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How Do I Display the Date On All Photos?

I have hundreds of photos that were scanned from paper pictures, so the date on the photo is the date is was scanned, which is meaningless. I use the date to properly sort the pics into smart albums (1960s, for example), and in the right order in that album (i.e., brother’s birthday on 2/5 vs Christmas on 12/25). Now, I need to display EACH info window ONE BY ONE, which is VERY time consuming & tedious. Instead of the photo title, I’d like to be able to display the photo date so I can see multiple pix at a time and see how the date needs to be edited. Possible?

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Display the Date On All Photos?”

    4 years ago

    You don’t need to display the info window one by one. Just bring up the info window on the first picture, then go from picture to picture. The info window doesn’t close it just stays there and adjusts to show the information for the photo you have selected.
    This works best in Moments view, but also in Smart Albums like you have set up. You can even use the arrow keys to quickly move from photo to photo.
    This isn’t as good as seeing them all in a list, but it isn’t that bad either. I don’t know of any way to get the date to show up under the photos in Moments or albums.

    4 years ago

    I found an app called PowerPhotos, that will display the date as a “subtitle”, so you see the title of the photo and the date. So I can see the date of multiple photos all at the same time. Sounds like this is my solution.

    Chris Laarman
    4 years ago

    I would probably have added the date (and if possible the time or a sequential number) at the beginning of the file name, in a format like YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS.
    Another way would be to insert properties like the date into the metadata of the picture. (This would require an app that can read this field and sort on it.)

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