Feature #766

exiv2 seem to decode less metadata from Olympus images than possible

Added by Christoph Anton Mitterer almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:09 Mar 2011
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Robin Mills% Done:


Category:withdrawnEstimated time:1.00 hour
Target version:0.26



I was recently playing around with the metadata in Olympus (ORF or JPEG) images, e.g. as generated by cameras like the E-5.

It seems that exiftool is able to "decode" more metadata information from (I guess) Olympus' binary tags, than exifv2 does.
I haven't compared everything so I can only give two example now (but probably there are more such metadata fields):
$ exiftool P3096244.ORF | grep "^Scale Factor"
Scale Factor To 35 mm Equivalent: 2.0

$ exiftool P3096244.ORF | grep "^Field"
Field Of View : 65.1 deg (3.51 m)

I haven't found equivalents of these in exiv2 output.

Would be nice if exiv2 could catch up with all what exiftool supports here (and vice-versa).

If you need sample images, don't hesitate to ask :)


Related issues

Related to Exiv2 - Bug #703: exiv2 fails to extract preview from Olympus E-500 raw files New 06 May 2010


#1 Updated by Robin Mills over 3 years ago

  • Target version set to 53

#2 Updated by Robin Mills almost 3 years ago

  • Category set to makernote
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Robin Mills

This issue has been in the database for 5 years and nobody else has requested progress with this matter. So, unless you engage to persuade me to keep this matter alive, it will be closed on April 30 as "no longer needed/wanted".

#3 Updated by Robin Mills almost 3 years ago

  • Category changed from makernote to withdrawn
  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed
  • Target version changed from 53 to 0.26
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Estimated time set to 1.00

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