Can no longer get date from photos.

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#1 : 18/07-20 14:02
Michael Toews
Michael Toews
Posts: 3
In the past I always used image tags as follows:
<Img Year>-<Img Month>-<Img Day>_<Img Hour><Img Min>

And this gave me file names like: 2020-06-24_1714.dng I would append the files with a number to prevent collisions.

Today I opened AR and this tag structure no longer works. I can't read anything from the image tags.

I don't think I changed anything as far as settings.

Any ideas?


18/07-20 14:02
#2 : 18/07-20 14:37
Styb
Styb
Posts: 13
Reply to #1:
Hi, you need to use the tags from ExifTool, because ARen does not support raw image tags, such as dng, cr2, nef etc.
Read e.g. this post https://www.advancedrenamer.com/forum_thread?for um_id=11093


18/07-20 14:37 - edited 18/07-20 14:41
#3 : 19/07-20 01:22
Michael Toews
Michael Toews
Posts: 3
Reply to #2:

How bizarre! I've got hundreds of raw files that had been changed in the past. I even used to do file pairs, which is an option, when I took one raw and one jpeg, it named them both the same just with the different extensions.

Here's a screenshot of my files showing some renamed files: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Al-KdeGpAUUchbEOCNQXJslmb-PN aw

That's too bad, because the exif data really has too much info in the date field. I don't need the seconds, and being picky, I'm not crazy about the underscore and prefer dashes.



19/07-20 01:22
#4 : 19/07-20 12:17
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 497
Reply to #3:
So what's the problem? Just use the basic functionality of the application to remove the seconds and change the separator!


19/07-20 12:17
#5 : 19/07-20 20:17
Michael Toews
Michael Toews
Posts: 3
Reply to #4:

I guess I didn't explain properly. That basic functionality isn't working anymore, and I was looking for a fix.


19/07-20 20:17
#6 : 19/07-20 23:49
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 497
Reply to #5:
... and I have suggested a fix!

Check your settings and make sure that nothing has changed. Also make sure that the files actually contain the metadata you are expecting,

Regarding pair renaming - Advanced Renamer will only recognize file pairs when the filenames are identical apart from the extensions - that is not true for any of the pairs in your example screenshot. For example: in the "pair" "52 weeks _1433-02..." the two filenames are "52 weeks _1433-02" and "52 weeks _1433-02.JPG". Everything before the FINAL dot is part of the base filename.


19/07-20 23:49