JHOVE 1.18 released on International Digital Preservation Day

A new version of JHOVE is now available for the digital preservation community to download and use. JHOVE is the reference open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF reference toolset.

This release incorporates contributions from the online JHOVE hack day as well as new features, fixes and refactoring. Notable features include support for Exif metadata and ICC profiles in JPEG and TIFF images and improvements to the WAVE module. One significant change is that the installer now allows users some control over which modules they wish to install.

Release notes

Download JHOVE 1.18


Your feedback is crucial  to help us improve the software. If you have any suggestions, or would like to log an issue, please add them the GitHub issue tracker: https://github.com/openpreserve/jhove/issues.

Please tell us how you use JHOVE in our use case survey to help us focus on key requirements in the roadmap of improvements: https://goo.gl/forms/rGHnqzL281ZbE7q83.

Support JHOVE

JHOVE is open source, free to download, to use and to modify. However, it is not free  to host, maintain, support or continue to develop the software. JHOVE is one of the most widely-used digital preservation tools, but currently only OPF members support JHOVE financially as part of their membership fees.

How can you help?

  • Become an OPF member;
  • Make a donation to OPF and JHOVE development;
  • Volunteer your time and skills by improving the software and documentation.



JHOVE (JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment) is an extensible software framework for performing format identification, validation, and characterisation of digital objects. JHOVE is maintained by the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) with development effort guided by the JHOVE Product Board. http://jhove.openpreservation.org/.

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