How to change date stamp on photos?

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  1. michael.eckley macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    My girlfriend and I have been sharing her Kodak camera for a while now. We use it to take family photos and such. I then use iPhoto to import the photos and break them up into events.

    Well, I let my girlfriend use the camera about 3 months ago and she changed the time stamp of the photos to 2008 instead of 2009 somehow. I sat down about a week ago to import all the photos we had since taken and was shocked when iPhoto put the new events way back with events from 2008. I then realized the time stamp was off and about had a fit. I quickly rectified the problem on the camera so this will no longer be an issue, but we have tons of great photos which are all incorrectly dated. And call me a perfectionist, but its driving me nuts!! Now whenever I'm showing friends and family photos I have to scroll way back to 2008, and its just not fluid.

    I have tried quite a few things to change the date stamp. I cant seem to find any options in iPhoto, so I went into finder and opened the "Get Info" pain to see if I could manually change it, but no dice. Ive googled for a week now and cant seem to find an answer. Does anyone know of some software that can handle this or a trick im overlooking? (Just to clarify, by date stamp, im not referring to the date image ingrained on the picture itself, but rather the date the camera assigns to the image file.)

    I really appreciate any help or ideas you guys may have.

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. devburke Guest

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    I don’t know what version of iPhoto you’re using, but I’m using ’08 and you can go to Photos > Adjust Date and Time...
     
  4. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    I do use iPhoto to "fix" the dates on photos I've already imported. I've used Better Finder Attributes since before this was available in iPhoto. The people at my church don't seem to know how to set the date & time on their cameras. I can use ABFA to adjust a batch of photos with different dates by using the add or remove time from the date a photo was shot.

    I found a free app to put EXIF data in scanned pictures or others that don't have the "shot on" date - SetEXIFData.
     
  5. michael.eckley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya know, I felt like I had searched through all my options, and now I feel kinda silly. That worked perfectly and now everything is in order. Thank you so much to everyone who helped out. Now I can view my photos in perfect OCD fashion.
     
  6. devburke Guest

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    :D Glad you got what you were looking for!
     
  7. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! I had been looking for this. I have an old digital camera (Fuji Finepix A200)and the buttons for setting the date & time are worn out. Everything I take is date-stamped January 1, 2003. Your iPhoto tip helps immensely.
     
  8. synapse5 macrumors newbie

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    You can remove date stamp from already taken photos using Inpaint
     

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