Image and Video Date Fixer restores the proper dates to your media files
If you’re someone who regularly transfers images between multiple devices, you probably would have ended up with a disordered gallery at some point or another due to incorrect timestamps. We all have been there and we know how frustrating it is. One of the reasons why this happens is because the file modification dates of images may have been overwritten by the date when the images were copied to your phone. If you are looking for a quick and easy fix to correctly timestamp your media, we have a solution for you.
XDA Recognized Developer j to the 4n has made an app that lets you restore the correct timestamp to your images and video files in just a few clicks. Aptly named Image and Video Date Fixer, the app reads the EXIF metadata entries of images and videos to identify the original timestamp and sets it as the modification date.
In case the image is stripped off of EXIF metadata — which is usually the case with images shared on instant messaging apps like WhatsApp — the app can still fix the wrong timestamp by parsing the filename. Most phones and cameras save the date and time info within the filenames of images and videos — this is usually in the format of yyyy-MM-dd_HH:mm:ss. The app can extract this info from filenames to create an EXIF attribute with the correct date.
The Image and Video Date Fixer is available on Google Play Store for free. In the free version, you can process up to 20 files in a single batch. You can pay a small fee, however, to remove this restriction via an in-app purchase. The developer is also giving away 50 premium keys at the XDA Thread, so check that out.