EXIF Date Changer–for when your digital photos have the wrong date and time

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Have you ever downloaded a batch of digital photos off your camera only to discover that you’d accidentally set the clock wrong and the time on every photo was out by 12 hours, or you hadn’t noticed that the camera had reset itself and all your photos were claiming to have been taken in 2007?

Almost all digital cameras record and store various camera settings, scene information, date/time the photo was taken etc as Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) data within the image file.  This information can be really useful when it comes to sorting or viewing your digital photos, providing you keep your camera date/time settings up to date.

EXIF Date Changer by Rellik Software is an application that can easily edit the EXIF data and correct your mistakes, either by adjusting the time by a certain number of days, hours, minutes and seconds or by setting the date to a specific date and time.

The difference between the free and pro versions is that the free supports only JPG and cannot be used for commercial use.

I find that a combination of EXIF Date Changer and Better File Rename safely gets me out of pretty much every situation.

BTVision to get a software upgrade

BTVision digital tuner and PVR
BTVision digital tuner and PVR

Great to see that the BTVision box (the V-box™) is getting a software update this month.  The update focuses on three main improvements:

  1. Recording
    All new recordings you set up will add 5 minutes to the end.  This is great news, as the current setup often loses the last couple of minutes from the end of programmes.
  2. Restarts
    On a number of occasions we’ve returned to our BTVision box to discover that for some reason it’s rebooted itself and thinks it’s doing a first-time install.  The new update will “reduce this from happening”.
  3. User interface tweak
    The UI is getting a tweak, making it “a bit more clear”, we’re promised.

All that said, overall as it is I think it’s a really great system.  I need to blog about it at the other place … maybe once the update has gone through (sometime between 6 – 20 October).