Updating date taken based on folder name

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#1 : 05/04-16 19:48
Anthony
Anthony
Posts: 1
I have 6000 scanned family photos divided up in over 300 folders. I have named my folders using "year-month-day event name" ie "1982-01-01 New Years Day". I would like to use the folder name to update the actual date info. Using Timestamp I'm able to change date Created, Accessed, And Modified. but I can't change the actual Date taken which is what is shown in file details in explorer (windows). How can I modify Date taken in addition to the others that I have already been able to change?

(also, and this isnt as important - is there a way to also add a tag to every photo in the same process that says "scanned photo", this way I'll know which ones come from a hard copy vs digital camera)

Thank you



05/04-16 19:48
#2 : 09/04-16 21:19
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 756
Reply to #1:
The Date Taken timestamp value is embedded within the Exif metadata of JPEG files. Advanced Renamer can only manipulate files in the file metadata level. This means that it will change filenames, locations, file timestamps, and file attributes. It will not change data within the files. For that you will need to use some other tool.


09/04-16 21:19
#3 : 15/04-16 12:39
Raskery
Raskery
Posts: 8
Reply to #1:

You can probably use ExifTool directly from a command prompt to change the date taken exif field.

To tag every photo in the same process. Using Advanced renamer you can only add a field in the file name using the add method. Alternatively you can again use ExifTool to add the "scanned photo" tag perhaps by co-opting the little used Exif Author tag for this. I'm not really an expert on ExifTool but the exiftool documentation is pretty good and maybe one of the examples on the website will do the job for you..


15/04-16 12:39