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Changing the date created of a photo

 
Nascar ­ Nut
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Mar 11, 2018 14:05 |  #1

I am using Adobe Bridge to edit my photos metadata. On the metadata tab under file properties and camera data (exif) I change the date created and save the changes. Now when I upload the file to my gallery, the photo shows the original date taken. I have a photo I took last year that I want to add to this year's gallery and I want the date to be today's date because the sort order on my gallery is by date taken. This way the photo will show up in the order I want it to. I check the date taken of the photo on my pc by using file properties and it shows today's date. My gallery is on a WordPress website that I made. Is there no way around this?




  
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Mar 11, 2018 15:11 |  #2

Nascar Nut wrote in post #18582855 (external link)
I am using Adobe Bridge to edit my photos metadata. On the metadata tab under file properties and camera data (exif) I change the date created and save the changes. Now when I upload the file to my gallery, the photo shows the original date taken. I have a photo I took last year that I want to add to this year's gallery and I want the date to be today's date because the sort order on my gallery is by date taken. This way the photo will show up in the order I want it to. I check the date taken of the photo on my pc by using file properties and it shows today's date. My gallery is on a WordPress website that I made. Is there no way around this?

I, too, am interested in this. . I have been wondering if there is a way to change the date in the EXIF info and beyond, to such a thorough extent that there is no original date info at all left anywhere in the file.

I think that for the purposes that you mention above, what would accomplish your objectives would be to take a screen capture of the photo and then that is a whole new file with a creation date of today (or whatever day you do the screen capture). . Of course, the resolution of your new image would be limited to that of your monitor, which may or may not be sufficient.

If you'd like to do this, but don't have a high resolution monitor, then feel free to send me the full resolution image and I would be glad to do a screen capture for you on my 5K monitor, which I could then email back to you. . It would have today's date, and only today's date, in the file's info.


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Mar 11, 2018 15:33 |  #3

I believe Exiftool will do what you want. See https://www.sno.phy.qu​eensu.ca/~phil/exiftoo​l/ (external link). When you go to the link check "Date/Time Shift Feature" over at the right of the screen.




  
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Mar 11, 2018 15:45 |  #4

Exif Pilot does this.

http://www.colorpilot.​com/exif.html (external link)


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Mar 11, 2018 17:44 |  #5

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18582914 (external link)
I, too, am interested in this. . I have been wondering if there is a way to change the date in the EXIF info and beyond, to such a thorough extent that there is no original date info at all left anywhere in the file.

I think that for the purposes that you mention above, what would accomplish your objectives would be to take a screen capture of the photo and then that is a whole new file with a creation date of today (or whatever day you do the screen capture). . Of course, the resolution of your new image would be limited to that of your monitor, which may or may not be sufficient.

If you'd like to do this, but don't have a high resolution monitor, then feel free to send me the full resolution image and I would be glad to do a screen capture for you on my 5K monitor, which I could then email back to you. . It would have today's date, and only today's date, in the file's info.

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Thanks a lot for the tip on screen capture. I never thought of that. My screen is 1080 and is enough for what I am doing, but thanks for the offer to do it on your 5k screen. I would like to have one of those. Nice!




  
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Mar 11, 2018 17:49 |  #6

John from PA wrote in post #18582936 (external link)
I believe Exiftool will do what you want. See https://www.sno.phy.qu​eensu.ca/~phil/exiftoo​l/ (external link). When you go to the link check "Date/Time Shift Feature" over at the right of the screen.

I am not sure if this one will work or not as I am no good at command line stuff. I played around with it for a little bit. I set it up to drag and drop an image to the executable to load the image. It loads it and then closes.




  
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Mar 11, 2018 17:50 |  #7

saea501 wrote in post #18582951 (external link)
Exif Pilot does this.

http://www.colorpilot.​com/exif.html (external link)

I gave this one a go and it seems like it was doing what I needed but after uploading the image it still shows the original date.




  
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Mar 11, 2018 18:15 |  #8

There must be a simple way to change the date info in the file, but I don't happen to know what it is.

Borrowing from Tom's suggestion, you could pull the JPG into an editing program like Paint Shop Pro, copy the entire visible contents of the photo, and paste into a new photo. Then save the new file.

Edit: I just tried this with FastStone Viewer. I did ^C and then ^V and saved with a new name. The new file has the same resolution as the original but a different file size, and seems to have the current time and date


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Mar 11, 2018 18:29 |  #9

Archibald wrote in post #18583062 (external link)
There must be a simple way to change the date info in the file, but I don't happen to know what it is.

Borrowing from Tom's suggestion, you could pull the JPG into an editing program like Paint Shop Pro, copy the entire visible contents of the photo, and paste into a new photo. Then save the new file.

Edit: I just tried this with FastStone Viewer. I did ^C and then ^V and saved with a new name. The new file has the same resolution as the original but a different file size, and seems to have the current time and date

That worked like a charm in photoshop as well. Thanks for the tip.




  
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Mar 11, 2018 18:44 |  #10

Exiftool is your friend. Its got so many options.

Gave you a bum steer on the previous one.

Try this:

exiftool -wm w -time:all="yyyy:mm:dd hh:mm:ss" directory\filename

example:
exiftool -wm w -time:all="2018:03:12 00:00:01" test\*.jpg will set all jpg files in Test directory to the date and time specified on the command.

** Changing dates to before 1970 are problematic.




  
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Mar 11, 2018 18:47 |  #11

Butts wrote in post #18583093 (external link)
Exiftool is your friend. Its got so many options.

exiftool "-alldates<yyyy-mm-dd 00:00:00" -r DIR

But no GUI. :(


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Mar 11, 2018 19:12 |  #12

Archibald wrote in post #18583094 (external link)
But no GUI. :(

HERE YOU GO (external link) Exiftool including GUI. Windows only.


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Mar 11, 2018 20:11 |  #13

rrblint wrote in post #18583109 (external link)
HERE YOU GO (external link) Exiftool including GUI. Windows only.

Thanks! Will give it a try.


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Mar 12, 2018 00:47 |  #14

I have just verified the ability to change several date fields in EXIF data using Opanda PowerEXIF program.

  • Image date time
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  • Camera Date Time Digitized

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