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Exiv2 is a C++ library and a command line utility for managing image metadata. It provides fast and easy read and write access to the Exif, IPTC, and XMP metadata of images in many formats. The Exiv2 command line utility prints Exif, IPTC, and XMP metadata including Makernote tags in various formats, adjusts Exif timestamps, renames images according to the Exif timestamp, extracts and inserts Exif, IPTC, and XMP metadata and JPEG comments, or deletes the thumbnail or a specific type of metadata from an image.

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Recent releases

  •  25 Apr 2012 01:01

    Release Notes: Exiv2 can now write metadata to Canon CR2 raw images. This release adds support for Pentax makernotes in Pentax native DNG images, updates various lens lists, and contains the usual new minor features and bugfixes.

    •  18 Sep 2011 11:33

      Release Notes: This release introduces support for Postscript (EPS) images. XMP metadata can be read and written from/to EPS images, and previews are accessible. It also includes a new build environment for MSVC 64-bit builds and a number of smaller features and bugfixes.

      •  14 Feb 2011 15:32

        Release Notes: This bugfix release fixes several issues that were found in version 0.21. The library is binary compatible with 0.21, i.e. suitable as a drop-in replacement.

        •  01 Dec 2010 04:09

          Release Notes: This release adds read and write support for Samsung SRW images and Samsung makernotes. The exiv2 library now accepts a custom error handler and has a setting to control which messages are generated. The exiv2 command line tool has a new "quiet" option which uses the new functionality to suppress all library warnings. Important API changes will allow many future image format and makernote enhancements to be done in a binary compatible fashion and the new exiv2.hpp umbrella header file further shields applications from library changes.

          •  01 Jun 2010 03:25

            Release Notes: This release includes Sony, Nikon, and Pentax makernote updates and a significant performance improvement for Nikon makernotes. Writing to Minolta raw images (ORF) is now supported. Several TIFF tags and the XMP KDE Image Program Interface (kipi) schema, iView Media Pro schema, and Microsoft Expression Media schema have been added.


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