Sort photos by the "Date modified" EXIF tag?

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misao
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Sort photos by the "Date modified" EXIF tag?

Post by misao » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:57 pm

Hello,

It seems to me that photos can only be sorted by date using the file dates or the "Date taken" EXIF tag; however, most of my photos only have the "Date modified" EXIF tag.
Is there any solution to sort photos by the "Date modified" EXIF tag?
I'm aware that an alternative would be to create the "Date taken" EXIF tag by using the "Change timestamp..." tool.
But this would take a long time with the amount of photos that would need to be processed.
Maybe an option to either have the "Date modified" EXIF tag as a sorting column or a priority list for which EXIF date tags to use if one is not available would be useful.

I appreciate any advice and many thanks for this great software.

Edit: Here's what tag I'm referring to as the "Date modified" EXIF tag:

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Tag No. 	Tag Name 	Format 		CompoNo Desc.
0x0132 		DateTime 	ascii string 	20 	Date/Time of image was last modified. Data format is "YYYY:MM:DD HH:MM:SS"+0x00, total 20bytes. In usual, it has the same value of DateTimeOriginal(0x9003)

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Re: Sort photos by the "Date modified" EXIF tag?

Post by xnview » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Will be added. See issue for current status and some details.
Pierre.

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Re: Sort photos by the "Date modified" EXIF tag?

Post by xnview » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:14 am

This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.94. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.
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Re: Sort photos by the "Date modified" EXIF tag?

Post by misao » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:38 pm

I can confirm that this issue has been resolved. Many thanks!

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