One of several cameras was set to a wrong date? Or a time was not entirely correct? – Are all shots mixed up?
No problem anymore! Realigning the files is now surprisingly easy:
ShootShifter presents photos and videos in chronological order on graphical timelines and grids.
Date and time changes can then be applied with several tools to individual files or complete folders. E.g. it is possible to directly enter new dates and times, or to simply move the thumbnails around on the timeline, etc.
Using the fullscreen preview and its related features, one can get a great overview over all the media and already here get rid of the least successful ones.
At the end the files can be renamed uniformly with standardized filenames using the user-configurable name templates.
And when everything is corrected this is still a very useful tool to quickly present media as fullscreen slideshows.
More detailed overview:
• View files in chronological order on timelines or fullscreen grids, additional larger previews show further details.
• Modify dates and times for individual files or complete folders at once: Enter new values or simply move thumbnails by drag & drop or keyboard shortcuts, or use the automatic realign options.
• Quick selections: select thumbnails by media and file types, data sources, camera types, locations (radii) ... and more context dependent ones like: changes, possible errors, search results, etc. Or use the map to manually find and select media based on location data.
• Quick navigation on timelines and grids: Use jump markers, jump to automatic "time chapters" (e.g. next/previous day), and utilize the "live-target" mode.
• Select the appropriate source time zone for folders or single files (if it differs from the system). Date and time will still be displayed converted to system time, but now using the correct "source data". Saving date/time modifications is possible using system or the source time zone (or even another different one), as required.
• Rename files using customizable name templates, with a sequence counter per folder or spanning all folders at once, use old file and/or folder names as the basis for new names, or set completely new ones.
• View media in a fullscreen slideshow: With overview grid (for quick navigation), 100% loupe (even for videos), temporary video bookmarks (that can be exported as "Chapter Text", still images, or Live Photos), "locked random" mode (can be interrupted by non-random navigation and then reasonably resumed), etc. For quick slideshow-only usage, there is also a special express import option that skips all time parsing.
• Save all app data as "Projects", so it is possible to quickly switch between different events, etc.
• Supports JPG, TIFF, HEIC*, many RAW files (using EXIF, TIFF data), QT videos (and "alikes": MOV, MP4, etc.) and some AVIs (using MDTA, MVHD or RIFF data from the video header).
(* High Sierra or later)
• Other file types (GIF, PNG, unsupported RAWs and videos) or files without embedded metadata will be imported based on their filesystem date/times. At least these can be changed and the files can be renamed, too.
• RAW+JPGs and Live Photos can be imported as file groups, so all changes are always applied to both files at the same time. XMP and AAE sidecar files are supported, too, so these will be moved and/or renamed together with the main files, and date/time modifications can be transferred to pre-existing XMP data.
- Fixed a possible crash while navigating the map with the arrow keys.
- Fixed a possible display issue with the date pickers.
• Added "Media List": Allows advanced and flexible selections in a configurable metadata table.
• Added option to visualize overlapping Live Photos: Several adjacent Live Photos can possibly be played back as one connected video. A visual warning is displayed if modifications might tear a gap in these memories. (At the same time, it prevents parts of the videos from being shown twice in a slideshow with activated Live Photo previews.)
• Import optimizations:
- Exif time offset tags are now correctly supported. (Old projects will be updated on restore.)
- Improved video file support, some (mdta) timestamp variants were not recognized. (Ditto.)
• Individual files can be removed from the app without moving them to the trash (If they are unchanged: the usual trash shortcuts with added Shift key).
• Fixed issues/inconsistencies with certain special characters in file and folder names.
• Several more smaller optimizations and fixes.