Time of Creation Issue: Can you use simple math in the Renamer? like: Time+7

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#1 : 27/04-18 15:05
Posts: 1
Hi there!
I wanted to use Advanced Renamer for renaming my vacation phtographs. Because I took some with my cell and some with my camera, the names are a mess. I wanted to rename the DSC_012345.jpgs to Date_HoursMinutesSeconds, as this is what my cellphones saves pictures as and it would help with sorting them.

BUT! I just realized that my camera has the wrong timestamp. Because I forgot to change the time on my camera, the time of creation is 7 hours behind (because of the time difference). Is there a way to do simple maths in the renamer, say like <Hours+7> ?

Thanks for your help, in advance!

27/04-18 15:05
#2 : 27/04-18 17:02
Posts: 169
Reply to #1:
It would be good to change your camera Exif DateTime to correct for the 7 hours at source, but AR is not set up to write Exif data. If you want to, check out something like EXIF Date Changer at https://www.relliksoftware.com/exifdatechanger/h ome/features

But AR will do what you want in 2 easy steps.

1. Change the Timestamp to -7 hours

https://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/metho d_timestamp

Note that this will just change FILE timestamp, NOT the Exif Timestamp

Timestamp method
Apply to: select all 3
Delta data & time
Enter -7 into "Hour"

2. Rename the files based on the Timestamp

Rename Method using Datetime modified tags

https://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/tags_ datetimemodified

Take care if your images were taken before the clocks changed! This is a known issue, as Windows Explorer will represent the Date/Time differently .... just double check your values.

These 2 Methods can be set up to run sequentially, so you don't have to re-import your files. Check the result in the main screen ("New Filename").

I strongly recommend that you select Program/Settings/Image files and use "Date Original" for "EXIF field for image date time operations".


27/04-18 17:02 - edited 27/04-18 17:03