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ExifTool is a customizable set of Perl modules plus a full-featured commandline application by Phil Harvey for reading and writing meta information in a wide variety of files, including the maker note information of many digital cameras by various manufacturers such as Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Olympus Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

Mediainfo-gui will also use it for more detailed information on images (reason I added it in my repo).

Sources can be found here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/exiftool/



Application versions: 
File perl-image-exiftool-11.11-1.noarch.rpm3.22 MB29/09/2018 - 16:08
File perl-image-exiftool-11.30-1.noarch.rpm3.25 MB07/03/2019 - 00:47
File perl-image-exiftool-11.50-1.noarch.rpm3.3 MB11/06/2019 - 23:53
File perl-image-exiftool-11.70-1.noarch.rpm4.73 MB10/10/2019 - 19:18
File perl-image-exiftool-11.85-1.noarch.rpm4.81 MB29/01/2020 - 14:46
File perl-image-exiftool-12.00-1.noarch.rpm4.86 MB12/06/2020 - 18:07
File perl-image-exiftool-12.16-1.noarch.rpm3.46 MB24/01/2021 - 23:48
File perl-image-exiftool-12.25-1.noarch.rpm3.49 MB03/05/2021 - 13:03
File perl-image-exiftool-12.26-1.noarch.rpm3.49 MB21/05/2021 - 11:53
File perl-image-exiftool-12.30-1.noarch.rpm3.5 MB14/08/2021 - 13:23
File perl-image-exiftool-12.42-1.noarch.rpm3.58 MB02/06/2022 - 00:11
File perl-image-exiftool-12.50-1.noarch.rpm3.62 MB08/11/2022 - 18:05
File perl-image-exiftool-12.60-1.noarch.rpm4.4 MB20/04/2023 - 21:50
File perl-image-exiftool-12.70-1.noarch.rpm4.48 MB19/11/2023 - 22:02
File perl-image-exiftool-12.70-2.noarch.rpm2.59 MB20/12/2023 - 00:29
File perl-image-exiftool-12.75-1.noarch.rpm2.6 MB31/01/2024 - 11:31
File perl-image-exiftool-12.79-1.noarch.rpm4.39 MB16/03/2024 - 00:21


nephros's picture

Hi, I have a request.

This package is quite large, and people often run out on space on the root partition on SFOS devices.

A large part of the size of the package is man pages and documentation. Would it be possible to NOT package those?

E.g on my system /usr/share/doc/perl-Image-ExifTool-12.70 is 7.8MB, and the man pages take another 1.1MB.

It's not much, but these things add up.


PS: myself I do a


rm -rf %{buildroot}%{_mandir}
rm -rf %{buildroot}%{_docdir}

in the spec file.

ade's picture

@nephros before being worried about the size of version 12.79: it has grown because of the addition of a geolocation database (https://exiftool.org/geolocation.html)

ade's picture

I was under the impression I already stripped some man stuff, but that could be incomplete or not working correctly.
Will have a look at it and upload a new, somewhat slimmer build.

olf's picture

Hi Arno,

I cannot install perl-image-exiftool-12.60-1.noarch.rpm on SailfishOS 3.2.1, because the RPM package is compresssed with zstd, in contrast tro the previous version perl-image-exiftool-12.50-1.noarch.rpm.  Unfortunately I failed to find where the packaging for SailfishOS takes place.  Please use %define _binary_payload w2.xzdio in its spec file, or indicate where the packaging takes place, so I can submit a commit.


ade's picture

I replaced it with a newly generated one. Should now be installable on older versions after a pkcon refresh.

olf's picture

Yes, it now installs fine.  Thank you.

BTW, one shall not release a slightly different RPM package with the same name and [epoch-]version-release: This can confuse update and dependency resolving algorithms, even (rarely) result in a corrupted, local RPM database.  Usually one simply increases something in the release field to mark the new package as a more recent release.

ade's picture

If you feel the recurring urge to lecture other people like they are a rookie, so be it. But please stay away from FUD like corrupted local RPM databases as a result of replacing a remote rpm. It just results in a change in local metadata after a refresh, like any change in a remote repo would. And of course it should have been an update by the rules, but just enjoy your new exiftool version and focus on more important things in life.

ade's picture

12.25 is now uploaded

szopin's picture

Great stuff, thanks!