Batch (re)date/change date

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With this feature you can change the date/times for the selection of images. It allows you to change the XMP/Exif date or date/time, the file date/time or match the file date with the XMP/Exif date.

 

To (re)date multiple images at once you need to select them first. After you have selected your images, select “Collection | Operations | Redate selected images”. You can also press the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F2].

 

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The "XMP/Exif Date/Times" Tab sheet contains the fields:

 

Change Exif Date/Time

Specify if you want to change the Exifs main date/time (most commonly the date the Exif was last altered).

 

Change Exif date/Time Original

Specify if you want to change the Exifs date/time original (most commonly the date of the images content or when the picture was taken).

 

Change Exif date/Time Digitized

Specify if you want to change the Exifs date/time Digitized (most commonly the date that the image file was created in a digital form; e.g. scanned images have a date.time original that differs from digitized, while digital cameras dont).

 

Hand Entered

Use this option if you want to change the Exif date/time to a specific date/time for all selected images.

 

Use file date/time

Use this option if you want to store the current file's date/time stamp to the metadata of the image.

 

Shifted

Use this option if you need to change the Exif date/time by shifting it a few years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds.

 

This is very helpful when you shot images in a different time zone, but you forgot to change the cameras date.

 

When using this option, specify how many years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds the Exif date/time needs to be shifted. You can specify positive values to shift forwards or negative values to shift backwards. You can enter values in every part of the date.  So, for example, you can combine a shift of 1 month minus 3 days.

 

Cumulative Shifting

When you select this option, IDimager will increment the shifted time for each image that it processes. For instance, if three images need to be re-dated for 1 day cumulative, then the first photo will get a date + 1 day, the second photo a date + 2 days and the third photo a date +3 days.

 

No date change

Use this option if you don't want to change the dates. You'd typically use this option if you only want to change the time zone in the dates but leave the dates unchanged

 

Change Time Zone

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Use the time zone option if you also need to change the zone for the image. You can then specify the new fixed time zone that should be written. This way you can correct time zones when you forgot to change the camera settings while you were in a different time zone.

 

 

The "File Date/Time" tab contains the fields:

 

Change File Date/Time

Specify if you want to change the files date/time value. The file's Creation Date as well as the file's Modified date will be updated.

 

Set file date/time to Exif

Select this option if you want the file date/time to be set to the Exif date/time.

 

By de-selecting this option you can specify a single date and optionally a time value.

 

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If you change the Exif date for images that dont have existing Exif information, then IDimager will create an initial Exif block to hold the new date/time(s). This only applies to image formats that can contain embedded Exif information such as JPG, TIFF, DNG and PSD. For all other files, IDimager will update or create XMP files.