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The Ultimate File & Photo Tweaking Tool for MacOS

A Better Finder Attributes 7 allows you to change JPEG, RAW & video content creation dates, EXIF, IPTC & GPS meta-data tags, file creation & modification dates, file flags and deal with invisible files.

Correct EXIF Digital Photo & Video Shooting Timestamps

A Better Finder Attributes 7 allows you to manipulate JPEG, RAW & video content creation timestamps (EXIF DateTimeOriginal, DateTimeDigitized, video content and media creation dates) 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 Digital Photos & Videos

A Better Finder Attributes 7 also allows you to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG, RAW or video content creation dates, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.

Change, Add & Remove EXIF, IPTC & Video Meta-Data

A Better Finder Attributes 7 allows the most commonly used EXIF & IPTC meta-data tags, such as copyright & owner information, camera & lens specifications, some exposure information and much else besides, to be directly manipulated.

You can strip EXIF, GPS & IPTC information from a file altogether, remove only GPS and IPTC location tags or add or change individual tags.

Total File Creation & Modification Date Control

A Better Finder Attributes 7 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.

Using Dates Embedded in the File Name

dates embedded in file names

A Better Finder Attributes 7 can extract file date information embedded in file names and use this information to set the various file dates. This feature is highly flexible and configurable and covers almost any imaginable situations.

You can use our file renaming product, A Better Finder Rename, to "massage" the file names or to inject the dates into the file name in the first place.

Using Dates Taken From Files of the Same Name in a Different Folder Hierarchy

dates taken from files of the same name in a different folder hierarchy

Many image and video processing applications have a tendency of losing your files' meta-data. As long as you keep the originals around, you can use A Better Finder Attributes to transfer file dates from your original files to the processed files.

Incrementing Dates From a Known Start Date

dates taken from files of the same name in a different folder hierarchy

In other situations, especially when dealing with scanned photos, your image files may have no creation date information at all. You can use A Better Finder Attributes to add this information by starting from an approximate date & time and adding a small time increment for each successive file, thus ensuring that your photos show up in the correct order in your image management software.

Setting Mac File Flags

A Better Finder Attributes supports setting all common Mac file system flags. You can set whether or not file extensions appear in the Finder, batch lock or unlock files, set or remove legacy creation & type codes, restart the Finder in a special mode that shows invisible files, batch set Finder labels and force Finder updates.

Showing & Deleting Invisible Files

A Better Finder Attributes can delete invisible files, such as .DS_Store, that can lead to problems when delivering files to non-Mac systems and play havoc with Unix tools such as version control and archiving tools.

On top of this A Better Finder Attributes has a special "Show Invisible Files" feature hidden in the "Tools" menu that switches the Finder to a special mode in which invisible files become visible.

Usage Scenarios

A Better Finder Attributes has been used by professional photographers, web site designers and developers and many other creative professionals who deal with large file collections for close to two decades now.

Correcting For Camera Clock & Time Zone Errors

Whether you forgot to reset the timezone of your camera while traveling, or are using multiple cameras but have forgotten to sync their clocks, the resulting time discrepancies can wreak havoc with your file collections.

A Better Finder Attributes 7 offers a simple way of adding or removing time intervals to entire photo collections in one fell swoop.

Correcting Sorting in the Finder

The Finder uses the file creation or modification dates to sort files but cannot sort by shooting date.

Use A Better Finder Attributes 7 to copy the shooting date to the creation date to get files to sort intuitively.

Importing Scanned Photos without EXIF Information into Photos

Scanners don't know when a picture was taken, but you can arrange your photos to be scanned in sequence. You can use the Advanced Time Manipulation action to set the EXIF DateTimeOriginal timestamp and add short time interval to each photo to get them to sort correctly in Photos.

Copying File Dates from Originals to Processed Files

Many image manipulation packages don't correctly preserve your file dates. Use the Advanced Time Manipulation action to copy those file dates from your backup of the original files to the new processed files.

Use Dates Embedded in the File Name to set Dates

Some image processing tools don't preserve your file dates correctly but place them in the file names. Alternatively, you can use A Better Finder Rename to put the dates into the file name. You can then use A Better Finder Attributes to extract the dates from the file names and re-apply them.

Removing Camera, Lens & Exposure Information

Many professional photographers do not want to send meta-data about their equipment and exposure information with their files and use A Better Finder Attributes to remove this information before delivering files to clients or uploading them to stockphoto sites.

Adding Copyright or Anonymizing Image & Video Files

While some photographers prefer anoniziming JPEG files before delivery, others want to add copyright information before delivering their files or sharing them on stockphoto sites. A Better Finder Attributes 7 supports both and makes them equally convenient.

Standardizing File Dates & Flags

A bunch of files with different creation and modification dates, inconsistent file extension settings and Finder labels look messy and unprofessional. Use A Better Finder Attributes to standardize file creation and modification dates, file extension hiding and Finder labels for a cleaner look.

Features

A Better Finder Attributes 7 is designed with the care and attention to detail that Mac users have grown to expect. Originally released on Mac OS 8, it has been rewritten from scratch several times to take advantage of all the latest Mac technologies and feedback from our loyal users to bring you the best in class user experience.

Simple, Powerful, Intuitive

A Better Finder Attributes 7 offers a best-in class user experience with convenient drag & drop adding of files, context sensitive file information, Finder context-menu integration and the attention to detail that Mac users are accustomed to.

File Content & Meta-Data Preview

The new Preview Pane in A Better Finder Attributes 7 allows you to peek inside your files and delve into its meta-data, making it much easier to work with meta-data tags and providing additional confidence in your settings.

Droplet Automation

A Better Finder Attributes 7 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.

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