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Re-Date Images

Post by MikeNaylor » 05 Jan 18 23:29

I'm using the Re-Date function a lot as I organise lots of scanned images. Is there a way to have this function auto-increment the seconds or minutes when changing multiple images? I was able to do this within Lightroom using a plug-in.
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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by KeesdH » 05 Jan 18 23:48

I second this feature request. It would be a very welcome feature. Did you post it in Mantis as a feature request?

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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by andrew.heard » 06 Jan 18 4:40

+1 please post Mantis link

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Post by MikeNaylor » 06 Jan 18 11:15

I won't be requesting this on Mantis, because I think Hert should be concentrating on delivering the new 64bit version a.s.a.p.. Meanwhile, if anyone knows of a script to auto re-date...
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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by Hert » 06 Jan 18 11:36

Something like this?
ShiftDate.png
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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by MikeNaylor » 06 Jan 18 11:44

No, this doesn't do the job. It's only good for correcting the camera's clock.
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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by Hert » 06 Jan 18 11:51

With Cumulative shifting switched on, every image in the selected batch of images will have its date incremented with one more second. First image one second, second image two seconds, third image 3 seconds, and so on. Isn't that what you were asking for?
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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by MikeNaylor » 06 Jan 18 11:56

No. Given a selection on images with random dates (i.e. dates that are completely wrong and irrelevant), the function would allow you to choose a start date for the first image in the selection and then the dates of the remaining images would be given the new date incremented by a chosen value.

E.g. 2000-01-01 12:00:00, 2000-01-01 12:00:01, 2000-01-01 12:00:02, 2000-01-01 12:00:03, etc.
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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by Hert » 06 Jan 18 12:01

You could do that in two steps:
1. Set the date for all these images to a fixed date
2. Use cumulative shifting

If you're up to some scripting then you could also write a script that does it in one go. Though I'd use the two steps approach
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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by MikeNaylor » 06 Jan 18 12:14

That would mean 1 step to change the start date of let's say 50 images, then another 49 steps to increment each of the remaining.
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Post by Hert » 06 Jan 18 12:15

That means one step to set all 50 images to a fixed date.
Then one step to redate all 50 image with cumulative shifting

With cumulative shifting each image in the selected set (50 images in your sample) will have its date incremented one more; First image one second, second image two seconds, third image 3 seconds, and so on. So you only need two steps, not 50
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Re: Re-Date Images

Post by MikeNaylor » 06 Jan 18 12:40

I tried that before my original post and it didn't work. I'll try it again later today.
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