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vancwa Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Sep 2007Sun 23-Oct-11 05:17 AM
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"Chronologically re-ordering after mistake"


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This is a rookie mistake and there must be a simple solution. I was using two cameras at a wedding, and only realized after the fact that one body was accidentally set 12 hours off compared to the actual correct time on the second camera. Now I'm combining all the shots from both cameras and want to rearrange the final PP images into chronological order. Not that easy when there are a lot of pictures. Many times the cameras were used interchangeably (with different lenses).

Normally I would just sort on "date taken" and voila - mixed images from both bodies are chronologically sorted again. I am trying to avoid going through the entire list looking at the 12 hour differences and manually resorting - then renaming them so they can easily be reconsistituded into chronological order easily.

I'm on a Windows machine, have Lightroom 3 and Elements 8. Any suggestions?

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KenLPhotos Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Jul 2009Sun 23-Oct-11 12:11 PM
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If you are sorting in Windows you might make a simple change in Elements in order, and then save and sort by Date Modified, but you may have too many to do that practically. Smoeone may chime in on a way to do it in Elements.

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Sun 23-Oct-11 01:16 PM
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You can do something like the easily in Photo Mechanic. Download thier 20 day trial and see if you like it. You could also try exiftool and exiftoolgui, they are free.

Photo Mechanic: http://www.camerabits.com
Exiftool: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
Exiftool GUI: http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/~bogdan/

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pdekman Gold Member Winner in The Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Awarded as a regular contributor who offers in-depth knowledge to members who are interested in building efficient work flows. Nikonian since 17th Nov 2005Sun 23-Oct-11 02:22 PM
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If you have the photos in LR3, select the photos that you wish to adjust (filter by camera type if that helps), and go to Metadata/Edit Capture Time... From there, you can input the necessary time offset and all selected photos will be updated.

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vancwa Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Sep 2007Sun 23-Oct-11 03:11 PM
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Vancouver, WA, US
          

After some searching, changing the Date Taken was very simple in Elements. And can be done in a batch process rather than individually. It worked great. I'm sure the similar trick could be done in LR3.

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/PhotoshopElements/7.0_Win/WSae2ea3b149d0c3591ae939f103860b3d59-7f7a.html

Thanks everyone for the ideas.

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Sportymonk Registered since 16th Jul 2007Thu 24-Nov-11 09:29 PM
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I thought I had my two cameras (one rented) set together but they were off just enough that I switched from one to the other, the photos still are off just enough that they did n't line up properly when I selected "Time Taken". I use LR2 and I used "user order to straighten out the order. In the end, there were some photos I specifically moved out os sequence to make for a better story.

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