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Change timestamp function

Post by aries »

Hello,

a few notes on the "Change timestamp" function in the Tools menu.

1/ When I select several files, there are 2 buttons: "Write" and "Write to all files". What does "Write" do? Shouldn't it always be "Write to all files" since several files were selected? It is a bit confusing.

2/ If I select a folder and then "Write to all files", nothing happens and there is no recursivity in the sub-folders. It seems that this function only applies to a selection of files, not folders. It would be useful to have a "Apply to sub-folders" checkbox in order to manager directories with many sub-folders.

3/ The ? at the top right of the window seems inactive: when I click on it, a forbidden icon appears.

These remarks also apply to "Edit GPS data" in the Metadata menu.

Best regards,
Aries
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Re: Change timestamp function

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aries wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 1:40 pm 1/ When I select several files, there are 2 buttons: "Write" and "Write to all files". What does "Write" do? Shouldn't it always be "Write to all files" since several files were selected? It is a bit confusing.
Write the current file
2/ If I select a folder and then "Write to all files", nothing happens and there is no recursivity in the sub-folders. It seems that this function only applies to a selection of files, not folders. It would be useful to have a "Apply to sub-folders" checkbox in order to manager directories with many sub-folders.
yes currently, folder are skipped
3/ The ? at the top right of the window seems inactive: when I click on it, a forbidden icon appears.
Not active
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Re: Change timestamp function

Post by aries »

Ok thanks.

As for 2/, the workaround is to select a folder with the left panel tab and then select files (recursive), then select all files and apply the Change timestamp.

But, I would like to suggest a recursive function directly in the Change timestamp function. It is more obvious there. Same for the change GPS coordinates function.

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