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[APP] Image and Video Date Fixer - Fix your messed up timeline in your gallery

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j to the 4n

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About Image and Video Date Fixer:
Ever copied images from one phone to another, or from an external storage to your phone and ended up with a messed up timeline in your qgallery?
This happens because the file modification dates of your images have now the date the images were copied at.

Here comes Image and Video Date Fixer to the rescue. It can read the creation date of images and files from its metadata and set that as file modification date.
In case your images do not contain EXIF Metadata, but contains the date in the filename itself, Image and Video Date Fixer can even parse filenames to extract the date and set it as EXIF date attribute. For videos only the file modification date will be set based on the dat.


Premium Version:
The free version allows to process 20 files per batch.
If you want to process more files per batch you can buy the premium version via an in app purchase.


50 premium keys are given out already. I will probably give out more in the telegram chat.
Giving away 50 free premium keys here on xda, if you PM me your activation code (Open the left sidebar menu -> Unlock Premium)



Picture Manager

This feature is also part of my app Picture Manager, decided to duplicate the features into a seperate app, since a lot of users searched for such feature for ages.
Should help people finding this app/feature easier in the playstore.

Telegram Chat

https://t.me/picture_manager


Download Image and Video Date Fixer from the playstore:

 
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(krz8)NuKeRaToR

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Edit: nevermind I just bought it, thanks for this app

I wouldn't mind getting a code, there's been some pictures I've downloaded from other devices that show up new when they're about 7 years old
 
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j to the 4n

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apktool d -b -f Freetime.apk xda
Edit: nevermind I just bought it, thanks for this app

I wouldn't mind getting a code, there's been some pictures I've downloaded from other devices that show up new when they're about 7 years old

If the picture do not contain EXIF Data or the date in the filename to extract it, then there is no way to restore the original date.
Please also check the logs, (notes icon at the top right). If the log says your device is incompatible, restoring the modified date from the EXIf Metadata won't work.
Thats a bug in the Android OS that got fixed on Android 9 or 10, depending on your manufacturer. If you are below 9, it is not possible at all.
 

aayush_24

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Hey! Can I still get the premium code? If not, it'll be really hard for me to chose either premium for your app or the donation package for arter
 

j to the 4n

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Oct 18, 2012
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apktool d -b -f Freetime.apk xda
Sorry guys, the premium codes are all gone already.
I will probably give out more in the telegram group since following all the PMs here is a mess...especially because the xda page is horrible slow.

For people that have troubles with the activating the premium key I've sent AFTER they updated to the new playstore version, please contact me.
There was a bug with activation codes not being unique.
 

tournante

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Hi j to the 4n!

Thanks for your app. I tried it over some time thanks to your free promo code, and it has been is quite useful so far. I noticed one issue, though.
Your app fixes the mtime of an image. However, the AOSP stock gallery app (com.android.gallery3d) sorts images by mtime in album view only. In timeline view, images are sorted by ctime which is identical for all files processed in one batch. As a result, the images are still messed up in that view.
I am not sure if this is a bug or a feature of the gallery app, but it would be nice if your app fixed both mtime and ctime of an image.

Cheers!
 

j to the 4n

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Oct 18, 2012
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apktool d -b -f Freetime.apk xda
Hi j to the 4n!

Thanks for your app. I tried it over some time thanks to your free promo code, and it has been is quite useful so far. I noticed one issue, though.
Your app fixes the mtime of an image. However, the AOSP stock gallery app (com.android.gallery3d) sorts images by mtime in album view only. In timeline view, images are sorted by ctime which is identical for all files processed in one batch. As a result, the images are still messed up in that view.
I am not sure if this is a bug or a feature of the gallery app, but it would be nice if your app fixed both mtime and ctime of an image.

Cheers!

I'm using the File API and just call setLastModified.
In the File API there no way to set the creation date of a file. Don't see a way with any other available API either.
 

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    About Image and Video Date Fixer:
    Ever copied images from one phone to another, or from an external storage to your phone and ended up with a messed up timeline in your qgallery?
    This happens because the file modification dates of your images have now the date the images were copied at.

    Here comes Image and Video Date Fixer to the rescue. It can read the creation date of images and files from its metadata and set that as file modification date.
    In case your images do not contain EXIF Metadata, but contains the date in the filename itself, Image and Video Date Fixer can even parse filenames to extract the date and set it as EXIF date attribute. For videos only the file modification date will be set based on the dat.


    Premium Version:
    The free version allows to process 20 files per batch.
    If you want to process more files per batch you can buy the premium version via an in app purchase.


    50 premium keys are given out already. I will probably give out more in the telegram chat.
    Giving away 50 free premium keys here on xda, if you PM me your activation code (Open the left sidebar menu -> Unlock Premium)



    Picture Manager

    This feature is also part of my app Picture Manager, decided to duplicate the features into a seperate app, since a lot of users searched for such feature for ages.
    Should help people finding this app/feature easier in the playstore.

    Telegram Chat

    https://t.me/picture_manager


    Download Image and Video Date Fixer from the playstore:

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    Do you know any application that does the same thing in Windows?

    There are plenty. I use cPicture to manage my collection. It is the JPEG9 reference app, and it is also great for lossless functions. You can download it for free: cpicture.thecloudsite.net
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    It's an amazing app.
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    this is amazing, I was lookig for an app like this for years :good:
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    Thanks guys and also thanks a lot to the editor @Kvyas for featuring my app!

    I sent out about 25 keys already. So half of the free premium codes are gone.
    Probably give out more though if there are more requests.