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Python - Fix Photo Exif Metadata
#!/usr/bin/env python
# gexiv2 image Exif date fixer.
# Corey Goldberg, 2014
"""Recursively scan a directory tree, fixing dates
on all jpg/png image files.
Each file's Exif metadata and atime/mtime are all
set to the file's ctime.
Modifications are done in-place.
Requires: gexiv2
import os
import time
# GObject-based wrapper around the Exiv2 library.
# sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gexiv2-0.4
from gi.repository import GExiv2
def fix_image_dates(img_path):
t = os.path.getctime(img_path)
ctime = time.strftime('%Y:%m:%d %H:%M:%S', time.localtime(t))
exif = GExiv2.Metadata(img_path)
exif['Exif.Image.DateTime'] = ctime
exif['Exif.Photo.DateTimeDigitized'] = ctime
exif['Exif.Photo.DateTimeOriginal'] = ctime
os.utime(img_path, (t, t))
if __name__ == '__main__':
dir = '.'
for root, dirs, file_names in os.walk(dir):
for file_name in file_names:
if file_name.lower().endswith(('jpg', 'png')):
img_path = os.path.join(root, file_name)

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@SalvaJ SalvaJ commented Jan 12, 2014


I'll go to add some metada and tags. It looks very usefull.


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@SpotlightKid SpotlightKid commented Jan 14, 2014

Maybe you should explicitly mention, that this will overwrite the times already present in any existing EXIF metadata.

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