Windows XP utility for setting file date / time to when-taken in EXIF data?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Dilip Barman, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Dilip Barman

    Dilip Barman Guest

    Are there any free and simple utilities that can:

    * Read EXIF data of one or multiple files for the date and time a .jpg
    image was taken

    * Set the Windows file date / time to this time-picture-taken

    * Work in individual or batch mode, with a graphical user interface or
    from a command line

    * Not modify the EXIF data or the file in any way other than setting
    the date and time

    * Be a simple utility for this and not a "kitchen sink" with many
    other features such as extracting EXIF fields, unless those features
    can easily be ignored

    * Runs under Windows XP


    Dilip Barman, Aug 13, 2004
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  2. Dilip,

    Take a look at PIE - Picture Information Extractor

    Not free, and no command-line, but it does much of what you need and more,
    such as lossless JPEG image rotation.

    David J Taylor, Aug 13, 2004
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  3. Dilip Barman

    wald Guest

    Sounds like a perfect job for a Python script... I don't have the
    time to write it for you, though :)

    There's a good EXIF module with some example code available over

    wald, Aug 13, 2004
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Matt Ion, Aug 13, 2004
  5. Dilip,

    I recently tried a few and finally picked Jhead from

    It doesn't have a graphical interface, but I don't think I'll
    ever miss that. jhead -h outputs the help, so no problem there.

    Hans-Georg Michna, Aug 13, 2004
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