rewriting
  - Handle binary data in serialized structure output
  - Moved BMP tags to the File group
  - Fixed bug reading/writing some IPTC binary data tags
  - Fixed problem copying XMP:Thumbnails structure
  - Fixed conversion of MXF:ByteOrder value
  - Fixed potential "Undefined subroutine ConvertStruct" crash bug
  - API Changes:
      - Fixed bug introduced in 8.46 when calling GetValue(xxx,'Raw')

Jan. 22, 2011 - Version 8.46

  - Simpified definition of user-defined XMP structures: flattened tags are now
    automatically generated, and UserDefined::xmpStruct is no longer needed (but
    backward compatibility is maintained with the old-style definitions)
  - Added ability to handle multi-dimensional arrays in structured output
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Jean-Michel Dubois)
  - Added some new XMP-xmpMM tags
  - Enabled writing of a number of XMP-crs tags
  - Decode Reconyx TriggerMode tag
  - Relaxed structure validation to allow a structure to be written even if
    there were errors with some fields
  - Patched problem with formatting of very large numbers in JSON (-j) output
  - Fixed a few problems reading and writing structured information
  - Fixed bug which could cause hang with some user-defined tag definitions

Jan. 12, 2011 - Version 8.45

  - Fixed a couple of minor bugs with the new -struct option

Jan. 12, 2011 - Version 8.44 - "Structured XMP"

  - Added ability to specify XMP structures when writing (yet another Christmas
    vacation spent adding a significant new feature to ExifTool)
  - Added support for new XMP tags in the MWG 2.0 specification
  - Added read support for DV video files
  - Added support for Reconyx maker notes
  - Added option to overwrite existing text output files (-w!)
  - Added ability to ignore symbolic directory links with "-i SYMLINKS"
  - Added support for Sony Ericsson XMP cell phone location tags
  - Added a few new CanonModelID's
  - Added a new Minolta/Sony LensType (thanks Jean-Michel Dubois)
  - Added a new Olympus LensType
  - Added print conversion for all Bitrate tags
  - Decode a couple new RIFF tags
  - Decode CameraTemperature for a few new Canon PowerShot models
  - Improved -struct option to work with all text output formats
  - Changed behaviour of XMP lang-alt lists to conform to the July 2010
    specification (x-default item is no longer mandatory)
  - Renamed AudioSampleBits tags to AudioBitsPerSample
  - Renamed XMP-crs:Temperature tag to ColorTemperature
  - Minor change to behaviour when replacing values in XMP lists: new list
    items are now all inserted in place of the first deleted item (previously
    new items were inserted one-by-one into the holes left by deleted items)
  - Fixed bug writing alternate languages for XMP-iptcExt:ArtworkTitle tag
  - Fixed problem where console echo was disabled when using -k option from a
    bash script
  - Attempted to patch problem of -b option affecting newline sequence for
    subsequent -execute commands in Windows
  - API Changes:
      - SetNewValue() now accepts structured values (as HASH references or
        serialized strings)
      - Struct option now has 3 settings (undef, 0 and 1)

Dec. 21, 2010 - Version 8.43

  - Added read support for MXF (Material Exchange Format) files
  - Added support for GE (General Imaging) maker notes
  - Added a couple of new Pentax LensType's
  - Added a couple of new CanonModelID's
  - Added a few more values to Casio UnknownMode
  - Recognize 3GPP and 3GP2 file extensions
  - Improved handling of character encoding errors
  - Changed Duration format to always include hours for times > 1 minute
  - Fixed minor quirk in HtmlDump output
  - Fixed race condition with -stay_open when reading options requiring
    additional arguments from the argfile

Dec. 11, 2010 - Version 8.42

  - Added a couple more Samsung LensType values
  - Added a few new Canon EasyMode values and a Canon LensType value
  - Added a new PentaxModelID
  - Decode some new H264 tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Decode JUNK chunk in Pentax RS1000 AVI videos
  - Flush console output before "{ready}" message when using -stay_open
  - Improved decoding of some Canon and Pentax tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Fixed problem copying makernotes from Nikon NRW image to JPEG
  - Fixed incorrect decoding of some AEInfo tags for newer Pentax DSLR's

Dec. 3, 2010 - Version 8.41

  - Added a new PentaxModelID
  - Added a few new values for some Canon tags
  - Added some non-standard values to a few XMP-exif tags
  - Decode a new Ricoh tag and added a LensID
  - Decode more Pentax K-5 tags and values
  - Improved decoding of Battery tags for various Pentax DSLR models
  - Fixed bug where time could be wrong by up to 2 seconds when shifting
    multiple date/time values containing fractional seconds

Nov. 21, 2010 - Version 8.40 (production release)

  - Added -restore_original and -delete_original options
  - Added new Canon, Pentax and Sony LensType values
  - Decode more Pentax K-5 tags
  - Decode a number of new tags in Nikon D7000 MOV videos
  - Decode FocusDistance tags for the Canon EOS 60D
  - Decode a few new Panasonic tags
  - Decode a few maker note tags from Flip Video MP4 files
  - Extract PDF PageMode and PageLayout tags
  - Changed family 2 group names for a number of PDF tags
  - Changed Canon LensType strings for a few lenses with updated models
  - Patched problem reading GPX files which contain no newlines

Nov. 12, 2010 - Version 8.39

  - Added read support for RAR archive files
  - Added warning for non-standard XMP APP1 header in JPEG images
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Rolando Ruzic)
  - Decode more Olympus WAV tags
  - Decode a few more PDF document property tags
  - Decode a new Canon tag
  - Extract firmware revision letter with Nikon FirmwareVersion
  - Improved decoding of some Pentax tags
  - Changed names of a couple of Pentax tags
  - Changed name of ASF:FileSize to FileLength to avoid conflict
  - Fixed problem creating output files on network drives in Windows
  - Fixed bug where MWG module wasn't loaded automatically when -execute was

Nov. 7, 2010 - Version 8.38

  - Added support for Nikon D3 firmware 2.02
  - Decode many new Pentax K-5 tags and improved decoding of others
  - Decode a few more Nikon D3 and D3S settings (thanks Warren Hatch)
  - Decode some new Olympus WAV tags (thanks Tomasz Kawecki)
  - Decode a few new Canon DPP 3.9.2 tags
  - Decode PDF digital signature permission information
  - Improved recognition of Adobe Illustrator PS-format AI files
  - Disable writing XMP to Adobe Illustrator version 8 and older EPS files

Oct. 31, 2010 - Version 8.37

  - Added ability to switch ARGFILE while -stay_open is active
  - Fixed a couple of bugs with the new -stay_open option
  - Fixed problem with -E option that caused double-escaping of Composite tags

Oct. 30, 2010 - Version 8.36

  - Added ability to read/write metadata in Sigma X3F images containing a
    JpgFromRaw (ie. all Sigma models except the SD9 and SD10)
  - Added -stay_open option to avoid startup delay when called from other
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Hubert Meier)
  - Decode a couple of new tags written by Sigma Photo Pro
  - Changed family 0 group name for SonyIDC tags to "MakerNotes"
  - Improved Composite:LensID to use LensModel if available when LensType is
  - Fixed problem extracting ThumbnailImage from some FujiFilm RAF images
  - Fixed problem calculating Red/BlueBalance for some newer Nikon models

Oct. 23, 2010 - Version 8.35 - "PDF Encryption"

  - Added support for PDF AES-128 and AES-256 encryption (requires Digest::SHA
    for AES-256 support)
  - Added -password option for processing password-protected PDF documents
  - Added write support for a couple more FujiFilm RAF versions
  - Added a number of new Olympus SceneMode values
  - Added a few new SonyModelID's
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks marten)
  - Added a Canon LensType and fixed an incorrect one (thanks Andreas Huggel)
  - Decode a number of new Canon tags
  - Decode a few new Nikon D3S settings (thanks Warren Hatch)
  - Extract PDF UserAccess
  - Extract Olympus ZoomedPreviewImage
  - Updated decoding of Olympus AFPoint for recent E-models
  - Avoid writing mandatory IPTC tags unless another IPTC tag actually changes
    (ie. trying to delete a non-existent IPTC tag will no longer have the side
    effect of generating mandatory IPTC tags)
  - Improved language translations
  - Improved error message when trying to write a file with the wrong extension
  - Renamed a couple of Olympus tags
  - Fixed problem reading/writing PDF tags from some encrypted stream objects
  - API Changes:
      - Added Password option

Oct. 7, 2010 - Version 8.34

  - Added read support for XCF and WebP images and WebM videos
  - Added a couple of new PentaxModelID's
  - Decode a number of new Canon 60D MakerNotes tags (thanks Bogdan for
  - Decode FrameCount from MakerNotes in Nikon MOV videos
  - Decode Ambience and some video tags from Canon 
  - Decode more Canon EOS 1D Mark IV CameraInfo tags
  - Updated decoding of Pentax HighISONoiseReduction for newer models
  - Changed description of Canon SerialNumber tags
  - Fixed problem with extra comma in JSON output when -w option was used

Oct. 3, 2010 - Version 8.33

  - Added ability to specify numerator and denominator of rational values
  - Decode more Canon custom picture style settings (thanks Tom Kawecki)
  - Decode Samsung MP4 "TAGS" information from WP10 videos
  - Decode thumbnail image and maker notes from Canon S95 MOV videos
  - Decode Microsoft Photo 1.1 EXIF and XMP information
  - Fixed problem copying tags dynamically from files with read errors
  - Fixed problem setting FileName with a Windows UNC path (leading "\\")

Sept. 25, 2010 - Version 8.32

  - Added the ability to use wildcards ('?' and '*') in tag names when
    extracting or copying information
  - Added a number of new CanonModelID's
  - Decode a few more QuickTime tags and improved decoding of others
  - Decode UserDefPictureStyle tags for more Canon cameras (thanks Tom Kawecki)
  - Extract unknown text-based maker notes under new MakerNoteUnknownText tag
  - Tested writing of PDF 1.7 files and removed warning for this version
  - Identify Canon MakerNote footer in HtmlDump of DNG images
  - Updated MimeType for PSD, AVI, AIFF plus a number of raw file formats
  - Changed FileType for Adobe Illustrator (AI) files
  - Fixed "Can't handle XMP attribute 'rdf:xmlns'" error when writing some XMP

Sept. 17, 2010 - Version 8.31 - "CRW+XMP"

  - Added ability to read/write XMP inside CanonVRD, which finally provides a
    technique to write XMP in CRW images! (thanks Mike Kobzar for help testing)
  - Added a couple of new Canon LensType's and CanonModelID's
  - Added a number of new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Mladen Sever)
  - Treat 'eng' as a default language in ID3v2 information
  - Recognize AIT file extension (AI file)
  - Fixed problem where ExifTool could refuse to write PDF files containing
    XMP-pdf:PDFVersion information

Sept. 11, 2010 - Version 8.30

  - Added a couple of new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a couple more Sigma LensType values
  - Added a few more tag values for the new Sony SLT-A33, SLT-A55V and DSLR-A560
  - Added a few more values for various Casio tags
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Guido)
  - Decode Panasonic ContrastMode for the TZ10/ZS7
  - Decode some Canon CameraInfo tags for the 60D
  - Updated Canon custom functions for the 60D
  - Updated Flash video to add some new values and decode some new tags
  - Updated QuickTime decoding for new track and movie header formats
  - Named a couple of unknown Canon tags
  - Made Nikon PictureControl and NikonCaptureOutput directories block writable
  - Fixed problem geotagging when any coordinate was exactly zero
  - Fixed typo in Canon AFAssistBeam converted value
  - Fixed problem displaying exiftool documentation on OS/2 (thanks Ilya

Aug. 22, 2010 - Version 8.29

  - Added a few new CanonModelID's
  - Added verbose messages for "unsafe" and "protected" tags which are not
  - Decode CameraTemperature for a few new Canon models
  - Decode a few new Panasonic tags (thanks Zdenek Mihula)
  - Decode a number of new 3rd party RIFF tags
  - Recognize Casio-type maker notes in Concord cameras
  - Handle "CDATA" sections in XML/XMP
  - Fixed problem that could cause value to be added twice when writing MWG
    list-type tags without specifying a group
  - Fixed bug extracting altitude from GPX files containing "rtept" nodes which
    could result in an altitude being associated with the next GPS fix
  - Fixed problem deleting PreviewImage from MIE files

Aug. 14, 2010 - Version 8.28

  - Added ability to specify Photoshop encoding (-charset Photoshop=CHARSET)
  - Added support for maker notes of some Sony Ericsson phones
  - Improved conversion for SigmaRaw:FocalLengthIn35mmFormat (thanks Niels
    Kristian Bech Jensen)
  - Fixed bug in calculation of AvgBitrate for QuickTime videos (thanks Mats
  - Improved error handling when reading Matroska files
  - Fixed -GROUP:geotag= to allow multiple geotag groups to be deleted

July 31, 2010 - Version 8.27

  - Added support for QuickTime localized languages and character encodings
  - Added support for alternate language ICC_Profile tags
  - Added a new XMP-swf tag
  - Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Mladen Sever)
  - Added ability to specify any group (not only family 0 and 1) for source tag
    when copying
  - Decode a number of new QuickTime tags
  - Decode MakerNoteKodak9 maker notes in a few non-Kodak cameras
  - Extract NikonCaptureHistory and drop when copying Nikon MakerNotes
  - Calculate AvgBitrate for QuickTime movies
  - Fixed names of a few recently added ICC_Profile tags (thanks Jeff Harmon)
  - Fixed bug calculating duration of AVI videos for which FrameCount is zero
  - Fixed tag ID for XMP-iptcExt:AdditionalModelInformation
  - Fixed decoding of ShiftJIS character set

July 20, 2010 - Version 8.26

  - Decode a number of new ICC_Profile tags added in approved revisions to the
  - Drop NikonCaptureData when copying Nikon MakerNotes (it may be too large for
    a JPEG APP1 segment when copying from an NEF image)
  - Made NikonCaptureData writable as a block and NikonCapture a deletable group
  - Minor addition to tooltip for HtmlDump of offset values
  - Fixed problem writing to an incorrectly-typed XMP list (patch for LR3 bug)
  - Fixed problem setting file ownership on OS/2 systems when writing (thanks
    Ilya Zakharevich)
  - Fixed incorrect ICC_Profile tag name (thanks Jeff Harmon)

July 13, 2010 - Version 8.25 (production release)

  - Added CommonIFD0 shortcut tag to help when deleting metata from TIFF images
  - Added a new Pentax LensType and fixed an incorrect one
  - Added a new Panasonic ColorMode
  - Decode FLAC picture metadata
  - Changed ASF Preview tags to be consistent with ID3 and FLAC Picture tags
  - Patched problem with funny dash character in cut-n-paste from documentation
    on some systems (by allowing the funny dash in command-line arguments)
  - Fixed misleading warning message which could appear when writing MWG tags
  - Fixed typo in an ID3 tag name (thanks Mats Peterson)
  - Fixed an incorrect Sony lens name (thanks Stephen Bishop)
  - Fixed problem misidentifying some other RAW files as Epson ERF

June 30, 2010 - Version 8.24

  - Added ability to write some Kodak APP3 Meta tags
  - Added a few new Olympus LensType's and new values for a couple of other tags
  - Added support for yet another Kodak MakerNote variation (M580)
  - Added conversion for OOXML DocSecurity tag (thanks Jeff Harmon)
  - Added another Nikon ExternalFlashFlags value (thanks Warren Hatch)
  - Decode more Canon VRD tags (thanks Gert Kello) and changed some tag names
  - Decode a couple of new Canon 7D tags (thanks Vesa Kivisto)
  - Decode a few more Sigma tags
  - Decode HTML tags written by Microsoft Office
  - Decode some MakerNotes tags from Samsung MP4 videos
  - Allow RFC 8601 date/time values to be written without seconds
  - Fixed conversion for Kodak Meta:SerialNumber
  - Changed conversion of Canon FocusDistanceUpper/Lower tags to add units (m)
  - Changed the names of some Nikon FlashExposureComp tags
  - Changed name of RTF CharactersNoWhiteSpace tag to CharactersWithSpaces to
    conform with what Microsoft does with their software as opposed to what they
    say in their RTF specification
  - Changed a few FlashPix tags for better consistency with OOXML and RTF
  - Properly convert OOXML Unicode character entities
  - Fixed problem writing some Sigma MakerNote tags
  - Fixed problem writing incorrect value for "Uncalibrated" XMP:ColorSpace
  - Fixed bug where some unknown Canon values were extracted twice with -U

June 20, 2010 - Version 8.23

  - Added write support for FujiFilm RAF images from the HS10 and S100FS
  - Added read support for RTF files
  - Added read support for FPXR in JPEG APP4 as written by some HP cameras
  - Added ability to copy files of any type (now does a straight copy instead of
    processing the file if no new values are set for any "real" tag)
  - Added new values for CanonModelID, PentaxModelID and SonyModelID
  - Added a new Ricoh LensID
  - Added conversion for "Off" and "On" values when writing EXIF:Flash
  - Added a new Canon LensType and changed the name of one Sigma lens
  - Decode more Canon VRD tags and update to DPP 3.8 (thanks Gert Kello)
  - Decode FujiFilm AutoDynamicRange
  - Changed some DNG tags to make them writable (but "unsafe")

June 9, 2010 - Version 8.22

  - Implemented PNG alternate language tags and special character translations
  - Added print conversion for XMP-photoshop:ColorMode
  - Decode some new Pentax 645D tags/values and added more PentaxModelID's
  - Changed family 1 group names for Matroska Chapters
  - Changed frame rate conversions to round to 3 decimal points
  - Enable summary messages when -b is combined with -w
  - Assume local system timezone on specified date (instead of current local
    timezone) when writing an IPTC time tag with a date/time value which doesn't
    include a timezone
  - Fixed conversion of Matroska:ChapterTimeStart/End values
  - Fixed an incorrect Panasonic Lens name (thanks Michael Byczkowski)

June 2, 2010 - Version 8.21

  - Added read support for Matroska multimedia files (MKA, MKV and MKS)
  - Added a new PentaxModelID (Optio E80)
  - Decode some information from Casio EX-7000SX APP1 "QVCI", HP Photosmart
    R837 APP6 "TDHD" JPEG segments
  - Extract more Samsung and HP PreviewImages hidden in other JPEG APP segments
  - Extract unknown tags with numerical ID's by default when -v option is used
  - Updated default GPSVersionID to when writing
  - Fixed bug geotagging from KML file (lat/long were swapped)

May 26, 2010 - Version 8.20

  - Added read support for Open Document files (ODP, ODS, ODT)
  - Added Composite:AudioBitrate tag for VBR MPEG audio
  - Added support for IPTC:CatalogSets written by iView MediaPro
  - Decode Olympus MagicFilter tag and add a two new SceneMode values
  - Decode a few new Sony tags written by NEX models
  - Decode a number of new Sony A100 tags (thanks Igal Milchtaich)
  - Decode some information from MPEG audio LAME header
  - Updated to Exif 2.3 specification (!!)
  - Allow date/time tags to be shifted by the values of other tags when using
    the -tagsFromFile feature
  - Fixed formatting of QuickTime:CreateDate as written by iPhone
  - Fixed problem conditionally replacing some blank EXIF tags and alternate
    language tags in XMP

May 11, 2010 - Version 8.19

  - Added ability to read/write Samsung PreviewImage trailer
  - Added two new PentaxModelID's (Optio H90 and W90)
  - Added a new Canon LensType
  - Added a new CanonModelID
  - Decode more Sony tags/values (thanks Michael Reitinger)
  - Decode more Leica M9 tags (thanks Michael Byczkowski and Carl Bretteville)
  - Updated to XMP April 2010 specification
  - Avoid extracting Sony DSLR-A100 tags which have "n/a" values
  - Improved German language translations (thanks Herbert Kauer)
  - Improved efficiency of Composite tag calculations
  - Made RSRC a deletable group
  - Tolerate extra white space at the start of an XMP file
  - Changed MWG logic to ignore blank EXIF tags
  - Changed a few print conversion strings to improve interoperability
  - Changed XMP namespace prefix 'prismusagerights' to 'pur' as per most recent
    PRISM specification
  - Patched memory problem in Windows when processing very large EPS files
  - Fixed a couple of incorrectly named Sony Panorama tags
  - Fixed bug which could prevent file from being updated when deleting
    mandatory tags and adding back tags in other locations

Apr. 16, 2010 - Version 8.18

  - Added read support for Sony DSC-F1 PMP images
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Jeffrey Friedl)
  - Decode a number of new Sony tags (thanks Michael Reitinger)
  - Decode a few more Leica M9 tags (thanks Michael Byczkowski)
  - Preserve original file permissions and ownership when writing
  - Made Canon DustRemovalData writable
  - Changed some Pentax WhiteBalance strings for consistency
  - Patched potential security problem when writing values
  - Fixed bug extracting unsynchronized ID3v2.4 information

Apr. 9, 2010 - Version 8.17

  - Added a new Sony ExposureMode (thanks Michael Reitinger)
  - Decode Casio DriveMode (thanks Robert Chi)
  - Decode CameraTemperature for more Canon EOS models (thanks Vesa Kivisto)
  - Updated to the DICOM 2009 specification (Note: Changed some DICOM tag names)
  - Improved conversions for XMP:LensInfo, EXIF:DNGLensInfo and Nikon:Lens
  - Changed case of some Canon DriveMode strings
  - Fixed divide-by-zero error when Geotagging from a track with only one point
  - Fixed incorrect ImageHeight reported for top-to-bottom BMP images
  - API Changes:
      - Fixed a problem passing options to Image::ExifTool::TagInfoXML::Write()

Mar. 31, 2010 - Version 8.16

  - Preserve Mac OS resource fork when writing (OS X only)
  - Added a number of new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Decode a couple more Mac OS resources
  - Decode Olympus LensModel tag (thanks Martin Hilbers)
  - Extract PrintIMVersion tag from PrintIM information
  - Separate extraction of Leica FrameSelector information from LensType tag
  - Recognize Bitstream PFA/PFB font files
  - Patched ActivePerl 5.10 bug which could cause Perl crash during Geotag tests
  - Fixed another Geotag test that fails due to round-off errors on some systems

Mar. 18, 2010 - Version 8.15 (production release)

  - Added read support for Macintosh resource files:
      - Generate ResourceForkSize tag if data exists in a file's resource fork
      - Enhanced -ee option to process resource fork as a sub-document
  - Added a new PentaxModelID (Optio I-10)
  - Decode Panasonic DMC-ZS7 landmark tags
  - Fixed decoding of Pentax Optio 555 PictureMode and added a number of new
    values (thanks Ralf Medow)

Mar. 16, 2010 - Version 8.14

  - Added some new Canon AFMode values for the EOS 7D (thanks Dieter Steiner)
    and renamed tag to AFAreaMode
  - Decode ColorData and some new MOV tags for the production Canon EOS 550D
  - Decode Panasonic IntelligentResolution tag
  - Allow times with timezones in GPX track logs
  - Improved handling of maker notes in Olympus MP4 videos
  - Changed H264 GPS tags to the GPS group
  - Fixed date/time format error in reverse geotagging GPX example
  - Fixed problem introduced in version 8.09 where XMP:GPSLatitude/GPSLongitude
    require the -a option to be extracted
  - API Changes:
      - Fixed bug where some options (Charset, Escape, Exclude and Lang) weren't
        activated properly when set via options hash in calls to some functions
      - Fixed some potential problems when used with mod_perl

Mar. 5, 2010 - Version 8.13

  - Added read/write support for Samsung SRW images and decode some NX10 maker
    note tags (thanks Tae-Sun Park)
  - Added new values for some Sony tags (thanks Michael Reitinger)
  - Added a new Canon LensType
  - Decode maker notes in Nikon Coolpix S8000 MOV videos
  - Decode a number of obscure TIFF FX tags
  - Implemented list-type behaviour for MWG:Creator tag
  - More improvements to German translations (thanks Herbert Kauer)
  - Changed name of NikonPreview group to PreviewIFD
  - Fixed problem which prevented ThumbnailImage from being written to ARW, SR2
    and PEF images

Feb. 26, 2010 - Version 8.12

  - Added a number of missing ProgramMode values for the Sony DSLR-A330
  - Added XMP-iptcCore:DigitalSourceType (IPTC Extension version 1.1)
  - Added a couple more Nikon LensID's (thanks Jens Kriese and Robert
  - Improved German language tag descriptions (thanks Herbert Kauer)
  - Improved identification of some RAW file types
  - Moved MPF PreviewImage into the Composite group
  - Fixed some problems in HtmlDump output
  - Fixed problem copying makernotes as a block into DNGAdobeData

Feb. 20, 2010 - Version 8.11

  - Added support for Leica S2 maker notes
  - Added a bunch of new CanonModelID's
  - Decode MacroMagnification for more Canon models (MP-E 65mm only)
  - Decode a number of Canon CameraInfo tags for the 1DmkIV and 550D
  - Updated CanonCustom tags for the 550D
  - Improved parsing of Canon OriginalDecisionData
  - Improved decoding of Canon CameraInfo LensType
  - Improved decoding of some Sigma tags
  - Recognize a number of new Paint Shop Pro file extensions
  - Prevent a directory from being recreated in the wrong location when deleting
    a group and adding back information in the same step
  - Changed -fileOrder option to sort numbers numerically
  - Fixed bug in -fileOrder option when directory names are specified
  - Fixed problem extracting information from some Panasonic AVCHD videos
  - Fixed some minor compatibility problems with Perl 5.11
  - Fixed problem which could result in runtime error when using MWG feature
  - Fixed an inconsistency in the way duplicate tags were handled in the grouped
    JSON (-j -g) and short XML (-X -s) output formats

Feb. 8, 2010 - Version 8.10 (production release)

  - Added read/write support for Photoshop PSB file format
  - Added -fileOrder option to provide control over file processing order
  - Added a few new Sony/Minolta LensTypes (thanks Marcin Krol)
  - Added more Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Decode metadata from all frames in AVCHD H.264 video with -ee option
  - Decode more H.264 tags and improved decoding of others
  - Improved decoding of some Olympus E-P1 tags
  - Improved handling of some types of unknown maker notes
  - Enhanced -p option to support output file headers and footers, and to parse
    embedded documents as separate input files when combined with -ee
  - Relaxed validation of PFM files to accommodate incorrect device type string
    written by FontForge software
  - API Changes:
      - Enhanced GetFileType() to return descriptions for more file types

Jan. 29, 2010 - Version 8.09

  - Added a number of new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Decode GPS position and some camera settings from AVCHD (.M2TS) video
  - Decode a few new PhotoMechanic tags
  - Decode MacroMagnification for the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo
    lens in EOS 5DmkII and 40D images
  - Delete multiple Photoshop segments in JPEG images when deleting all
    Photoshop information and adding some back in one step
  - Print warning message in Windows when there are no matching files to process
  - Changed print conversion for PSP CreatorAppVersion
  - Fixed problem rewriting NikonCapture information written by NX2

Jan. 25, 2010 - Version 8.08

  - Added read support for Paint Shop Pro images (PSP and PSPIMAGE)
  - Added ability to decode a number of new character sets including JIS, and
    completely overhauled character encoding routines
  - Fixed problem reading old OS/2-format BMP images

