Let 𝕀 denote an imaginary quadratic field or the field ℚ of rational numbers and let ℤ𝕀 denote its ring of integers. We shall prove a new explicit Baker-type lower bound for a ℤ𝕀-linear form in the numbers 1, eα1 , . . . , eαm, m ⩾ 2, where α0 = 0, α1, . . . , αm are m + 1 different numbers from the field 𝕀. Our work gives substantial improvements on the existing explicit versions of Baker’s work about exponential values at rational points. In particular, dependencies on m are improved.