Advice 1: How to change the date of pictures

The transition to digital cameras has given humanity unlimited possibilities of self-expression at minimal cost. Now you can do a large number of images of the same plot, and then select the best shots. Each photo has a detailed description, which in electronic form is integral with the photo file. This allows you to conveniently sort your photos, consider the mistakes or achievements. But what if the availability date is not desirable or it is necessary to change?
To turn back time or see into the future?
You will need
  • Operating system: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows XP
  • For other OS – type program ShowExif or XnView
  • Photoshop or equivalent image editors
To start with the operating system installed on your computer. In Russia at the moment the most popular OS remains Windows in various versions. Therefore, it mainly will be about it.
Date photos along with other data, shooting conditions, camera model, settings) is part of the information or so-called metadata snapshot. In such OS as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows XP to change the data in several ways. 1. Open folder with photos. In the opened window select the desired photo with the left mouse button. The lower section of the window, find the data panel (the details pane). It contains common metadata that can be changed by clicking the appropriate item with the mouse (in our case – the date of shooting). Except for the date here are the information about the camera, resolution and image size, etc.
After making changes, click the Save button on the right panel. If you want to undo the changes, click Cancel.
If you have not found the property that I wanted to change, you must expand the panel by pulling it with the mouse over the top edge. 2. Open properties for the desired file by clicking on it right mouse button and selecting Properties. Select the tab Details). It contains extended information about the shooting, which also can be corrected by clicking in the appropriate place with the mouse. To save changes, click Save.
Please note that some properties cannot be changed in this way. This applies in particular to the creation date of the file (not to be confused with the date of shooting) which can only be removed. 3. If you want to remove one or more properties of the file, open properties, click the Details tab. At the bottom click "Remove properties and personal information". In the opened window, select the checkbox properties that you want to delete. You can make a copy of photosthat will be missing some data.
To change the date of pictures on other operating systems (in Windows, but not one photograph, but an array), use one of these programs - ShowExif or XnView.
Both programs used to view and change data of digital photos and are free.
To change the date of creating photos, you need to open it using a photo editor such as Photoshop or Paint. Save the photo again under a different name, and created date will change to the currentdate of save). If you want to change data look normal, edit the information in the following sequence:
1. Using your graphic editor, save the photo under a new name, this will change creation date of photo (date modified is the same as creation date).
2. Change the date of the shooting to meet with the nearest second date of creation photo. The creation date cannot be earlier than the date of recording.
Remember that any deleted property photos looks suspicious.

Photos taken with cameras from different manufacturers, may have additional unique properties. If you want to change the camera name, keep in mind possible inconsistencies.
Useful advice
With Windows you can make changes, not all types of photo files. The most universal format is JPEG.

Advice 2: How to change the date of the snapshot in the photo

Modern Internet resources offer many convenient and simple ways of publishing images. Typically, these resources allow you to view not only the snapshot but also the additional text information, called the header of the EXIF file (Exchangeble image format). It is in the EXIF contains data about the time of the shooting (DateTime Original). To change the date of shooting digital photos programmatically. Let's see how to do it with Picasa – free program for working with photos from Google.
How to change the date of the snapshot in the photo
You will need
  • If your computer does not have Picasa installed, download it at
Run the program Picasa. In the left pane displays the scanned folders containing image files. In the right pane displays mini versions of the images. If the folder with the desired photo is displayed in the left pane, then STEP 2 of this instruction can be omitted.
If the folder is not displayed in the left pane, you must include in your scanned Picasa. Open the "File" menu, select "Add folder to Picasa". A window will open the "folder Manager". In the list, select the folder you want to add. In the right part of the window, select "Always scan" or "Scan once". Click "OK". All photos in the selected folder will be scanned and displayed by Picasa.
By double clicking the left mouse button will select the photo. In order to view its EXIF data, open the menu "Picture", select "Properties". Appears to the right table.
Picasa displays the EXIF header
For the record the new date, click the menu "Tools", select "Adjust date and time". In the "date Change pictures, change the date using the drop-down component "Calendar" using the arrow buttons or the cursor keys. Also the date and time can be changed manually, place the cursor in the input field.
Date change <b>photos</b>
Click "OK" and save the changes. To do this, open menu "File" select "Save as" or "Save a copy" (in this case Picasa will save your photo with a new date in the same folder and the file name is automatically added to the version number).
In the EXIF field "date taken" is recorded the date and time displayed on your camera. Before start shooting, make sure that they are correct.
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