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A Better Finder Attributes is the ultimate file-tweaking tool for OS X. It combines photo-shooting date and file date changing along with a few unique tricks of its own.

Change EXIF Timestamps at Will
A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF CRW and 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 more...

What's New

Version 5.27:
  • Allows the program to change EXIF data in a wider range of image files.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Littletree76 Member IconReview+17

Version 5.23 and latest 5.24 can't even start up properly in Mavericks Mac OS 10.9. So what's the point of keep releasing such crappy software ? Don't you test your software with proper quality control before software release ?

Developers wake up your stupid idea !

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Version 5.24

Developer fixed it in version 5.25 after I sent log and configuration files. The company is really listening. I used ABFAX since the very first version and this is the best solution for those who prepare CD/DVD libraries etc. Good job!



Xplicit Member IconComment+804

On sale at maczot.com today (2013-09-11), 7.49$.

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Version 5.22
Pedromator Member IconReview+13

Works very good.

Furthermore you can use the renamer from the same company.

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Version 5.22
Vito Member IconComment+127

I downloaded A Better Finder Attributes and got to inspect the interface. It's pretty spiffy. If the app had let me change the dates on more than 5 files in trial mode, I would have instantly spent the cash to buy it. Alas, 5 files was the limit, so I went looking elsewhere. I did find another shareware utility that would let me do more than 5 files, but I kept searching and found this neat and simple AppleScript that works fine:


The instructions for turning it into an app are included. Just drop your files on the app after you create it, enter the date and time in YYYYDDMMDDhhmm format, click "Continue" , and you're done.

A Better Finder Attribute has a nice interface, and can do more than change creation dates. If I ever need all the functions it provides, I won't hesitate to buy it. But for just changing the creation dates on a dozen or so files, the script linked above works fine.

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Version 5.21
Drdul Member IconReview+448

This is an indispensable app for me. One of my primary uses is changing the date and time on downloaded email attachments to match the time the email was sent (for easier cross-referencing), but I use it for adjusting all sorts of attributes. The developer has been responsive, adding a couple of features I requested that make it easier to use.

The only thing I can fault is the name, which is unnecessarily long and complicated. Every time I update this app, I end up dragging the new version out of the DMG onto my desktop and changing the name to "ABFA" before dragging it into my Applications folder.

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Version 4.37


I have to chuckle each time I pass a semi hauling trailers from the cargo firm "ABF" as I think of this software.

gsteiner Member IconReview+16

I don't know of any other program that can "set the creation date to the time that a digital camera picture was taken." I use it all the time, because simply copying jpegs from a flash card often doesn't get the creating date right.
With this application it's a breeze. I drag folders with thousands of pictures and it corrects the date in seconds.
If anyone knows of a freeware that does just that, go ahead and post its name.

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Version 4.7

I use a program called jhead:


It's a command-line tool, but if that's your gig, it's very easy to do things like copy EXIF date to file date, or copy file date to EXIF date. I do the latter when I scan old photos-that's how I found that FAT32 doesn't do dates before 1980 :-).


Doing a quick search of MacUpdate for EXIF I came across this for you:

Photo Time Edit 1.1


Graphic Converter can do this.

kpe Member IconReview+15

I've been using this for years. So long I can't even remember when I bought it. Never been charged to upgrade. It does exactly what is advertised. No problems ever.

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Version 4.6.7
Anonymous Member IconReview

Hacking in ResEdit? Give me a break. I haven't needed to hack anything in ResEdit in 15 years. There are 300 programs to modify Type and Creator and Dates, etc. and half of them are free..

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Version 3.6.1

Perhaps you could name some of them for us.

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Downloads 66,830
Version Downloads 1,344
License Shareware
Date 24 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $14.95
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