Change Timestamp: Hidden digits

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michel038
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Change Timestamp: Hidden digits

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The field to read / enter specific dates is a bit too small, the first or the last digit is sometimes hidden.
It would be better to read the whole date

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It was a good improvement in V1.0 to separate days and hours , maybe adding "Years" field is even better ?
(some photos have got 01/01/1970 hh:mm:ss as an exif date, the camera had lost it's date)
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Re: Change Timestamp: Hidden digits

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michel038 wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:53 pm The field to read / enter specific dates is a bit too small, the first or the last digit is sometimes hidden.
It would be better to read the whole date ...
Right, date field is too narrow in your YYYY/MM/DD date format. Even in the German DD.MM.YYYY the field is a bit too narrow. I've just added a note in topic Truncated labels [All languages]
michel038 wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:53 pm...
It was a good improvement in V1.0 to separate days and hours , maybe adding "Years" field is even better ?
(some photos have got 01/01/1970 hh:mm:ss as an exif date, the camera had lost it's date)
Hmm, not sure whether adding year would be really a good solution for your problem. And then, we have hours, days, and years but months are still missing. :/

Perhaps the possibility to set date and time independantly would be a good solution. I.e. you can either correct date and time (like it is now) or date only or time only. What do you think, michael038?
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Re: Change Timestamp: Hidden digits

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@Helmut
On my example above
" some photos have got 01/01/1970 hh:mm:ss as an exif date, the camera had lost it's date "

First, with XnViewMP I added 12:30:00 and 100 days to my images, to give them the right date/time except the year.
1970/01/01 00:03:50 > 1970/04/10 12:33:50
Then, I used ExifTool to add 50 years
> 2020/04/10 12:33:50

Your idea, something like that, would be excellent:
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:evil: No problem with 1492 in exif dates, but remember to avoid using dates before 1970 in the "file dates" (File created, File modified)
Maybe à warning could bé useful fort this...
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Re: Change Timestamp: Hidden digits

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no problem here, do you use screen font scaling?
Pierre.