Jan. 19, 2010 - Version 8.07

  - Added read support for a number of font file formats (OTF, TTF, TTC, PFA,
  - Added (experimental) read support for FLA files
  - Added a few new Sony LensType's (thanks Sander Stols)
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Mark Berger)
  - Set BigTIFF MIME type to "image/x-tiff-big" (unofficial)
  - Fixed bug in GPS time drift correction when dates are specified for both GPS
    and image times
  - Fixed problem reading some IGC GPS logs

Jan. 12, 2010 - Version 8.06

  - Added a few new CanonModelID's
  - Fixed a bug introduced in 8.05 which broke rewriting of XMP in MWG mode

Jan. 10, 2010 - Version 8.05 - "Strict MWG"

  - Improved MWG conformance by ignoring non-standard EXIF, IPTC and XMP when
    the MWG module is loaded
  - CurrentIPTCDigest tag is now only generated for IPTC in the standard
    location (as specified by the MWG recommendation)
  - Added support for 3rd party trailers on ARW images
  - Changed names of Sony IDC date/time tags and decode the last unknown IDC tag
  - Fixed "-TAG-= -TAG=VALUE" syntax to work with shiftable (date/time) tags
    and tags with conversions
  - Fixed incorrect tag format when writing some PhotoMechanic tags
  - Fixed problem where some tags couldn't be written in Olympus ORF images

Jan. 7, 2010 - Version 8.04 - "Write ARW"

  - Added write support for Sony ARW and SR2 images (at long last!)
      - WARNING: Some Adobe utilities (Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6, DNG Converter
        5.6, LightRoom 2.6) have a bug which causes the tone curve to be
        incorrect for edited ARW images from some Sony cameras (A500, A550,
        A700, A850, A900 and maybe others)
  - Compatibility Notice: Embedded JPEG in ARW and SR2 images is now extracted
    as PreviewImage instead of JpgFromRaw
  - Added read/write support for Sony IDC tags
  - Added support for Leica X1 maker notes and decode a few tags
  - Added support for DigiKam XMP schema
  - Added a new Minolta/Sony LensType (thanks Jean-Michel Dubois)
  - Decode Nikon D90 AFAreaModeSetting
  - Decode Nikon NEFBitDepth (thanks Warren Hatch)
  - Decode a few new Sony SRF, Casio AVI and MSOffice TIFF tags
  - Enhanced Geosync tag to allow GPS time-drift correction
  - Fixed Nikon D3 FlashSyncSpeed values (thanks Warren Hatch)

Dec. 19, 2009 - Version 8.03

  - Added a new Nikon ExternalFlashFlags value (thanks Warren Hatch)
  - Implemented -charset id3=CHARSET option in Windows version too (oops!)
  - Improved heuristic for guessing EXIF "Unicode" string byte order
  - Improved decoding of some obscure QuickTime tags
  - Renamed Casio SelfTimer tag to ReleaseMode and added new values
  - Fixed problem converting numerical M4P Genre values

Dec. 15, 2009 - Version 8.02

  - Added MIME types for Apple iWork file formats
  - Added bitmask to -v2 output for applicable tags
  - Added a new Canon LensType and fixed an incorrect one (thanks Hugh
  - Added a few new Ricoh Saturation values (written by GXR)
  - Added ability to specify character set for ID3v1 information
  - Added French translations for some Nikon tags (thanks Harry Nizard)
  - Extract FilePermissions information
  - Decode Nikon D90 custom settings
  - Decode a few more Nikon tags and removed AutoBracketRelease (thanks Warren
  - Decode a few more GIF tags (and changed groups of some others)
  - Decode some information from JPEG APP4 "SCALADO" segment
  - Updated DICOM decoding to latest (2008) specification
  - Enhanced -fast option to allow MakerNote information to be skipped
  - Changed -v0 to enable output autoflushing for STDERR as well as STDOUT
  - Improved decoding of some QuickTime tags (fixes M4P Genre problem)
  - API Changes:
      - Added CharsetID3 option
      - Changed name of IPTCCharset option to CharsetIPTC (but IPTCCharset may
        still be used for backward compatibility)

Dec. 1, 2009 - Version 8.01

  - Compatibility Notice: Extract full-sized preview from X3F images as
    JpgFromRaw instead of PreviewImage
  - Added support for the new X3F version 2.3 files written by the Sigma DP2
  - Added support for a few more XMP-acdsee tags
  - Decode Nikon D3 custom settings (thanks Warren Hatch) and extrapolate to
    D3S, D3X and D300S
  - Decode the few remaining Nikon D300 custom settings (thanks Stuart Solomon
    for providing sample images)
  - Decode Nikon D5000 custom settings
  - Decode Nikon FlashColorFilter tag (thanks Warren Hatch)
  - Decode a few more PNG tags
  - Created a new family 1 group for Nikon custom settings
  - Improved write conversions for EXIF Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness
  - Fixed problem with %f and %e when the source file has no extension
  - Fixed problem decoding Nikon D3 flash group B and C intensities
  - Fixed missing MIME type for XLT files

Nov. 20, 2009 - Version 8.00 (production release)

  - Added read support for Apple iWork '09 files (Keynote, Pages and Numbers)
  - Added ability to write Nikon SerialNumber and ShutterCount tags
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's and changed Tamron lens names to include
    model number (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Decode a number of new Nikon tags (thanks Warren Hatch for much of this)
  - Decode a few new Sony tags and improved others (thanks Igal Milchtaich)
  - Decode a few new Ricoh tags, renamed RicohDateTime1/2, Revision and
    MakerNoteVersion tags, and added some print conversions
  - Decode Parallax in FujiFilm MPO MPImage2 images (thanks John Goodman)
  - Decode Canon EOS 1D Mark IV custom functions
  - Decode a number of new tags in MPEG-4 videos
  - Decode a large number of private GE DICOM tags
  - Decode a few more tags in AVI videos and attempt to fix problem calculating
    duration when multiple video streams exist
  - Enhanced -ee option to extract information from embedded MPF images
  - Improved Nikon LensID conversion to recognize user-defined lenses
  - Improved decoding of a few Olympus tags (ArtFilter, FaceDetect and 
  - Improved handling of warnings when processing corrupted ZIP files
  - Improved recognition of Canon teleconverters in Composite LensID tag
  - Added patch for Leica M8 bug which writes incorrect format for EXIF
    ExposureCompensation and ShutterSpeedValue
  - Changed prefix of unknown Leica M9 tags from LeicaSubdir to Leica_Subdir
  - Fixed problem writing encrypted Nikon WB Levels
  - Fixed problems reading PDF tags written by OS X 10.6 utilities
  - Fixed problem where the -charset option didn't work properly for some XML
    character entities when reading XMP

Nov. 6, 2009 - Version 7.99

  - Added read support for Office Open XML files and improved recognition of
    many MS Office file types
  - Added read support for Phase One IIQ and Capture One COS and EIP files
  - Added read support for GZIP information (first archived file only)
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Karsten Sote)
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Geert De Soete)
  - Decode a few new Sony tags
  - Decode MakerNotes in Pentax AVI videos
  - Decode SerialNumber for newer Pentax cameras
  - Decode Canon FlashMeteringMode for most EOS models
  - Disabled some Sony A230 CameraInfo tags which weren't valid for this model
  - Give names to a number of unknown QuickTime atoms
  - Recognize VOB file extension (but audio information in MPEG private stream
    is not yet decoded)
  - Tolerate extra white space in GPX attributes when geotagging (fixes problem
    reading GlobalSat GPX files)
  - Minor improvements to FlashPix decoding
  - Changed names of all ZIP tags to avoid name conflicts with other tags
  - Changed Composite ImageSize to use ExifImageWidth/Height for CR2 images
  - Changed names of QuickTime image and video track description
    ImageWidth/Height tags to SourceImageWidth/Height
  - Fixed problems when -if option was combined with -v or -htmlDump
  - Fixed problem parsing NMEA track logs where coordinates have the wrong
    number of digits due to missing leading zeros (Holux M-241)
  - Fixed an incorrect Pentax LensType

Oct. 28, 2009 - Version 7.98

  - Implemented MWG support via a plug-in module ("-use MWG")
  - Added -config and -use options
  - Added ability to read Sony Vegas tags in AVI videos
  - Added a couple of new Canon LensType's
  - Added a new Panasonic ShootingMode (thanks Joerg)
  - Added a new PentaxModelID (Optio P80)
  - Added a new CanonModelID
  - Added a few new Canon 1D Mark IV custom functions values
  - Added warning for superfluous tag names on the command line when writing
  - Decode a few more tags for the Canon EOS 5D and 7D
  - Decode a number of new tags in Quicktime-based files (including MP4 and JP2)
  - Impose length limit on IPTC values when writing as per spec. (for backward
    compatibility, the length check may be disabled with the -m option)
  - Improved checks for invalid EXIF offsets and changed some warning messages
  - Improved decoding for a few Canon tags (and renamed NoiseReduction tag)
  - Improved date/time formatting to accept date-only values
  - Implemented print conversion for ID3 date/time tags
  - Enhanced writing of Photoshop:IPTCDigest to allow a special value of 'old'
    to represent the digest of the IPTC from the original file
  - Updated iptc2xmp.args and xmp2iptc.args to handle IPTC
  - Recognize a number of Sigma LensType's in X3F images
  - Recognize a large number of additional audio/video file extensions
  - Minor improvements to -htmldump output
  - Minor changes to some application warning messages
  - Fixed problem writing Canon CameraTemperature tags
  - Fixed "Error reading Info object" warning when reading a PDF file after
    deleting all PDF tags
  - API Changes:
      - Added ability to specify config file via $Image::ExifTool::configFile
      - Added EditGroup option for SetNewValue()

Oct. 13, 2009 - Version 7.97

  - Added ability to disable print conversion on a per-tag basis by suffixing
    the tag name with a '#' character
  - Added a new PentaxModelID (Optio WS80)
  - Decode a few more Sony tags
  - Decode a number of new Casio tags and values
  - Decode CameraTemperature for Canon PowerShot models (thanks Vesa Kivisto)
  - Improved warning messages for the -ext option
  - Improved DOF calculation to use ObjectDistance if SubjectDistance and
    FocusDistance are not available
  - Improved -X output to support more of the new -charset encodings
  - Made Composite:FileNumber writable
  - Use more detailed makernote directory names in EXIF warning messages
  - Decreased priority of tags in IFD1 of JPEG images to avoid taking precedence
    over tags from IFD0 or ExifIFD
  - Changed print conversion strings for TIFF SampleFormat tag
  - Renamed Casio ObjectDistance tag to FocusDistance
  - Fixed invalid character in a Minolta/Sony LensType string
  - Fixed bug decoding NITFVersion tag
  - Fixed bug where binary data was returned without the -b option when using an
    expression involving tag names for some tags such as ThumbnailImage
  - Fixed two problems which could result in runtime warnings when:
      - reading truncated ICC_Profile information
      - using -htmldump on an image containing invalid EXIF offsets
  - API Changes:
      - Added ability to disable print conversion by suffixing tag name with '#'
      - Changed name of BigTIFF 'ifd8' format to 'ifd64' for consistency

Oct. 2, 2009 - Version 7.96

  - Added new Geosync tag to allow geotagging of images with timestamps which
    are not pre-synchronized to GPS time
  - Added patch to avoid crash bug in Canon DPP software when OwnerName is set
    to a value that is exactly 3 characters long (doh!)
  - Added a few new Olympus LensType's (thanks Godfrey DiGiorgi)
  - Added a couple more Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added minor warning when fixing invalid counts in Kodak MakerNotes
  - Decode a few new tags and values for the Panasonic GF1
  - Improved parsing of command-line arguments to remove order dependencies of
    certain options
  - Minor improvement to decoding of Olympus FaceDetect tag
  - Changed "Error reading PreviewImage from file" to a minor warning
  - Changed conversion of Canon MeasuredEV to correspond more closely to
    LightValue (by adding 5 to the MeasuredEV value, which seems to be good for
    all EOS models, but it may be high by up to 1 EV for some PowerShot models)
  - Fixed problems decoding some CameraInfo tags for the Canon 7D with the new
    production firmware (1.0.7)
  - Fixed problems writing some CameraInfo tags for the Canon 50D and 5DmkII

Sept. 24, 2009 - Version 7.95

  - Added read support for LNK (Windows shortcut) file metadata
  - Added patch to fix incorrect count written by a number of recent Kodak
    cameras to some tags in SubIFD3 of the MakerNotes
  - Added a few more Sony/Minolta LensType's
  - Added a couple more Canon LensType's (thanks Norbert Wasser)
  - Added a PentaxModelID for the new K-x
  - Decode a couple more Canon VignettingCorr tags
  - Improved Canon FocusDistance conversions to indicate "inf" for maximum value
  - Improved DOF calculation to use SubjectDistance if FocusDistance is not
  - Changed -fast, -scanForXMP and -unknown options to also apply when copying
    tags with -tagsFromFile

Sept. 11, 2009 - Version 7.94

  - Added support for Leica M9 makernote format and decode a few new tags
  - Added a few new Leica LensType's
  - Added support for IGC GPS track logs (thanks Lionel Genet)
  - Added a number of alternate Macintosh character sets and changed a couple of
    character set names for -charset option
  - Decode even more Sony A100 tags (thanks Igal Milchtaich!)
  - Improved handling of FlashPix character translations
  - Changed a couple of Sony and Minolta AF tag names to be more consistent

Sept. 5, 2009 - Version 7.93

  - Added a new CanonModelID
  - Added a couple of new Nikon LensType's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a few new Pentax LensType's
  - Decode a number of new tags for the Canon EOS 7D
  - Calculate Duration for WAV audio files
  - Allow exponents when writing GPS coordinates (ie. "-gpslatitude=7.657e+01")
  - Print available character sets if no CHARSET is given for -charset option
  - Improved -v3 and -htmldump output to show MPF image data
  - Fixed -E option to work with tag descriptions when -lang option used
  - Fixed problem reading large FlashPix-format documents
  - API Changes:
      - Added LargeFileSupport option

Aug. 29, 2009 - Version 7.92

  - Fixed new "-charset iptc=CHARSET" feature to work with -tagsFromFile

Aug. 29, 2009 - Version 7.91

  - Added -charset option and support for additional Windows and Mac character
    sets.  Character sets now supported are: UTF-8, Latin1, Latin2, Cyrillic,
    Greek, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Baltic, Vietnam, Thai and MacRoman
  - Fixed problem with some duplicate Nikon LensID's
  - Fixed incorrect Duration calculation for multi-channel FLAC audio files
  - Compatibility Notice: Removed "CreatorContactInfo" shortcuts which were
    added to ease the transition when some Iptc4xmpCore tag names were changed
    in version 7.45
  - API Changes:
      - Added IPTCCharset option and support for additional character sets

Aug. 24, 2009 - Version 7.90

  - Added -ex (-escapeXML) option
  - Added a few more Minolta M42-type lenses (thanks Lukasz Stelmach)
  - Added a number of new CanonModelID's
  - Decode more Sony A100 tags (thanks Igal Milchtaich)
  - Decode a few more Kodak WhiteBalance tags
  - Decode a couple more JPEG APP segments
  - Internal changes to Composite tag calculation algorithm
  - Patched problem with renaming files on OS/2 that caused failed tests

Aug. 18, 2009 - Version 7.89 (production release)

  - IMPORTANT: Not quite done with NRW fixes -- fixed similar bug which could
    corrupt NRW images when writing new values larger than 10 MB

Aug. 17, 2009 - Version 7.88 (production release)

  - IMPORTANT: Fixed bug introduced in version 7.77 which causes Nikon NRW
    images to be corrupted when writing
  - Decode a number of Sony A100 Camera Settings tags (thanks Igal Milchtaich)
  - Improved accuracy of some CameraInfo values for Canon PowerShot models
  - Tolerate blank lines in PDF xref tables
  - Fixed problem where -E didn't escape values when copying with -tagsFromFile
  - Fixed bug identifying AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D lens

Aug. 14, 2009 - Version 7.87

  - Added a new Sony lens (thanks Lukasz Stelmach)
  - Added a few new Pentax City and PictureMode values (thanks Niels Kristian
    Bech Jensen)
  - Added lookup for XMP-photoshop:Urgency
  - Added a few new Nikon RetouchHistory values
  - Decode a number of new Sony tags for the A700 (thanks Rudiger Lange)
  - Decode Canon PeripheralLighting tags
  - Decode Olympus AFFineTuneAdj (thanks Yrjo Rauste)
  - Extract System tags from unknown file types
  - Enhanced -E option to work when writing, and when used in combination with
    other options such as -p
  - Tolerate white space around "=" in XMP attributes (allowed by XML spec)
  - Improved error handling when parsing bad EXIF IFD entries
  - API Changes:
      - Added Escape option

July 25, 2009 - Version 7.86

  - Added support for reading Garmin TCX track logs with the -geotag option
  - Added a number of new Canon, Olympus and Pentax LensType's
  - Enabled writing of .AI (Adobe Illustrator) files
  - Minor changes to DICOM decoding

July 21, 2009 - Version 7.85

  - Added a new Sony LensType
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Albert Bogner)
  - Added a new PentaxModelID value (Optio W80)
  - Added a few new JPEGDigest values (thanks Franz Buchinger)
  - Added check for proper support of IFD-format value types
  - Decode Nikon D300 firmware 1.10 camera settings (thanks Stuart Solomon)
  - Improved handling of Olympus makernotes for recent models and fixed error
    messages resulting from makernote format changes in Stylus 550WP images
  - Improved geotagging by allowing different NMEA sentences with slightly
    different timestamps (within 10 seconds) in the same fix
  - Fixed decoding of some CameraSettings tags for the new Sony A330 and A380
  - API Changes:
      - Added GeoMinSats option

July 16, 2009 - Version 7.84 (Windows only)

  - Fixed bug in -geotag option of Windows version when using wildcards in the
    GPS track filename

July 13, 2009 - Version 7.83

  - Added preliminary read support for M2TS/AVCHD video files (much pain for
    little gain)
  - Added family 4 group names (instance number) to provide a technique for
    differentiating same-named tags extracted from the same location via the
    command-line application
  - Added a new family 1 group ("System") to differentiate tags obtained from
    the file system
  - Added a couple of new Canon LensType values
  - Decode ID3 Picture attributes
  - Decode ICC_Profile ColorantTableOut
  - Changed application to return a value of 1 if all files fail condition
  - Made the IPTC CodedCharacterSet tag "unsafe" to copy by default (since this
    could result in incorrect encoding for existing IPTC in the destination
  - Fixed bug handing some non-standard offset formats when writing EXIF
  - Fixed problem with MakerNote warnings for Samsung WB500
  - Fixed problem reading Leica M8 makernotes when copied between JPEG and DNG
  - Fixed problem extracting ThumbnailImage from Sanyo VPC-FH1 MP4 videos
  - Fixed problem extracting ThumbnailImage from some Sony DSLR-A100 ARW images
    (due to a bug in some A100 firmware versions which results in incorrect
    ThumbnailOffset values)

July 2, 2009 - Version 7.82 (production release)

  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Norbert Wasser)
  - Decode another Nikon AVI tag
  - A number of improvements, bug fixes and additions to ID3 decoding

June 28, 2009 - Version 7.81

  - Added a few missing print conversions to Nikon, Kyocera and FlashPix
    date/time tags

June 26, 2009 - Version 7.80

  - IMPORTANT: Fixed bug introduced in 7.77 which had the potential to corrupt
    TIFF-format images when writing to an image containing a SubIFD tag larger
    than 10 MB (not that I've ever seen one of these in the wild)
  - Added support for DNG version 1.3
  - Decode makernotes in Nikon AVI videos
  - Decode QuickTime MatrixStructure tag and added Composite Rotation tag to
    calculate the rotation of the QuickTime video track
  - Updated CanonCustom tags for the EOS 500D
  - The -fast option now stops parsing of WAV and AVI files at audio/video data
  - API Changes:
      - Improved handling of $/ by localizing internally

June 20, 2009 - Version 7.79

  - Added read/write support for Adobe InDesign files (.IND, .INDD, .INDT)
  - Added ability to geotag with KML files (Note: each Placemark must contain a
    TimeStamp for this to work)
  - Added undocumented XMP-xmp PagInfo tags written by Adobe InDesign
  - Added conversion for MPF:PanOrientation
  - Many improvements and additions to Olympus and Panasonic makernote decoding
  - Improved logic of -scanForXMP option
  - Recognize MPO file extension (Extended Multi-Picture format)
  - Distinguish between infinite (inf) and undefined (undef) rational values
  - Changed namespace prefixes for xapG and xapGImg to match current XMP spec
  - Changed print conversion for Casio AFPointPosition
  - Made "Error reading value" warning minor when reading makernotes values
  - Allow all tags to be deleted from an XMP file
  - Fixed group names for a few Panasonic and Sony makernote tags

June 13, 2009 - Version 7.78

  - Added read support for the new CIPA standards: Multi Picture Format (MPF)
    and Stereo Still Image format (Stim)
  - Added support for Kodak type 10 makernotes (Z980)
  - Added a new Pentax LensType and a new Nikon LensID (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added %C format code for output file names
  - Decode a number of camera settings from Sony DSLR images

June 7, 2009 - Version 7.77

  - Added -struct option for JSON (-j) and XML (-X) outputs
  - Added 2 new Pentax LensType's and a PentaxModelID (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode large preview in APP2 of images from newer Samsung models
  - Extract FujiFilm PreviewImage from improperly written FPXR segment
  - Improved decoding of Nikon WB levels for some models
  - Reduced memory useage when writing DNG and some other RAW image files
  - Changed format of Canon D30 SerialNumber to remove the hyphen and add
    leading 0's if less than 9 characters (now same format as printed on camera)
  - Changed writing of GPSTimeStamp and GPSDateStamp to adjust date/time to UTC
    if it contains a timezone, and added timezone ("Z") to Composite:GPSDateTime
  - Suppress "Unlisted FPXR segment (index 255)" warning from some Kodak images
  - Suppress "Unrecognized MakerNotes" warning for Samsung STMN-type maker notes
  - Made "Unrecognized MakerNotes" a minor warning
  - Fixed problems reading/writing large PreviewImage in some Sony JPEG images
  - Fixed problem decoding some base64 values in XML files
  - API Changes:
      - Added Struct option (considered experimental)

May 20, 2009 - Version 7.76

  - Added support for Leica RWL raw images (just RW2 with a different name --
    Panasonic is pulling the same dumb stunt as Nikon with NRW)
  - Added ability to specify geotagging parameters via config file
  - Added two new Canon LensType's (thanks Jose Oliver-Didier)
  - Added a couple more Panasonic FilmMode values
  - Added bitmapped value lookups to -listx output
  - Decode Panasonic face recognition information (DMC-TZ7)
  - Decode some new FujiFilm face detection tags
  - Implemented language translations for bitmapped values
  - Enhanced -geotag option to allow wildcards in track file name
  - Minor changes to Nikon AF point decoding
  - Allow empty string when writing unknown values (ie. "Unknown ()")
  - Pad numerical IPTC values with zeros if necessary when writing
  - Fixed problem with -geotag feature interpolating in some NMEA logs
  - API Changes:
      - Added GeoMaxHDOP, GeoMaxPDOP, GeoMaxIntSecs and GeoMaxExtSecs options

May 9, 2009 - Version 7.75

  - Added a few new translations (thanks Jens Duttke et al)
  - Added warning when stream mode data is encountered in a ZIP file (this
    is currently not supported)
  - Added a couple of new Nikon ActiveD-Lighting values (thanks Werner Kober)
  - Added and changed some Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added ability to specify user-defined option defaults in config file
  - Added write support for FujiFilm S5Pro firmware 1.11 RAF images
  - Decode AF point information for more Nikon models (thanks Werner Kober)
  - Improvements to new geotagging feature
  - Changed language code for simplified Chinese from "zh_s" to "zh_cn"
  - Changed user-defined shortcuts to Image::ExifTool::UserDefined::Shortcuts
  - Limit PrintConv precision of Composite GPSAltitude to 1 decimal place
  - API Changes:
      - Changed WriteInfo() to use a temporary file instead of a memory buffer
        when a source file name is given with no destination file
      - Attempt (yet again) to fix problems when UTF-8 encoded strings are
        passed to exiftool functions

Apr. 10, 2009 - Version 7.74

  - Added geotagging feature and new -geotag option (guess who finally bought a
    hand-held GPS!)
  - Added a few new Casio RecordMode values
  - Decode FujiFilm EXRAuto and EXRMode tags (FinePix F200EXR)
  - Decode Olympus ArtFilter tag
  - Allow EXIF ISO to have multiple values as per EXIF spec
  - Improved XMP-exif and XMP-tiff list-type tags to allow copying from EXIF
  - Changed handling of ComponentsConfiguration to facilitate copying between
    EXIF and XMP
  - Changed name of EXIF tag 0x9214 from SubjectLocation to SubjectArea to match
    EXIF specification
  - Changed behaviour when writing pre-existing EXIF tags to use the standard
    EXIF field type instead of preserving the existing type (fixes problem
    rewriting some incorrectly typed EXIF tags)
  - Fixed error if a shift value is not given when shifting a date/time tag
  - Fixed makernote offsets error message when writing Pentax Optio WP images
  - API Changes:
      - Added EditOnly option to SetNewValue()

Mar. 31, 2009 - Version 7.73

  - Added write support for Panasonic RW2 images (including IPTC and XMP)
  - Added ability to write IPTC and XMP to Panasonic/Leica RAW images and fixed
    bug introduced in version 7.64 which disabled write support for these images
  - Added a new Canon EasyMode value (thanks Irwin Poche)
  - Added a number of new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added CanonModelID for the new 500D
  - Decode many CameraInfo and ColorData tags for the Canon EOS 500D
  - Decode track-level 'meta' atom in MOV videos
  - Enhanced Canon Composite:ShootingMode logic to distinguish Bulb mode
  - Improved decoding of Canon TargetExposureTime
  - Changed name of Panasonic RW2 PreviewImage to JpgFromRaw
  - Fixed bug where JPEGDigest wasn't generated for some images
  - Fixed problem where -F didn't permanently fix makernote offsets for some
    images when writing
  - Fixed bug decoding Canon RawMeasuredRGGB and MeasuredRGGBData which resulted
    in a failed test on 64-bit systems

Mar. 20, 2009 - Version 7.72

  - Added a new Minolta/Sony LensType (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added support for localized language descriptions of "lang-alt" tags
  - Added support for Nikon NRW files (please just kill me now)
  - Added two new PentaxModelID's and a new PentaxImageSize
  - Decode Pentax PEF HuffmanTable as Unknown Binary tag
  - Decode Leaf and Kodak records in DNGAdobeData information
  - Made "Empty PrintIM data" a minor warning
  - Minor improvement to Canon lens recognition logic
  - Changed Composite:LensID to also return a value for Olympus lenses
  - Changed copying behaviour to preserve the specific location (family 1 group)
    when source group is specified and destination group is "all" or "*"
    (ie. "-exif:all>all:all" now preserves the IFD of each tag)
  - Fixed a number of incorrect Minolta/Sony lens names (thanks Olaf Ulrich)
  - Fixed bug rewriting MIE trailers on TIFF images

