iPhoto: batch changing photo info...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ths2005, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. ths2005 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2005
    Is there any way to systematically edit the date AND time of photos in iPhoto? A friend and I travelled around the country for a few weeks, and we obviously took a ton of pictures, but now that we're putting our pictures together into one album in iPhoto and "sort by date", we realized that his camera's date and time were both off: the date one day behind, the time one hour behind! I'm trying to edit this information for his thousands of pictures, so an apple script that fits into Automator would be the best, but any ideas for a more effective way of adding one day and adding one hour to each photo under its "information"? I don't want to manually click and re-type the date and time for all those pictures... (in fact, even editing the information manually for an individual picture takes extraordinarily long. Perhaps due to iPhoto's cataloging system?)

    Found this related page, but it's not quite what I'm looking for: http://www.joemaller.com/iphoto/iphoto_scripting.html

    Thanks in advance,
  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

    Sorry I can't help you with the script, but have you considered that you may have gone through a time warp? :eek:
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    I'm not much of a scripter, but it seems to me from those tools that you should at least be able to change the date. Then your pictures would only be one hour off. Is that such a big deal?

    Edit: In iPhoto 4, there's a "batch change" command under the photos menu. Just select the photos you want to change and add one day, then add one hour. Is this not present in iPhoto 5?

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