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Change time on RAW files ?

 
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Apr 29, 2018 05:34 |  #1

Hi,

Recently, I forgot to change the time zone of my camera when on a trip to Scotland. I was wondering if it's possible to change the time indicated in the metadata of my RAW files?
I managed to change the time of my DNG and JPG files with Aperture but impossible to do it on RAW files. I guess it's on purpose that we can't alter the datas on the files...

I know it sounds like a minor problem but I like when my files are accurate and it helps with my writing of the trip report/story.


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Apr 30, 2018 03:49 |  #2

Search for EXIF editors as any of those should be able to manage RAW as well as other image file types. Sorry can't be more specific as I use Windows not OSX. EXIFTool seems to be a very commonly suggested command line tool, which I think is cross platform. It also has a gUI interface option. Adobe Lightroom will change all of the times on files too, and even has a timezone shift option to move all times by a fixed amount.

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May 01, 2018 02:41 |  #4

I installed Exitfool but the way to use it... -? I'm not really confortable using commands in the Terminal for that.
I tried to look for the option in Lightroom but couldn't find it.


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May 01, 2018 02:59 |  #5

virginie24jb wrote in post #18617207 (external link)
I installed Exitfool but the way to use it... -? I'm not really confortable using commands in the Terminal for that.
I tried to look for the option in Lightroom but couldn't find it.

Click on the Capture Time in the Metadata panel.


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May 01, 2018 08:44 as a reply to  @ virginie24jb's post |  #6

Bonjour Virginie,

As John indicated, you can do this in the Metadata panel.

In Library mode, select the photo you want to change the information. Then, in the Metadata panel, select the switch indicated below (Capture Time Edit).


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May 01, 2018 09:31 |  #7

Thanks! I had a hard time finding it. I was looking for it in the wrong module (Develop instead of Library).

The time is now right in the metadata displayed by Lightroom... however it's still the wrong time that is still displayed in my Finder (documents) when I click on the original RAW file.


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May 01, 2018 18:06 |  #8

What you state in Post #7 is correct. Lightroom doesn't change the information on the original file but changes something within itself.

I tried changing it by using Terminal and the embedded capture time changes (but not Date Modified in Finder). It isn't difficult to do but you would still need to change the Edit Capture Time in Lightroom. Rather cumbersome but that depends on how much work you want to put into your files.

Here is a link to some webpages that show how to use the Terminal command if you desire to try it:
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May 01, 2018 18:48 |  #9

virginie24jb wrote in post #18617368 (external link)
Thanks! I had a hard time finding it. I was looking for it in the wrong module (Develop instead of Library).

The time is now right in the metadata displayed by Lightroom... however it's still the wrong time that is still displayed in my Finder (documents) when I click on the original RAW file.
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Virginie if you want to see the Lr changes in other locations, such as file managers you need to write the metadata to the file itself. In this case you can cmd+click (right-click) the selected images and in the metadata section, or use the Metadata menu option. Then select Save metadata to file. This should write the changes to the actual file for you.

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May 02, 2018 03:23 |  #10

BigAl007 wrote in post #18617703 (external link)
Virginie if you want to see the Lr changes in other locations, such as file managers you need to write the metadata to the file itself. In this case you can cmd+click (right-click) the selected images and in the metadata section, or use the Metadata menu option. Then select Save metadata to file. This should write the changes to the actual file for you.

I tried the "Save the Metadata to file" and it creates a .xmp file.


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May 02, 2018 03:25 |  #11

Gart wrote in post #18617677 (external link)
I tried changing it by using Terminal and the embedded capture time changes (but not Date Modified in Finder). It isn't difficult to do but you would still need to change the Edit Capture Time in Lightroom. Rather cumbersome but that depends on how much work you want to put into your files.

Here is a link to some webpages that show how to use the Terminal command if you desire to try it:
YouTube video (external link)
Hackernoon (external link)

I watched the video. Indeed, it doesn't look complicated. I may try this.


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