Mar. 12, 2009 - Version 7.71

  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Akos Szalkai)
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Kurt Garloff)
  - Added new PentaxModelID for the Optio P70
  - Added XMP list-type flag (Alt, Bag or Seq) to "-f -listx" output
  - Decode a number of new Canon tags (thanks Vesa Kivisto)
  - Removed unreliable Canon Composite FlashOn tag (use Flash instead)
  - Removed Nikon FlashModel tag and replaced it with ExternalFlashFirmware
  - Changed tags in Canon "ColorBalance" tables to signed integer and renamed
    the tables to "ColorData"
  - Changed formatting for Canon FocalUnits
  - Changes to -X output:
      - Now uses 'rdf:datatype' instead of 'et:encoding' (thanks Alexander Vonk)
      - Improved long (-l) output to produce valid RDF/XML, and added 'et:val'
  - Improved handling of unknown XMP lang-alt tags
  - Fixed family 2 group names for a few tags

Feb. 26, 2009 - Version 7.70

  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a number of new CanonModelID's
  - Added ability to use -f before -listx to output 'flags' attribute
  - Added xml:lang attribute to -X output (when used with -t, -H or -D) to
    identify alternate language entries for XMP lang-alt tags
  - Decode Canon ImageUniqueID and added a new EasyMode value
  - Created "Unsafe" shortcut used when rebuilding JPEG EXIF metadata from
  - Changed Olympus lens "pre-release" designation to "release 1"
  - Changed exiftool to continue after encountering "Error opening directory"
  - Enhanced makernote-offset-fix logic to account for problems like those
    caused by bugs in Picasa and ACDSee
  - API Changes:
      - Enhanced GetTagID() to also return language code in list context

Feb. 17, 2009 - Version 7.69

  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Jens Kriese)
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added Extra JPEGDigest tag
  - Recognize new Panasonic APP2 MPF information written by FX40
  - Improved -@ option to allow a UTF-8 BOM at the start of the input file
  - Augmented -listx output to include indexed value conversions
  - Changed Japanese and Chinese language codes to 'ja' and 'zh' (ISO 639-1)
  - Fixed a few problems with some CanonCustom tags

Feb. 13, 2009 - Version 7.68

  - Added French translations for XMP and Composite tags (thanks Jean Piquemal)
  - Decode Panasonic AdvancedSceneMode, added a few more SceneMode values, and
    fixed incorrect format for TextStamp
  - Decode a missing Canon 1DmkII custom function
  - Changed Czech language code to 'cs' (as per ISO 639-1)
  - Relaxed XMP date/time validation to allow writing year-only and year-month
    values (YYYY and YYYY:MM) without requiring the -n option
  - More work on language translations (this will be ongoing)
  - Fixed problem shifting XMP date/time values with missing seconds
  - Fixed some family 1 group names in -listx output

Feb. 9, 2009 - Version 7.67 (production release)

  - IMPORTANT: Fixed bug introduced in version 7.01 which could cause corruption
    of TIFF-format images in very rare situations when adding tags to an image
    containing very large (> 10 MB) binary data blocks

Feb. 7, 2009 - Version 7.66

  - Improved language support
  - Changed conversion for a couple of the EXIF Flash values
  - Removed trailing white space from Make and Model values
  - Removed null terminators that may be left on some string values
  - Fixed problem with family 1 group names for QuickTime Date tags
  - Fixed problem with invalid names being generated for some unknown tags
  - Fixed decoding of ASF PreviewMimeType and PreviewDescription
  - Fixed formatting problems with -j output when combined with some options

Feb. 5, 2009 - Version 7.65

  - Added -j option for JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) output format
  - Improved French language translation for File group (thanks Jean Piquemal)
  - Enhanced -listx option to give short output when used after -s
  - Renamed "tagid" attribute to "id" in -X output to match -listx output
  - Fixed bug introduced in 7.64 which resulted in runtime warning when
    extracting non-existent tags with the -f option
  - Fixed problem which could cause runtime error with -listx option on some

Feb. 3, 2009 - Version 7.64 - "Babel fish"

  - Added -listx and -lang options
  - Added preliminary support for the following languages (thanks Jens!):
      - en    [default]
      - ch_s  (thanks Haibing Zhong) [renamed 'zh_cn' in 7.75]
      - cz    (thanks Petr Michalek) [renamed 'cs' in 7.68]
      - de    (thanks Jens Duttke)
      - en_ca (for those of us who like to see "colour" to be spelled properly)
      - en_gb (correct "colour" plus a few other quirks)
      - es    (thanks Santiago del Brio Gonzalez)
      - fr    (thanks Bernard Guillotin)
      - it    (thanks Emilio Dati)
      - jp    (thanks Kazunari Nishina) [renamed 'ja' in 7.69]
      - nl    (thanks Peter Moonen and Herman Beld)
      - pl    (thanks Przemyslaw Sulek)
  - Added support for new XMP Windows Live Photo Gallery tags
  - Decode two new Panasonic tags and improved decoding of some others
  - Decode a few new 3rd party EXIF and IPTC tags
  - Enhanced -X output by adding -t feature for tag table information
  - Improved decoding of Photoshop ClippingPathName and remove Unknown flag
  - Renamed Panasonic EXIF "Title" tag to "PanasonicTitle" and improved decoding
  - Fixed problem which could cause crash if reading corrupted images on Windows
  - Fixed inconsistencies rewriting XMP which uses extra rdf:Description
    elements instead of rdf:parseType='Resource' attribute
  - Fixed decoding of Nikon D40 RemoteOnDuration
  - API Changes:
      - Added Lang option

Jan. 23, 2009 - Version 7.63

  - Added new Composite tags: SubSecCreateDate and SubSecModifyDate
  - Decode Sony DSLR WB_RGBLevels tags (thanks Andrey Tverdokhleb)
  - Decode a few more NikonScan tags (thanks Brendt Wohlberg)
  - Included new argument files in distribution: xmp2exif.args and exif2xmp.args
  - Improved decoding of PentaxModelID for K-m and K2000
  - Minor change to decoding of Canon 1DmkIII ISOSpeedRange
  - Downgrade "MRW format error" to a warning when reading ARW images containing
    MRW information that has been corrupted by the Sony IDC utility
  - Renamed Kodak SubSecTime tag to Time
  - Changed Composite DateTimeCreated tag to use only IPTC tags
  - Changed name of Sony/Minolta MRW WBLevels tag to reflect ordering of color
  - Fixed problems recognizing some MP3 files

Jan. 16, 2009 - Version 7.62

  - Decode a number of new tags for recent Canon EOS models
  - Decode ID3v2.3 Compilation tag (written by iTunes)
  - Added a number of new ID3 genre's and improved ID3v2 genre conversion
  - Avoid converting MIE ISO 8859-1 string values
  - Enhanced XML output (-X) to work with binary data (-b) option and encode
    values in base64 if necessary
  - Fixed problem with invalid UTF-8 when writing XMP or using -X (XML) option

Jan. 10, 2009 - Version 7.61

  - Added a new Pentax LensType and a new PentaxModelID (thanks Denis Bourez)
  - Added ability to copy makernotes from Pentax or Samsung native DNG image
  - Decode makernotes in Samsung GX model DNG images
  - Decode CameraTemperature for Canon EOS cameras with Live View (thanks
    Karl-Heinz Klotz)
  - Decode a number of Canon 5DmkII CameraInfo tags
  - Included 2 new argument files in distribution: xmp2gps.args and gps2xmp.args
  - Prevent writing of TIFF images containing the obsolete (and unsupported)
    TIFF 6.0 JPEG extensions
  - Fixed bug which could result in runtime warning when writing makernotes as a

Jan. 6, 2009 - Version 7.60 (production release)

  - Decode a few more Nikon D700 FlashInfo tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Defined (empty) XMP-pdfx tag table, mainly for documentation purposes
  - Fixed problem where the behaviour of -tagsFromFile changed to that of
    -addTagsFromFile if the first specified tag was an exclusion
  - Fixed XMP writer to allow a namespace to be deleted after a mass copy
  - Fixed bug introduced in 7.58 which could cause hang when using -tagsFromFile

Dec. 23, 2008 - Version 7.59

  - Removed file size limit when setting tag value from contents of a file

Dec. 22, 2008 - Version 7.58

  - Added new Canon, Nikon and Olympus lenses (thanks Jan Boelsma and Geert De
  - Added write support for FujiFilm S5000 Ver3.00 and S9500 Ver1.01 RAF images
  - Extract RAFVersion tag from FujiFilm RAF images
  - Decode ColorBalance information for PowerShot G10
  - Decode Sharpness for Canon EOS 50D
  - More improvements to Canon 50D and 5DmkII makernote decoding
  - Attempt to identify unknown Nikon lenses which exist in LensID list with a
    different LensIDNumber (to patch Sigma lens renumbering debacle)
  - Removed limit of 1000 items in an XMP list-type tag when writing
  - Increased maximum size of file from 16MB to 100MB when setting tag value
    from the contents of a file
  - Improved performance when extracting a large number of same-named tags
  - Fixed bug which resulted in "segment too large" error message when rewriting
    multi-segment XMP if XMP was edited but nothing was actually changed

Dec. 11, 2008 - Version 7.57

  - Added read support for Panasonic RW2 raw images (and extract meta
    information from embedded PreviewImage as Doc1)
  - Added new Pentax K-m PictureModes and new PentaxModelID for the Optio S12
  - Decode ColorBalance information for Canon 50D and 5DmkII
  - Decode Panasonic RAW/RW2 information from DNG images
  - Decode Canon SRAWQuality tag
  - Recognize DCP (DNG Camera Profile) files
  - Updated Canon CustomFunctions for the EOS 5D Mark II
  - Changed name of "OtherImage" tags to "JpgFromRaw" in IFD0 of SR2 and ARW
    images, and to "ThumbnailImage" in IFD0 of MRW images
  - Changed EXIF DeviceSettingDescription and ProfileLookTableData to binary
    data tags
  - Fixed problem reading/writing ThumbnailImage in Minolta A200 MRW images
  - Fixed ColorBalance2 tags for AsShot and Auto modes of Canon 1DmkII/1DSmkII

Dec. 2, 2008 - Version 7.56

  - Decode CompressorVersion from Canon 5D Mark II videos
  - Fixed family 1 group classifications for tags in QuickTime video tracks
  - Fixed problem with new -sep feature when separator contained spaces

Dec. 2, 2008 - Version 7.55

  - Added a number of new CanonVRD tags for DPP 3.4/3.5 (thanks Bogdan)
  - Added a new FocusMode for the Pentax K-m
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Niels Kristian)
  - Decode some tags from Kodak C1013 maker notes (type 9)
  - Enhanced -sep option to allow list-type tag values to be split when writing
  - API Changes:
      - Added ListSplit option

Nov. 26, 2008 - Version 7.54

  - Added a few old XMP-crs tags that were missed
  - Show numerator and denominator for rational EXIF values in verbose mode
  - Changed htmldump tooltip font
  - Fixed bugs in HTML reader that could cause runtime error or hang

Nov. 19, 2008 - Version 7.53

  - Added read/write support for EXIF files
  - Added ability to write EXIF as a block (finally!)
  - Added ability to write CanonVRD information to MIE files
  - Added timezone to "Now" tag value
  - Added a new CanonModelID (FS100)
  - Added write support for ACDSee XMP tags (XMP-acdsee:RPP)
  - Added a few new XMP-cc tags
  - Decode CameraOrientation for a number of Canon EOS models (thanks Bogdan)
  - Allow XMP to be copied as a block with -tagsFromFile option
  - Highlight odd value offsets in -htmldump output
  - Improved htmldump tooltip display
  - Minor improvements to MIE reader
  - API Changes:
      - The full XMP block is now extracted with the Binary option, so the XMP
        block is marked as "unsafe" and the Protected flag must be set (as with
        other writable blocks) when calling SetNewValue()

Nov. 4, 2008 - Version 7.52

  - Added ability to extract AI private data from PDF files
  - Added extract embedded option (-ee, -extractEmbedded)
  - Added new group family 3 and ability to specify multiple group names for a
    single tag when extracting information
  - Added a new Sony lens and decode two new Sony tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a new Olympus LensType (thanks Michael Meissner)
  - Decode a few new Nikon tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Enhanced command line parsing to allow long names for most options
  - Improved verbose output when writing makernotes
  - Allow writing of empty string values in EXIF information
  - Fixed problem rewriting XMP lists that contained no entries
  - Fixed bug writing JpgFromRaw and ThumbnailImage to CRW files that could make
    the image unreadable by Canon utilities (affected images may be repaired by
    rewriting the same tag with this version of exiftool)
  - Fixed bug where some Canon MakerNote values could not be written
  - Fixed bug introduced in version 7.49 that broke the use of wildcards in
    filenames for the Windows version
  - API Changes:
      - Enhanced a number of functions to accept multiple group names separated
        by colons

Oct. 27, 2008 - Version 7.51 (production release)

  - Fixed problems which caused failed test or warning with Perl 5.6 or older
    (does do not affect Mac or Windows versions)
  - Fixed Windows application so help is displayed when run with no options

Oct. 26, 2008 - Version 7.50 (production release) "XMP 2008"

  - Added a number of new XMP tags from new XMP specification released Oct. 17
  - Added support for extended XMP segment in JPEG images (as per new XMP spec)
  - Added a number of new Minolta/Sony lenses (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Andreas Huggel and Pascal de Bruijn)
  - Added new PRISM 2.1 XMP tags
  - Added ability to read/write x:xmptk attribute (via XMP-x:XMPToolkit tag)
  - Added ability to specify user-defined Lenses
  - Decode XMP in ASF (WMA/WMV), FLV, SWF and MP4 audio and video files
  - Preserve byte order of EXIF information when copying to MIE file
  - Allow byte order for newly created MIE files to be set by ExifByteOrder tag
    (and API ByteOrder option)
  - Allow backslashes in filenames on non-Windows-like systems
  - Removed 's' from XMP-xmp:Thumbnails tag names and set Avoid flag for
  - Fixed definitions of some XMP-xmpDM tags
  - Fixed some PDF reader bugs (thanks Leonhard Zachl for one patch)
  - API Changes:
      - Added ExtractEmbedded option

Oct. 16, 2008 - Version 7.49

  - Added new PentaxModelID for K-m/K2000 plus a new LensID used by K-m
  - Added --a option and made -a the default behaviour for the -X option
  - Added ability to read/write XMP-rdf:about attribute
  - Added new "Resource" flag which may be set in user-defined XMP tags to write
    a value as an rdf:resource instead of a normal string
  - Allow decimal (real) values to be written to XMP-xmp:Rating (contrary to
    current XMP specification, but as per MWG recommendation)
  - Fixed file renaming bug in Windows that caused the file to be moved into the
    current directory instead of leaving it in the original directory when the
    source file was specified using backslashes as directory separators

Oct. 14, 2008 - Version 7.48

  - Added support for XMP PRISM 2.0 schema tags
  - Added two more ZIP compression types
  - Added conversions for XMP-plus date tags
  - Changed conversion of all Digest tags to make the -n value readable
  - Changed some error handling to avoid generating console warnings

Oct. 11, 2008 - Version 7.47 - "Jumbo"

  - Added -X option to output extracted information in XML format
  - Added -listwf option to list extensions of writable files
  - Added a number of new Nikon and Pentax LensTypes (thanks Robert
    Rottmerhusen, Jens Duttke and Bozi)
  - Decode Canon 1000D custom functions
  - Decode a number of new tags written by Nikon Capture NX 2
  - Decode many FlashInfo tags for the Nikon D90 and D700
  - Implemented character set translation for MIE information (-L option)
  - Improved speed when scanning unknown file to determine FileType
  - Fixed bug where some writable EXIF tags gave a "not writable" message when
    reading tag value from a dynamic file (ie. "-TAG<=%f.txt")
  - Fixed problem double-escaping characters when -h and -S were used together
  - Fixed decoding of Nikon FlashModel for SU-800 Remote Commander
  - Fixed swapped Nikon FlashGroupBControlMode/FlashGroupCControlMode tags
  - Fixed bug reading PDF files that could cause "Argument isn't numeric in
    subtraction" warning (note that writing PDF files with this problem could
    cause format errors which may be fixed by reverting with "-pdf-update:all=")
  - API Changes:
      - Fixed CanWrite() to be consistent with documentation

Oct. 2, 2008 - Version 7.46

  - Fixed bug which could cause a runtime warning when writing images in a
    directory containing an unrecognized file type
  - Fixed an IPTC-XMP test that failed in other time zones (this was a test
    problem, not an exiftool bug)

Oct. 1, 2008 - Version 7.45

  - Added support for new XMP IPTC Extension 1.0 tags (rev 2)
  - Added a few more TIFF Compression values (for MDI files)
  - Decode a few new Nikon Flash tags
  - Decode Canon 50D custom functions
  - Calculate CurrentIPTCDigest tag (if Digest::MD5 is available)
  - Renamed Photoshop CaptionDigest tag back to IPTCDigest again
  - Avoid touching IPTC data block when only Photoshop information is changed
  - Allow IPTCDigest to be set to the special value of 'new', representing the
    new IPTC digest of the output file
  - Updated iptc2xmp.args and xmp2iptc.args to write IPTCDigest as per MWG
  - Allow zone-less date/time values in XMP (as per MWG and upcoming XMP spec)
  - Allow brackets in $$ and $/ expressions (ie. ${$} and ${/} now work)
  - Changed decoding of EXIF:Copyright to allow two separate strings as per spec
  - Changed a number of XMP Iptc4xmpCore tag names and added a corresponding set
    of aliases (shortcuts) for backward compatibility
  - Changed some XMP xmpTPg tag names
  - Fixed problem extracting lists from other information types in MIE files

Sept. 26, 2008 - Version 7.44

  - Added read support for DjVu images
  - Added two new Sony LensType's (thanks Mladen Sever)
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode a few new Canon 450D and 1000D tags (thanks Bogdan)

Sept. 17, 2008 - Version 7.43

  - Added two new Pentax LensTypes (thanks Jens Duttke and Anton Bondar)
  - Added PentaxModelID's for the Optio E60 and M60
  - Added a number of new CanonModelID's
  - Extract XMP from MOV and AVI videos (as written by Adobe CS3 Bridge)
  - Decode information from QuickTime HintInfo atoms (hinf and hnti)
  - Decode Canon 50D/5DmkII AutoLightingOptimizer
  - Enable writing of ThumbnailImage in CR2 images
  - Avoid extracting invalid Canon FocusDistance tags
  - Improved handling of timezones in date/time values (fixes failed EXE test)

Sept. 11, 2008 - Version 7.42

  - Added read support for Windows, MacOS and Unix executable and library files
  - Added read support for ZIP and RWZ (Rawzor) compressed files
  - Added a number of new XMP tags written by PS Elements 4.0 (thanks Drew
    Holland) and LightRoom 2.0
  - Added new Sony, Canon and Nikon LensTypes (thanks Jens Duttke and Werner
  - Decode a few new Canon CameraInfo tags for the 40D, 50D, 450D and 1000D
    (thanks D.J. Cristi)
  - Decode Nikon D90 LensData
  - Define version number etc. in properties of exiftool Windows executable
  - Improved handling of corrupted makernote offsets when writing
  - Fixed problem where FileType could be incorrect for a TIFF-based file with
    the wrong extension

Aug. 28, 2008 - Version 7.41

  - Added new Composite LensID tag and changed a number of LensType values in
    an attempt to disambiguate Canon, Pentax, Minolta and Sony 3rd party lenses
  - Added -sep option to specify separator for values in list-type tags
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added CanonModelID values for new models (SX110, A1000, A2000, E1, 50D)
  - Decode some CameraInfo tags of the Canon EOS 450D and 1000D (thanks Bogdan)
  - Decode a few new tags in Kodak MOV videos
  - Updated CanonVRD decoding for version 3.40 (DPP 3.4.1, thanks Bogdan)
  - Allow writable EXIF properties to be overridden by user-defined tags
  - Relaxed PDF parsing to allow xref tables with zero entries
  - Renamed Sigma LensID tag to LensType
  - Changed PDF update structure to better conform with PDF specification
  - Changed conversion of Olympus ManometerReading values
  - Reverted back to Perl 5.8 for Windows EXE version (fixes problem running
    exiftool.exe using a non-standard TEMP directory)
  - Patched DST problem in Windows when "Automatically adjust clock for daylight
    savings time" is used in Windows Date and Time settings
  - Fixed problems in the QuickTime parser that could cause exiftool to hang
  - Fixed bug which could cause an error to be reported when writing a DNG image
    containing ProfileIFD information
  - API Changes:
      - Added ListSep option

Aug. 17, 2008 - Version 7.40

  - Fixed -p option in Windows executable version (caused by packaging problem
    with Perl 5.10 release)

July 30, 2008 - Version 7.39

  - Added a number of new Canon LensType values (thanks Rich Taylor)
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a new Sony LensType (thanks Mladen Sever)
  - Added support for writing invalid IFD entries used by some Kodak Z cameras
  - Updated Canon CustomFunctions for EOS 450D
  - Made a few more DNG tags writable
  - Renamed CIFF TvValue and AvValue tags to ShutterSpeedValue and ApertureValue
    and added conversions (to seconds and F-number) as with EXIF tags

July 18, 2008 - Version 7.38

  - Same as version 7.37 except that Windows executable is packaged with Perl
    5.10.0 instead of 5.8.7 -- this fixes a problem with FileModifyDate and DST

July 16, 2008 - Version 7.37

  - Added -addTagsFromFile option (variant of -tagsFromFile which allows copying
    multiple tags into the values of a single list-type tag)
  - Added a new Sony LensID (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added PentaxModelID for the Optio W60
  - Added a couple of new YCbCrSubSampling values (thanks Jens Duttke) and made
    values consistent across different types of meta information
  - Decoded Canon Categories tag (thanks Darryl Zurn)
  - Reduced priority of XMP-xmp date/time tags so the EXIF tags are preferred
  - Fixed problem where time may be duplicated in Composite:DateTimeCreated
  - API Changes:
      - Added ability to pass options to SetNewValuesFromFile

July 8, 2008 - Version 7.36

  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Fixed bug introduced in 7.33 where a SubIFD error was erroneously reported
    when writing an already edited NEF image

July 6, 2008 - Version 7.35

  - Added two new Nikon LensIDs (thanks Geert De Soete and Jens Duttke)
  - Added XMP-pdf:Trapped tag
  - Added Composite:GPSAltitude tag (like Composite:GPSLatitude/GPSLongitude)
  - Added a couple of new PentaxModelID values
  - Decode Canon 450D Sharpness tag (thanks Bogdan)
  - Decode Nikon D300 AFAreaMode and AutoFocus tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Extract Pentax SaturationInfo as an Unknown tag (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Renamed Canon LensType string tag (ID 0x0095) to LensModel
  - Changed JFIFVersion print conversion to match the formatting used in the
    JFIF specification
  - Fixed a Minolta LensID entry for Tamron lenses
  - Fixed problem excluding XMP family 1 groups from deletion in some file types

June 28, 2008 - Version 7.34

  - Added names for a few more of the Unknown Photoshop tags
  - Added support for XMP files with leading XML comments
  - Added support for older XMP "x:xapmeta", and XMP without "x:xmpmeta" element
  - Changed priority of XMP:Source tags when writing so XMP-photoshop:Source is
    now preferred over XMP-dc:Source
  - Renamed Photoshop IPTCDigest to CaptionDigest and removed Unknown status
  - Improved parsing of IPTC time values when writing, and assume the local
    timezone (if available) instead of UTC when a timezone is not specified
  - Improved handling of lists that exist in multiple groups in the same file
  - Disabled shifting of list-type date/time tags (allows += to add list items)
  - Reduced priority of XMP-exif and XMP-tiff tags so these values don't
    override more reliable EXIF and TIFF tags when extracting information
    without specifying a group
  - Fixed quirk where exiftool could add an extra padding byte to the makernotes
  - Fixed incorrect tag ID that prevented ImageStabilization from being decoded
    in Sony DSLR-A100 images (thanks Ger Vermeulen)
  - Fixed problem where error/warning messages could be duplicated for
    subsequent files when copying tags from multiple files

June 21, 2008 - Version 7.33

  - WARNING: Older ExifTool versions will not properly rewrite DNG 1.2 images
    which contain multiple color profiles
  - Added DNGVersion check to avoid future problems with major DNG revisions
  - Added support for new DNG version tags
  - Added support for XMP PLUS License Data Format 1.2.0 tags
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Peter)
  - Added a new Canon LensType
  - Added support for user-defined XMP structures
  - Decode a few new Sony tags (thanks Marcus Holland-Moritz)
  - Decode Nikon Capture NX 2 NikonICCProfile information (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Extract MP3 VBR and ID3Size tags
  - Improved accuracy of MP3 Duration calculation (account for VBR and ID3Size)

June 12, 2008 - Version 7.32

  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks yeryry)
  - Decode ColorBalance information for Canon 450D and 1000D
  - Fixed names of a few NikonCapture D-LightingHQ tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Fixed bug where a list-type tag was not created when simultaneously adding
    and deleting values from the list

June 10, 2008 - Version 7.31

  - Added proper support for special characters in PDF text strings
  - Added support for a number of new XMP tags written by Adobe Lightroom 1.4
  - Added ability to write XMP-xmp:ThumbnailsImage
  - Added Photoshop IPTCDigest tag
  - Added two new Nikon LensID's (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Bogdan)
  - Added a new CanonModelID for the EOS 1000D
  - Decode a few new Pentax tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Increased precision of GPS coordinates when copying with -tagsFromFile
  - Fixed problem which could result in "Argument isn't numeric" runtime warning
    when attempting to write an Unknown value to a bitmapped tag

May 31, 2008 - Version 7.30 (production release)

  - Adjusted MakerNote error checks to be a compromise between 7.28 and 7.29
  - Fixed various htmlDump problems
  - Fixed bug which could cause runtime warnings when attempting to write
    certain types of unsupported images

May 28, 2008 - Version 7.29

  - Renamed Pentax ModelRevision tag to ProductionCode and improved print
    conversion to indicate if camera has been serviced
  - Added check to prevent EXIF tags from being written to JPEG images if they
    would obviously exceed the maximimum JPEG segment size limit
  - Relaxed error checks when writing JPEG images to allow MakerNotes to be
    rebuilt if the MakerNote IFD is not contained within the MakerNotes data
  - Fixed decoding of Pentax ExternalFlashGuideNumber when AF360 is used with
    the wide angle panel
  - Fixed unnecessary "Multiple new values for IFD0 tag 0x927c" warning which
    could occur when copying MakerNotes from some images

May 26, 2008 - Version 7.28

  - Added new Canon CustomFunctions values from the EOS 1DmkIII firmware update,
    and a new CanonExposureMode value (thanks David Pitcher)
  - Added a new Olympus LensType (thanks Viktor Lushnikov)
  - Decode Pentax ExternalFlashBounce tag (thanks Cvetan Ivanov)
  - Renamed Pentax ExternalFlashZoom tag to ExternalFlashGuideNumber and
    improved decoding (thanks Cvetan Ivanov)
  - Fixed bug which could prevent maker notes from being copied when copying all
    tags from a file containing a PreviewImage
  - Fixed problems decoding some Sony ARW images
  - Fixed problem writing some makernote values in sub-IFD's
  - Fixed "APP1 segment to large" problem where PreviewImage was not dropped
    as it should have been when copying all tags from some RAW images

May 24, 2008 - Version 7.27 - "GIF+XMP"

  - Added ability to read/write XMP in GIF images
  - Added ability to write to GIF87a images (by upgrading them to GIF89a)
  - Added GIFVersion tag
  - Improved decoding of Canon 1DmkIII/1DSmkIII TimeStamp tags
  - Changed print conversion of EXIF/XMP GPSStatus tags to make more sense
  - Fixed bug introduced in version 7.22 that could cause exiftool to abort with
    an "'x' outside string" error when processing some DNG images
  - API Changes:
      - Extract FileSize information from images passed as a scalar reference

