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Mon, Jul 9, 2018 2:04 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Reading capture dates from filename

I have lots of Whatsapp images and their capture dates are wrong. The correct dates are in the names of files. How can I copy this dates to metadata?

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2 years ago

Lightroom has the ability to change capture dates and times. It’s in the Metadata menu if I’m not mistaken.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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Yes, but there are 783 photos and in that menu I must change them one by one. I'm looking for a feature, that allows me to do it automatically.

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2 years ago

I don't know if you can find a Lightroom script but its definitely doable with a script in Bridge. Or you could look at exiftool for this.

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Exiftool didn't work for me. I'll try Bridge. Thank you!

Champion

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For reference by future readers: Command-line scripting plus ExifTool (or just ExifTool with Perl knowledge) can do this. But it requires expertise with ExifTool and scripting.

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2 years ago

I did all of them manually :(

Champion

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2 years ago

As I mentioned in your other thread, you could have accelerated these manual changes using the Capture Time to Exif plugin.

(It's annoying that Adobe has two different forums. In the future, if you post in multiple threads, please update the other threads if the issue's status changes, to avoid people wasting their time typing replies and reading incomplete answers.)

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6 months ago

It may be a bit belated answer, but  https://www.advancedrenamer.com/ can help you with this task.