Change date of a digital photo
April 19, 2005 2:54 PM   Subscribe

I've got quite a large number of photos on my hard drive date have a generic date because the date was not properly set on my digital camera. Is there an easy way to change the dates of these (preferably in a batch process)?
posted by Yukon to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
If you're using Windows, you can use Better File Attributes
posted by skwm at 2:56 PM on April 19, 2005

It doesn't look like Better File Attributes knows how to set EXIF dates. It looks like it only knows how to fiddle a file's inode.

If you're doing the Windows thing -- you don't say anything about the platform you're using -- maybe something like Exifer can help do the batch processing of EXIF fields?

I know jhead can do it, if you're inclined to work with a command line tool. It works on just about every popular system platform.
posted by majick at 3:03 PM on April 19, 2005

I don't know if Exifer can do it directly, but it can definitely export the EXIF data to text files, and import it again after you fix them.
posted by smackfu at 3:07 PM on April 19, 2005

If you are using OS X, you can select the range of photos in iPhoto and choose Photos > Batch Change... from the menubar. One of the options there is for changing the date.
posted by bcwinters at 3:41 PM on April 19, 2005

Thanks. I think either iPhoto or Exifer will help me out!
posted by Yukon at 5:11 PM on April 19, 2005

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