Editing EXIF Date

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by onomatopoeia, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

    onomatopoeia

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    I have a couple files with incorrect EXIF date data. These are photos I took in 2007 but the EXIF reads 1969. I can't seem edit the EXIF date with Aperture.

    Can anyone recommend a tool to edit this information?
     
  2. svenr macrumors regular

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    I have tried Photo Info for this:
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12156/
    and Reveal:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/29632

    Photo Info works great if it recognizes the picture. Unfortunately, if the pic was saved from File->Export in iPhoto, PhotoInfo often does not recognize the EXIF data, see attached screenshot. Only about a quarter of my images can be changed with PhotoInfo, although ALL of those images have EXIF data that can be seen in other apps. I can change them with Reveal, but Reveal doesn't have a batch mode. I emailed the PhotoInfo author and he said he may fix it at some point.

    In the meantime, does anybody know any other app that allows batch editing of EXIF data?
     

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  3. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Aperture 2.0 lets you change EXIF date and time, albeit one at a time as far as I can tell.
     
  4. onomatopoeia thread starter macrumors 6502

    onomatopoeia

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    How? I don't see how to edit the field?
     
  5. svenr macrumors regular

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    Interesting. Can you confirm Aperture actually changes the EXIF? iPhoto has a similar function built in as in the video linked by Oilbrnr above (Photos -> Adjust Date and Time) but it saves this info elsewhere apparently. When you export the image and look at it with another app, the actual EXIF is still the original one.
     
  6. AxisOfBeagles macrumors 6502

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    awww ... leave 'em ... '69 was such a good year ...
     
  7. onomatopoeia thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. svenr macrumors regular

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    Bump.

    Aperture is not exactly cheap. So I'd like to confirm that it edits the actual EXIF, not some different kind of date tags like iPhoto.

    Alternatively, is there another app that does this more in a typical shareware price range?
     
  9. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    The command line utility

    Exiftool

    does everything you could want.
     
  10. onomatopoeia thread starter macrumors 6502

    onomatopoeia

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    Yes, it works. After reading svenr's post I tried it and can confirm it does edit the EXIF.

    Eww. ;)
     

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