Dealing With Time

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Dismayed
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Dealing With Time

Post by Dismayed » 28 Feb 21 22:36

I'm working to categorize old film scans - some as far back as the 1950's. So I've created a 'Time' category to label the year, when I know it, or the decade when that's the best that I can do. What I haven't figured out is how to integrate this with later images that are time stamped from digital cameras. And I don't know how I would access those time stamps to integrate into my Time category. does anyone have ideas or personal approaches for categorizing time?
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Re: Dealing With Time

Post by Mke » 01 Mar 21 0:08

I do have a time category that includes dates (actual or approximate), but mainly for objects photographed that have a particular date, rather for when images were taken.

Images are dated as part of my file name (see also folder and file names). Those from digital cameras include the date within their metadata.

I hope to eventually add the correct metadata dates to scanned images when the standards finally support fuzzy dates (see scanned transparencies and fuzzy/approximate dates).

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Re: Dealing With Time

Post by Dismayed » 01 Mar 21 1:15

Mke wrote:
01 Mar 21 0:08
I do have a time category that includes dates (actual or approximate), but mainly for objects photographed that have a particular date, rather for when images were taken.

Images are dated as part of my file name (see also folder and file names). Those from digital cameras include the date within their metadata.

I hope to eventually add the correct metadata dates to scanned images when the standards finally support fuzzy dates (see scanned transparencies and fuzzy/approximate dates).
I figured that other people had thought about this. Thank you for the links, Mike. So, is there an easy way to edit the scanned image metadata - once the standards are firmed up/
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Re: Dealing With Time

Post by Mke » 01 Mar 21 15:37

Dismayed wrote:
01 Mar 21 1:15
is there an easy way to edit the scanned image metadata - once the standards are firmed up?
Yes, in principle, provided someone offers to update this script.

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Re: Dealing With Time

Post by vkfoto » 25 Mar 21 15:31

I too have been scanning a large number of older physical images. For those where a date is known or guessed, I prefix the file name wit the date info as described in the above link. Then when I run the script, the date is properly assigned tot he image. Really saves a lot of time that would be needed to manually make the changes in the Details tab.

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Re: Dealing With Time

Post by Jesperben » 08 Apr 21 16:46

I date all files in PS. If I dont know the day of the month, I use 01. If I don't know the month, I use 01-01, if don't know the year, I use the century - like 01-01-1950. Not perfect, but I think it is the best solution.
Trying to get a lot of old pictures out to the family

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