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Changing Exif Data

Lubbyman
Posted 06/05/2022 - 17:08 Link
Can anyone recommend a free, simple program for changing Exif data for a set of files. Must run in batch mode on a Windows PC.

I've just had to change the date of about 80 files. The ancient version of PhotoME that I've got for viewing and changing Exif data can only do one file at a time, so doing all 80 took ages, not to mention being incredibly boring. Unfortunately, the same thing is likely to be needed again some time thanks to the Q losing date and time when its battery is changed.

Steve
Mike-P
Posted 06/05/2022 - 17:13 Link
In Windows batch Highlight (ctrl & Click) all the files, right click and go down to properties then across to details and change the date taken there. Then click apply.

Just tried it on about 9 shots and it took a couple of seconds

Edit: Think it may only work on .Jpeg though.
Edited by Mike-P: 06/05/2022 - 17:18
Lubbyman
Posted 07/05/2022 - 08:35 Link
Thanks. Will try it out after domestic duties are finished today. Who'd have thought that Windows might actually be helpful with this!

Steve
davidwozhere
Posted 07/05/2022 - 14:01 Link
Just tried it and it works - quite unexpected! Thank you Mike.
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Mike-P
Posted 07/05/2022 - 19:03 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
Just tried it and it works - quite unexpected! Thank you Mike.

No problem, I use it for adding the lens make and model (Usually Sigma) to the exif which then shows on Flickr.
Edited by Mike-P: 07/05/2022 - 19:07
Lubbyman
Posted 08/05/2022 - 12:21 Link
It works for me too (Windows 8.1), for JPEG but not for DNG. So it deals with those situations where I'm taking JPEG record shots and the date is important - probably about 90% of the situations where I'd want to change Exif data.

PhotoME can change Exif for DNG files, but only one file a a time. So I'm still looking for a (free) way of batch changing DNGs.

Steve
LongTimeLurker
Posted 08/05/2022 - 13:02 Link
Hello Steve.

If you donít mind using the command line, there is ExifTool which allows for the changing of most EXIF tags, both for single files and batches of files.
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JAK
Posted 12/05/2022 - 22:29 Link
LongTimeLurker wrote:
Hello Steve.

If you donít mind using the command line, there is ExifTool which allows for the changing of most EXIF tags, both for single files and batches of files.

Yep, or if you'd rather have user interface instead there's ExifToolGUI https://exiftool.org/gui/
It requires that Exif Tools is installed.
John K
Edited by JAK: 12/05/2022 - 22:30
Posted 14/06/2022 - 16:33 Link
Windows batch Highlight is nice!

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