Batch modify image creation data

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  1. James83448 macrumors regular

    James83448

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    Im having some trouble changing the exif data for a set of 300 photos I have.

    I want to change all of them to the same 'date created' as they all vary by several weeks.

    Can anybody recommend a way that I can do this please?
     
  2. James83448 thread starter macrumors regular

    James83448

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    I believe the bash command 'touch' will do what I want, but I'm not sure how I can get the terminal to apply the command to all images in the folder. The format of the image names is 'Imagex' where x is between 01 and 323.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    I'm pretty sure that you'd have to install something like ExifTool to be able to do what you want. The date info modified by "touch" is not the EXIF info.
     
  4. James83448 thread starter macrumors regular

    James83448

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    Thanks, I'll look into it when I get back from work.
     
  5. James83448 thread starter macrumors regular

    James83448

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    After looking into that, it seems that you can only shift the creation date for all images, rather than set them all as the same value.

    If I have many images with many different creation dates, there doesn't seem to be a way to set them all as the same date, as applying the shift, will shift all of the creation dates relative to each other.
     

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