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jch2103

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Working with dates and times in scanned images
« on: June 24, 2013, 11:44:05 PM »
People working with scanned images know that scanners and scanning software may not include the date/time the image was digitized, and most likely won't include the original date/time of the picture being scanned. Digital cameras do record these dates/times automatically, but if you use a digital camera to digitize old photos or paintings, the recorded date/time may need to be adjusted.

IMatch provides a convenient command to add (or change) the original and digitized dates/times for images you've selected in the File window: 'Commands/Image/Modify EXIF Date and Time...'. The Help file provides more information about using this tool.

You may need to separately choose either Original or Digitized date/time (unless you want them to be the same!). For many scanned images, you may need to run the command twice, once for each type of date you want to add or change.

Images that have an Original date/time will appear in the Timeline window. This gives an easy way to see all of your images in original date sequence.
John