Mac users who are also photographers come in all shapes, sizes, and capabilities. If you have 30,000 photos stuffed into iPhoto, Aperture, or Lightroom, then you’re more serious than most folks with a camera and a Mac, and you can spell EXIF.
Most cameras today spit out plenty of EXIF data with each photo. Exchangeable Image File Format is important because it carries detailed information about the camera, file format, date and time, and much more inside the photo file. With the right Mac app that data can be used to change dates and rename photos for easier organization. All you need is shootShifter on your Mac.
I prefer to think of shootShifter as a photo and video organizer (yes, it does videos, too) which lays out files in a chronological order, but every file, photo or video, can be modified by date or name using the built-in tools.
It’s simple to apply date changes to an entire folder of photos. Why would anyone need to do that? Remarkably, there are times when the camera’s date is off, wrong, or reset. Those dates show up in the photo’s metadata and shootShifter can fix it by changing to whatever date and time you want.
The built-in magnifying loupe gives you an option to delete photos that don’t measure up, so shootShifter works as a photo organizer, too. Photos and video clips can also be renamed using the built-in tools.
Other Mac tools can edit EXIF metadata and still other apps can be used to organize photos, but shootShifter does both and is nominally priced considering it fixes time and file names so quickly.