A Better Finder Attributes
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Change file creation and modification dates.   Shareware ($14.95)
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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).
What's New
Version 5.25:
  • Fixes a startup crash related to the migration to the ARC memory management technology
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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Littletree76 reviewed on 04 Dec 2013
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 !
[Version 5.24]

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Ttrkwcz replied on 05 Dec 2013
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!
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Mountabe replied on 28 Mar 2014
Troll.
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Xplicit commented on 11 Sep 2013
On sale at maczot.com today (2013-09-11), 7.49$.
[Version 5.22]


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Pedromator reviewed on 13 Jul 2013
Works very good.

Furthermore you can use the renamer from the same company.
[Version 5.22]


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Vito commented on 23 Jun 2013
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:

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060703160750583

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.
[Version 5.21]


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Drdul reviewed on 09 Sep 2009
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.
[Version 4.37]

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This-person-died-in-2011 replied on 30 Sep 2011
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I have to chuckle each time I pass a semi hauling trailers from the cargo firm "ABF" as I think of this software.
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gsteiner reviewed on 13 Feb 2008
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.
[Version 4.7]

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minor7flat5 replied on 02 Mar 2009
I use a program called jhead:

http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/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 :-).
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JimW replied on 29 Apr 2009
Doing a quick search of MacUpdate for EXIF I came across this for you:

Photo Time Edit 1.1
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Odysseus replied on 25 Jun 2012
Graphic Converter can do this.
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kpe reviewed on 19 Jan 2008
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.
[Version 4.6.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Jan 2005
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..
[Version 3.6.1]

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JCH2 replied on 08 Nov 2011
Perhaps you could name some of them for us.
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Widber rated on 26 Nov 2013

[Version 5.23]



Mike-Grace rated on 01 Jul 2013

[Version 5.21]



gosmond rated on 13 Feb 2013

[Version 5.20]



Paddy57 rated on 02 Dec 2012

[Version 5.19]



stepode rated on 03 Sep 2012

[Version 5.19]



stepode rated on 14 Aug 2012

[Version 5.18]



geol rated on 03 Jul 2012

[Version 5.16]



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Liam_ARTH rated on 28 Jun 2012

[Version 5.16]



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Bleech_Jef rated on 09 May 2012

[Version 5.14]



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Paul_paris rated on 15 Jun 2011

[Version 5.04]


Downloads:63,959
Version Downloads:1,794
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:05 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $14.95
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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 Photo
A Better Finder Attributes 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 File and Folder Creation and Modification Date Control
A Better Finder Attributes 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, A Better Finder Attributes 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
A Better Finder Attributes 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".

Automate with Droplets
A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to save frequently used settings to separate "droplet" applications. Drag & drop files onto the droplet application to apply the changes stored in it. Double click the droplet to edit the stored settings.

Other Noteworthy Features
  • batch operation
  • drag & drop into the file list or onto the application icon
  • select files in the Finder and activate A Better Finder Attributes 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


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