May 21, 2008 - Version 7.26

  - Added write support for FujiFilm FinePix S5 Pro V1.04 RAF images
  - Added support for new Kodak TIFF-format maker notes used by the Z1085
  - Added new Pentax and Nikon LensType's (thanks Jens Duttke, Dave Nicholson
    and Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added some new Minolta LensID's (thanks Thomas Kassner)
  - Added new CanonModelID's and a 1DmkIII TimeStamp (thanks Ger Vermeulen)
  - Decode a number of new Pentax K10D tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Decode Panasonic Title tag (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Recognize a few more uncommon top-level QuickTime atoms
  - Changed decoding of some Olympus tags for new E-520
  - Changed warning when empty PrintIM data is encountered (ie. as written in
    Sony A700 ARW files when Adobe RGB color mode is used)
  - Dropped Canon PreviewFocalPlaneX/YResolution tags since they never really
    existed (thanks Ger Vermeulen for pointing out the Canon bug which lead to
    this false assumption)
  - Fixed duplicate tag problem with Pentax LensData when -U option used
  - Fixed bug which could cause a runtime warning when copying Nikon maker notes
  - Fixed bug in exiftool application which could cause all tags to be copied
    instead of just the specified tags when creating an output XMP or MIE file
    and using the -tagsFromFile option

Apr. 18, 2008 - Version 7.25 (production release)

  - Added read support for DIVX video files
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Tanel Kuusk)
  - Decode a number of new Pentax K10D tags and values (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Decode a few new Nikon tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode Nikon VignetteControl tag found in D3 images with new 1.10 firmware
    (thanks Alexandre Naaman)
  - Improved formatting of video duration times
  - Improved print conversion for video Compression values
  - Apply print conversion for XMP:FocalLengthIn35mmFormat to add "mm"
  - Fixed MIME type of JPEG 2000 images
  - Fixed problem decoding new Nikon D300 AFPrioritySelection tags
  - API Changes:
      - Fixed CanWrite so it returns false for non-writable TIFF-based files

Apr. 10, 2008 - Version 7.24

  - Added read support for SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) images
  - Added support for non-standard Apple iPhone PNG images
  - Added support for ISL maker note format
  - Added a couple of new Olympus LensType's
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added values for various Sony tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode Nikon D300 custom settings (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode Nikon D300 AFFineTuneAdj (thanks Neil Nappe)
  - Decode a number of new Pentax tags and values (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode a number of new QuickTime tags, including 'mdta' information
  - Decode a missing Custom Function for Canon 450D
  - Avoid extracting any unknown tag in binary data tables when -u option used
  - Avoid writing Canon 1D/1DS RAW images masquerading as TIF (writing 1D
    RAW images is not yet supported)
  - Improved parsing of AFCP ThumbnailImage and PreviewImage
  - Downgraded errors in the NikonScan and NikonPreview IFD's to allow writing
    of images with these problems without requiring the -m option

Mar. 27, 2008 - Version 7.23

  - Decode a number of new Pentax K20D/K200D tags and values
  - Fixed bug introduced in 7.18 which caused "Error parsing XMP" warning when
    deleting all XMP and writing new XMP tags in the same step

Mar. 25, 2008 - Version 7.22

  - Added support for Olympus-style Sony makernotes (DSC-S45/500/650/700/750)
  - Added %c 'n' modifier to number output files from 1 instead of 0
  - Added Extra "Now" tag used for setting a tag value to the current date/time
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added ability to specify byte order for EXIF Unicode text and fixed problem
    where text wasn't always written in EXIF byte order by default
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Hal Williamson)
  - Added a few new CanonModelID values
  - Decode a new Pentax K20D tag and add a few new values to other tags (thanks
    Jens Duttke)
  - Recognize non-standard Nikon ICC Profile files
  - Improved error checking when writing a JPEG image with a bad IFD
  - Fixed bug where IFD0 could be deleted when writing JPEG with a bad IFD1
  - Fixed some Olympus LensType names for Leica lenses
  - Fixed problem extracting some writable directories as a block
  - Fixed bug which could cause "Not an ARRAY" error when reading PDF files

Mar. 12, 2008 - Version 7.21 (production release)

  - Added support for Leica M8 maker notes (in both DNG and JPEG images)
  - Added ability to write encrypted Nikon makernote information (!!)
  - Added a new Olympus Leica lens (thanks Chris Shaw)
  - Decode a couple of new Canon 40D and 1DmkIII tags (thanks Chris Huebsch)
  - Decode Adobe RAF data in DNG images
  - Decode a few new Nikon D3 and D300 tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Calculate VideoFrameRate for QuickTime MOV videos
  - Marked DNG OriginalRawFileName and OriginalRawFileData as "unsafe" to copy
  - Changed decoding of Casio BestShotMode
  - Renamed Nikon NEFCurve tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Patched problem parsing OriginalDecisionData for the Canon EOS 5D

Mar. 7, 2008 - Version 7.20

  - Added a few new Minolta LensID's
  - Added two more TIFF-IT tags to the EXIF table
  - Added a number of new RIFF and ASF Audio Encoding values
  - Added a new new values for some Canon tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Decode a number of new Pentax K10D tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Decode a number of new MP4/QuickTime tags
  - Decode makernotes in Casio, Kodak, Minolta, Olympus and Ricoh AVI and MOV
  - Improved decoding of Casio maker notes and decode a few new tags (thanks
    Jens Duttke)
  - Removed incorrect CanonD30 ColorTemperature and ColorMatrix tags
  - Fixed Location translation in iptc2xmp.args and xmp2iptc.args
  - Fixed problem decoding some Nikon tags in images edited by Capture NX
  - Fixed decoding of InternalSerialNumber for Canon 5D
  - Fixed decoding of Nikon D3 color balance information
  - Fixed decoding of Minolta 7D FocusMode (thanks Jens Duttke)

Feb. 25, 2008 - Version 7.19

  - Added a new Pentax LensType and some new Panasonic NoiseReduction values
    (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode Nikon D40 and D40X custom settings plus a couple of other tags
  - Decode a couple of new Pentax K10D tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Improved reliability of Canon FocalPlaneXSize and FocalPlaneYSize tags
  - Recognize HP Type2 maker notes in images from other makes
  - Write TIFF ApplicationNotes in 'int8u' format as per XMP specification
  - Made TIFF ApplicationNotes writable as a block
  - Changed HtmlDump to show actual IFD format if different than read format
  - Changed some MeteringMode strings to be more consistent
  - Fixed problem adding back JFIF information after deleting JFIF group

Feb. 21, 2008 - Version 7.18

  - Added ability to exclude XMP family 1 groups from deletion
  - Added patch to recognize new Ricoh R50 maker notes
  - Added a new Minolta LensID (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode AFPointsUsed for Nikon D3 and D300 (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode a couple of new Pentax K10D tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Improved decoding of Nikon FlashInfo tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Renamed Olympus FlashExposureCompensation tag to FlashExposureComp
  - Patched problem with Perl 5.10.x which broke conversion of UTF8 strings
  - Fixed problem where an ExposureTime of 1 second was ignored in CRW images
  - Fixed problem where special characters were not handled properly when using
    the -L option while copying IPTC tags
  - Fixed bug which could cause a runtime error when attempting to write JFIF
    information after deleting JFIF:all in the same step

Feb. 16, 2008 - Version 7.17

  - Extract duplicate tags when -p option is used
  - Fixed bug introduced in 7.00 which broke the use of group family numbers and
    groups ending with a digit in tag format strings (ie. "$IFD0:Model")

Feb. 14, 2008 - Version 7.16

  - Added a couple of new Pentax LensTypes (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a few more EXIF:Compression values
  - Decode color balance levels in Leaf MOS images
  - Decode a number of new tags from JPEG, TIFF, KDC and DCR images of older
    Kodak models
  - Improved decoding of TIFF SampleFormat tag
  - Made a number of DNG tags "unsafe" so they aren't copied by default
  - Allow JPEG EXIF segment to be deleted and a new EXIF segment to be created
    with a different byte order in a single command
  - Attempted to improve reliability of ScaleFactor35efl calculation for newer
    Canon models
  - Fixed a couple more places where we still needed a space before "mm"
  - Fixed problem with LightValue calculation which caused failed tests for Perl
    5.6.2 on Darwin

Feb. 5, 2008 - Version 7.15 (production release)

  - Added a few new CanonModelID's and PentaxModelID's
  - Added support for new Pentax K20D/K200D values for some tags
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Decode a few new Sigma tags, including PreviewImage
  - Decode a few more tags in Canon CRW images (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Improved Sony ARW parsing (fix some problems and extract more tags)
  - Improved handling of timezone when writing EXIF and XMP information (the
    timezone is now added to XMP date/time values and removed from EXIF
    date/time values if necessary unless the -n option is used)
  - Recognize a few more FLV AudioEncoding and VideoEncoding values
  - Allow "pseudo" tags to be copied from unrecognized file types
  - Made FileModifyDate an "unsafe" tag so it isn't copied unless specified
  - Changed all "sec" units to "s" with a leading space for consistency
  - Fixed bug introduced in version 6.91 that could prevent some XMP date/time
    tags from being written when copying with "-all:all"

Jan. 25, 2008 - Version 7.14

  - Added read support for Kodak KDC raw images
  - Added ability to read/write Canon OriginalDecisionData in JPEG, CR2 and DNG
  - Added ValueConv translations for some of the new Nikon PictureControl tags
  - Decode a number of new Nikon tags (thanks Jens Duttke and Gregor Dorlars)
  - Decode Canon CR2Segmentation tag
  - Decode a new Canon CustomFunction of the EOS 450D
  - Improved handling of mandatory tags in EXIF information
  - Changed all FocalLength print conversions to add a space before "mm"
  - Renamed Canon Self-timer tags to SelfTimer for consistency
  - Fixed some problem with -htmlDump for some types of trailer information
  - Fixed problem which could give a runtime warning when attempting to delete a
    permanent tag

Jan. 17, 2008 - Version 7.13

  - Decode a couple more Nikon and Sony tags
  - Decode Windows HD Photo "Padding" tag
  - Recognize HDP (Windows HD Photo) file extension
  - Designated EXIF CompressedBitsPerPixel and ComponentsConfiguration as
    "unsafe" tags so they aren't copied by -tagsFromFile by default
  - Changed priority of new Nikon D3/D300 ISO tag
  - Changed Canon LensType for a Tamron lens (thanks Monica Wallek)
  - Fixed incorrect TagID for new Panasonic Sharpness tag

Jan. 15, 2008 - Version 7.12

  - Added read support for ITC (iTunes Cover Flow) files
  - Added ability to deal with corrupted IPTC written by Nikon Capture NX
  - Added a few new Canon LensType's (thanks Steve Balcombe)
  - Decode a number of new Nikon D3/D300 tags (thanks Gregor Dorlars)
  - Decode a number of new FujiFilm and Panasonic tags and values
  - Decode ColorBalance information for the Canon 40D, 1DmkIII and 1DSmkIII
  - Improved decoding of Nikon D80 VibrationReduction tag (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Renamed Pentax WBShiftBA and WBShiftGM tags to WBShiftAB and WBShiftMG (now
    more consistent with Pentax software, but inconsistent with Canon naming)
  - Fixed a CanonImageHeight tag which was incorrectly named CanonImageWidth

Jan. 10, 2008 - Version 7.11

  - Decode a number of new Canon tags and improved decoding of many old tags
  - Renamed EXIF:RelatedImageLength to RelatedImageHeight (hopefully all
    ImageWidth/Height tag names are now consistent)

Jan. 7, 2008 - Version 7.10

  - Added support for escape sequences and continuation comments in EPS files
  - Added ability to read/write Sony A700 PreviewImage (tag 0x2001)
  - Added a new Sony ColorMode value (thanks Philippe Devaux)
  - Decode a number of new Minolta tags
  - Improved handling of newlines when writing PDF information
  - Improved decoding of Canon 40D and 1DmkIII FocusDistance tags (thanks
    Wolfgang Hoffmann)
  - Fixed problem creating multiple output meta files with some commands
  - Fixed problem deleting XMP by value for strings with escaped characters
  - Fixed bug when trying to write output image to console with "-o -"
  - Fixed problem where %c (copy number) was changed when the new file name
    should have been the same as the source file

Jan. 3, 2008 - Version 7.09

  - Decode Canon ThumbnailImageValidArea
  - Improved decoding of some Olympus tags (thanks Frank Ledwon)
  - Improved decoding of some Pentax tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Improved error messages when writing PDF files
  - Changed XMP-cc namespace URI (spec apparently changed for some reason)
  - Changed Photoshop XMLData to a binary data tag
  - Changed conversion strings for Canon ModifiedSharpnessFrequency values
  - Changed Olympus NoiseReduction "ISO Boost" value back to "Noise Filter (ISO
  - Fixed minor problem writing PDF cross-reference stream after multiple edits
  - Fixed problem redirecting some verbose output to an output text file

Dec. 21, 2007 - Version 7.08

  - Added write support for PDF files which use only cross-reference streams
  - Added a number of new Olympus tags, and changed names of some existing tags
  - Fixed problem decoding some PDF cross-reference streams
  - Fixed bug introduced in 7.07 which broke copying between two list-type tags

Dec. 18, 2007 - Version 7.07

  - Added ability to write XMP and PDF information to PDF files, with revert
    capability! (use "-PDF-update:all=" to undo all exiftool edits)
  - Added PDF:AppleKeywords tag (written by Apple Preview)
  - Added Composite FOV (Field Of View) tag
  - Added a few more Minolta/Sony LensID's
  - Added new Canon and Pentax LensType's (thanks Magne Nilsen and Jens Duttke)
  - Added "Nothing changed" message in verbose mode for files that weren't
    changed when writing
  - Added minor warning when invalid IFD entries are removed during writing (you
    will get this, for instance, when ExifTool fixes the entry count problem in
    Canon EOS 40D firmware 1.0.4 maker notes)
  - Patched Canon 40D firmware 1.0.4 problem for JPEG images too
  - Decode specified "unknown" zero values for four EXIF tags (ExposureProgram,
    LightSource, MeteringMode and SubjectDistanceRange) instead of handling as a
    truly unknown value (if this makes sense)
  - Extract PreviewImage from newer Panasonic RAW images (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Recognize Pentax-type Kodak maker notes (ie. Easyshare 883)
  - Made "Entries out of sequence" a minor warning since this problem is fixed
  - Allow decimal seconds to be written in time values without needing to use -n
  - Improved parsing of PDF files
  - Improved behaviour when copying list-type tags to to non-List tags
  - Improved exiftool summary message for files that were copied without changes
  - Adjusted Pentax K10D battery percentage calibration
  - Changed names of Pentax FirmwareID tags
  - Fixed runtime warning that could occur with some invalid tag names
  - Fixed problem decoding Pentax:LensCodes for some images (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - API Changes:
      - Also allow File::RandomAccess reference as argument to ImageInfo()

Dec. 7, 2007 - Version 7.06

  - Permanently fix MakerNote offsets with -F option when writing
  - A few more Pentax tag improvements (thanks Dave and Jens)

Dec. 6, 2007 - Version 7.05

  - Patched problem rewriting Canon 40D CR2 images caused by bug in the 40D
    firmware 1.0.4 which writes an improperly formatted MakerNote IFD
  - More improvements in decoding Pentax K10D tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Translate non-standard XMP namespace prefixes
  - Changed a couple of Kodak Meta tags to Binary data type
  - Renamed Pentax MeasuredLV to EffectiveLV (thanks Jens Duttke)

Dec. 3, 2007 - Version 7.04

  - COMPATIBILITY WARNING: Renamed EXIF:ExifImageLength to ExifImageHeight and
    XMP:GPSTimeStamp to GPSDateTime
  - Added write support Minolta A200 MRW images
  - Added read support for Hasselblad 3FR raw images
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Bogdan)
  - Added ability to insert a newline using "$/" in a print format string
  - Decode some new FujiFilm and Pentax tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Decode some new Pentax and Canon tags (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Recognize a few new Olympus lenses (thanks Michael Meissner)
  - Improved decoding of Sony ARW images and added support for A700
  - Improved warnings for HtmlDump option
  - Improved string parsing when writing date/time tags
  - Fixed problem extracting Canon CRW RGGB values from DNG images

Nov. 17, 2007 - Version 7.03

  - Fixed problem deleting XMP family 1 groups from JPEG images

Nov. 16, 2007 - Version 7.02

  - Added ability to delete XMP family 1 groups (ie. "-XMP-crss:all=")
  - Fixed problem writing XMP as a block to XMP file

Nov. 15, 2007 - Version 7.01

  - Added ability to write FujiFilm RAF images (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added -T option (equivalent to -t -S -q -f)
  - Decode a number of new Pentax tags and values (thanks Dave Nicholson)
  - Decode a new Canon LensType value (thanks Bogdan)
  - Decode the not-so-accurate FocusDistanceUpper and FocusDistanceLower in
    Canon EOS 1DmkIII and 40D images (thanks Heiko Hinrichs)
  - Allow FileSource tag to be assigned values outside the EXIF standard
  - Made ImageSourceData a protected tag
  - Avoid loading huge binary data blocks into memory unless necessary (avoids
    out-of-memory problem when processing huge, layered Photoshop TIFF images)
  - Improved HtmlDump speed and memory usage by not loading "snipped" data
  - Improved decoding of Nikon ShootingMode
  - Various improvements and bug fixes when reading FujiFilm RAF information
  - Fixed problem decoding CRW images where ImageWidth wasn't extracted with -U

Oct. 23, 2007 - Version 7.00 (production release)

  - IMPORTANT: Fixed problem writing ORF images from newer Olympus cameras which
    could lead to errors when the image is opened by another utility (affected
    images may be repaired by rewriting with this version of ExifTool)
  - Added -ScanForXMP option
  - Added ability to extract ID3v2 PRIV tags (including XMP) and the ID3:MCDI
    tag (plus unknown ID3v2 tags with the -u option)
  - Added new PentaxModelID's for Optio V10 and A40
  - Added support for Casio-like and HP-like Pentax maker notes
  - Added ICC_Profile WCSProfiles tag (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added ability to write and create CanonVRD as a block
  - Added ability to shift GPSTimeStamp tag
  - Added ability to write DNG AsShotICCProfile and CurrentICCProfile tags
  - Decode VRDOffset tag in Canon MakerNotes
  - Shortcuts may now be used in redirections and expressions, and with group
  - Improved decoding of CanonVRD information (also decode new DPP 3.0 tags and
    fixed a problem which could give a "Possibly corrupt CanonVRD" warning)
  - Improved decoding of FujiFilm RAF images, and extract JPEG Preview
  - Improved handling of Pentax Casio-style maker notes
  - Improved conversion for Pentax K10D AFPointsInFocus
  - Enhanced Composite tag syntax to simplify user-defined tag definitions
  - Changed decoding of Nikon VibrationReduction 0x0075 tag
  - Changed a number of Pentax and Casio tags to improve consistency
  - Dump unsupported files with -htmlDump only if -u option is used
  - Fixed problem which could cause a virtual hang when writing large EPS files
  - Fixed problem of misleading error messages when attempting to write
    unsupported file formats
  - Fixed problem outputting list-type tags with -b option
  - Fixed bug where the "image files created" count could miss some files
  - Fixed problem where "Error rebuilding maker notes" warning could be issued
    in cases where the maker notes do not need rebuilding

Oct. 6, 2007 - Version 6.99

  - Added support for IView MediaPro XMP tags
  - Added ability to read multiple comments from GIF89a images
  - Added some new PentaxModelID's (Optio L20, T20, Z10)
  - Added minor warning for unknown JPEG APP segments when -u option is used
  - Extract information from JPEG APP13 "Adobe_CM" segment
  - Improved -htmlDump output to show TIFF image data and trailer (the TIFF dump
    is now complete)
  - Improved decoding of Minolta WhiteBalance for some DiMAGE models
  - Improved decoding of Panasonic FirmwareVersion when -n option is used
  - Increased precision of 64-bit rational conversion from 7 to 10 digits
  - Fixed problem which caused failed tests with Perl 5.005_05
  - Fixed problem where some groups could not easily be excluded when deleting
    all other information (ie. "-all= --exif:all" now behaves as expected)
  - Fixed problem decoding ICC Profile "dtim" format values
  - Fixed typo in a Minolta FlashMetering value (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Fixed problem in API which could result in a UTF-8 encoded file not being
    properly identified if it was passed as a scalar reference to WriteInfo()

Sept. 23, 2007 - Version 6.98

  - Added ExifByteOrder tag (writable to set byte order for new Exif segments)
  - Added CanonModelID for new EOS-1Ds Mark III
  - Added value conversions for Pentax AEFlashTv, AEXv and AEBXv tags
  - Decode Pentax ShutterCount (with help from Jens Duttke)
  - Decode Pentax AFPointsInFocus for newer DSLR models (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Improved decoding of a Pentax LensType (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Renamed Pentax AutoAFPoint to AFPointsInFocus and improved conversion
  - Renamed Pentax AEDump to AEMeteringSegments and converted values to
    approximate LV equivalent units
  - Fixed problem where some warnings were not being properly handled when
    attempting to write an invalid value to some tags

Sept. 14, 2007 - Version 6.97

  - Added support for Canon EOS 40D Custom Functions
  - Added ability to decode new Nikon D3 and D300 LensData
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Decode Olympus NoiseFilter tag (thanks Ioannis Panagiotopoulos)
  - Decode a few new Nikon ShotInfo tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Improved decoding of Canon AF point information
  - Improved decoding of Nikon HighISONoiseReduction
  - Renamed Nikon VRState to VibrationReduction
  - Fixed typo which prevented some Olympus MakerNote tags from being written

Sept. 5, 2007 - Version 6.96

  - Added ability to read/write XMP alternate languages
  - Added ability to create new GPS information in Panasonic RAW images
  - Added a few new PentaxModelID's (Optio E40, M40 and S10)
  - Added a couple of new Pentax LensType's (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a new Olympus Sigma LensType (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added EOS 40D CanonModelID and prepared for new 40D custom functions
  - Decode a large number of new Canon tags
  - Decode SerialNumber from previously unknown maker notes of some Kodak models
  - Decode Olympus ImageStabilization tag (thanks Jens Birch)
  - Improved decoding of Canon Self-timer and AFPoint values
  - Improved decoding of some tags for high end Canon EOS models
  - Renamed Pentax LensCoefficients to LensCodes and print 16 values
  - Renamed Panasonic ImageStabilizer to ImageStabilization
  - Renamed all AFPointsUsed tags to AFPointsInFocus
  - Fixed decoding of ICC_Profile DeviceAttributes

Aug. 21, 2007 - Version 6.95

  - Added support for new Kodak IFD-format makernotes used by the P712, P850,
    P880, Z612 and Z712
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added LensType's for 2 new Pentax DA* lenses (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added 2 new FujiFilm S5 WhiteBalance values (thanks Paul Samuelson)
  - Added a number of new CanonModelID's
  - Extract TIFFPreview from DOS EPS images
  - Decode a number of new Panasonic tags, and added a number of new SceneMode's
  - Decode FujiFilm S5 ColorTemperature tag (thanks Paul Samuelson)
  - Improved handling of unknown XMP list-type tags
  - Suppress EPS 'unterminated Document data' warning
  - Fixed decoding of ASCII-type Panasonic FirmwareVersion
  - Fixed bug calculating leap years for years outside the range 1601-2399
  - API Changes:
      - Changed WriteInfo() behaviour to be more consistent when editing file in
        place and a new FileName is specified (original file is now deleted)
      - Improved warning message when trying to write an 'unsafe' tag

July 26, 2007 - Version 6.94

  - Added a few new XMP-crs tags
  - Added ability to create a new Photoshop IRB record in TIFF-format images
  - Added a few new EXIF:Compression values (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a number of new Panasonic/Leica tags, and changed the names of some
    Panasonic tags, including reverting FirmwareVersion (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added test for Unknown (Bulb) Pentax ExposureTime value (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Vladimir Sauta)
  - Avoid extracting information from documents embedded in EPS images
    (this is temporary; eventually I want to figure out a way to allow this
    information to be extracted separately)
  - Decode Red/BlueBalance from Leica Digilux 2 RAW images (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Changed conversion for Sony A100 Rotation tag to conform to EXIF:Rotation
  - Changed decoding of one of the Pentax ExternalFlashBounce tags (thanks
    Michael Meissner)
  - Extract EncodingProcess, BitsPerSample, ColorComponents and YCbCrSubSampling
    from JPEG SOF segment
  - Show raw horizontal/vertical widths in the converted YCbCrSubSampling value
  - Improved conversion of some Pentax tags (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Avoid loading data blocks larger than 16MB from QuickTime images
  - Allow PDF:Keywords to be comma-delimited
  - Fixed problem where a tag would be removed from both IFD0 and ExifIFD even
    if only IFD0 or ExifIFD was specified
  - Fixed problem with byte order mark showing up in output when decoding
    hex-encoded Unicode values from PDF images
  - Fixed problem where ExifTool could hang when reading corrupted ASF files
  - Fixed possible problem with infinite recursion in FlashPix-format files

July 6, 2007 - Version 6.93

  - Added read support for BigTIFF images (with extensions BTF, TIF and TIFF)
  - Added a number of new Olympus tags and fixed decoding of a few others
    (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added a number of new SigmaRaw tags (found in SD14 X3F images)
  - Changed conversion for Canon LensType 152 (used by various Sigma models)
  - Fixed problem editing XMP containing new "Camera Raw Saved Settings"
    properties (written by Adobe Lightroom)

June 29, 2007 - Version 6.92

  - Added read support for FLV (Flash Video) files
  - Added read support for EXIF and IPTC and write support for EXIF, IPTC and
    XMP in JPEG 2000 images
  - Added read/write support for Sinar CS1 raw images
  - Added read support for Kodak DCR and K25 raw images
  - Added ability to read/write improperly byte-swapped IPTC information
  - Added check for infinity value of Casio ObjectDistance
  - Added a new Nikon LensID (thanks Bruce Stevens)
  - Improved decoding of APP12 "Ducky" segment (thanks Heinrich Giesen) and
    added write/create support
  - Improved handling of warning messages when setting new values
  - Changed print conversion for Olympus PictureModeSaturation,
    PictureModeContrast and PictureModeSharpness to label min and max values
  - Fixed problem introduced in 6.91 when writing some EPS images
  - Fixed group names for Pentax CameraInfo tags
  - Fixed bug which could result in negative Canon SerialNumber values
  - Fixed decoding of some Canon EOS 1DmkIII custom function values
  - Fixed problem copying subdirectories in new-style Olympus maker notes
  - Fixed problem of missing last character when decoding ID3 Unicode strings
  - Fixed problems decoding some ID3 URL values
  - Fixed inconsistency where the -if option may have used a different tag than
    the one normally extracted when a group name was specified and multiple
    matching tags existed in the group

June 5, 2007 - Version 6.91

  - Added support for new XMP-lr, XMP-photoshop and XMP-DICOM tags of PS CS3
  - Added new Sigma lens to Pentax LensID list
  - Added a few new Nikon and Canon LensID's (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Added Canon IXY Digital 810 IS to CanonModelID
  - Recognize Photoshop "AgHg" resource type
  - Removed "warnings" dependency in exiftool application
  - Updated XMP:FileSource values to match EXIF:FileSource
  - Greatly improved processing speed for some large EPS images
  - Improved handling of XMP date/time formatting
  - Officially support writing of MEF images
  - Applied patch to convert Pentax LensType for changes in K10D firmware 1.2
  - Fixed decoding of Pentax BatteryBodyGripStates (thanks Jens Duttke)

