CM Batch MMedia Date Changer (Mac OS X)
Have you been in a situation when you replaced the camera batteries and forgot to change the camera clock to the current date and time or set the wrong date or time like when you wanted to take photos in the new year and set it to the year before ? Happily taking the photos and when you go back and checked, all the dates and or time are wrong. Arrgh! I’ve been there several times. That’s where CM Batch MMedia Date Changer (formerly called CM Batch JPEG Date Changer) was born.
This supports JPG, PNG, CR2 (Canon Raw 2), NEF (Nikon Raw), ORF (Olympus Raw), SR2 and ARW (Sony Raw), MPG, MTS, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, MP4, MVV and MOV formats.
There are applications out there which let you batch change all the file dates to a single date time which would not make much sense. Moreover, those only change the creation and modification date but the Digitized Date and Time in the EXIF header remains unchanged. The EXIF Date is important when uploading to the web especially one of the many cloud based photo storage services.
This application let you change the date and time different ways.
1) You can set all dates and times to be the same (if you want) or just change the date and leave the time as they are.
2) You can also use the Date Maths feature which lets you Add or Subtract Days, Months, Years, Hours and/or Minutes from the current photo dates.
3) You can sync all the dates to either the Creation, Modification or EXIF Date.
4) You can also change each photo date and time individually.
The choice is really yours to make depending on the situation.
CM Batch MMedia Date Changer requires a two-step process which firstly let you review the changes to the dates before applying them. So as not to make yet another boo boo which could ruin the day. Once you are happy with the changes, click the Change Now button and let the application do its magic.
The images will not be modified in any ways, it is only the file creation, modification dates and times will be changed. The Date and Time within the EXIF meta header.
Use CM Batch JPEG Date Changer to save the day.
Four Easy Steps to using CM Batch MMedia Date Changer
Step 1 – Loading the List
There are three ways to add files to the list, by using the Load Files, Load Folders or by just dragging and dropping the file list into the file listing.
Step 2 – Make the Necessary Date Changes
To individually change each photo dates, click on the file name and make the changes with the “This Photo Properties” tab and click Update Entry.
To do batch changes, use the “All Photos Properties” tab. You have the option of using the Fixed Date or Variable Date change option. Remember to click the Update List to enable the changes in the file listing.
Or if you just want to sync all the dates, use either one of the buttons below.
Step 3 – Review the Dates
Check to see if the dates shows in the file listing are as you require them. If not, repeat step 2.
Step 4 – Change Now
Once you are satisfied with the dates, click the Change Now and let the magic happen.
CM Batch JPEG Date Changer is a 64 Bit OS X application built for OS X 10.7 and above.
CM Batch JPEG Date Changer can be found on the Mac App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cm-batch-jpeg-date-changer/id1105847050?ls=1&mt=12