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Author Topic: Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?  (Read 5693 times)

jeromg

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Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?
« on: June 06, 2009, 05:27:55 AM »
Hi DCers,

I need to edit the taken date of several hundreds of pictures (my son's camera date/time settings were not set correctly). I've looked around and couldn't find a tool for that (my fav picture viewer IrfanView doesn't seem to be able to do that).
Suggestions anyone?

Cheers  /jerome

cranioscopical

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Re: Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 07:07:41 AM »
There's EXIF Date Changer that's free.
I've not used it myself but you could try it on a few copies of your photos and check that it performs well before plunging right in.

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Re: Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 10:27:21 AM »
"batch" and "image" always brings me to imagemagick: http://imagemagick.org/script/index.php

I have used on several occasions and it always performed excellently. It's free, which I find good :)

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Re: Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009, 03:55:31 PM »
this one http://jpgtime.learsy.com/ - the name isn't quite clear from the site
Time Stamp Modifier for JPEG Files

The program enables to set the file time stamp (i.e. date and time) from the EXIF date/time and also enables to shift the time stamp of multiple files.
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It also enables to select multiple files in a list and shift their date/time by a time slice - by single click you can increase/decrease seconds, minutes, hours, days, months or years.
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I've just used  it to change 'modified date' to time photo was taken via Exif data - worked very nicely -  I believe it should do what you're looking for easily as well (portable, donationware)
Tom

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Re: Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 03:20:03 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion. I eventually ended up writing my own command line version of it (quick'n'dirty way but works like a charm).

Cheers  /jerome

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Re: Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009, 04:14:04 PM »
Little late but: Total Commander with JPG comment plugin :)

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Re: Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 05:40:38 PM »
what then if I only want to change the date per image, not batching per folder? To me the problem always show up when I work inside Explorer or IrfanView, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, or XnView. It is so disappointing to have to leave it all and open some third party program and navigate all the way back, to look among 10.000 files for a file name which I by then most likely have forgotten! Please tell me that there is some "Image Time Stamp Modifier for JPEG Files" that is supporting Open With... or Send To... (per file) or has its own line in the Explorer context menu! The ones you already have mentioned in this thread, doesn't.

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Re: Good tool to batch edit EXIF date/time data?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 02:25:41 AM »
- and the answer to my "per file" request is: Open++


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Thanks, Curt!   :Thmbsup:


http://www.freewebs....engdun/en/openxx.htm

Edited: Oh, yes, and Thank You to Free Download A Day:
http://www.freedownl...ur-right-click-menu/
« Last Edit: June 29, 2009, 03:05:10 AM by Curt »