Filling "DateTaken" with "LastModified" value?

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Filling "DateTaken" with "LastModified" value?

Postby elcalamaro » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:32 pm

Before opening this thread i used the searchbar and it led me to a very similar problem.

In the case above the user wanted to fill datetaken with datecreated, instead i mean to use lastmodified as my source.

Unlike the user in that thread the change timestamp tool does not help me complitley since it doesn't work when the jpg file i'm working with does not have a date taken value yet.

The checkbox "EXIF: Date Taken" inside the "Change Timestamp" groupbox is blurred, but it shows that it would edit to the correct value (it is selected because of a previous operation on a jpg that had a datetaken value)

I considered using jhead but it doesn't seem to have a suitable command for it since i need it batch processed for 5k+ jpg files.
I Assume the problem is with the exif data attached to these files but i don't know enough about the matter.

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Re: Filling "DateTaken" with "LastModified" value?

Postby xnview » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:38 pm

yes currently a limitation of XnView Classic, XnView MP can add exif date

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Re: Filling "DateTaken" with "LastModified" value?

Postby elcalamaro » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:21 pm

Thanks, i tried it and it worked on 5619 files at once without totally crashing; to my surprise it didn't even update the last modified date to today so even better!

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