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Changing the date created 

Ed
Ed
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8/23/2022
Ed
Ed
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I'm scanning photos and negatives from World War 2, If I change the date created to 1944 it changes it to 3088. Of coarse there were no batteries in cameras back then and most of my descriptors are blank and unchangeable or filled in with whatever my Epson Perfection scanner filled in which is not much.
I can fill in a few by using Windows properties but that is one picture at a time and I still cannot propagate them to all pictures in a folder. Any suggestions? We're talking 18 cubic feet of slides and thousands of negatives. Also, where can I view categories?
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Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
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8/24/2022
Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
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Ed wrote:
Also, where can I view categories?

I already responded to the question of static file-specific descriptors (EXIF) vs. editable content/contextual descriptors (IPTC).
I generally would avoid Windows descriptors for your purpose, as the recipients of your project may not necessarily all be using Windows-based computers.

I also responded on the different techniques (e.g, folder descriptors, ad-hoc applying of identical descriptors to a bulk of other photos, and descriptor "forms") on how reuse the same descriptors for the pictures in a folder.

On the subject of "categories" and "keywords", StudioLine has a number of ways to work with those.
One way to think of categories and keywords, is to think of an "alternate universe" of Folders and Subfolders.
NORMALLY your picture will be located in some subfolder of a subfolder of a subfolder... of some parent folder.

Now, with keywords and categories, you can create two additional "folder trees" that use other "subject" tags - let's say

- Events
-- Birthdays
-- Graduation
---- High School
---- College
---- Graduate School
-- Funerals

In addition to such a nested tree of "event" categories, you can come up with as many different category and keyword trees as are sensible for your project.

Then, when managing the "categories" or "keywords" of a single picture (or a selected group of pictures, even all the pictures in a folder), you can simply "browse" through those categories you had created and TAG them to that picture/those pictures.

Alternately, you can NAVIGATE through your keyword/category trees, click on any one, and you'll see all pictures that have (already) been TAGGED with that particular category/keyword!
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