Batch Time Stamp Change in iPhoto

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Hey... I'm in the process of combining over 300 photos from a vacation I just took. There were three digital cameras along, and I'm compiling all the photos together in iPhoto. However, one of the cameras is from the Central Time Zone, so it was one hour off from the other two Eastern Time Zone cameras. Is there any way that I can add one hour to all of the photos that he took? I know which ones they are since each brand of camera labels their photos slightly differently.

This has to happen to others, too. I've done this once before (mixed poorly time-stamped photos), but we were able to catch it a few days into the vacation, so there were only about 20 that I needed to correct. As it stands, there are over 150 to correct from this vacation.

I didn't see anywhere in iPhoto to do this, but is there a way I can do it with some other program? If I could send all of his photos ahead by one hour in a big group, it would save me hours of individually correcting each date. Please? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />


  • Reply 1 of 5
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member

    Well, I finally took the time to manually change the date for all the photos... ARGH!

    I'd still be interested in a solution, if anybody knows of one, but I haven't been able to find one. Perhaps an applescript could do it...
  • Reply 2 of 5
    dgmvwdgmvw Posts: 54member
    I've been using iPhoto since it came out and I haven't ever noticed an probably could write an Apple Script to do it.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    Yeah, I just noticed yesterday on version tracker there's a program called "A Better Finder Attributes" that would do what I wanted. Oh well, maybe next time.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    jante99jante99 Posts: 539member
    Graphic Converter can also do batch time code changes along with lots of other conversions/modifications to multiple photos at the same time.

    IT is a very usefull program that can either complement or replace Photoshop and it is very cheap.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    No way! I even have Graphic Converter and I didn't know that. Thanks bunches... that will save me from getting an extra program next time I need to do that.
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