May 10, 2007 - Version 6.90 (production release)

  - Added CanonModelID values for new PowerShot S5 IS and SD850 IS
  - Encode IPTC values in default CodedCharacterSet when writing new values at
    the same time as deleting the existing CodedCharacterSet
  - Renamed Nikon FirmwareVersion to MakerNoteVersion and Panasonic
    FirmwareVersion to ProductionVersion (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Allow EXIF GPS coordinates to be negative when writing (take absolute value)
  - Revert "$evalWarning" fix (false alarm)

May 7, 2007 - Version 6.89

  - Added support for maker notes of some Hewlett-Packard models
  - Decode Pentax ImageProcessing tag
  - Fixed problem which gave "$evalWarning" errors on some systems

May 2, 2007 - Version 6.88

  - Added read support for Mamiya MEF images
  - Implement long overdue change to standardize FocalPlaneResolutionUnit values
  - Decode Panasonic BabyAge + some new ShootingMode values (thanks Jens Duttke)
  - Improved recognition of maker notes for some camera models
  - Fixed bug that could cause an incorrect "tag is not writable" warning
  - Fixed problems converting WDP PixelFormat values
  - Fixed decoding of Canon 350D AFPointsUsed (thanks Bogdan)
  - API Changes:
      - Added option to allow makernote block to be extracted without rebuilding

Apr. 26, 2007 - Version 6.87

  - Added read/write/delete support for recognized trailers in PSD images
  - Added PhotoMechanic IPTC:Prefs tag
  - Added ability to decode double-UTF-encoded XMP files
  - Added a few more Canon, Pentax and Nikon lens types (thanks Hayo Baan and
    Robert Rottmerhusen for Nikon entries)
  - Added ability to create new user-defined MIE groups
  - Decode a new Nikon lens tag: ExitPupilPosition (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Increased precision (from 20m to 2mm) when writing XMP GPS coordinates
  - Renamed Panasonic SpotMode tag to AFMode and improved decoding
  - The -e (Composite) option now also applies when copying tags
  - Minor changes to IPTC verbose output and error handling
  - Minor changes to a few warning messages
  - Avoid converting XMP values as rational or date if tag is known and not
    specified with these formats
  - Identify CR2 header and Canon MakerNote footer in -htmlDump output
  - Reverted change from version 6.85 to once again allow JPEG thumbnails to be
    written to TIFF-type images (perfectly valid for many TIFF-based RAW formats
    even though it isn't technically correct in a proper TIFF)
  - Added test to check for invalid encoding when Image::ExifTool is loaded
  - Fixed problem shifting Canon:TimeStamp tag
  - Fixed failed FlashPix test on Cygwin Perl 5.8.2 (roundoff errors again)
  - Fixed problem where some types of write errors could result in exiftool
    reporting that a file was updated when it wasn't

Apr. 10, 2007 - Version 6.86

  - Added -execute, -srcfile and -common_args options to allow complex
    processing with multiple commands in a single invocation
  - Added ability to write Panasonic RAW files
  - Added Panasonic ConversionLens tag
  - Improved decoding of Panasonic/Leica Contrast and SpotMode tags
  - Changed -@ to insert arguments at the current position in the command line
    (rather than at the end)
  - Once again automatically fix Canon maker note offsets (this feature was
    removed in 6.84 due to a bug bug report that turned out to be a false alarm)
  - Fixed bug in -if option which could incorrectly cause a failed condition
    when using expressions containing multiple tags with proper-case names
  - Fixed problem extracting binary data when -if option was used
  - Fixed bug which caused error when setting CodedCharacterSet to "UTF8"
  - Fixed decoding of InternalSerialNumber for FujiFilm FinePix F40fd
  - Fixed problem using "-TAG+<=FMT" or "-TAG-<=FMT" on command line

Apr. 3, 2007 - Version 6.85

  - Prevent JPEG thumbnail image from being written to TIFF-type images
  - Fixed a couple of problems decoding Canon EOS 1D Mark III tags
  - Fixed bug which generated an error message when rewriting maker notes in
    Adobe-edited Pentax K10D native DNG images

Mar. 30, 2007 - Version 6.84

  - Added a number of new XMP-crs tags, plus new XMP-lr (Adobe Lightroom) group
  - No longer automatically fix Canon makernote offsets (but still use makernote
    footer if present to calculate recommended fix)
  - Fixed problem where some errors were not properly counted in the summary
    statistics with the -overwrite_original_in_place option
  - Fixed problem parsing XMP shorthand format for values containing '=' symbol

Mar. 24, 2007 - Version 6.83

  - Automatically fix corrupted makernote offsets when reading images from Canon
    models which include a makernote offset footer
  - Added CanonModelID and CameraType values for 2 new Canon DV cameras
  - Renamed SPIFF ResolutionUnits tag to ResolutionUnit
  - Fixed formatting of GPSTimeStamp value

Mar. 20, 2007 - Version 6.82

  - Added read/write support for new Canon EOS-1D Mark III custom functions
  - Made a few makernotes warnings minor when writing
  - Append "mm" to FocalLengthIn25mmFormat value
  - Fixed problem which could cause "uninitialized value" warning when writing
  - Fixed problem writing Canon EOS D60 custom functions

Mar. 17, 2007 - Version 6.81

  - Added l/u modifiers for lower/uppercase in filename format codes (ie. "%le")
  - Added equivalent IXY names to CanonModelID for PowerShot SD750 and SD1000
  - Added a few new Pentax ModelID's (Optio E30, T30, W30, A30)
  - Allow non-encrypted Nikon ColorBalance values to be written
  - Fixed problem where some encrypted Nikon information was not properly
    protected against writing

Mar. 14, 2007 - Version 6.80

  - Added Olympus ManometerReading tag
  - Added ability to edit private IPTC and XMP information found inside
    PhotoshopSettings record of TIFF images
  - Renamed NikonShotInfoVers tag to ShotInfoVersion and added
    MultiExposureVersion tag
  - Search further in MPEG file to look for first audio/video frame headers
  - Use default resolution information from JPEG JFIF segment for mandatory EXIF
    resolution tags when creating new EXIF segment
  - Enhanced %c format code so %+c adds an underline before the copy number

Mar. 7, 2007 - Version 6.79

  - Translate special characters in ID3 information when reading
  - Improved conversions for GPSTimeStamp and GPSDateStamp when writing so they
    can be set from a normal date/time tag (ie. "-gpstimestamp<createdate")
  - Added support for Nikon D40X plus a new LensID (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added a new Canon LensType (thanks Warren Stockton)
  - Removed D70Boring shortcut tag
  - Fixed minor problem in HtmlDump of MakerNotes header introduced in 6.78
  - Fixed problem decoding second Pentax K10D LensType value for some lenses

Feb. 28, 2007 - Version 6.78

  - Decode Nikon D200 multi-exposure tags
  - Decode Canon BlackLevel tag and added a few new CanonModelID's
  - Added support for new Olympus u760 maker note format (finally Olympus fixes
    the major blunders of their older maker note design!)
  - Added support for the rare Canon EOS K236 (variation of EOS 400D)
  - Improved decoding of Canon EOS 1D Mark III tags
  - Included PDF version of MIE format specification in distribution
  - Reformat invalid EXIF date/time values when writing (unless -n option used)
  - Minor updates to some Pentax tags for Optio M30

Feb. 20, 2007 - Version 6.77 - "XML/HTML special characters"

  - Translate numeric character references when reading XMP
  - Translate all HTML 4 character references to UTF-8 when reading HTML
  - Translate all non-ASCII characters to HTML character entities with -h or -E
  - Added full UTF-8 translation support when run with Perl pre-5.6.1
  - Decode a few new Sigma SD14 tags
  - Decode a couple more Nikon tags

Feb. 16, 2007 - Version 6.76 (production release)

  - Added patch for Perl 5.6.x bug which caused an HTML test to fail
  - Added a few new Pentax tags and fixed a LensType value (thanks Axel Kellner)

Feb. 14, 2007 - Version 6.75 (production release)

  - Added read support for DOC, XLS and PPT documents
  - Added Composite GPS tags to facilitate copying GPS between EXIF and XMP
  - Added patch for problems in Sanyo J1, J2, J4, S1, S3 and S4 maker notes
  - Added new Microsoft OffsetSchema tag (new, ill-conceived PhotoInfo tag)
  - Decode more Pentax tags and improved decoding for some K10D tags
  - Shortened tag name of HTML:MSSmartTagsPreventParsing to NoMSSmartTags
  - Fixed oversight to allow new IPTC and XMP records to be added to ORF images
  - Fixed problem extracting RIFF MakerNotes by tag name
  - Fixed problem with drag-n-drop of Windows files on a network drive
  - Fixed problem copying GPSAltitude from EXIF to XMP

Feb. 2, 2007 - Version 6.74

  - Added support for chained SubIFD's in TIFF images
  - Updated GeoTiff support for new definitions in libgeotiff-1.2.3
  - Fixed problem when rewriting unknown records in Adobe DNGPrivateData
  - Fixed bug introduced in 6.47 that could prevent Photoshop EXIF CameraRAW
    tags from being extracted properly

Jan. 31, 2007 - Version 6.73

  - Added read support for meta information in HTML and XHTML documents
  - Added ability to write certain EXIF tags (ie. UserComment) as Unicode
  - Added character set translation for XMP information; the -L option now works
    for all common meta information formats! (see updated FAQ #10 for details)
  - Added a few more XMP-microsoft tags (thanks Kees Moerman)
  - Decode FirmwareRevision found in some Canon PowerShot models
  - Preserve date/time tags that exist in the wrong EXIF IFD when shifting times
  - Fixed bug which could result in an incorrect value for the Directory tag
  - Fixed problem parsing XMP with BOM introduced in 6.71

Jan. 25, 2007 - Version 6.72

  - Added XMP-microsoft:LastKeywordIPTC tag
  - Renamed new MicrosoftPhoto Rating2 tag to RatingPercent
  - Fixed problem where rdf:about attribute could be lost when writing XMP

Jan. 24, 2007 - Version 6.71

  - Decode a lot of new Pentax DSLR information (thanks Cvetan Ivanov)
  - Patched Microsoft Photo bugs in XMP formatting
  - Patched Microsoft Photo bug in EXIF Unicode text byte ordering
  - Added support for XMP-microsoft tags and 2 new Microsoft EXIF tags
  - Added a few new XMP tags (NativeDigest, ColorMode and ICCProfileName)
  - Added ability to add or delete copied tags from list (ie. "-SRCTAG+>DSTTAG")
  - Added a few more Canon EasyMode values (thanks Samson Tai)
  - Added CanonModelID values for new A450, A460 and A550
  - Changed the -if option so the condition automatically fails if the
    expression generates a warning (use -v to show the warning)
  - Specified LF character (0x0a) for MIE text newline sequence
  - Catch warnings if perldoc doesn't exist when running with no arguments
  - Minor tweaks/fixes to htmldump output

Jan. 19, 2007 - Version 6.70 - "IPTC Character Coding"

  - Translate coded characters in IPTC string values (UTF8 and Latin only), and
    assume Latin encoding if no CodedCharacterSet (see FAQ #10 for details)
  - Enhanced IPTC:CodedCharacterSet print conversion so "ESC % G" is now printed
    as "UTF8" (either may be used when writing)
  - Specified ISO 8859-1 character set for MIE ASCII string values
  - Added warnings for UTF-8 conversion errors
  - Decode a few new Pentax tags
  - Decode maker notes in Pentax DNG images

Jan. 8, 2007 - Version 6.69

  - Decode information in NikonScanIFD
  - Enhanced -p option to allow expressions to be used
  - The -p option no longer suppresses error and warning messages
  - Made ImageSourceData writable
  - Reduced font size of htmldump output
  - Fixed "Argument isn't numeric" error when reading an image with a missing
    IFD offset

Jan. 3, 2007 - Version 6.68

  - Added mechanism to allow Composite tags to be writable
  - Recognize XMP sidecar files that begin with a UTF BOM (byte order mark)
  - Changed TIFF ImageSourceData tag to a Binary data type
  - Fixed problem which could cause warning when writing XMP in PNG images
  - Fixed bug when shifting times in an XMP sidecar file that caused an invalid
    date/time to be written if the tag didn't previously exist
  - Fixed problem where writing to a JPEG image containing a PreviewImage could
    report that the file was updated even if nothing was changed

Dec. 30, 2006 - Version 6.67 - "Adobe DNGPrivateData"

  - Added ability to write MakerNote information written by Adobe DNG Converter
  - Added ability to copy Adobe MakerNote and CRW information from DNG images
  - Added ability to read/write Adobe CRW and MRW information in DNG images
  - Added ability to read Adobe SR2 information in DNG images
  - Added a few more Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added ability to delete a specific MIE document in multi-document files
  - Improved handling of tags in multi-document MIE files
  - Improved verbose and htmlDump output for unknown JPEG trailers
  - Improved handling of ignored minor errors when writing MakerNotes
  - Decode Panasonic LensType tag
  - Changed description for Canon:OwnerName tag
  - Minor changes to HtmlDump output
  - Fixed parsing of XMP date/time values with no seconds

Dec. 20, 2006 - Version 6.66 (production release)

  - Added a few more Pentax K10D PictureMode's (thanks Axel Kellner)
  - Added a few new Nikon LensID's and Olympus LensType's
  - Added Canon 1D PictureStyle's
  - Updated CanonModelID strings for a few new models
  - Changed tagID for MIE:GPSDifferential
  - Minor change to MIE specification for unknown data formats (MIE 1.1)

Dec. 15, 2006 - Version 6.65 - "MIE 1.0"

  - Added ability to read/write MIE trailers in JPEG and TIFF images
  - Added a number of new MIE tags and changed some existing tags
  - Added support for units in MIE values
  - Added new Pentax K10D PictureMode's (thanks Axel Kellner)
  - Avoid creating non-native groups in MIE, PNG and EPS images unless necessary
  - Fixed problem with -P option so it now works when -o option is used
  - Fixed bug where 'all' was replaced with '*' in redirection expressions
  - Fixed "APP1 segment too large" error when copying all tags from some Canon
    CR2 images to a JPEG (fixed initially in 6.08, but broken again in 6.47)

Dec. 8, 2006 - Version 6.64

  - Added Nikon ImageAuthentication tag (thanks Jeffrey Friedl)
  - Added Canon RecordMode and OpticalZoomCode and Composite DigitalZoom tag
  - Applied FocalUnits scaling to Canon ShortFocal, LongFocal and
    ScaledFocalLength tags, and renamed ScaledFocalLength to FocalLength
  - Allow (but ignore) leading family number on tag group when writing
  - Fixed calculation of 35mm scaling factor when Canon digital zoom is applied
  - Fixed bug which could cause "'x' outside of string" error when reading Nikon
    images with the -U option

Dec. 6, 2006 - Version 6.63

  - Changed the sense of the '-' modifier for the new '%c' format code

Dec. 6, 2006 - Version 6.62

  - Added '%c' format code to add copy number if output file exists
  - Added a couple of new Nikon LensID's (Werner Kober, Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Made -htmlDump tag names purple if actual offset differs from stored offset

Dec. 4, 2006 - Version 6.61

  - MakerNotes offsets are now permanently fixed when the makernotes are copied
    using -tagsFromFile with the -F option
  - Fixed typo in MakerNoteSanyoC4 tag name of MakerNotes shortcut
  - Minor improvements to htmldump style

Dec. 2, 2006 - Version 6.60

  - Added -k option of stand-alone version to regular distribution
  - Fixed bug adding/deleting XMP tags in a list (introduced in 6.50)
  - Fixed decoding of Canon 5D LongExposureNoiseReduction
  - Fixed problem writing AFCP where incorrect offset could be written
  - Fixed bug in -p option which caused it to abort if all tag names were
    contained in braces (thanks Joel Becker)
  - Stand-alone Windows executable:
      - Print application documentation after "No file specified" warning

Nov. 30, 2006 - Version 6.59

  - Do not delete IFD1 when deleting all meta information from a TIFF image
  - Added a couple of new CanonImageSize values: "Postcard" and "Widescreen"
  - Added a few new Olympus LensType's (thanks Lilo Huang for one)
  - Improved handling of invalid date values
  - Fixed "divide by zero" warning if FocalPlaneXYResolution is "inf"
  - Fixed incorrect "unknown trailer" verbose message when writing JPEG images
  - Stand-alone Windows executable:
      - Allow quoting of options embedded in executable name

Nov. 25, 2006 - Version 6.58

  - Added a few more Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Added missing print conversion for RIFF DateTimeOriginal
  - Improved HTML 4.01 compliance of -htmlDump output
  - Lowered priority of ID3v1 tags so ID3v2 takes precedence if both exist
  - Minor change to names of some Vorbis and APE tags
  - Made Ogg file type all capitals
  - Patched problem which could cause ExifTool to die if input file is corrupt
  - Fixed GPSDOP description (GPS Dilution of Precision, thanks Greg Troxel)
  - Fixed problem which could generate a run-time error when attempting to write
    to a corrupted JPEG image
  - API Changes:
      - GetFileType() may now also be used to return a file description

Nov. 19, 2006 - Version 6.57 (production release)

  - Missing tags in -p and redirection expressions are now set to an empty
    string ('') by default, or a dash ('-') if the -f option is used
  - Added ability to use %f,%d,%e tokens in "-TAG<=FILE" argument
  - Added new Nikon LensID (thanks Werner Kober)
  - Set missing tags to '' instead of '-' in redirected expressions if -m used
  - Renamed LV tag to LightValue
  - Improved decoding of Sony DSLR-A100 maker notes
  - Attempted to clarify date/time shift documentation in
  - Fixed bug which could result in CanonVRD information not being recognized
  - Fixed bug in new SetResourceName feature of user-defined Photoshop tags
  - First release of stand-alone Windows executable
  - API Changes:
      - Added MissingTagValue option

Nov. 15, 2006 - Version 6.56 - "Audio Update"

  - Added read support for a number of audio file formats: Ogg Vorbis,
    Ogg FLAC, FLAC, APE (Monkey's Audio) and MPC (Musepack)
  - Improved parsing of ID3 v2.3 and v2.4 information
  - Added a number of new Pentax *istD tags (thanks Douglas O'Brien)
  - Added ability to print processed file names when writing (-v0 option)
  - Patched problem with makernotes offsets in Sanyo C4 images
  - Fixed problem that prevented some Olympus RAW files from being written
  - Fixed bug where XMP values could be improperly converted as a rational

Nov. 8, 2006 - Version 6.55

  - Added read/write support for Canon VRD (Recipe Data) files and trailers
  - Changed name of CanonDPP module and group to CanonVRD

Nov. 3, 2006 - Version 6.54

  - Added write support for ORF (Olympus RAW) images
  - Added Panasonic TravelDay tag (thanks Marcel Coenen)
  - Show Photoshop resource block names in verbose output, and preserve these
    names when copying tags from file
  - Changed write format of Nikon WhiteBalanceFineTune from int16u to int16s
    (thanks Giridhar Appaji Nag)
  - Allow Flags to be used in UserDefined tags
  - Added trailer signature to MIE format specification
  - Fixed problem with the -list and -listw options (dynamically loaded tags
    weren't appearing in the list)

Nov. 1, 2006 - Version 6.53

  - IMPORTANT: Fixed bug introduced in 6.51 which could result in a corrupted
    image (!!) when rewriting TIFF-format files containing an unknown trailer
    (this includes all TIFF-based RAW formats except CR2).  The good news is
    that unknown trailers should be very uncommon, and nobody has reported any
    problems yet, so with any luck I caught this before it affected anyone.  But
    please update immediately to 6.53 if you downloaded 6.51 or 6.52.

Nov. 1, 2006 - Version 6.52

  - Added read/write support for trailers in CRW images
  - Dropped historic support for obsolete -group# option

Oct. 31, 2006 - Version 6.51 - "Trailer Update"

  - Improved handling of trailers in JPEG and TIFF-format images:
      - Added read/write support for PhotoMechanic and FotoStation trailers
      - Recognize and handle Canon DPP trailers
      - Added AFCP trailer read/write support for TIFF (previously JPEG only)
      - Added ability to read/write multiple trailers in the same image
      - Trailers are now dumped with verbose and htmlDump options
      - Trailers are now deleted when deleting all tags
      - Added ability to delete trailers individually by group or altogether
        with "-Trailer:all="
  - Changed reading/writing XMP in PNG images to conform with XMP specification
    (but continue to support the XMP profile format used previously)
  - Avoid writing duplicate XMP tags in less common namespaces
  - More consistent handling of unknown IPTC tags
  - Added -listd option to list deletable groups
  - IPTC time-only tags may now be set from date/time values (this already
    worked for date-only tags)
  - Fixed problem rewriting international text (iTXt) chunks in PNG images
  - API Changes:
      - Added GetDeleteGroups() routine

Oct. 26, 2006 - Version 6.50

  - Changed name of new "-eval" option to "-if"
  - Added read support for PhotoStudio Unicode comment (thanks Dec Anisimov)
  - Recognize the "PHUT" Photoshop IRB resource type (thanks Dec Anisimov)
  - Extract PhotoshopBGRThumbnail image from Photoshop information
  - Write PNG compressed text for new tags when -z option is used
  - Added ability to write PNG:ModifyDate
  - Don't print Olympus LensType "release" if used to differentiate lenses
  - Changed TagName documentation to show actual format written instead of
    format used to interpret the data (which differs only for a few odd tags)
  - Fixed bug in PNG writer which could cause duplicate tags to be written
  - Fixed minor problem in HtmlDump output
  - Fixed logic bug when writing XMP using += or -=

Oct. 21, 2006 - Version 6.49

  - Added -eval option for conditional batch processing [changed to -if in 6.50]
  - Allow .ExifTool_config file to be placed in application directory
  - Decode copyright information from JPEG APP12 "Ducky" segment
  - Decode Casio FirmwareDate
  - Added IFD0 ProcessingSoftware tag (0x000b, written by ACD Systems)
  - Added print conversion for InteropIndex
  - Write InteropVersion automatically when creating a new InteropIFD
  - Made RelatedImageFileFormat writable
  - Protect all InteropIFD tags from being copied by default with -TagsFromFile
  - Renamed XMP ExifImageHeight to ExifImageLength (to correspond with EXIF tag)

Oct. 19, 2006 - Version 6.48

  - Decode Minolta 7D FlashExposureComp (thanks Jeffery Small)
  - Decode InternalSerialNumber from newer FujiFilm models
  - Improved decoding of new Pentax PictureMode tag (thanks Doug O'Brien)
  - Updated CustomFunctions in Canon CRW images and recognize CIFF extension
  - Added a couple new Pentax LensType's (thanks Barney Garrett)
  - Changed "AdobeRGB" to "Adobe RGB" in all ColorSpace values for consistency
  - Fixed bug in recent update to extract large preview from Epson JPEG images
  - Fixed problem in -htmldump output introduced in 6.46
  - Various documentation improvements and updates

Oct. 15, 2006 - Version 6.47

  - Decode JPEG APP6 "EPPIM" segment used in Toshiba images
  - Process PICT images to extract JPEG preview when -u option is used
  - Added OtherImage composite tag
  - Added PentaxModelID for K110D and a new K110D PictureMode tag
  - Fixed problem extracting CoverArt from some MP4 audio files
  - Fixed problem decoding Canon BulbDuration (affects Composite ShutterSpeed)
  - Fixed problem reading/writing large Epson preview image in R-D1 JPEG images
    and allow large (>64kB) preview images for all make/models

Oct. 11, 2006 - Version 6.46

  - The "-ext" option now overrides internal file selection rules
  - Expand filename wildcards on Windows command line (thanks Marjolein Katsma)
  - Enhanced warnings when copying information to a specific tag
  - Changed family 0 group name:  GPS->EXIF
  - Changed family 1 group names: APP12->PictureInfo,GraphicConverter->GraphConv
  - Added a couple of new Pentax LensType's
  - Added module (mainly for documentation purposes)
  - Fixed bug when re-writing NEF files which caused new preview image written
    by Nikon Capture 4.4.0 to be lost
  - Fixed bug which could cause problems if a user-defined composite tag is
    created with the same name as an existing tag

Oct. 6, 2006 - Version 6.45

  - Added ability to create JFIF segment
  - Decode information in JPEG APP8 "SPIFF", APP12 "Ducky", and APP15
    GraphicConverter segments
  - Improved html dump feature to dump all JPEG APP segments
  - Decode maker notes in FujiFilm AVI videos
  - Renamed Nikon AFMode tag to AFAreaMode (thanks Tobias Briseno)
  - Changed "Image Quality" description to "Quality"
  - Added option to allow the htmlDump base offset to be specified
  - Changed EV tag name to LV since this is technically more correct
  - Print warnings if syntax problems are found in .ExifTool_config file
  - Use HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH (Windows cmd shell environment variables) for
    .ExifTool_config path if neither EXIFTOOL_HOME nor HOME are available
  - Fixed some problems which were causing failed tests when using ActivePerl
  - User-defined Composite tags now override composite tags of the same name
  - Added a few more PentaxModelID's (K10D, A20, M20, W20)

Oct. 2, 2006 - Version 6.44

  - Now deletes all JPEG APP segments when deleting all information
  - Decode Ricoh APP5 RMETA information (custom fields in Caplio Pro G3 images)
  - Decode AVI Audio/Video stream headers
  - Recognize and preserve PhotoMechanic trailer when editing TIFF-based images
  - Added ability to delete JFIF, CIFF, Meta and FlashPix groups
  - Added ability to exclude groups when deleting all information
  - Added a number of new Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Minolta tags
  - Added description for GPSDOP tag (GPS Degree Of Precision)

Sept. 26, 2006 - Version 6.43

  - Added read support for M4A audio files
  - Simplified and documented technique for adding user-defined Composite tags
  - Issue minor warning when a tag used in an expression doesn't exist, instead
    of silently inserting a '-' (use -m option for previous behaviour)

Sept. 21, 2006 - Version 6.42 (production release)

  - Re-worked Sony and Minolta LensID lists and added a number of new lenses
  - Extract maker note information from Sanyo MOV and MP4 videos
  - Recognize ARW extension of Sony Alpha-100 RAW images
  - Improved extraction of PreviewImage from damaged Minolta images

Sept. 18, 2006 - Version 6.41

  - Fixed calculation of Canon ISO in some images and renamed ShotISO to BaseISO
  - Minor improvment to order of operations when deleting multiple groups and
    adding back information in batch mode

Sept. 14, 2006 - Version 6.40

  - Added ability to delete a group and write back information in one step
      - Compatibility Warning: This changes previous behaviour when adding and
        deleting information in the same operation if new tag values are set
        after a group has been flagged for deletion
  - Fixed problem writing to specific MIE groups
  - Minor improvements to verbose output while writing
  - Added a few new CanonModelID's (PowerShot G7, SD900, SD800IS, SD40)

