Casio digital camera DATE CREATED metatag

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by iubhoosier, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. iubhoosier

    iubhoosier Guest

    I have a Casio EX-S600 point and shoot digital camera. I upload
    images from it to my computer (MacBook). When I open a folder of such
    images, the column for DATE CREATED is blank. I am able to see the
    DATE MODIFIED, which just becomes the time and date I uploaded them
    via USB to my computer.

    I have tried highlighting an image and pressing COMMAND + I to see its
    "Info" (The PC equivalent would be "Properties"). When I do that, I
    can see the image size, focal length, exposure time, date last opened,
    etc. What is not available, however, is the DATE CREATED. That field
    is filled with with two dashes, "--".

    My last Casio point and shoot digital camera, the EX-Z4U, always
    produced images with a DATE CREATED in the "Info".


    1. Why don't the images taken by this camera have information in the
    DATE CREATED field?
    2. What are my options?

    Thanks to anyone who can offer advice. It is much appreciated!
    iubhoosier, Sep 5, 2007
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  2. Ask Casio, they should know the answer.
    Carl Neil Ellwood, Sep 5, 2007
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  3. iubhoosier

    iubhoosier Guest

    Well, that's insightful, Neil.

    Would you believe me if I told you I already did that? I spoke with
    three tech support specialists, one of whom was the call center floor
    manager. They had no idea what I was talking about. Why would ANYONE
    CARE when a picture was taken? Worthless, those people. That's why I
    came to you guys.
    iubhoosier, Sep 5, 2007
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    Alex Monro Guest

    There's a free open source utility called exiftool which might be
    available for the Mac. It seems to be able to read just about any
    format of metadata in any image file format ever devised, so if it's
    in the file, it should list it.

    You might need to install perl as well.

    Sorry I don't know more about Mac software, but I gather that OS-X is
    Unix based, and is capable of running command line utilities.
    Alex Monro, Sep 5, 2007
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    Scott W Guest

    Did you set the clock on the camera?

    Scott W, Sep 5, 2007
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