Extract original date/time photo taken from jpg

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Chris, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    If I rotate my pics, they get todays date/time. Is there any way, hopefully
    in VB, to extract the original date/time from the jpg. I noticed that the
    Shutterfly upload software can see it.

    Chris.
     
    Chris, Dec 23, 2003
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  2. Chris

    Chris Guest

    This is all the info that the Shutterfly software shows about the jpg. Any
    way to get at it....

    Camera Model: SONY CYBERSHOT
    Horizontal Resolution: 1/72 Inch
    Vertical Resolution: 1/72 Inch
    Date and Time: 2003:10:31 17:52:52
    Original Date and Time: 2003:10:31 17:52:52
    Digitized Date and Time: 2003:10:31 17:52:52
    Exposure Time: 1/90 Seconds
    F-Stop: F2
    Exposure Program: Normal
    EXIF Version: 0210
    Max Aperture Value: F2
    Metering Mode: Center-weighted Average
    Flash: Fired
    Focal Length: 10.6 mm
    FlashPix Version: 0100
    Camera Orientation: Top Is Left Side
    Color Space: RGB
    Image Width: 2048
    Image Height: 1536
    File Source: Digital Still Camera
    Scene Type: Directly Photographed
    Chroma Sample Point: Data Point
     
    Chris, Dec 23, 2003
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  3. Exifer (free download) is able to alter the file time stamp to agree with the
    EXIF information.
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Dec 23, 2003
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  4. Chris

    Andy Hewitt Guest

    Not sure if it works the same on Windows, but I usually see a 'date
    Created' flag *and* a 'Date Modified' flag.
     
    Andy Hewitt, Dec 24, 2003
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  5. Chris

    Don Coon Guest

    Hi Chris,

    Since you specifically mentioned it, I assume you can program in Visual
    Basic. If so, using a hex editor look for the location of the date and see
    if it's in a fixed location. It should be easy to write a small program to
    do what you want. In 1999 we spent 2 weeks in eastern Europe when I had a
    Nikon 950. I wrote a program that extracted the date and time from the file
    and renamed it with a two letter prefix for each country. On the 950 it was
    easy to setup folders to store your images --- if I remembered to switch on
    the proper day : )

    On images from my Canon 10D the date is at the front of the file in the same
    location for each image in the format "2003:07:20 16:10:25"

    Best of Luck!

    Don
     
    Don Coon, Dec 24, 2003
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