Sept. 12, 2006 - Version 6.37

  - Decode Sony LensID's (thanks Thomas Bodenmann)
  - Added another Canon LensType
  - Added shortcut MakerNotes tag to represent the maker notes tags from all
    manufacturers (useful when copying tags between files)
  - Improved MPEG decoding and calculate approx. Duration based on avg. bitrate
  - Issue a minor error when rewriting an empty IFD (previously this was fatal)
  - Print 2 decimal points of MeasuredEV (avoids round-off errors resulting in
    failed tests on some systems)

Sept. 6, 2006 - Version 6.36 (production release)

  - Added a few more Canon LensType's
  - Improved decoding of Canon 400D ExposureTime and FileNumber
  - Decode AFPointsUsed for PowerShot models with 9 AF points
  - Fixed decoding of Canon 5D PictureStyle

Sept. 5, 2006 - Version 6.35

  - Added Canon NumAFPoints tag
  - Added support for Canon 400D custom functions
  - Renamed Canon AFPointsUsed20D to AFPointsUsed and decode for 30D and 400D
  - Changed phrasing in a text string to bypass bug in rpm build causing it to
    obtain incorrect dependencies

Sept. 3, 2006 - Version 6.34

  - Removed empirical offset from Canon:MeasuredEV

Sept. 1, 2006 - Version 6.33

  - Added Composite:EV and Canon:MeasuredEV tags [comments welcome]

Sept. 1, 2006 - Version 6.32

  - Decode a new value of "Auto High" for Canon CameraISO
  - Added new Canon AutoISO tag, renamed Canon:ISO tag to ShotISO, and added a
    new composite ISO tag to give the ISO that was actually used
  - Decode CanonModelID's for recently announced Canon cameras (400D, etc)
  - Decode PentaxModelID for Optio S7
  - XMP Changes:
      - Added support for rdf:nodeID attribute in XMP information
      - Changed XMP file MIME type from application/xmp to application/rdf+xml
        to correspond with XMP specification
      - Write 'rdf:about' instead of 'about' (unqualified use now deprecated)
      - Don't write blank-line padding (as per XMP spec) for .XMP files
      - Fixed problem extracting XMP information from some EPS files
      - Fixed typos in some (not commonly used) XMP namespace URI's
  - Fixed FocalLength conversion for some Pentax-built BenQ and Samsung models

Aug. 23, 2006 - Version 6.31

  - Decode a number of new values for FujiFilm PictureMode (thanks Michael
  - Properly parse AVI DateTimeOriginal tag when month name is all capitals
  - Improved compatibility when running "exiftool" with no arguments (thanks
    Jesse Zhang)
  - Added support for Nikon D80 lens information and recognize a new lens
    (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Improvements to Pentax maker note decoding (thanks Ger Vermeulen)
  - Fixed problem when extracting information from image in memory when the
    UTF-8 flag is set for the image data (fixes install on RHEL 3)

July 28, 2006 - Version 6.30

  - Added ability to read/write APP0 CIFF segment (found in Canon PowerShot A5
    and PowerShot Pro 70 images)
  - Improved decoding of Canon 30D FileNumber (was ShutterCount)
  - Made EXIF tags ImageNumber and ImageHistory writable
  - Fixed decoding of TargetExposureTime for Canon 20D/250D and ExposureTime
    for Kiss Digital N
  - Fixed problem processing GIF images which don't contain a color table
  - Fixed bug in EXIF tag name documentation introduced in 6.12 where ExifIFD
    group was not properly shown
  - Fixed typo in exiftool pod documentation ("GROUP:TAG" was reversed)

July 24, 2006 - Version 6.29 (production release)

  - Added XMP-xmpMM:PreservedFileName tag (used by Photoshop CS)
  - Fixed problem reading TIFF images which don't start at the beginning of the

July 12, 2006 - Version 6.28

  - Fixed bug introduced in 6.04 which prevented PNG tags from being deleted
  - Improved decoding of Canon PictureStyle information

July 7, 2006 - Version 6.27

  - Decode a number of new tags in Canon, Casio, FujiFilm, Minolta, Nikon,
    Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh and Sony and maker notes
  - Improved recognition of various Minolta maker note formats
  - Added a number of new Nikon Capture tags
  - Added support for XML-formatted XMP files
  - Properly handle mixed linefeed characters in PostScript images
  - Improved formatting of DICOM date/time values
  - Added "Actual Offset" entry to HtmlDump tooltip information

June 27, 2006 - Version 6.26

  - Avoid creating new SubIFD when copying all tags with "-all:all" from a RAW
    or TIFF image (this gave problems if image was subsequently edited by PSCS2)
  - Fixed decoding of a few Nikon LensID strings
  - Minor fixes and changes to htmlDump and verbose output
  - Added a new Pentax LensType (thanks Kazumichi Kawabata)

June 19, 2006 - Version 6.25

  - Added read/write support for WDP (Windows Media Photo) images
  - Improved algorithm to recognize maker notes offsets which need fixing
  - Properly handle maker notes which have value offsets relative to the
    individial IFD entries (Kyocera, Rollei and some Konica and Toshiba models)
  - Decode a couple of new Sigma lens values in Canon LensType
  - Decreased block size for buffered files to improve performance over slow

June 9, 2006 - Version 6.24

  - Added -fast option to avoid scanning to the end of JPEG images to check for
    an AFCP or PreviewImage trailer
  - Recognize PS files which start with %!Adobe-PS instead of %!PS
  - Improved FlashPix verbose output
  - API Changes:
      - Added FastScan option

June 7, 2006 - Version 6.23

  - Added new feature allowing tag-name expressions to be used with the
    -TagsFromFile option

June 5, 2006 - Version 6.22

  - Added read support for FPX (FlashPix) images and FPXR (FlashPix Ready)
    JPEG APP2 meta information
  - Added AllDates shortcut tag to allow DateTimeOriginal, CreateDate and
    ModifyDate to all be written via a single tag
  - Added shortcuts to tag name documentation
  - Return "0000:00:00 00:00:00" instead of "1970:01:01 00:00:00" as the string
    representation of numerical times with a value of zero

May 26, 2006 - Version 6.21

  - Changed CR2 identification logic to properly identify CR2 images which have
    been edited by PhotoMechanic

May 24, 2006 - Version 6.20

  - Added read support for Real audio/video (RA, RM, RV, RMVB, RAM, RPM) files
  - Downgraded "Error reading value..." message from an error to a warning
  - Fixed bug where IgnoreMinorErrors option could get set when writing images
    with NikonCapture information
  - Fixed two ID3 tag names which contained spaces
  - Fixed problem parsing DateTimeOriginal in Casio EX-Z30 AVI files
  - Fixed problem with apostrophes in HTML documentation for some browsers
  - API Changes:
      - Can now call Options() with undefined value to set option value to undef

May 16, 2006 - Version 6.19

  - Added read support for SWF (Shockwave Flash) files

May 15, 2006 - Version 6.18

  - Added read support for MPEG audio/video files
  - Decode audio information in MP3 files
  - Print Nikon:LensPosition in hex

May 12, 2006 - Version 6.17 (production release)

  - Fixed problem with rpmbuild on Mandriva 2006.0 (thanks Niels Kristian)
  - Fixed typo in iptc2xmp.args and xmp2iptc.args which prevented the XMP
    Instructions from being copied properly (thanks Mark Tate)
  - Handle byte order mark in unicode EXIF strings

May 8, 2006 - Version 6.16

  - Write %ADO_ContainsXMP comment when adding XMP to EPS images
  - Don't issue DSC warning when writing Adobe version 3.1 EPS images
  - Added separate table for decoding tags in IFD0 of Panasonic RAW images
  - Improvements to Nikon AF point decoding (thanks Roger Larsson)
  - Allow .ExifTool_config directory to be specified by setting the
    EXIFTOOL_HOME environment variable
  - Made all maker note write errors minor so they can be ignored if necessary,
    allowing information to be written to images with corrupted maker notes
  - Minor change to perl-Image-ExifTool.spec to fix problem with rpmbuild
    (thanks Volker Kuhlmann)
  - Fixed bug which could cause incorrect date to be calculated when shifting
    date/time values

Apr. 20, 2006 - Version 6.15

  - Changes to MIE specification involving string lists and alternate languages

Apr. 18, 2006 - Version 6.14

  - Fixed some problems with EPS writer and removed beta testing status (thanks
    to Tim Kordick for help with testing)
  - Created new MIE meta information format [Note: The MIE module is fully
    functional but the MIE format specification is still in development]
  - Added print conversion for SpatialFrequencyResponse
  - Extended meaning of -z option when writing to allow compressed information
    to be written to MIE files
  - Added Minolta FlashMetering tag
  - API Changes:
      - Added 'Compress' option

Apr. 9, 2006 - Version 6.13

  - Fixed problem with writing FileName that caused format codes not to be
    properly expanded if the specified filename already existed
  - Standardized reported FileType for ACR, AIFC, CRW, JP2, PS and PSD files
  - Allow 2 values to be written for EXIF TimeZoneOffset and make EXIF
    SecurityClassification writable

Apr. 5, 2006 - Version 6.12

  - Avoid printing garbage for DNG maker note information that was not copied
    properly by the Adobe DNG converter (affects converted ORF images)
  - Disabled "Possibly incorrect maker notes offsets" warning for a number of
    Olympus models
  - Fixed bug introduced in 6.04 which could cause endless loop (eeek!) when
    writing tags with PostScript equivalents
  - Fixed error reading some DICOM images

Apr. 3, 2006 - Version 6.11

  - Added a few new Pentax LensType's
  - Fixed bug rewriting MOS images (this bug introduced in version 5.95 caused
    an error message and prevented the file from being rewritten)

Mar. 31, 2006 - Version 6.10

  - Added ability to use filename format codes %d, %f and %e in values written
    to FileName and Directory tags
  - Fixed problem of odd filenames being generated when setting FileName from an
    invalid date/time tag
  - Removed debugging print statement forgotten in Olympus code of 6.07 (oops)
  - API Changes:
      - Added StrictDate option

Mar. 30, 2006 - Version 6.09

  - Made FileName and Directory writable (enabling a whole new functionality!)
  - Added ability to write DOS-style EPS images [Note: still in beta testing]
  - Increased precision of Composite Red/BlueBalance print conversion
  - When combining the -o and -overwrite_original options, the original file is
    now erased if the new file is written successfully
  - Added a new Nikon lens (thanks Werner Kober)
  - API Changes:
      - Added SetFileName() routine
      - In list context, CountNewValues() now also returns a "pseudo" tag count

Mar. 25, 2006 - Version 6.08

  - Made YCbCrCoefficients and YCbCrPositioning protected when writing
  - Decode some new Nikon-specific tags in QuickTime videos from Nikon cameras
  - Calculate Red/BlueBalance for Olympus images
  - Fixed "APP1 segment too large" problem when copying all tags from Canon
    EOS-5D or EOS-30D CR2 image to JPEG image
  - Fixed problem running "exiftool" with no arguments in Windows cmd shell

Mar. 22, 2006 - Version 6.07

  - Added a number of new Olympus tags (thanks Frank Ledwon)
  - Decode Adobe JPEG APP14 segment (thanks Didier Giet)
  - Made Rotation writable in CRW images
  - Changed some FujiFilm WhiteBalance strings
  - No longer return multiple tags when a group is specified unless the
    duplicates option is enabled or the group name is 'all' or '*'

Mar. 20, 2006 - Version 6.06

  - Added validity check for Canon FocalPlaneX/YSize which resulted in incorrect
    values of FocalLength35efl being calculated for some PowerShot models
  - Made Opto-ElectricConvFactor value binary

Mar. 18, 2006 - Version 6.05

  - Improved JPEG writer to tolerate any segment ordering
  - Fixed Olympus ExtenderStatus to work with E-330 (thanks Mark Dapoz)

Mar. 15, 2006 - Version 6.04

  - Added write support for EPS and PS images [Note: still in beta testing --
    must currently use the -m option to enable writing to EPS images]
  - Added ability to write ICC_Profile data as a block
  - Added read/write support for ICC and ICM color profile files
  - Added read/write support for ERF (Epson Raw Format) images
  - Added a couple of new Olympus tags and LensType's (thanks Mark Dapoz)
  - Added ability to scan past unknown header to find JPEG or TIFF image
  - Added Canon EOS 30D custom functions
  - Renamed Panasonic SerialNumber tag to InternalSerialNumber
  - Renamed Canon 5D PictureNumber tag to ImageNumber
  - Improved MRW reading and writing
  - Decode a number of new Minolta tags and changed names of some existing tags
  - Decode some type-specific data in ASF StreamProperties, including video
    ImageWidth and ImageHeight
  - Extract a few more PostScript tags and derive ImageWidth and ImageHeight for
    PostScript documents
  - Some improvements to Panasonic decoding (thanks Tels)
  - API Changes:
      - 'Unsafe' tags are now copied by SetNewValuesFromFile() if specified
  - Internal Changes:
      - SubDirectory tags are no longer Writable by default in WRITABLE tables

Mar. 2, 2006 - Version 6.03

  - Added print conversion for CFAPlaneColor
  - Decode CFAPattern as written incorrectly in ASCII by some Panasonic cameras
  - Added recently announced Canon cameras to CanonModelID list
  - API Changes:
      - Added ability to prefix tag name with group in arguments to ImageInfo()
        (read/write symmetry is now improved since this feature already existed
        in the write routines, and now group names can be used in shortcuts)
      - Changed order of filtering for Group# option and tag exclusions to be
        applied after extracting tags specified in calls to ImageInfo()

Feb. 26, 2006 - Version 6.02

  - Fixed problem rewriting Photoshop IRB resources as written by some
    applications (ie. PixVue)
  - Improved decoding of AVI files to increase speed and extract more tags
  - Added -overwrite_original_in_place option
  - Added a number of new XMP tags and bring XMP support up to new
    specification, plus a few undocumented XMP-aux tags (thanks Lou Salkind)
  - Added support for large DNG preview image (with JpgFromRaw tag)
  - Added ability to decode DNG Adobe MakerNotes
  - Added SEMInfo tag (thanks Robert Mucke)
  - Decode (but don't rewrite) old PS APP13 "Adobe_Photoshop2.5:" segment

Feb. 20, 2006 - Version 6.01

  - Added back RedBalance and BlueBalance as composite tags
  - Fixed potential problem in File::RandomAccess which could cause a "substr
    outside of string" warning

Feb. 19, 2006 - Version 6.00 (production release)

  - Added read support for Sony SR2 raw images (but most tags still unknown)
  - Added read support for Kyocera Contax N Digital RAW images
  - Added ability to write or delete shortcuts which reference multiple tags
    (previously only shortcuts referencing a single tag were writable)
  - Changed descriptions of FNumber, ExposureTime, ISO, DateTimeOriginal,
    CreateDate and ModifyDate to more closely match their tag names
  - Separated Canon and Nikon Red/BlueBalance information into individual
    components with tag names like WB_RGGBLevels
  - Decoded a number of new Canon tags for EOS models, including ColorBalance
    tables, 20D AF points and SensorInfo (thanks Rainer Honle)
  - Fixed incorrect decoding of EOS 10D/300D color balance modes
  - More additions and minor fixes to Canon decoding
  - Made EOS-1D personal functions writable
  - Added ability to write bitmasks at the PrintConv level
  - Set MIME type for all RAW image formats to "image/x-raw"
  - The -f option is no longer implied when -S and -s are combined
  - Fixed bug introduced in 5.99 which broke the "-tagsFromFile @" feature
  - Fixed problem with offsets in verbose dump of CRW images
  - Fixed problem with some tags in Canon images not printing without -a option
  - Fixed problem with validation of Canon PictureInfo for images rotated by
    Canon ZoomBrowser EX (thanks Joshua Bixby)

Feb. 1, 2006 - Version 5.99

  - Major additions to Canon maker note decoding, including EOS-1D personal
    functions (thanks Rainer Honle for decoding many 5D tags)
  - Added Canon maker note footer when rewriting Canon maker notes
  - Attempt to fix problem where ScaleFactor35efl was calculated incorrectly for
    some Canon images
  - Reduce memory useage and speed up writing of large TIFF images
  - Fixed problem with binary data offsets in verbose dump
  - Fixed problem writing Comment if 'File' group specified
  - Fixed bug which could cause formatting error in htmlDump output

Jan. 22, 2006 - Version 5.98

  - Enhanced FMT syntax for -o, -w and -tagsFromFile options
  - Decode maker notes of Samsung DX-1S
  - Added ability to list tags in a specific group
  - Recognize maker notes of a few more Kodak models
  - Added a few more Canon LensType's
  - Added missing semicolons in HtmlDump JavaScript output

Jan. 16, 2006 - Version 5.97

  - Added support for Canon 5D custom functions (thanks Rainer Honle)
  - Added support for Canon 1DmkII and 350D custom functions
  - General fixes and improvements to Canon custom functions
  - Renamed ICC_Profile Copyright to ProfileCopyright
  - Report all extraction errors when copying only specified tags from file
  - Avoid issuing "Error rebuilding maker notes" warning when copying maker
    notes that don't require rebuilding

Jan. 14, 2006 - Version 5.96

  - Fixed problem where XMP information could be lost when writing PSD images

Jan. 12, 2006 - Version 5.95

  - Decode AIFF SampleRate
  - Fixed problem where FileType was being set twice for AIFF files
  - Patched problem reading some file types through Windows cmd shell pipeline
  - Properly identify CR2 images read via pipes (previously identified as TIFF)
  - Improved formatting of printed values for some DNG tags
  - Fixed problem with EXIF format of some tags when writing
  - Changed 'rational' format names to match full bit size of value

Jan. 10, 2006 - Version 5.94

  - Fixed problem extracting OriginalRawImage from little-endian DNG images
  - Fixed problem where "unreferenced bytes" error could be incorrectly issued
    when deleting all EXIF from a TIFF image

Jan. 9, 2006 - Version 5.93

  - Added ability to write JFIF information

Jan. 9, 2006 - Version 5.92

  - Added ability to extract and decompress original raw image from DNG
  - Fixed problem extracting information from some image types in pipelines
  - Decode more information in PSD images

Jan. 7, 2006 - Version 5.91

  - Added write support for PSD images
  - Made a couple more Photoshop tags writable

Jan. 6, 2006 - Version 5.90

  - Added read support for AIFF audio files
  - Made Photoshop:XResolution and Photoshop:YResolution writable
  - Fixed problem with processing some RIFF files
  - Added a new Canon LensType
  - API changes:
      - SetNewValue() now accepts an ARRAY reference for setting list-type tags
        such as Keywords, or a SCALAR reference for binary data, so it may now
        be called directly with any value returned by GetValue().

Jan. 3, 2006 - Version 5.89

  - Recognize Panasonic Type 2 maker notes
  - Changed Nikon LensID to a composite tag to allow better decoding of
    non-Nikon lenses, and added a bunch of new lenses to the list

Jan. 1, 2006 - Version 5.88

  - Added ability to read and write AFCP information in JPEG images
  - Added read support for WMV video and WMA audio files (ASF format files)
  - Added EXIF tags 0x82a5-0x82ac
  - Fixed TagID of IntergraphPacketData tag
  - Fixed problem in rewriting some types of JVC maker notes
  - Renamed WAV module to RIFF

Dec. 22, 2005 - Version 5.87 (production release)

  - Added support for JVC maker notes
  - Extract a number of new DNG tags plus DNG JPEG preview image
  - Renamed DNGCameraSerialNumber tag to CameraSerialNumber

Dec. 20, 2005 - Version 5.86

  - Added support for AVI and MP4 videos
  - Improved decoding of Olympus maker notes
  - Improved APP12 decoding
  - Improved CanonPictureInfo validation to work with more PowerShot models
  - Display Canon 1D serial numbers with 6 digits
  - Decode maker notes of Nikon D1
  - Combining -t with -S now gives a single-line tab-delimited list of values
  - Extract preview image for Samsung Digimax i5

Dec. 13, 2005 - Version 5.85

  - Added ability to read and write XMP files which don't have an xpacket header
  - Fixed problem deleting entire XMP data block using '-xmp=' syntax
  - More minor HtmlDump improvements

Dec. 12, 2005 - Version 5.84

  - Minor improvements to HtmlDump output

Dec. 12, 2005 - Version 5.83

  - Added -F option to allow maker notes offsets to be fixed
  - Added -htmlDump option to generate a verbose HTML-based hex dump of EXIF
    and/or TIFF information (cool new diagnostic tool)
  - Attempt to validate maker notes offsets and issue warning if they look wrong
  - Fixed problem rewriting PreviewImage in some Olympus and Pentax images
  - Increased speed for extracting large preview images
  - Improved synthetic maker notes when coping tags from CRW file
  - Display absolute offsets for EXIF values in very very verbose mode
  - Verbose option output is now written to file if -w option used
  - Speed up rewriting of some TIFF images when using ActivePerl 5.8.x for
    Windows (image strips are now copied in a single block if they are
    contiguous in the file to avoid ActivePerl bug which causes extremely poor
    performance when concatenating a large number of memory blocks)
  - Added a couple of new Nikon and Pentax lens ID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen
    and David Buret)
  - Decode PrintIM information in Casio QV-4000
  - Fixed Decoding of Canon EOS D60 serial numbers to agree with Canon utilities
  - API changes:
      - Added HtmlDump and TextOut options

Nov. 26, 2005 - Version 5.82

  - Fixed bug which caused error rewriting Minolta MRW images
  - Added MRW write test
  - Improved MRW verbose output

Nov. 24, 2005 - Version 5.81

  - Changed writing of TIFF so that existing IPTC will be rewritten as int32u
    whenever IPTC is edited, regardless of original format type.  This allows
    files to be 'fixed' even if IPTC was previously another format (now we get
    to see if there is any software out there that barfs on int32u's...)
  - Changed the -s option so tag names are displayed instead of descriptions
    (now similar to the -S option, but values are aligned in a column)
  - Remove padding at the end of IPTC record when writing
  - Fixed problem which was generating a warning with ActivePerl 5.6.1

Nov. 22, 2005 - Version 5.80

  - Changed writing of new TIFF IPTC information to make it visible in Nikon
    Capture (for some reason requires int32u format)
  - Installed patch for building of ExifTool RPMS on Mandriva Linux (thanks
    Niels Kristian)

Nov. 22, 2005 - Version 5.79

  - Fixed problem which could render XMP information unreadable by Photoshop
    when editing some XMP written by Photoshop CS2

Nov. 21, 2005 - Version 5.78

  - Fixed problem which could generate an error when adding IFD1 to an image

Nov. 18, 2005 - Version 5.77 (production release)

  - Allow integer tag values to be specified in hex (with leading '0x')
  - Fixed problem which generated warnings about symbol "@indent" in
    when using older versions of Perl (observed with 5.6.1)

Nov. 16, 2005 - Version 5.76

  - Tolerate extra null padding at end of TIFF images (as written by Photoshop
    CS) when rewriting TIFF images
  - Minor improvements to DICOM image processing
  - Updated FAQ

Nov. 14, 2005 - Version 5.75

  - Fixed problem decompressing deflated DICOM images

Nov. 14, 2005 - Version 5.74

  - Added read support for DICOM (DCM, DC3, DIC, DICM) and ACR-NEMA (ACR)
    medical image files
  - Decode a lot more Nikon Capture information and add write ability
  - Updated Nikon makernote decoding for D200 and new AF-S Nikkor 18-200 lens
    (thanks Werner Kober)
  - Added a number of new Canon LensType's (thanks Volker Gering)
  - Recognize file types even if they have the wrong extension

Nov. 7, 2005 - Version 5.73

  - Added ability to shift date/time tag values
  - Extract Red/BlueBalance tags for Nikon D2Hs, D50 and D2X
  - Decode Nikon Capture Data to extract IPTC information and Rotation
  - Added a new Olympus LensType (thanks Michael Meissner)

Oct. 28, 2005 - Version 5.72

  - Added ability to create XMP data files.  This is more significant than it
    sounds:  The -o option may now be used to generate XMP files from
    information in any other format, or even to create an XMP file from nothing
    more than tags defined on the command line.
  - Added printout of number of directories created with -w and -o options
  - Improved error handling
  - Effectively set preferred group to 'XMP' when writing XMP data files
  - Fixed problem rewriting maker notes of some Pentax cameras
  - API Changes:
      - Added CanWrite() and CanCreate() functions
      - Allow WriteInfo() source file to be undefined to create new file
      - Allow WriteInfo() output file to be undefined to edit file in place
      - Added extra argument to WriteInfo() to specify output file type

Oct. 24, 2005 - Version 5.71

  - Added ability to read/write .XMP data files
  - Added -listf option to print list of recognized file types
  - Changed "-group#" option to "-listg#" (but still support old -group#)
  - Moved Kodak APP3 "Meta" tags from EXIF to a new Kodak "Meta" group

Oct. 23, 2005 - Version 5.70

  - Significant internal changes to improve speed and reduce memory useage
  - Fixed a bug introduced in version 5.63 which caused incorrect XMP GPS
    coordinates to be returned
  - Changed handling of Kodak date records
  - API Changes:
      - Added ability to access original 'Raw' values via GetValue()
      - GetValue() now returns empty array in list context if value is undefined
      - Values are now converted as they are requested, so the PrintConv option
        now applies to GetInfo() and GetValue() instead of ExtractInfo()

Oct. 19, 2005 - Version 5.69

  - Changed UTF-8 bug fix introduced in 5.67 to improve portability and allow it
    to work with Perl versions back to 5.6
  - Changed some offsets in verbose output from relative to absolute addressing
  - Improved APP12 decoding
  - Changed technique for rounding off extracted rational values
  - API Changes:
      - Changed handling of floating point numbers to tolerate locales where a
        comma is used instead of a decimal point

Oct. 17, 2005 - Version 5.68

  - Added support for reading Sigma RAW (X3F) images

Oct. 13, 2005 - Version 5.67 (production release)

  - Added support for reading PICT images
  - Fixed a problem when writing information via the ExifTool API if using Perl
    5.8 or later and passing a UTF-8 encoded string to SetNewValue().  The
    problem generated an error which prevented the file from being written
  - Fixed timezone problem in timestamps of QuickTime images which was causing
    a failed test

Oct. 10, 2005 - Version 5.66

  - Enhanced -tagsFromFile option to allow %d, %f and %e in filenames
  - Extract a few more tags from Canon EOS 5D images
  - Allow multiple ICC_Profiles to be extracted from same image and add a number
    to the group1 name for subsequent profiles to make the tag locations unique
  - Changed Photoshop PixelsPerInchX/Y and QuickTime DotsPerInchX/Y tag names to
    X/YResolution.  Neither has a corresponding ResolutionUnit tag, so inches
    should be assumed if no resolution unit is present
  - Added tests of Nikon, Sony and PDF decryption algorithms

Oct. 7, 2005 - Version 5.65

  - Added read support for QuickTime MOV videos (and QTIF images if anyone
  - Extract maker note information from Sony SRF raw images
  - Improved Jpeg2000 decoding
  - Decode a few more Photoshop tags
  - Issue an error if there is extra data after the normal end of file when
    rewriting TIFF images (avoids possible data loss if attempting to write an
    unsuported RAW image with a TIFF-like data structure)
  - Added ability to replace existing tags with user defined tags
  - Denote minor errors/warnings by adding '[minor]' to the message (these are
    the errors which can be ignored with the -m option)
  - Fixed problem of missing LeafSubIFD when rewriting MOS images
  - Removed hack to write Leaf maker note information at start of image

