Simple tool to get Canon firmware version

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    Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « on: 22 / January / 2010, 18:33:18 »
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    Hi !

    Having read ewavr's advice here on how to get the firmware version with Exiftool, I decided to make a small GUI for it.
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    - uses Exiftool 8.038.07 (included in SFX archive)  edit: updated in v. 1.1
    - multi input (FileSelect box, type, or drag 'n drop)
    - shows full camera name and version
    - ignores non-Canon JPG

    Available here:  Link:        CameraVersion 1.1  (2.6 MB) removed, see update below
                          Contains: CameraVersion.exe (executable), CameraVersion.au3 (source) and exiftool.exe
                          How to:   Just point it to where you want it to unpack (you can also unpack manually with 7-zip)            
                          More:      See attached screenshot see update for pix

    Let me know what you think, especially if you find bugs or have ideas for improvement


    have fun,

    wim

    PS: tested on JPG's from ixus70 and ixus870

    edit 30-06-10: expired link should now work again

    edit 07-08-10: Update available here: (removed, see below for new version)
          differences with version 1.1:
    • latest version of exiftool included (8.27)
    • added link to exiftool site for easy updating
    • shows current exiftool version in title bar

    [edit 25-11-10: added live & removed dead links - updated Wiki link as well]
    edit 02-01-11: modified to support hex coded firmware versions  CameraVersion 1.3
                         thanks fe50 and Jzigchdk (see here)
    « Last Edit: 10 / January / 2011, 12:48:36 by whim »

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    Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « Reply #1 on: 23 / January / 2010, 17:10:28 »
    Updated: CameraVersion 1.1

    - fixed:   typing JPG path did not work
    - added: feedback when no, or unusable EXIF data found (attach #1)
    - added: option to peek entire -MakerNotes section (attach #2)
    - added: on top state to facilitate drag & drop

    enjoy,

    wim


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    Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « Reply #2 on: 11 / February / 2010, 07:01:19 »
    Again a very good tool.

    I will advertise it also in the german CHDK forum.

    msl
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    Note: SDM violates the GPL rules!

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    Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « Reply #3 on: 11 / February / 2010, 07:51:00 »
    Thanks, msl !

    By the way, I recently found out that drop.io sites only allow 1000 downloads per file,
    so maybe it will be easier for you to put a copy on your server.
    That's only a suggestion though - if it gets "too popular" I'll see what i can do about it.

    cheers,

    wim


    « Last Edit: 11 / February / 2010, 07:59:51 by whim »


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    Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « Reply #4 on: 11 / February / 2010, 08:15:46 »
    Yes, I know the drop.io problem. So I already put a copy on http://drop.io/chdk_de

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    Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « Reply #5 on: 16 / February / 2010, 02:31:39 »
    Again a very good tool.
    Yes, indeed, thx wim !

    I created a wiki article for this: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CameraVersion
    (I suggest to have the DL link for the latest version always in the first post...)

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    Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « Reply #6 on: 16 / February / 2010, 06:39:21 »
    @fe50

    thank you, the Wiki page was probably more work than the program  :D

    link in first post changed to version 1.1

    see you,

    wim

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    Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « Reply #7 on: 28 / March / 2010, 04:58:07 »
    Hi - I've been trying to download this tool but all I get is File not found.

    Is it still available please?

    david



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    Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
    « Reply #9 on: 29 / March / 2010, 02:33:55 »
    Thanks msl

    David

     

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