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File Multi Tool 5 is the ultimate file tweaking tool.
File Multi Tool 5 combines the features of Photo Date Changer and File Date Changer 5 and adds a few tricks of its own.
CHANGE JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF, CRW & CIFF EXIF TIMESTAMPS AT WILL
Just like Photo Date Changer, File Multi Tool 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF, CRW & CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).
CORRECT FINDER SORTING FOR JPEG EXIF AND RAW PHOTOS
File Multi-Tool 5 also allows to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.
TOTAL CONTROL OVER FILE AND FOLDER CREATION AND MODIFICATION DATES
Just like File Date Changer 5, File Multi Tool 5 gives you total control over file creation and modification dates, setting them to specific times and dates, adding or removing time or simply removing them altogether.
MORE FILE MAGIC
On top of these features, File Multi Tool 5 gives you control over:
• whether or not file extensions appear in the Finder
• batch locking or unlocking of files
• setting or removing legacy creator & type codes
• removing invisible files
• seeing invisible files in the Finder
• batch setting of Finder labels
• forcing the Finder to update its information about files and folders
File Multi Tool 5 features an elegant and intuitive interface with many advanced features. Simply drag & drop the files you want to change into the file list, select an action from the popup menu and modify the settings to your liking, then click on "Perform Changes".
OTHER NOTEWORTHY FEATURES
• batch operation
• drag & drop into the file list or onto the application icon
• select files in the Finder and activate File Multi Tool 5 via the Finder context menu or via a hot key
• automatically deals with file date consistency rules
• separate processing for files and folders, batch processing of sub-folders
MAC OS X LIMITATIONS ON FILE DATES
Please note that Mac OS X imposes a number of "common sense" rules when it comes to file dates and will not allow you to set dates to "invalid" values.
In particular, you cannot set the dates to future values (i.e. later than now) and files cannot be modified before they are created. File Multi Tool 5 can automatically take care of these complications for you via the "automatically correct inconsistent dates" feature.
Also note that while File Multi Tool will let you set dates before 1972, the Mac OS X Finder does not "like" such dates and as soon as you point the Finder to such a file, it will "correct" this date to the 1st of January 1972.
File Multi-Tool is available exclusively on the Mac App Store.
- fixes a minor bug
Ratings and Reviews
I’m a photographer and I use this tool ALL the time. It works flawlessly and NEVER crashes. My primary use is to put fix the creation dates on my photos and to give all of my photos a custom numbering system. I have done this to 45,000 photos without a hitch. It does exactly what is claimed and does it well.
Love this program!
These last few years I've been getting old negatives and pictures scanned professionally. If you want to put them into a program like iPhoto and then be able to have it be the date of the event (and not the scanning date) you have to change the metadata. File Multi Tool 5 takes the pain out of an otherwise painful process. I don't know what I would've done without this program. It makes iPhoto work the way it's supposed to with scanned images.
Fits the Bill Perfectly
I needed a tool to set file properties, especially modification dates, on thousands of digital photos. Having grown up as a UNIX sysadmin I was ready to put together a script, but then I saw this tool referenced on another site so I downloaded it. I’m glad I did! This tool saved me a huge amount of time, and it’s now a regular part of my OSX toolbox. Thanks!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.