Sept. 30, 2005 - Version 5.64

  - Improved writing of Canon CR2 images to preserve CR2 header and editing
    information written by Canon Digital Photo Professional software
  - Extract information from JPEG APP0 JFIF segments
  - Added support for extracting Creo Leaf meta information from MOS images
  - Added ability to define new tags in .ExifTool_config file and added a sample
    ExifTool_config file to the distribution
  - Extended the -w option to allow an expression to be specified
  - Allow tag aliases to be used when writing
  - Changed print conversion of FileSize tag
  - Internal changes to tag lookup to improve speed when writing information
  - Decode Photoshop resolution information

Sept. 21, 2005 - Version 5.63

  - Added read support for MP3 and WAV audio files (Oops... ExifTool has
    expanded beyond its "Image" roots!)
  - Added write support for PNG and MRW (Minolta RAW) images
  - Improved decoding of PNG profile information and added a few new PNG tags
  - Changes to handling of GPS coordinates:
      - Added -c (CoordFormat) option to format output of GPS coordinates
      - Added GPSPosition composite tag
      - GPS coordinates now show as decimal degrees with the -n option
      - Much more flexible about the input coordinate format when writing
      - Enforce proper formatting of XMP GPS coordinates
  - Added XMP-xmp Rating and Label tags, and a few missing XMP-exif GPS tags
  - Added new XMP-dex group
  - Added two new lenses to the Minolta LensID list (thanks Pedro Corte-Real)
  - Added a new lens to the Olympus list (thanks Shingo Noguchi)

Sept. 7, 2005 - Version 5.62

  - Fixed problem reading FujiFilm maker notes from RAF images
  - Extract comments from PPM/PGM/PBM images and add write support
  - Extract maker notes from Nikon Coolscan scanner images

Sept. 3, 2005 - Version 5.61

  - Added read support for PBM, PGM and PPM file formats
  - Added read support for RAF (FujiFilm RAW) file format

Sept. 2, 2005 - Version 5.60

  - Fixed bug where tag was deleted if TAG+=VALUE used for a non-list type tag
  - Fixed problem where reading some CRW files could generate a "Use of
    uninitialized value in concatenation" warning
  - Restructured XMP to separate tags by namespace
  - Added XMP-xmpTPg, XMP-cc, XMP-xmpPLUS and XMP-PixelLive groups
  - Improved logic for editing XMP list-type tags
  - Removed SubDirectory tags from -list option output
  - More updates to Pentax LensType list
  - Changed Nikon FileSystemVersion tag name to FirmwareVersion
  - Added NikonCaptureData and NikonCaptureVersion tags

Aug. 24, 2005 - Version 5.55 (production release)

  - Added patch to fix word ordering when unpacking doubles on ARM systems with
    little-endian byte order but big-endian word order (thanks Riku Voipio)
  - Added another lens to the Pentax LensType list

Aug. 22, 2005 - Version 5.54

  - Fixed problem introduced in version 5.50 which broke ability to delete
    groups of information
  - Added a couple of new Pentax LensType's
  - Renamed Olympus Lens tag to LensType

July 29, 2005 - Version 5.53

  - Added -ext option to allow files to be processed or excluded from processing
    based on their extension
  - Added MimeType tag
  - Convert PDF UTF-16 character strings to UTF-8 (or Windows Latin1 if '-L'
    option used)

July 28, 2005 - Version 5.52

  - Removed warning message when writing CR2 files that was intended only for
    Canon 1D TIFF files

July 27, 2005 - Version 5.51

  - Assume '-TagsFromFile @' for any redirected tags (ie. '-SRCTAG>DSTTAG' or
    '-DSTTAG<SRCTAG') which are specified without a prior '-TagsFromFile'

July 27, 2005 - Version 5.50

  - Don't rewrite entire file if only FileModifyDate is being changed
  - API Changes:
      - Added CountNewValues() and SetFileModifyDate()

July 26, 2005 - Version 5.49

  - Decode encrypted PDF documents
  - Extract metadata from individual PDF pages
  - Speed up parsing of PDF files which use cross-reference streams
  - Improvements to verbose PDF output
  - Updated Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Minor changes to Canon LensType strings (thanks Michael Tiemann)

July 21, 2005 - Version 5.48

  - Fixed parsing of XMP-pdf CreationDate and ModDate tags

July 21, 2005 - Version 5.47

  - Fixed problem where existing item in list was getting overwritten when
    adding to XMP lists with '-TAG+=VALUE' syntax
  - Improved verbose output for PDF files and recurse into all Kids dictionaries
  - Don't print warnings when setting the values of non-priority tags unless
  - Added support for PDF-like Adobe Illustrator (.AI) files

July 19, 2005 - Version 5.46 (production release)

  - Fixed bug which could cause CRW file to be corrupted under some conditions
    when writing and rewriting the same file
  - Added new Canon MaxAperture tag and a few more Canon LensType's (thanks
    Michael Tiemann)
  - Changed PDF decoding to follow 'Next' links at the same level to avoid deep
    recursion in long linked lists

July 19, 2005 - Version 5.45

  - Set FileType tags properly for newly added formats
  - Added Canon TargetAperture and TargetExposureTime and decode Canon 1D Mark
    II lens information structure (thanks Michael Tiemann)
  - Decode more Canon lenses and Canon TargetImageType
  - Changed Priority of Error and Warning tags so that first message takes
  - Fixed problem where Nikon D70 files grew by 20 bytes each time they were
  - Minor changes to BMP tags
  - Added support for AI (Adobe Illustrator) file format
  - Added BMP, PDF, Photoshop and PostScript tests

July 16, 2005 - Version 5.44

  - Added read support for BMP (and DIB) images

July 16, 2005 - Version 5.43

  - Allow shortcut tags to be used with -tagsFromFile

July 15, 2005 - Version 5.42

  - Added ability to read PostScript (EPS and PS) and PDF images
  - Decode PhotoshopSettings in TIFF images

July 8, 2005 - Version 5.41

  - Added ability to read Photoshop PSD images

July 8, 2005 - Version 5.40

  - Improved decoding of Minolta MRW files to support new cameras
  - Changed Minolta ImageQuality values to conform with Minolta terminology
    (thanks to Niels Kristian Bech Jensen)
  - Write Windows XP tags to IFD0 instead of ExifIFD (they worked fine in the
    ExifIFD, but Windows writes them to IFD0 so they really should go there)
  - Really quiet option (-q -q) still suppresses warnings, but no longer
    suppresses errors

July 6, 2005 - Version 5.39

  - Using -b option now disables -h, -H and -g options
  - Decode Canon Panorama information
  - Improved maker note decoding for some Minolta camera models
  - Changed base offset for Casio EX-Z3 to fix problems decoding some maker note
    information (it looks like the samples from I had used to code
    this originally had been corrupted by 3rd party software because new samples
    downloaded from another web site didn't have the same problem)
  - Improved validation of PreviewImage

July 4, 2005 - Version 5.38

  - Translate older 'xap' XMP namespace prefixes (xap, xapRights, xapMM and
    xapBJ) to their newer 'xmp' counterparts (xmp, xmpRights, xmpMM and xmpBJ)
    when generating XMP family 1 group names
  - Added Minolta LensID (thanks to Shingo Noguchi)
  - Other changes to Minolta tags (and fix incorrect spellings of Konica, thanks
    Niels Kristian Bech Jensen)
  - Updated Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)

June 29, 2005 - Version 5.37

  - Removed unknown status from Photoshop CopyrightFlag and made it writable
  - Decode a new Canon EasyMode value

June 28, 2005 - Version 5.36

  - Added new composite tags: DOF, CircleOfConfusion and HyperfocalDistance
  - Minor changes to simplify and improve generated XMP when writing
  - Convert FocusDistance tag values to meters
  - Reject ScaleFactor35efl if outside reasonable limits
  - Added a few more Nikon LensID's (thanks Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Ignore white space around '=' sign of arguments in '-@' file

June 24, 2005 - Version 5.35

  - Added support for MNG and JNG images
  - Added a few new PNG tags

June 21, 2005 - Version 5.34

  - Decode ASCII-based APP12 information (tested with Agfa and Polaroid images)
  - Decode remaining PNG chunks in original spec except for IDAT (image data)
  - Only generate FileSize and FileModifyDate tags for plain files

June 16, 2005 - Version 5.33

  - Changed print conversions for Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness throughout
    to be more consistent and to better conform with the EXIF specification
  - Decode Minolta Dimage Z2 MinoltaImageSize

June 15, 2005 - Version 5.32 (production release)

  - Changes to a few PNG and MIFF tag names
  - Improved PNG/MIFF documentation

June 14, 2005 - Version 5.31

  - Decode compressed information in PNG images if Compress::Zlib is available
  - Decode profile information (including EXIF, XMP, IPTC and ICC_Profile
    information) from PNG and MIFF images
  - Updated Nikon LensID strings and decode D50 lens info (thanks Robert

June 10, 2005 - Version 5.30

  - Added PNG and MIFF read support
  - Decode Nikon SensorPixelSize

June 9, 2005 - Version 5.27

  - Added -q option

June 8, 2005 - Version 5.26

  - Automatically fix out-of-sequence entries in IFD when writing to comply with
    the TIFF specification (but not in maker notes)
  - Create new EXIF information using the same byte order as the maker notes
    when using -tagsFromFile to copy maker notes to a file which previously
    contained no EXIF information
  - Fixed problem which could copy corrupted maker notes if using multiple
    -tagsFromFile options in a single command
  - Changed Orientation "Rotate 90 CCW" to "Rotate 270 CW", and changed Canon
    AutoRotate strings to match
  - Made StripOffsets and StripByteCounts binary data if output is too long
  - Allow "-TagsFromFile '-TAG<SRCTAG'" as well as the current '-SRCTAG>TAG'
  - Recognize some more Nikon lenses
  - API Changes:
      - Added ByteOrder option to specify byte ordering when creating new EXIF
        segment in a JPEG file

June 3, 2005 - Version 5.25 (production release)

  - Fixed problem with writing IPTC Time tags
  - Changed Composite ShutterSpeed to ignore bulb duration if it is negative
  - API Changes:
      - Allow tag name to be prefixed by group in calls to SetNewValue()

June 1, 2005 - Version 5.24

  - Added new "XMP" tag to allow read/write of XMP data as a block
  - Added numbers to subsequent SubIFD group names to allow tags in various
    SubIFD's to be accessed individually
  - Give priority to tags in full resolution image (whichever TIFF directory
    this is in)
  - Renamed ExifData tag to EXIF (but didn't make it writable as a block like
  - Recognize maker notes from more Konica Minolta cameras
  - Extract PreviewImage for Samsung Digimax V700, Kenox V10 and Digimax V10
  - Changed validation of CanonPictureInfo to work with more PowerShot cameras
    (Note: for these cameras, CanonImageHeightAsShot may not be meaningful)
  - Added a number of new IPTC ApplicationRecord tags
  - Added Nikon ExposureDifference tag
  - Removed trailing white space in values printed by exiftool

May 27, 2005 - Version 5.23

  - Changed behaviour of -tagsfromfile slightly so that '-GROUP:TAG>DSTTAG' now
    commutes information between different groups unless a destination group is
  - Improved reliability of calculating offsets in Pentax maker notes

May 26, 2005 - Version 5.22

  - Fixed problem with new '-tagsFromFile @' feature which occurred when
    simultaneously copying tags and writing new values to multiple target files
    (the new values were only getting written to the first file)

May 25, 2005 - Version 5.21

  - Allow target file to be specified by '@' with -TagsFromFile option
  - Fixed bug which caused internal error when using -TagsFromFile option to
    copy PrintIM information to a file that already contained PrintIM data
  - Fixed problem which broke the (now deprecated) -allTagsFromFile=FILE syntax
  - Fixed problem decoding Pentax Date for some Optio cameras
  - Fixed problem in GeoTiff decoding which could cause some tags to be missed
  - Decode a number of new Pentax tags (using my new Optio WP!)
  - Made Photoshop URL writable
  - Limit length of JPEG segment dump at Verbose=4, and add Verbose=5 level
  - API Changes:
      - Added SaveNewValues() and RestoreNewValues()

May 20, 2005 - Version 5.20

  - Give names to many Photoshop tags, but leave them marked as 'Unknown' so
    they aren't extracted under normal circumstances (must use the -u option)
  - Read/write Kyocera maker notes properly (although Kyocera information
    remains unknown)
  - Changed installation tests to tolerate rounding-off errors or format
    differences in floating point numbers

May 17, 2005 - Version 5.19

  - Added -overwrite_original option

May 16, 2005 - Version 5.18 (production release)

  - Added -@ option and two utility files (iptc2xmp.args and xmp2iptc.args) to
    use with this option for translating between IPTC and XMP tag names
  - Disable normal console output if -v option used and no tags specified
  - Repair incorrect first byte of MRW preview images when extracting
  - More tweaking of -TagsFromFile order of operations

May 14, 2005 - Version 5.17

  - Allow 'All' to be used as a group name with '-TagsFromFile' option to
    preserve original tag groups (ie. '-all:all')
  - PrintIM information is now copied with -TagsFromFile
  - Decode EXIF:Gamma tag
  - Decode Canon 350D FileNumber
  - Made a few more tags writable
  - Don't rewrite TIFF files which could be Canon 1D RAW files since this
    format currently isn't supported (can use the -m option to write anyway,
    which will remove the RAW image data if this is a 1D file)
  - Don't add null terminator to UserComment, GPSProcessingMethod or
  - Improved logic for handling command line tag names and exclusions,
    especially when associated with the -TagsFromFile option

May 10, 2005 - Version 5.16

  - Decode a number of new Nikon lens-related tags (thanks again Robert
  - Various other improvements

May 7, 2005 - Version 5.15

  - Added powerful new information redirection feature to -TagsFromFile option
  - Added writable File:FileModifyDate tag which represents the filesystem
    date/time of last modification
  - Allow '*' to also be used as well as 'all' to represent all tags, although
    this feature is not documented for the command-line options because 'all' is
    more convenient since '*' must be quoted to prevent shell globbing

May 5, 2005 - Version 5.11

  - Fixed problem where the proper tags weren't excluded from being extracted if
    -GROUP:All and --TAG options are used together on the command line

May 5, 2005 - Version 5.10

  - Changed -AllTagsFromFile option to -TagsFromFile and allow copied tags to be
    specified on the command line.  (-AllTagsFromFile is preserved as an alias
    to -TagsFromFile for backward compatibility.)
  - Allow -GROUP:All and --GROUP:All on command line to extract or exclude all
    tags in specified group
  - Allow family 1 group names to be used when deleting groups with -GROUP:All=
  - Added composite CFAPattern derived from CFARepeatPatternDim and CFAPattern2
  - Fixed problem where tags which can exist in both IFD0 and ExifIFD weren't
    being properly removed from one IFD when written to the other
  - Added FAQ

May 2, 2005 - Version 5.06

  - Made a few more EXIF tags writable
  - No longer add null-terminator to JPEG comment (was confusing xv)

Apr. 20, 2005 - Version 5.05 (production release)

  - Added Nikon LensFStops tag (thanks to Robert Rottmerhusen)
  - Reliability improvements for writing maker notes information
  - exiftool now returns error status if there were errors reading/writing files

Apr. 18, 2005 - Version 5.04

  - Fixed problem where maker notes of Olympus C2500L could get corrupted when

Apr. 18, 2005 - Version 5.03

  - ExifTool now requires Perl version 5.004 or higher (previously 5.002 was OK)
  - Restrict the size of preview images where data is referenced directly as
    the value data of an IFD entry (only affects Casio images)
  - Fixed problems rewriting some Casio maker notes
  - Change priority of orientation (and a number of other tags which may appear
    in IFD1) so value in IFD0 takes precedence of value in IFD1 if it exists
  - API Changes:
      - Allow any file reference, not only GLOB references, to be used in
        function calls

Apr. 16, 2005 - Version 5.02

  - Fixed problem rewriting Pentax *istD preview image

Apr. 15, 2005 - Version 5.01

  - Major speed improvements for writing large JPEG files with preview images
  - Fixed problem rewriting preview in Olympus E-1 and E-300 images
  - Old large preview is now properly removed when writing new small preview
  - Allow PreviewImage to be deleted (ie. set length to zero)
  - Don't extract images that have zero length
  - Deleting MakerNotes group now works in conjunction with -allTagsFromFile
  - Change image validation again to only validate images for tags that were
    specifically requested
  - Separate lookups by manufacturer for Olympus lens information

Apr. 14, 2005 - Version 5.00

  - Finally solved problem of writing large preview images in JPEG files
  - -AllTagsFromFile now sets PreviewImage to 'dummy' if it exists in the maker
    notes to avoid writing a large preview to the destination file (now you have
    to do this manually afterwards if this is what you want)
  - Fixed problem rewriting Olympus E1 maker note subdirectories
  - Only validate extracted images when Binary (-b) option is used
  - Rename Olympus PreviewImageAvailable to PreviewImageValid, and check/set
    this tag when reading/writing the preview image
  - Change priority of X/YResolution tags so IFD0 value takes precedence
  - Changes to Olympus Lens decoding

Apr. 11, 2005 - Version 4.95

  - Added ability to delete all meta information, or all information in a group
  - Create some mandatory IPTC tags automatically when writing IPTC information
  - Decoded a bunch more Olympus tags (thanks to Frank Ledwon)
  - Decoded a couple more Canon 1D MkII tags (thanks to Denny Priebe)
  - Fixed problem where Sony maker notes could be corrupted when rewriting file
  - Fixed problem that could cause wrong tag description to be printed for
    missing tags when the -f option is used
  - Account for different encoding of Canon ExposureTime in 20D and 350D, and
    lower priority of Canon ExposureTime and FNumber so regular EXIF values take
    precedence because it appears these values may be model dependent (I hate it
    when that happens)

Apr. 6, 2005 - Version 4.94

  - Added support for Kodak DX3215 and DX3700
  - Improved Kodak decoding and changed some Kodak tag names
  - Improved logic to guard against cyclical recursion in EXIF directories
  - Allow tags to be edited in IFD2, IFD3, etc...
  - Patched problem when writing Canon 350D images due to probable bug in 350D
    firmware (version 1.0.1) that writes an incorrect ThumbnailLength in IFD1

Apr. 2, 2005 - Version 4.93 (production release)

  - Added IPTC XMP Core support
  - Added support for Kodak CX4200 plus other minor Kodak changes
  - Made Kodak maker notes writable
  - Minor changes to Olympus tag names and decoding
  - Split HTML TagNames documentation into separate files

Mar. 31, 2005 - Version 4.92

  - Added support for Kodak and Ricoh cameras
  - Decode still more Olympus E-1/E-300 tags
  - Added 'Directory' tag
  - Decode a few more Pentax tags (thanks to John Francis)
  - Allow newlines in tag values on command line when writing
  - Fixed problem rewriting makernotes with sub directories (ie. Olympus)

Mar. 28, 2005 - Version 4.91

  - Decode yet more Olympus E-1/E-300 tags
  - Changed decoding of Olympus E-300 Quality tag
  - Patched bug in Olympus maker notes that was causing ExifTool to report an
    error when reading ORF files
  - Fixed problem where strings weren't being properly truncated at the null
    terminator if there was a newline after the terminator
  - Improved decoding for some Nikon tags (credit Tom Christiansen)
  - Added Nikon shortcut
  - Added composite SubSecDateTimeOriginal tag
  - Fixed problem where CRW file without file extension wasn't being identified
  - Fixed problem extracting thumbnail from some (specifically Olympus) images
  - Changed verbose output to always show original EXIF format
  - Skip over EXIF entries with unknown format instead of aborting (while
    reading only)
  - Recognize TIFF field type 13

Mar. 24, 2005 - Version 4.90

  - Extract Olympus PreviewImage, and decode a bunch more Olympus tags
  - Improvements to documentation

Mar. 23, 2005 - Version 4.89

  - Decode subdirectories in Olympus maker notes (now much more information is
    extracted for E-1 and E-300 cameras, although most is still unknown)

Mar. 22, 2005 - Version 4.88

  - Convert exiftool help to POD format

Mar. 15, 2005 - Version 4.87 (production release)

  - Added notes to TagNames documentation

Mar. 11, 2005 - Version 4.86

  - Extract PreviewImage from CR2 files
  - Create mandatory GPS tags when adding new GPS directory
  - Bring IPTC newsphoto support up to spec (as if anyone uses this crap)
  - Fixed problem when setting 8-bit integer IPTC values

Mar. 10, 2005 - Version 4.85

  - Create most mandatory EXIF entries automatically when a new EXIF directory
    is created
  - Fixed problem which caused an error when adding XMP information to a TIFF
    file which didn't previously contain XMP
  - Made '=' optional with -AllTagsFromFile option
  - Fixed problem with verbose dump of zero-length directory (ie. Sony F717
    maker notes)

Mar. 9, 2005 - Version 4.84

  - Interpret Olympus ImageQuality of 6 as RAW
  - Remove validation of TIFF identifier to allow forward compatibility with
    untested RAW file formats (ORF files in particular seem to fiddle with this

Mar. 8, 2005 - Version 4.83

  - Extract ThumbnailImage from Canon CRW files written by some cameras
  - Recognize ORF files from Olympus C5060WZ (and hopefully some others too!)

Mar. 7, 2005 - Version 4.82

  - Made a number of new EXIF tags writable, but classify them as 'unsafe' so
    they aren't copied over with the -AllTagsFromFile option
  - Recognize a number of new and very uncommon EXIF tags
  - Remove copy number from tag name when using the -S option
  - Interpret Photoshop XMP:ColorSpace value of 4294967295 as 'Uncalibrated'

Mar. 4, 2005 - Version 4.81

  - Added user-definable shortcuts
  - Fixed problem with XMP:Identifier (should have existed in both XMP-dc and

Mar. 2, 2005 - Version 4.80

  - The -n option now prints binary data values as "Binary data #### bytes"
  - API Changes: (NOTE: Change in API behaviour for binary data values)
      - Changed returned ValueConv values so that binary data is now returned as
        a SCALAR reference, the same as with PrintConv values

Mar. 1, 2005 - Version 4.73 (production release)

  - Minor changes to XMP parsing to increase speed and improve validation

Feb. 28, 2005 - Version 4.72

  - Extract info from UTF-16 and UTF-32 encoded XMP
  - Convert EXIF text fields if encoded in Unicode
  - Fixed a few incorrect XP character translation codes
  - Fixed name of Nikon ColorBalanceD2H tag

Feb. 25, 2005 - Version 4.71

  - Fixed bug introduced in 4.70 which caused error when transferring
    information using -AllTagsFromFile from a RAW file to a JPEG file

Feb. 24, 2005 - Version 4.70

  - Allow family 1 group name to be specified for any tag while writing
  - Fixed problem with writing Nikon PreviewImage to NEF files

Feb. 23, 2005 - Version 4.67

  - Added -L option to allow XP characters to be converted to Latin character
    set instead of UTF-8.  (Now XP characters can be displayed properly in
    terminal windows which use either the UTF-8 or WinLatin1 character set.)
  - Make JpgFromRaw image writable in Nikon NEF files

Feb. 21, 2005 - Version 4.66

  - Recognize JPEG 2000 XMP UUID information
  - Extract Meta information from JPEG APP3
  - Yet more playing with XP characters (this has been a learning process for
    me). Now special characters show up properly in my OSX terminal window, and
    the reverse translation works so now they get written properly as well (for
    Perl 5.6.1 or greater anyway... Earlier versions don't have the required
    UTF-8 support to handle these special characters)
  - Improvements to TagNames documentation (including changing format names to
    make them more consistent across different types of meta information)

Feb. 18, 2005 - Version 4.65

  - Fixed problem in translating XP characters

Feb. 17, 2005 - Version 4.64 (production release)

  - Added new tag name documentation (replaces old tag lists)
  - Made a few more DNG tags writable

Feb. 15, 2005 - Version 4.63

  - Remove null terminators in ICC_Profile 'desc' strings
  - Treat Olympus CameraID as a string (why wasn't it written this way?)
  - Added print conversion for EXIF:CFAPattern

Feb. 14, 2005 - Version 4.62

  - Convert XPTitle, XPComment, XPKeywords etc from XP character codes and add
    write support for these tags
  - Decode JPEG 2000 Resolution, Label and URL information
  - Another try at patching 3 digit exponent situation which causes failed tests
    on MSWin32-x86
  - Removed .J2K from recognized extensions (since apparently this is a raw JP2
    codestream, and doesn't contain any metadata that ExifTool can extract)

Feb. 14, 2005 - Version 4.61

  - Don't print filename line when -p option used
  - JPEG 2000 improvements
  - Also recognize .JPX and .J2K extensions

Feb. 11, 2005 - Version 4.60

  - Added support for reading the JPEG 2000 (.JP2) files
  - Improved warnings on errors while setting tag values

Feb. 10, 2005 - Version 4.54

  - Added ColorTemperature tag for many Canon models
  - Added AutoRotate for Canon 10D and 300D
  - Lowered priority of Nikon ISO so that EXIF ISO is used instead if both exist
  - Changed names of PentaxISO and Casio ISOSetting to ISO, and lowered priority
    as with Nikon ISO
  - Made Photoshop EXIF Camera RAW tags writable

Feb. 7, 2005 - Version 4.53 (production release)

  - Added FileNumber for Canon 20D (decoded by Juha Eskelinen)
  - Removed CanonA0Tag

Feb. 4, 2005 - Version 4.52

  - Added another CanonRaw test
  - Changes to Canon CRW documentation

Feb. 4, 2005 - Version 4.51

  - Finally found documentation for Canon CRW files (CIFF format)!!
  - Changed CanonRaw to bring code up to CIFF specification
  - Added a bunch more CanonRaw tags
  - Updated Canon CRW documentation

Feb. 2, 2005 - Version 4.50

  - Allow writing to specific IFD
  - Allow permanent tags (ie. MakerNotes tags) 'deleted' by setting them to an
    empty string if '' is a valid value for the tag
  - Added test for rewriting Nikon D70 information
  - Added missing inverse conversion routines for GPS tags (now they are all
  - Decoded a few more Canon and CanonRaw tags
  - Added -z option to extract information from images in compressed files
  - Improved CanonRaw verbose output
  - Remove garbage after null terminator in CanonRaw string-type tags

Jan. 30, 2005 - Version 4.45

  - Added a few more Canon tags
  - Fixed bug with divide by zero error (in Perl, '0.0' is a true value -- doh!)

