3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2014 11:30 PM by Najinsky
bobio Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

I would like to batch change the year only (leaving all other metadata, to include day and time, the same.  In a recent 5 day shoot I have discovered that my camera was set on 2013 rather than 2014.  Is this possible?  The date, to include year, does not seem to be an option under metadata batch change.  If I select all the photos and then change the year, it seems that all of them will also be set to the exact same day and time.  I am looking for an option other than changing the year on each one separately.  Thanks!

  • 1. Re: How to batch change year only?
    Najinsky Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)

    Don't use Batch Change, instead, select all the images and choose 'Metadata->Adjust Date and Time...'.

     

    Here you can change the year and it applies the corresponding change to all selected images.

     

    Andy

  • 2. Re: How to batch change year only?
    bobio Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    Thanks.  Can you clarify one point?  I saw this option, but it appears that it will change the entire date, not just the year, and apply this change to all photos.  The result would be that all photos have the exact same date (month/day/year) and exact same time.  What am I missing?  Thanks for your help!

  • 3. Re: How to batch change year only?
    Najinsky Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)

    bobio wrote:

     

    The result would be that all photos have the exact same date (month/day/year) and exact same time.

     

    What am I missing?

     

    The small print! (in the dialog to change the date/time). It says: 'The original date and time of the primary selection is shown below. Adjust it to the correct time and all selected versions will be time-shifted accordingly".

     

    What it means is based on the time difference you give it for the primary image, it will apply the same difference (time-shift) to all the others.

     

    Andy