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If you just sat down to sort & edit the photos (or videos!) from a shoot and realize you forgot to synchronize all the cameras to the same clock time and now your photos don’t perfectly match up when you sort by Date Created, don’t worry! It happens to the best of us. (Especially around Daylight Savings Time!)
Don’t worry – there’s a way to change the timestamp on multiple pictures by altering the the Date Created in the EXIF metadata, even on a large batch of RAW files. (Or even JPEGs, PDF, audio files, etc…)
In the future, it’s always easiest to prevent this issue by syncing all cameras to the same clock (I like to sync my cameras to time.gov & ask all of my second shooters to do the same), but it’s still possible to change after the photos have already been taken – even if you don’t have Lightroom!
Here’s a tutorial for how to shift the timecode for a group of photo, video, or audio files using a free program like Adobe Bridge: