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How to batch change year only?

141 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2014 11:30 PM by Najinsky RSS
bobio Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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Jan 18, 2014 11:01 PM

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!

  • Najinsky Level 3 Level 3 (660 points)
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    Jan 18, 2014 11:19 PM (in response to bobio)

    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

  • Najinsky Level 3 Level 3 (660 points)
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    Jan 18, 2014 11:30 PM (in response to bobio)

    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

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