Using 'Date Taken' to update 'Date Created'

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Using 'Date Taken' to update 'Date Created'

Postby ronwalter » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:01 pm

I have made (jpg) copies of old photos and subsequently used Windows 10 Explorer to set the 'Date Taken' field to equal an approximation of the actual photo date. I thought I would be able to use BRU to set the jpgs 'Date Created' field equal to the 'Date Taken' that I had set with Explorer.

However when I see the 'Date Taken(original)' field in the BRU GUI it doesn't contain the date I set even though it does show what I set when I re-select the file in Explorer. This leads me to believe that Windows updates some field like 'Date Taken(modified) and displays that as 'Date Taken' if it's not null.

Is there a way I can use BRU to assign the 'Date Taken' value I set in Explorer to 'Date Created' and/or 'Date Modified'?

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Re: Using 'Date Taken' to update 'Date Created'

Postby Admin » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:31 am

Hi , did you activate "Date Taken" in BRU, see
(third question) thanks
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