Have you been in a situation when you replaced the camera batteries and forgot to change the camera clock to the current date and time or set the wrong date or time like when you wanted to take photos and videos in the new year and set it to the year before ? Happily taking the photos and when you go back and checked, all the dates and or time are wrong.
There are applications out there which let you batch change all the file dates to a single date time which would not make much sense. Moreover, those only change the creation and modification date but the Digitized Date and Time in the EXIF header remains unchanged. The EXIF Date is important when uploading to the web especially one of the many cloud based photo storage services.
This app supports JPEG, HEIC, PNG, TIFF, ARW and SR2 (Sony RAW), CR2 & CR3 (Canon RAW), DNG (Adobe RAW), MEF (Mamiya RAW), MRW (Minolta RAW), NEF (Nikon RAW), NRW (Nikon RAW), ORF (Olympus RAW), PEF (Pentax RAW), RAF (Fujifilm RAW), RW2 (Panasonic RAW), SRW (Samsung RAW), MPG, MTS, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V and MOV formats.
The Batch processing will let you perform the date change to one or more photos and videos at one go.
Beginning from v2.8.0, we included the powerful Date Rescue module. This fixes situation where you get either no file creation or modification dates either due to a faulty PRAM, the clock battery going flat or some system or app updates which may cause issues to the dates showing up as -- or to December 31st 1969 or some time in the distant future. Date Rescue is here to help. It can use either the EXIF Date, Current Date or a date of your choosing.
Note : File Date can only go back to 1904 due to the operating system restriction.
This application let you change the date and time different ways.
1) You can set all dates and times to be the same (if you want) or just change the date and leave the time as they are.
2) You can also use the Date Maths feature which lets you Add or Subtract Days, Months, Years, Hours and/or Minutes from the current photo dates. And Now you can use the Incremental Date Settings to generate incremental date and time.
3) You can sync all the dates to either the Creation, Modification or EXIF Date.
4) You can also change each photo and video date and time individually.
The choice is really yours to make depending on the situation.
CM Batch MMedia Date Changer (previously known as CM Batch JPEG Date Changer) requires a two-step process which firstly let you review the changes to the dates before applying them. So as not to make yet another boo boo which could ruin the day. Once you are happy with the changes, click the Change Now button and let the application do its magic.
The images will not be modified in any ways, it is only the file creation, modification and EXIF dates and times will be changed.
Now CM Batch MMedia Date Changer includes the option to backup your files.
Updated the underlying framework
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GOOD APP— WITH SOME UPDATING, COULD BE 5 OF THESE >
Beyond the apps' dated icon and layout and lack of intuitiveness, the app successfuly performed the date conversions of several hundred img files using the “Set All to EXIF Date/Time”. Incidentally, I suspect these files were altered by an iPhoto to Photos migration— Perhaps, Apple should own this debacle and offer some form of app store credit. Nonetheless, the app performed marvelously! I used the drag and drop method of importation from three backup sources; 1) Wirelessly from an external hard-drive, 2) USB External hard-disk, 3) Locally from client desktop. I even alternated the number of batch images for each seamless process. Seamless, in terms of the simple modification of the targeted image files, as nested, without physically transferring them. Admittedly, I haven’t used other features of this app yet, but I will try and break it😆 Seriously, a full millennial+ update of this app would easily earn 5-Stars! Lastly, this dated app is slightly overpriced. I'd be happier @ $5 or less😉
App Ver 1.8.0 running on Late 2008 MBP/2.4/8GB DDR3, WiFi/Apple Time Capsule 2T, USB/WD MyPassport/2T
by steve just-a-drummer✌🏽
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your compliments and feedback. We wanted initially to ensure that the application perform well under all circumstances while we worked on improving on the UI. Watch out for the next update with some interface changes.
Best at Changing the EXIF Date Time Digitized for Video and Photos.
I forgot to set the date on my GoPro. I took photos and videos on our trip, then tried to import them into Lightroom. I like to let Lightroom use the date to rename the file name as part of my import. However, I found out that lightroom. uses the EXIF Date Time Digitized, not the Created Date. I was able to get the created date to change with other apps I downloaded, but none would change the EXIF Date Time Digitized on Videos. I am impressed that this app is an all in one solution that accounts for the typical use case scenario of a standard GoPro user that forgot to change the date on the camera. Now I can import these photos and videos into Lightroom and they will be correctly renamed with the right date and time as part of the filename.
Terrible App, It deletes all my travel photos
I downloaded this app to change date information in EXIF.
I used “Variable Date Chage Setting” to add 1 hour to my photos EXIF information.
When I hit “Change Now” button, the app delete my photos one by one.
Now all of my travle photos are gone and I could not recover my loss.
I did not have any back up.
I don’t know how developer made this kind of terrible app and Apple App store allow them to sell it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.