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?
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.
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.
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.
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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