Browse Tag: EXIF

Changing File Date on Windows and Mac

Setting the wrong file date can get messy. There are times particularly for photos when we have to replace batteries on our digital cameras and having the camera reset the date and time to some default time in the past. Digital cameras typically do not come with a real time clock built into it and would hold charge enough between battery changes but if you do take the batteries out to charge overnight or to have them taken out because you would not use the camera for several weeks, you will find that the file date get reseted. So each time that happens, we will have to manually set the date and time all over again. That works fine for the most parts but I am not sure about you but I’ve face many times when I set the PM to AM or especially doing the start of the year, to have set the year on the camera to the year that has just past.

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Batch JPEG Date Changer v1.05 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate release of Batch JPEG Date Changer v1.05.

This update includes the following

  • Support for PNG Images
  • Support for MOV and MP4 Movies
  • Now prompts if you want it to display the folder after processing

We included the MOV and MP4 movies support as they are amongst the more common videos format supported by digital cameras and if the photos from that session requires date changes, it is inevitably the movies taken would also need to reflect that change. MOV and MP4 currently do not support EXIF headers but they have their proprietary metadata.

PNG Images do not currently support EXIF headers and as such only the Creation and Modification Date can be changed.

Memory Pics & Viewer – Bringing Perspective to Photos

Photography is in our blood and over the decades, we migrated from film based cameras to digital photography. Photos are a great way to capture our experiences, places we been and people we meet along this journey call Life.

As they say that a photo paints a thousand words and as true as it may be, it does not tell the whole story. Over the years, we wrestled with that thought but could not find a perfect way of doing that. We initially tried with the idea of making a virtual diary system which allows you to embed photos but in the end, that makes it a pretty proprietary solution.

The key questions we want to solve is the What, Where and How ? And we believe that we might have found the solution, not perfect but good enough for now. That’s where Memory Pics and Memory Pics Viewer came into being.

In the end, what’s important is the ability to be able to relived past experiences and to share them with our loved ones. That’s what we aim to achieve with Memory Pics and Memory Pics Viewer. It helps bring a new perspective to the story behind the photos.

Side Note
Currently Memory Pics is a Mac Only app but we are looking to migrate it to Windows. The biggest issue is not so much about whether we can do it, it’s how to bring it to you without breaking the bank doing it. The issues is Maps. With the Mac version, Apple is kind enough to allow the App Developers like us to integrate their MapKit API without any charge. This however is a Mac only solution and the other requirement is that it has to be distributed through their Mac App Store. Which is what we are doing.
However for the Windows side, it gets a little tricky. Microsoft has Bing Maps and there is Google Maps which are not free and is priced based on the total number of queries if we want to integrate it within an app. There is however a free Google Maps license which is available for Free Apps. We took advantage of that with the Windows version of Memory Pics Viewer for the Maps and used the Reverse Geocoding API of the Free OpenStreetMap solution.

The What question or subject matter can be partially solve with the photo itself. The Where question is where Maps come into play. Many of us probably are using Smart Phones to take the bulk of our photos and the camera would embed the GPS Coordinates in the EXIF header. Memory Pics and Memory Pics Viewer would than use that information to pinpoint the location visually on the map and also perform a reverse geocoding to translate the GPS Coordinates into an address.  The How is where the  notes come into play, this is where you can embed any information you want about the photo in there.

What set Memory Pics and Memory Pics Viewer apart from the other apps out there is that all these information is embedded within the photo itself. On a normal photo viewer, the JPEG photo will work as they have always did. However on Memory Pics and Memory Pics Viewer, you get to see all the information in a beautiful interface.

Memory Pics is an easy to use and fun tool to view, edit and embed Notes and GPS Coordinates for your photos. You can pin the map by doing so right on the map or by entering an address and have the app find the point for you. Once pinned, you can move it around to the exact spot.

Memory Pics lets you store memories about a picture within the photos itself
Memory Pics for the Mac

Memory Pics for the Mac is available right now from the Mac App Store at for $9.99 (Introductory Pricing) . The Windows Version is currently under development.


Memory Pics Viewer is a Free App available for both the Mac and Windows which lets you view the notes, map location and other information. This is a read-only version.

Memory Pics Viewer is a free mac app which lets you view GPS Coordinates and the Journal Entries which is embedded in the Photos
The Mac Version of the Memory Pics Viewer

The Mac Version of the Memory Pics Viewer can be found on the Mac App Store at and available for FREE to download.

Windows Version of the Memory Pics Viewer which lets you visualize Maps and Notes in Photos
The Windows Version of the Memory Pics Viewer

The Windows Version of the Memory Pics Viewer can be download right at our website at and also available for FREE to download and distribute.

We hope that you enjoy using Memory Pics and Memory Pics Viewer. Do spread the word around.

Batch JPEG Date Changer v1.02 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate release of Batch JPEG Date Changer v1.02.

This update contains a critical bug fix which causes the application to crash when the JPEG Photo does not contain any EXIF headers or specifically the EXIF Date. In this update when that occurs, the Creation Date will be used as the EXIF Date. To highlight this, the background of the EXIF Date will show up as Grey. When the Change Now button is pressed, the suggested EXIF Date will be added to the Photo.

Batch JPEG Date Changer v1.0 Launched for Windows

We are pleased to announce the launch of Batch JPEG Date Changer for Windows.


Batch JPEG Date Changer was born out of a need. It came about when I was using my digital camera, inserted the batteries and had the date set wrongly. All the photos came out with the wrong dates. There are software tools out there which allows me to change the date and time but only for the creation date and time but the big issue is that they are set to a single date and time. Not only that, the date and time encoded in the EXIF data are not modified.

