(Again I've wasted too much time trying to find an answer elsewhere.)
After a battery charge for my Fuji E550, I've sometimes failed to correctly set the time/date stamp.
I DO know how reset the stamp on picture files once they've been downloaded to my hard drive. I usually catch the problem quickly, and reset the camera date/time functions. Unfortunately, some pictures get by with the wrong stamp imbedded.
The thing is that I swear I had been able to change the time/date on the actual camera card files previous to their download, via a process using the Fine Pix viewer (software?).
The old procedure, explained next, no longer works:
The camera, containing the memory card, is connected to my computer (windows xp) and appears as G:. I use the "open by FinePix" command to open its Fuji_100 folder. After highlighting the misdated files, I use the drop down menu beneath "file" and select "batch process". After choosing "change the time/date", a small box opens on the screen and a blue bar slowly fills as if the adjustment process was actually working. After the blue bar fills, the window closes and disappears; but when I check the files again, I see the time/date remains unchanged.
So, how can I again change the time/date stamp on the camera card itself? I'm presently using a Fuji XP 1G card instead of the 512. Would size difference be a factor?
I don't know if a newer version of FinePix software is in play, automatically updated since the original was downloaded when I bought the camera in 2005. If so, might it now omit the option to change the camera card itself as the old version did?
I know this seems very specific to Fuji, whom I contacted first awhile ago, but hasn't replied. I've given up googling key words. Can this dilemma be answered in a general sense, with other software or by any other Fuji users?
Thank you very much, Zippy
------------------------------------------------------------------Also: while googling I?ve seen shareware that claims to add time/date info to developed prints. Does that mean to the picture side, or to the back of them?? Thanks again.
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