Jan. 30, 2005 - Version 4.44

  - Sort entries in synthesized Canon MakerNotes directory
  - Interpret Canon custom functions for models other than 10D in CRW files

Jan. 29, 2005 - Version 4.43

  - Synthesize Canon MakerNotes information when using -allTagsFromFile for a
    CRW file
  - Decode WhiteBalance table in Canon maker notes
  - Rename CanonRaw CanonFileType tag to CanonImageType

Jan. 28, 2005 - Version 4.42

  - Fixed problem where multiple IPTC tags could be created if replacing
    specific IPTC tag values with 'TAG-=VALUE'
  - Made EXIF SceneType writable
  - Renamed Nikon ISOUsed tag to ISO
  - Added documention of Canon RAW (CRW) file format

Jan. 27, 2005 - Version 4.41

  - Added write support for Canon exposure parameters
  - Change validation of CanonPictureInfo to get it working for Canon 20D

Jan. 26, 2005 - Version 4.40

  - Added ability to write Canon RAW (CRW) files.  With this format you aren't
    allowed to add or delete any new tags (just as with the MakerNotes), except
    for JpgFromRaw, which I like to be able to delete to save disk space
  - Added validation of JpgFromRaw images
  - Relax filtering on non-ASCII characters by exiftool script to allow
    high-ASCII characters to be printed
  - Changed the tense of Orientation values to try to make the meaning more
    clear.  This tag can be a bit confusing. It gives the rotation that must be
    applied to the image to view it properly (hence the rotation of the camera
    when the picture was taken).
  - Patched problem which was causing failed tests on some platforms (floating
    point format has 3 digits in exponent on Perl 5.8.5 MSWin32-x86, grrrr...)
  - API Changes:
      - Added 'Compact' option to not write blank padding as per XMP and IPTC

Jan. 24, 2005 - Version 4.36 (production release)

  - Added support for reading Olympus Raw Format (ORF)

Jan. 23, 2005 - Version 4.35

  - Moved a couple of the informational warnings to verbose mode
  - Suppress warnings an non-critical errors with -m option
  - Made a few more of the EXIF tags writable
  - Made model-dependent tags Pentax FocalLength and Olympus Quality writable
  - Added ability to write CanonCustom tags
  - Added range check for integer values

Jan. 21, 2005 - Version 4.34

  - Fixed problem when writing Canon maker notes with -allTagsFromFile
  - Added -o option to write to different file or directory
  - Added handler to clean up temporary file on Ctrl-C
  - Re-wrote routine to rationalize floating point values (it is slower now, but
    produces much prettier fractions)
  - Other minor improvements to writer code

Jan. 19, 2005 - Version 4.33

  - Added check at higher level and return warning if trying to delete
    information from maker notes
  - Make GPS latitude and longitude a bit more flexible about the format they
    accept when writing
  - Updates to documentation

Jan. 19, 2005 - Version 4.32

  - Now rewrites Casio EX-Z3 maker notes properly (well, not actually
    'properly', but the way they were written in the first place, which is
  - Added warning when writing information if original IFD entries were not in
    the proper sequence, which is a violation of EXIF specs.  (And surprise,
    you'll never guess who does this too...  Yup, the EX-Z3.)
  - Fixed parsing problem with GPSProcessingMethod and GPSAreaInformation
  - No longer truncates 'undef' values at first null character
  - Changed all DataDump tags to binary data types
  - Changed some warning messages
  - Documented the -m option (it's now official, even though it's been there
    since version 4.10)
  - Added some more writer tests

Jan. 18, 2005 - Version 4.31

  - Now also copies over preview image in Nikon NEF files

Jan. 18, 2005 - Version 4.30

  - Now copies over preview images in EXIF data (large, external previews still
    not copied)
  - Account for funny offsets in Casio EX-Z3 maker notes while extracting data
    (but haven't figured out how to handle them when writing)
  - Fixed bug introduced in 4.20 that broke extraction of Canon PreviewImage

Jan. 17, 2005 - Version 4.23

  - Improve handling of unrecognized maker notes when writing

Jan. 17, 2005 - Version 4.22

  - Added check in -AllTagsFromFile to test for pointers in the maker notes
    directory running outside the maker notes data. If they do, a warning is
    issued and the maker notes are rebuilt properly before copying.
  - Fixed problem which could corrupt some values when editing maker notes

Jan. 17, 2005 - Version 4.21

  - Added Olympus Red/BlueBalance

Jan. 17, 2005 - Version 4.20

  - Added ability to edit MakerNotes!
  - Added more validation when writing IPTC information
  - Fixed display of Nikon FlashExposureComp for negative values
  - Fixed problem where the large JPEG image in Nikon and Pentax raw files was
    misidentified as the ThumbnailImage.  It is now extracted as JpgFromRaw.
    This allows all 3 JPEG images contained in Pentax PEF files to be extracted:
    ThumbnailImage, PreviewImage and JpgFromRaw.
  - Fixed problem on systems that use backslashes in directory names that
    prevented exiftool from finding its libraries if not installed
  - Changed many Pentax tag names to remove "Pentax" prefix and conform more to
    the other tag names (moving information between files of different formats
    is much easier if tags have standardized names):
      - PentaxPictureMode => PictureMode
      - PentaxFocusMode => FocusMode
      - PentaxWhiteBalance => WhiteBalance
      - PentaxAEMetering => MeteringMode
      - PentaxFocalLength => FocalLength
      - PentaxZoom => DigitalZoom
      - PentaxSaturation => Saturation
      - PentaxContrast => Contrast
      - PentaxSharpness => Sharpness
  - Fixed FocalLength conversion for Pentax Optio S
  - Fixed printout of Nikon FileSystemVersion for older Nikon models
  - More improvements to reliabilty of preview image extraction
  - Fixed Quality for Olympus E-1

Jan. 12, 2005 - Version 4.15

  - Added Pentax LensType and RawImageSize tags
  - Change printing of some unknown values to hexadecimal
  - Now recognizes Nikon PEF files
  - More reliable extraction of preview and thumbnail images, particularly for
    the various models of Pentax cameras
  - Added decoding of the Canon 20D custom functions and a new Canon20D shortcut
    (thanks to Christian Koller)
  - Improved write logic for EXIF information
  - Improved logic in determining byte ordering of maker notes

Jan. 10, 2005 - Version 4.14

  - Fixed problem introduced in 4.13 that messed up new 4.12 features.  doh.
    (and added test to keep this from happening again!).
  - No longer store bad directory data as a tag (dump in verbose output instead)

Jan. 9, 2005 - Version 4.13

  - Added check on size of new ThumbnailImage so ExifTool doesn't try to write
    an image that is too large (>60k) into the JPEG EXIF APP1 segment

Jan. 9, 2005 - Version 4.12

  - -AllTagsFromFile option now copies over the maker notes
  - Changed some misleading warning messages

Jan. 8, 2005 - Version 4.11

  - Improved validation of tag values with -AllTagsFromFile option

Jan. 7, 2005 - Version 4.10

  - Added ability to write EXIF, IPTC and XMP tags in JPEG and TIFF files!
  - Allow Photoshop APP13 data to span multiple segments (read and write)
  - Added -TAG+=VALUE, -TAG-=VALUE and -TAG<=VALUE syntaxes
  - Added -GROUP:TAG syntax to allow tag group to be specified
  - Added powerful -AllTagsFromFile=SRCFILE option to copy all tags from file
  - Added -listw option to list all writable tags
  - Added -E option to escape output values for HTML
  - Fixed -w option to only replace extension after last '.' in filename if more
    than one '.'
  - Unescape XMP character codes when extracting values (and escape again when
  - Now processes all IFD's of TIFF imags (not just IFD0)
  - Added data length check in hex dump of verbose option
  - Allow group name to be specified as prefix to tag name on command line
  - Renamed a few Nikon tags: FlashExposureComp to FlashExposureBracketValue,
    FEC to FlashExposureComp, and ShutterReleaseMode to ShootingMode
  - Extract Nikon preview image
  - Changed descriptions for Aperture and Shutter Speed to drop the Av/Tv
  - Improved logic to recognize more types of unknown maker notes
  - Recognize a couple more values of the Canon WhiteBalance tag
  - Renamed IPTC 'SupplementalCategory' to 'SupplementalCategories'
  - Handle timezone in times
  - API Changes:
      - Fixed problem where first tag name passed to GetInfo() was ignored
      - The values returned by ImageInfo() and GetInfo() may contain array
        references to indicate lists of values if PrintConv is disabled
      - Added a bunch of new stuff...

Dec. 15, 2004 - Version 4.05

  - Added a couple of Nikon tags
  - Now preserves original file by renaming to "NAME_original" when writing
  - Don't preserve file time by default when writing.  Added -P option to do
  - Changes to spec file

Dec. 11, 2004 - Version 4.04

  - Fixed problem which could corrupt JPEG images when adding comments (Note: if
    done, the damage can reversed by removing the comments with the same version
    of ExifTool that added them.)

Dec. 6, 2004 - Version 4.03

  - Major overhaul of verbose message output
  - Change -v option to allow verbose level to be specified (ie. -v3 = very very
  - Added a new Nikon tag (SceneMode)
  - Count images which were unchanged when writing tags
  - Changed FileType 'JPG' to 'JPEG'

Dec. 2, 2004 - Version 4.02

  - Fixed problem with rewriting some JPEG images
  - Preserve original file modification time when updating tags in a file
  - Report of number of files updated
  - API Changes:
      - Changed arguments of WriteInfo() and allow scalar and file references to
        be used

Dec. 1, 2004 - Version 4.01

  - Changed -o option to -w to avoid confusion since we now write image files
  - Added warning if specified image file doesn't exist

Dec. 1, 2004 - Version 4.00

  - Started down the road of adding write support:
      - Allow writing of Comment tag to JPEG and GIF files
  - API for write functions still under development and is likely to change
  - Clean up formatting of Nikon string tags (fix case and remove trailing

Nov. 30, 2004 - Version 3.96

  - Changed JPEG read routine to speed things up a bit
  - Added a few more ICC_Profile tags

Nov. 25, 2004 - Version 3.95

  - Improved compatibility with old Perl versions (now runs, albeit with
    warnings, on 5.003)

Nov. 25, 2004 - Version 3.94 (production release)

  - Patched problem with reading XMP data using Perl 5.6.x (Perl bug)
  - Put lib directory first in exiftool include list to take precedence over
    installed versions
  - Continue trying to parse JPEG image after an unrecognized APP1 segment

Nov. 24, 2004 - Version 3.93 (production release)

  - Final round of ICC_Profile updates
  - Increase precision of extracted rational values
  - Internal Changes:
      - Build in better support for all data formats
      - Standardize data format names
      - Clean up and streamline data read routine

Nov. 22, 2004 - Version 3.92

  - Fixed problem with -p option when multiple files are specified
  - Enhancements to ICC_Profile information, including extracting information
    from profile header
  - Subdivide ICC_Profile group in family 1
  - Added Minolta ImageStabilization tag

Nov. 20, 2004 - Version 3.91

  - Fixed problem where some tags were not extracted properly from Canon CR2
  - Internal Changes:
      - Cleaned up and simplified pointer calculations and dirInfo members

Nov. 20, 2004 - Version 3.90

  - Extract information from ICC Profiles
  - Extract undocumented IFD0 Photoshop tags
  - Added support for Minolta RAW (MRW) file format
  - Added support for Konica-Minolta cameras
  - Improved decoding for Minolta maker notes
  - Extract (the sometimes misleading) EXIF WhiteBalance tag even if
    WhiteBalance was extracted from the maker notes if the Duplicates option is
    set.  (Previously it was only extracted as an Unknown tag in this case.)
  - API Changes:
      - Return list of all tags in image if GetFoundTags() or GetTagList() are
        called before ImageInfo() or GetInfo()

Nov. 15, 2004 - Version 3.85

  - Extract a couple more Photoshop tags (including PhotoshopQuality)
  - All XMP lists now comma separated (previously, 'alt' lists were separated by
  - API Changes:
      - GetValue() now returns reference to array if values form a list and
        ValueConv is specified

Nov. 12, 2004 - Version 3.84

  - Added test of GetTagID()
  - Fixed bug in GetTagID() which was causing special tags to get overwritten

Nov. 12, 2004 - Version 3.83

  - Added -D and -H command line options
  - API Changes:
      - Added GetTagID()

Nov. 11, 2004 - Version 3.82 (production release)

  - Improved diagnostic output for failed tests in installation

Nov. 11, 2004 - Version 3.81

  - Updated Olympus module to also support Epson cameras
  - Moved MakerNotes code into separate module
  - Added tests for Sony and Unknown maker notes

Nov. 10, 2004 - Version 3.80

  - Added support for Panasonic/Leica cameras
  - Updated Pentax module to also support Asahi cameras
  - Decode a couple more Minolta camera model types

Nov. 4, 2004 - Version 3.74 (production release)

  - Properly localize $_ in public Image::ExifTool subroutines

Nov. 3, 2004 - Version 3.73

  - Changes to tests to avoid false failures on MSWin32-x86-multi-thread 4.0

Nov. 1, 2004 - Version 3.72 (production release)

  - Fixed minor bug in generation of family 1 XMP group names
  - Changes to Photoshop family 2 groups

Oct. 30, 2004 - Version 3.71

  - Switched group families 0 and 1 so the general location is now the default
  - Fixed bug when sorting by order of group for any family other than 0
  - Added test 17 to ExifTool.t

Oct. 29, 2004 - Version 3.70

  - Major improvements to XMP parsing
  - Divided XMP group in family 0 based on the XMP namespace prefix
  - Changed a few long tables to binary type
  - Recognize some new YCbCrSubSampling values
  - Display DNG LocalizedCameraModel in plain text
  - Patched problem in FileSource reported by Sigma cameras
  - Added information about tag format to verbose hex dump

Oct. 22, 2004 - Version 3.61

  - Added support for DNG file format
  - Added and updated a number of EXIF tags for FAX and other uncommon images
  - Added Photoshop URL tag
  - Attempt to extract image from files with unrecognized extensions assuming
    TIFF format
  - Added "Image format error" if the image type is recognized but the format is
  - Changed "Unknown file type" error to "Unknown image type"
  - Moved POD documentation into separate .pod files
  - Started referencing sources for tag definitions in the source code

Oct. 1, 2004 - Version 3.60 (production release) - initial CPAN release!

  - Changed group family 0 to divide EXIF group into individual IFD groups
  - Fixed typos in some Casio tag names
  - API Changes:
      - Changed name of File::RandomAccessFile to File::RandomAccess
      - Changed default setting of Duplicates to 1

Sept. 21, 2004 - Version 3.51

  - Improvements to interpretation of Nikon D70 ISO settings

Sept. 16, 2004 - Version 3.50

  - Fixed problem with duplicate tags showing up without the -a option
  - Changed Nikon DataDump to a binary type
  - Added D70Boring shortcut

Sept. 14, 2004 - Version 3.49

  - Changed installation to also install the 'exiftool' script

Sept. 13, 2004 - Version 3.48

  - Changed UserComment to skip first 8 bytes since the comments come after an 8
    byte character code

Sept. 10, 2004 - Version 3.47

  - Added support for second type of Casio maker notes (MakerNoteCasio2)

Sept. 1, 2004 - Version 3.46

  - Fixed minor bug in PrintConv of FileNumber for CanonRaw files

June 3, 2004 - Version 3.45

  - Recognize Canon 1D Mk II raw files (.CR2)
    (Note: Not properly decoding maker notes from these files yet)

May 28, 2004 - Version 3.44

  - Improved validity check of Sony maker notes

May 18, 2004 - Version 3.43

  - A couple more changes to the Nikon maker notes

May 17, 2004 - Version 3.42

  - Additions to Nikon maker notes for values derived from D70

Apr. 28, 2004 - Version 3.41

  - Fixed some errors when running on older Perl versions

Apr. 7, 2004 - Version 3.40

  - Try to extract data from unrecognized maker notes (assuming standard EXIF
  - Added tests for different maker notes

Apr. 6, 2004 - Version 3.37

  - Added support for Sigma maker notes
  - Remember to add new files to MANIFEST so they get included in release.  Doh

Apr. 6, 2004 - Version 3.36

  - Added support for Sanyo and Minolta maker notes
  - Added skeleton for interpeting Sony maker notes
  - Interpret Pentax PrintIM

Apr. 6, 2004 - Version 3.35

  - Added support for Nikon PrintIM
  - Changed names of duplicate EXIF tags

Apr. 5, 2004 - Version 3.34

  - Added all missing tag definitions from TIFF 6 standard
  - Added a few more EXIF tag definitions
  - Interpret PrintIM IFD
  - Fixed interpretation of Interoperability IFD
  - Fixed potential endless loop bug introduced in version 3.33

Apr. 5, 2004 - Version 3.33

  - Parse SubIFD of Nikon NEF file (now extracts raw image size and thumbnail

Apr. 2, 2004 - Version 3.32

  - Changes to some Nikon tag names
  - Added Nikon Saturation
  - Documentation improvements

Mar. 31, 2004 - Version 3.31

  - Now recognizes NEF (Nikon Electronic image Format) files

Mar. 29, 2004 - Version 3.30

  - Removed -w option
  - Fixed problem with some XMP tags being put in the EXIF group
  - More minor speed improvements
  - API Changes:
      - GetDescription() now requires an ExifTool object reference
      - Removed WarnDuplicateDescriptions()

Mar. 26, 2004 - Version 3.27

  - Optimized a few routines to speed things up a bit
  - API Changes:
      - Changed GetDescription() documention to indicate it is called with an
        ExifTool object (this is still optional, but will be mandatory with the
        next version)

Mar. 25, 2004 - Version 3.26

  - Don't generate warning if end of IPTC block is padded with nulls

Mar. 19, 2004 - Version 3.25

  - Fixed problem with 'Input' sort order

Mar. 19, 2004 - Version 3.24

  - Only return PreviewImage if it is a valid JPG (otherwise set 'Warning')

Mar. 16, 2004 - Version 3.23

  - API Changes:
      - Added GetGroups()
      - GetGroup() now returns group names for all families if used in list
        context and family not specified

Mar. 12, 2004 - Version 3.22

  - API Changes:
      - Changed GetInfo() to return list of tags like ImageInfo() if list
        reference provided
      - Fixed bug that caused GetInfo() to ignore specified tags

Mar. 11, 2004 - Version 3.21

  - Fixed problem with Composite group in family 1
  - Changed case of Exif to EXIF in family 1
  - -group option now lists Composite group as it should
  - Internal Changes:
      - Cleaned up handling of function arguments

Mar. 10, 2004 - Version 3.20

  - Added -group option
  - Added group families 1 and 2
  - Can now specify excluded tags with leading '-' (replaces -x option)
  - API Changes:
      - Added ClearOptions(), ExtractInfo(), GetInfo(), CombineInfo(),
        GetTagList() and GetAllGroups()
      - Removed IsVerbose() function (use Options('Verbose') instead)
      - Allow groups to be excluded by specifying leading '-' on group name
      - ImageInfo() and GetInfo() now use specified group order to set tag
        precedence if Duplicates option is not set
      - Change default value of Duplicates option back to 0

Mar. 1, 2004 - Version 3.15

  - Changed format of all date and time tags to EXIF standard
  - Added some composite date/time tags
  - Fixed date formatting so -d option should now work with all combined
    date/time tags
  - Other minor changes to GPS information
  - Improvements to TIFF processing
  - Set value to "Undefined" if PrintConv evaluates to undefined value
  - Added -G option
  - API changes:
      - Changed all option names: shortened and changed to mixed case (sorry!)
  - Internal changes:
      - Standardized arguments to all processing procedures
      - Made call to processing procedure more automatic
      - Removed TABLE_TYPE tag and added PROCESS_PROC
      - Added ProcessTagTable() member function

Feb. 27, 2004 - Version 3.14

  - Added GPS tag conversions and GPS test
  - Values that can't be converted now show up simply as "Unknown (X)"

Feb. 26, 2004 - Version 3.13

  - Print out errors from exiftool script (since Image::ExifTool no longer
    prints them)
  - Added more tests
  - Failed tests now leave ".failed" file in "t" directory for post mortem

Feb. 25, 2004 - Version 3.12

  - Moved all image-related warnings to new Warning tag

Feb. 25, 2004 - Version 3.11

  - Added GeoTiff support
  - Added -x option
  - Improvements to documentation
  - Improve XMP parsing for 'Bag' elements
  - Capitalize first letter of XMP tag descriptions
  - Patch problem with APP13 resource written by older Photoshop versions
  - API changes:
      - Added EXCLUDE and GROUP# options
      - Change default value of SAVE_DUPLICATES option to 1

Feb. 20, 2004 - Version 3.10

  - Restructuring only -- the behaviour of the exiftool script was not changed
  - Moved html documentation to new html directory
  - API changes:
      - Conform to standard Perl module mechanics:
          - Changed ExifTool package name to Image::ExifTool
          - Added Makefile.PL and other standard files
          - Added Perl pod documentation
          - Added standard test files
          - Moved modules into lib directory
          - Changed "TagTables" directory name to "ExifTool"
      - Added extra parameter in new RandomAccessFile

Feb. 20, 2004 - Version 3.05

  - Fixed problem where output files (-o) weren't written if -p option used

Feb. 19, 2004 - Version 3.04

  - Added -U option to allow display of unknown values in Canon binary data
  - Made unknown tag names more specific when -u or -U option used
  - Added RawData and DecoderTable tags (for Canon RAW file)

Feb. 17, 2004 - Version 3.03

  - Fixed RandomAccessFile package name (should have been
  - Added IxusAFPoint tag to Canon maker notes
  - Avoid scanning past end of Canon binary data blocks
  - API changes:
      - GetFoundTags() and GetRequestedTags() now return list instead of list

Feb. 16, 2004 - Version 3.02

  - Improved handling of Pentax maker notes

Feb. 15, 2004 - Version 3.01

  - API changes:
      - Added GetValue() function
      - Completed API documentation

Feb. 13, 2004 - Version 3.00

  - Removed -all option (it is now the default -- specify -common for previous
    default behaviour)
  - Added -a option to allow printout of duplicate tag values
  - API changes:
      - I am finally happy with the API, so future major changes are less likely
        (hence the major version number)
      - No longer return ARRAY reference for list of tags (Instead, tag values
        are joined in a comma separated list if tag 'List' flag is set)
      - Added SAVE_DUPLICATES option
      - Added BuildCompositeTags() to EXPORT_OK list
      - GetFoundTags() now sorts tags in specified order
      - GetDescriptions() longer returns undef if the description doesn't exist

Feb. 12, 2004 - Version 2.71

  - Still more playing with Pentax maker notes
  - More API changes:
      - Added
      - All image file i/o now done through a RandomAccessFile object
        --> allows proper piping and use of string i/o
      - Allow scalar reference to be passed to ImageInfo() (for string i/o)

Feb. 11, 2004 - Version 2.70

  - More tweaking of Pentax maker notes
  - Changed API to be more object oriented:
      - Removed SetVerbose(), ExtractUnknown(), SetDateFormat(),
        EnablePrintConversion(), EnableCompositeTags()
      - Added Options() to replace above functions
      - Changed WarnDuplicateTags() to WarnDuplicateDescriptions()
      - Added GetFoundTags() and GetRequestedTags()
      - Many functions now take ExifTool object reference as first argument
      - ImageInfo() no longer returns reference to ExifTool object when used in
        list context (you have to use "new ExifTool" and the OO form of
        ImageInfo() if you want the object)

Feb. 10, 2004 - Version 2.62

  - Added -u option to allow display of unknown tags
  - Major changes to Pentax maker notes (still needs work)

Feb. 09, 2004 - Version 2.61

  - Allow file reference to be passed to ImageInfo()
  - Allow file to be read from standard input by specifying "-" as file name
  - Added FileType tag

Feb. 07, 2004 - Version 2.60

  - Improve IPTC parsing and add support for more IPTC data types
  - Read Photoshop APP13 records properly
  - Added -g option
  - Move shortcuts into separate module
  - Changes to API:
      - Removed LoadAllTables() and added GetAllTags()
      - Removed GetDescriptions() and added GetDescription()
      - Changed GetShortcuts() to return a list
      - Added tag groups and GetGroup() function
      - Return object data from ImageInfo() for use in GetGroup()

Jan. 30, 2004 - Version 2.51

  - Speed up JPG reading code
  - API no longer returns references to image-specific static data
  - Added ExifToolVersion tag

Jan. 29, 2004 - Version 2.50

  - Changed API to return binary data as SCALAR reference and
    list of values as ARRAY reference
  - Attempt to make case of tag descriptions more consistent

Jan. 28, 2004 - Version 2.41

  - Scan photoshop JPG 0xe1 garbage for possible XMP information

Jan. 27, 2004 - Version 2.40

  - Improved handling of XMP data
  - Changed output format and added -l option

Jan. 21, 2004 - Version 2.36

  - Don't output trailing linefeed when -b option used

Jan. 19, 2004 - Version 2.35

  - Changes to verbose output
  - Added TagTables::CanonRaw::CleanRaw() as an API utility function

Jan. 16, 2004 - Version 2.34

  - Added 'Validate' check for Canon data fields
  - Changed ScaleFactor35efl to use FocalLengthIn35mmFormat if available

Jan. 15, 2004 - Version 2.33

  - Added ScaleFactor35efl, FocalLength35efl, Lens35efl
  - Allow Composite tags to Require/Desire each other
  - Changed FlashType to use FlashBits instead of CanonFlashMode

Jan. 13, 2004 - Version 2.32

  - Added -d (date format) option
  - Added -p (print format file) option

Jan. 9, 2004 - Version 2.31

  - Exif WhiteBalance no longer overrides maker-specific WhiteBalance

Jan. 8, 2004 - Version 2.30

  - Added support for IPTC format information

Jan. 6, 2004 - Version 2.25

  - Fixed problem with ImageInfo() function prototype
  - Fixed printout of JpgFromRaw message (doesn't affect JPG extraction)
  - Set output files to binmode (including STDOUT) if -b option used

Jan. 1, 2004 - Version 2.24

  - Fixed -list option to show all available tag names

Dec. 18, 2003 - Version 2.23

  - Changed "Disable" routines to "Enable"

Dec. 17, 2003 - Version 2.22

  - Fixed make/model tags which I broke with a recent change
  - Removed null terminator from returned strings

Dec. 16, 2003 - Version 2.21

  - Fixed problem with decoding some Nikon maker notes
  - General improvements and tweaks to the code

Dec. 14, 2003 - Version 2.20

  - Now extracts preview image from 300D JPG files (PreviewImage)
  - Changed ThumbnailData tag name to ThumbnailImage

Dec. 12, 2003 - Version 2.10

  - ExifTool::ImageInfo now returns reference to hash instead of hash

Dec. 10, 2003 - Version 2.01

  - Minor fixes for reading of RAW files

Dec. 09, 2003 - Version 2.00

  - Added support for Olympus, Casio and Nikon cameras
  - Now recognizes GPS information
  - Moved config information to TagTables modules
  - Restructured API

Dec. 05, 2003 - Version 1.72

  - Changes to composite Aperture and ShutterSpeed decisions

Dec. 05, 2003 - Version 1.71

  - Read 10D Custom functions from CRW file too (thanks dpophyte)

Dec. 05, 2003 - Version 1.70

  - Added custom functions for 10D and 1D

Dec. 04, 2003 - Version 1.62

  - Decode known flash bits

Dec. 04, 2003 - Version 1.61

  - Override ShutterSpeed with BulbDuration if available
  - Change -s option to add tab-separated list

Dec. 03, 2003 - Version 1.60

  - Big improvements in reading Canon RAW files

Nov. 29, 2003 - Version 1.50

  - Added ability to extract JPG from RAW
  - Added ExifData tag to allow entire EXIF block to be dumped

Nov. 26, 2003 - Version 1.40

  - Split up config files to speed things up
  - Added ability to extract binary data
  - Added ThumbnailData tag (to allow extracting JPG thumbnails)

Nov. 25, 2003 - Version 1.30

  - Added experimental Canon RAW (CRW) file support

Nov. 22, 2003 - Version 1.20

  - Now reads TIFF files too

Nov. 20, 2003 - Version 1.12

  - Don't translate Photoshop Brightness, etc

Nov. 20, 2003 - Version 1.11

  - Attempt to fix problem on hp
  - Clean up code a bit
  - Added '-ver' command-line option

Nov. 20, 2003 - Version 1.10

  - Added support for XMP format

Nov. 19, 2003 - Version 1.00

  - Initial release (extracts information from JPEG and GIF images, with Canon,
    FujiFilm and Pentax makernote support)