pyexiv2 0.2.0 released

Olivier Tilloy olivier at
Thu Mar 25 12:37:50 CET 2010

Hello Python users and developers,

I'm happy to announce that pyexiv2 0.2.0 [1], codename "Commuting", was 
released today, after almost two years of quite irregular development.

pyexiv2 is a python binding to exiv2 [2], the C++ library for 
manipulation of EXIF, IPTC and XMP image metadata.
It is a python module that allows your python scripts to read *and* 
write metadata (EXIF, IPTC, XMP, thumbnails) embedded in image files
(JPEG, TIFF, ...).

It is designed as a high-level interface to the functionalities offered 
by libexiv2. Using python's built-in data types and standard modules, it 
provides easy manipulation of image metadata.

This new release is an almost complete, not backward compatible, rewrite 
of the 0.1 branch.

Among other things, it features:

- Support for reading and writing XMP metadata;
- Support for reading images from stream;
- A fully documented API (the documentation also includes a tutorial and 
detailed instructions for developers);
- Compiled and tested on Linux and Windows;
- A battery of unit tests that reasonably covers the code.

Feedback, suggestions and bug reports are welcome at




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