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Subject: Re: Flash Renamer - Time Zones

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 21:42:51 +0200

That's a great idea! I'll put it on my todo list. Can't promise you any date when it will be done though...

// Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: Rene
To: RL
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 6:46 AM
Subject: Flash Renamer - Time Zones

I contacted you previously about using the EXIF date tag when naming photos some time ago. You mentioned that it did exist and sure enough it was there and I remembered actually seeing it before. There was a reason why I didnít remember using it and that is because my camera does movies as well as pictures and the movies donít have an EXIF tag so modified date is really the best option. Sometimes I even have GPS logs and other files that I like to prefix with the date and time. The main problem is the case of naming files that are from different time zones (I change the camera time when crossing time zones) and from EST (Eastern Standard Time) when we are observing EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) or vice versa. The EXIF tag is always what the camera time was while the created/modified date is based on GMT (or something like that) and is different either when you copy pictures from the card after a trip in another time zone or when your own time zone changes to account for daylight savings.

I recently updated and did some poking and noticed the attribute and date tab in Flash Renamer. I got thinking; if you could add an option to add or subtract hours it would be brilliant and solve a lot of the manual work I have to do to account for the above mentioned scenarios. Iím surprised I had not thought of mentioning this earlier since I have been using your Find and Replace to do just that, albeit with great pains especially with time zones having more than an hour difference. Taking this thought one step furtherÖ I actually use the Format tab almost exclusively and it would be even sweeter if I could use a tags such as . One thing to keep in mind, I think there are actually time zones that use a half hour increment. This would make life a lot easier when doing the batches of videos, pictures, and other files. J

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