Does AR 3.85 support "date taken" of HEIC files?

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#1 : 09/07-20 07:20
Harold Helson
Harold Helson
Posts: 2
Hi all,
I'm trying to insert the date picture taken in front of an .HEIC filename on Windows. I'm using:
ADD <Img Year>-<Img Month:00>-<Img Day> (at index 1)
But nothing is inserted. This script works for .jpg files.
Windows File Explorer shows a valid "date taken" in file <Properties+Details>.

Am I missing something, or is this feature not supported for .HEIC?

Thanks,
Harold of Boston


09/07-20 07:20
#2 : 09/07-20 19:12
Styb
Styb
Posts: 13
Reply to #1:
Hi, try to use the tags from ExifTool:

https://i.postimg.cc/wBcJD06Q/Image-2.jpg

The relative tag should be <ExifTool:DateTimeOriginal>



09/07-20 19:12 - edited 09/07-20 19:17
#3 : 16/07-20 02:58
Harold Helson
Harold Helson
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:
Thanks for your swift reply. Your solution generally works! It is curious that there are a few files which unaccountably show a "Date Taken" value in the Windows Explorer files Properties dialog, but don't have a value for the field you suggested. These files are few and far between, however -- just a curiosity.


16/07-20 02:58
#5 : 16/07-20 14:55
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 497
Reply to #3:
Windows is picking up the "Date Taken" tag from the Exif chunk in the file. Different manufactures name the tags in different ways - usually "Date Taken", "Date Time Original", or "Capture Date" - or in some cases even "Photo Shooting Date".

You can check how date specific metadata is named in individual files by clicking on the ExifTool button in ARen and typing "date" into the filter box

If you have image files using differently named Exif date tags then it is a simple matter to use a script method to check all options and rename each file appropriately.

Beware of the Exif "FileCreateDate" - this is taken from the Windows "Created" tag and refers to the date/time that this particular copy of the file was created by Windows and is likely to refer to the time that the file was uploaded from the memory card. The "Modified" date/time is usually preserved when you copy the file to Windows and should be the actual created date, provided that the image has not subsequently been edited or the file otherwise modified.


16/07-20 14:55
#6 : 17/07-20 17:56
Matt Gorner
Matt Gorner
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:

I ran into the same issue with HEIC files today, thanks for this, totally worked!


17/07-20 17:56