[digiKam-users] Is changing the date of a photo a destructive process?

Andrey Goreev aegoreev at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 15:14:14 GMT 2018

I might be wrong but I think BQM always produces a new file and the operation is not lossless.
You might want to use exiftool / exiv2 to shift date/time of multiple pictures.
Here is an example from exiftool website:
Common metadata date/time tags are incremented by -6 hours, while
FileModifyDate is not changed:

exiftool -alldates-=6 -P FILE(FOLDER)

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-------- Original message --------From: woenx <marcpalaus at hotmail.com> Date: 2018-03-07  7:30 AM  (GMT-07:00) To: digikam-users at kde.org Subject: [digiKam-users] Is changing the date of a photo a destructive process? 
So I want to correct the date to a bunch of pictures. If use the metadata
editor on the tools panel, I can just change it one by one. If I want to
process several at a time, I use the Batch Queue Manager.

By default, the Batch Queue Manager does not overwrite pictures, you have to
actively check that option, and there's also a whole "Saving images" tab
dealing with JPG quality and that kind of stuff. 

My question is: If I am just changing the date of a group of JPG pictures,
do they lose quality every time a change is made, or the batch queue manager
just changes the metadata and leaves the picture intact? 

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