Batch Edit EXIF Metadata of Photographs
I spent the past few days exploring the scenic Chamba and Kangra valleys of Himachal Pradesh (More on that later.. time permitting :-)). I have been meaning to do this for a long time and was glad that I was eventually able to cover most of the places as planned. Needless to say, I took hundreds of photographs.. trying to capture the natural beauty that the lovely place has to offer. Much to my chagrin, I found out later that the Date/Time settings of my camera were askew. Well I’m a bit finicky about such things and immediately googled around for various available freeware utilities that can batch modify EXIF metadata of multiple photographs. All I wanted was an application using which I can select a bunch of files and increment/decrement the Date-Time values by some number.
My search led me to a number of options and I finally settled for the combination of “ExifTool + ExifTool GUI”. You can get more details at the following links.
- ExifTool – Download the windows executable from http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
- ExifTool GUI – Setup instructions and the GUI application at http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/~bogdan/
It’s simple.. powerful.. and gets the job done – highly recommend!