How to Edit EXIF Date on Windows 7

When I installed a new battery of my digital camera, I input a wrong date into the clock. I did not notice the problem until I found that the date taken of the EXIF is wrong. In search for a way to edit the date back to the correct date, I found a program called FastStone Image Viewer. With the program, you can do a lot more than editing the EXIF date. It is actually a very good program to manage your pictures. However, it is still an external program to download and the steps to edit the date are not very straight forward.

I found an easier way on Windows 7 and you do not need to download any program. It’s also very easy. All you need to use is the Windows Explorer. Here are the steps:

  1. Open up Windows Explorer and browse to your picture.
  2. Make sure the details pane(the bottom pane) is turned on. If it’s not on, click on Organize ->Layout->Details pane.
  3. Select a picture to edit the date. Click on the Date taken date.
  4. The date is now editable, you can enter a new date. Click on Save to save the changes.

Note that you can edit the date for multiple pictures. Just select multiple pictures in the step 3.


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