How my obsessive brain works..

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  • decide on when we were *actually at* locations in local Japan time (except for Sydney and first plane trip photos which are on Sydney time)
  • put the date/time stamp on everyone's photos and put that into the file name of each file in consistent format
  • fix problems with cameras still set to Sydney time, problems with times being an hour out because of daylight savings
  • script renaming files by an hour or two or three where necessary (which included movies that didn't have exif data so were renamed in the first instance by date modified)
  • fix mistakes in renaming by adding back an hour where necessary
  • fix script problems that sometimes renamed 00 to 0
  • fix days that sometimes went into the next day
  • sort each day's photos into day directories
  • triple check I haven't missed any
  • fix problems with some of Sandra's files that lost exif data
  • sigh over Sandra's camera being twenty minutes slow
Yeah so that about sums up my brain.
On the plus side, I now have all photos with a consistent and accurate time/date stamp on them, so will make sorting them out and picking highlights that much easier .....  (for me anyway - anyone else would just pick the ones they liked and be done with it ;) )


JC said:

I know that part of this is what makes you, you, but SHEESH WOMAN!! They make medication for that sort of thing!

I'm no better. I'm currently addicted to Mafia Wars on Facebook.

May 19, 2009 11:44 AM


gunzel412 said:

Too late now, but ExifTool allows you to adjust the taken time by any amount.

Then using the EXIF time, Bulk Rename Utility allows you to rename the files.

May 19, 2009 9:10 PM


Kazza the Blank One said:

JC: *grin*

D: ah cool... will investigate. I'd used RenameMaster to do many of them, but because of the daylight savings change it only got it right for the second half of trip, and I didn't notice it had done it wrong for the first week until after I'd already renamed the files. And I couldn't figure out how to get RenameMaster to change one specific piece of the file name.

May 19, 2009 10:41 PM


gunzel412 said:

Bulk Rename Utility can do HEAPS of cool stuff. And it is freeware.

May 19, 2009 11:14 PM



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