Batch JPEG Date Changer is different from the rest as it gives you total control over the way your dates and times are set for Creation, Modification and EXIF Date and time. There is the option to set each file individually or using the Fixed Date Changer setting to change the Dates and/or Time. If you have the time set correctly but date wrong then just change the respective date and the original time will be preserved.

There might be instances where PM becomes AM and with the Variable Date Change Settings, you can set it to Subtract or Add hours to the dates and times. This will bring all back to what they should be.

It is also possible to sync all the dates and times to the EXIF, Creation or Modification Dates and Times.

Batch JPEG Date Changer comes in both 32 Bit and 64 Bit version and a free 21 Days trial version is available for immediate download. The trial version will time out in 21 days and comes will process up to 10 jpeg photos each time.

Batch JPEG Date Changer is priced at US$12.95 and once purchased, the trial restrictions will be lifted.

For more information, please refer to the product page at

CM Batch JPEG Date Changer, CM Batch JPEG Rotator and CM TIFF Viewer released to the Mac App Store

We are pleased to announce the release of three new applications on the Mac App Store.

CM TIFF Viewer

CM TIFF Viewer 80

CM TIFF Viewer is free TIFF viewing application which allows you to view single and multipage TIFF files. It comes with a magnification slider to enlarge the view. It is helpful in viewing TIFF files which may not be supported by the built-in Preview app. As the Mac App Store does not support trial versions of our applications, we release this application as a way for potential users test if our TIFF supported applications will work with their files.

For more information or to download this FREE application, you can do so at

CM Batch JPEG Rotator

rotator 80CM Batch JPEG Rotator is modelled after our very own Batch JPEG Rotator which supports lossless JPEG rotation via EXIF meta data. By employing this method of rotation, the photo quality is not sacrifice and photos will be viewed in the correct orientation on any computer and platform. You will not need to worry about rotating each photo one at a time as it will evaluate every single photo and determine the appropriate orientation needed. It saves you time and hassle especially when sharing photographs with friends, family, colleagues or customers.

On the Mac and iOS devices, photos are automatically rotated so it might not be obvious that the actual underlying photos is stored as landscape oriented photos no matter if they are landscape or portrait. So what may seems right on the Apple devices would look very wrong on other platform. Solving this fundamental issue is what CM Batch JPEG Rotator is here to do.

For more information and to purchase this application, you can do so at

CM Batch JPEG Date Changer

datechanger 80CM Batch JPEG Date Changer is an application born out of necessity. It is a batch tool which helps you modify the Creation, Modification and EXIF date associated to the JPEG photo file.

It solves a fundamentally pain point which may happen when wrongly setting the digital camera date time and finding out that all the dates are messed up. CM Batch JPEG Data Changer can help by offering you three ways of rectifying this issue. First by letting you set a specific date and/or time (you can decide which to change). Secondly by applying Date Maths by adding or subtracting time and day from the date time on the photos. Thirdly by syncing all Creation, Modification and EXIF Date times.

There are tools out there which let you change file date and time but essentially what those do is to change all the files to a single date and time. It may work well for documents but that does not work well for digital photos when each photo would have been taking at different time. Moreover most tools does not deal with EXIF Date Time which would be essential for Cloud storage services such as Google Photos.

CM Batch JPEG Date Changer is made to fill that void and be a life saver when it is called upon.

For more information and to purchase this application, you can do so at

Harnessing the Power of EXIF Rotation

It might be hard to believe but there was a point of time when digital cameras cannot sense when you rotate them to take portrait photos and in the case of a smart phone, landscape pictures. Now all modern cameras come equipped with an orientation sensor and store this orientation information inside the JPEG File header or more technically known as the Exif header. Exif stands for Exchangeable image file format.

On a smart phone such as the iPhone, the photos will always show up in the right orientation because the built-in photo viewers read this settings but when posting the pictures to websites, it may not show up correctly and thus doing a real orientation change is needed.

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Why You should rotate your Jpeg photos losslessy

JPEG is argumentatively the most popular image formats uses for digital photography. It is so because compression they use which results in an impressive reduction of file size which makes it appropriate where size matters particularly where storage media is costly or small like in the case of digital cameras and for the use on the internet where bandwidth may be slow or costly. Now that we are in the age where speed is everything, waiting too long for a web page to download because of huge image may cause your visitors to move away to somewhere else.

Of course now, professional digital cameras do offer saving photos in the RAW format but that would result in about 10x the space needed to store a typical jpeg photo. RAW format has its purpose where quality is everything.

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Batch It Ultra v5.02 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Batch It Ultra v5.02.

This update include several bug fixes


  • Bug Fix which causes a crash with a ‘0/0/0 0:0:0:0′ is not a valid date and time’ error when the EXIF header does not contain a digitized date and time entry.
  • Reduce the PDF Manual File Size by about 4mb by decreasing the PDF quality of the document. This will reduce the download time for some of our users.


  • Command Line – Fixed Bug which causes the Recursive Command to be skipped
  • Command Line – Speed up the Recursive File Loading process at Start Up
  • Command Line – Update Total Files after images have been added to the list
  • Command Line – Reactivate the File Listing after images have been loaded
  • Command Line – Fixed Bug which causes no files to be included in the recursive mode when images are found only in the sub folders
  • Documentation – Added Missing Documentation for Command Line Parameters
  • Settings Profile File – Removed Redundant Tags in the XML File

The Settings Profile File generated by v5.00 and v5.01 is not compatible with that of v5.02 and later.

The update is available for immediate download from our website.