EXIF replace date-modified with date-taken

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kaz219, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. kaz219 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    I'm using shoebox and this "great" software is using the "date-modified" EXIF field of the photos instead of the "date-taken". I had a lot of wrong dates, and looking at one photo using photoinfo, I found that the date used by shoebox was the one of the field "File date and time", which I suppose stands for the "date-modified" EXIF field.

    Does anybody know of a method to batch replace the date-modified field with the value of the date-taken field?

    Thanks a lot,
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    I'm most familiar with jhead http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/ so that's what I'd try to build a solution around from within Terminal. There are probably some more GUI friendly ways.

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  3. kaz219 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not bad, it works, without having to build anything around it:
    jhead -ta-0:00:01 *.jpg

    it reset all dates to the date-taken time (minus 1 second).

    But if anybody knows of a GUI thing to reset *all* the exif dates field of many photos at a time, it would be great. Thanks anyway for this hint!
     

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