Change “Date Created” using EXIF “Date Captured”

If you are like me, you tend to use Lightroom or other 3rd Party photo editor on your RAW images and then export the hi-res .jpg to a folder and then import the images to iPhoto or Photos on Mac (El Capitain).  This creates a problem with the “Date Created” info on the file.  Instead of showing the date and time the image was captured, it shows the date and time the image was exported to .JPG; then when you import the photos to iPhoto, they are not placed in the proper order within your library.

For example:

I went on a vacation back in August 2015 but I did not have time to edit the images until December 2015.  After exporting the images to iPhoto, it considers them images take in December.  So how do you correct this?

After much searching and many offers from Apple Store Products… I found a free and very powerful software solution.

XNViewMP0.68 >>>Download HERE>>> OR>>>> Download HERE

It’s very simple to use.

Step 1:  Download and install the software

Step 2: In XNViewMP, go to the folder that has the images that you need to change the “Date Created” or “Date Modified”.

Step 3:  Select All images (Command + A)

Step 4: Click on “Tools” in the toolbar.  Select “Change Timestamp”

Step 5: In the “Use” settings, select the 3rd option and change the drop down menu to “EXIF: Date Taken”.  In the “Change” settings, select the 1st option “File: Modified Date”.  Ensure that the info on the right is correct.

Step 6: Click “Write All”.  Once the operation is complete and you have verified that the data has been written correctly by going into finder and using “Get Info” on the images, then you can Close XNViewMP.

Step 7: Drag and drop your newly modified image files into iPhoto (Photos)


Hope that helps some of you that are having this challenge with date time stamps.

Logitech G13

Logitech G13 for editing… Reviewed

I have been working for many months to improve the Logitech G13 keyboard settings to work with Lightroom, Photoshop, and now, iPhoto. I’ve had so much fun with this project and so much positive feedback and demand for the original script settings, that I thought I could serve many more photographers and designers by creating a website strictly for the script. I decided to name the system, the script, the settings…. Lightroompad.

You can now get much more information and a more dedicated script for your specific requirements.

If you want to edit faster with less eye strain and wrist pain while in front of the computer for hours, then the Logitech G13 and the Lightroompad script is for you.  The Lightroompad settings are specifically configured to help you get the most out of your creativity and your time.  It has helped me and our photographers edit faster, and that makes me want to share this product with everyone.

If you would like to purchase the script for Lightroom or Photoshop, and save yourself at least 8 hours of programming, you can buy it from me HERE!

GET THE LOGITECH G13 LIGHTROOM SCRIPT for $39.99 $19.99 (1/2 Price Sale!!)



Visit the all new Lightroompad website for more options HERE


Lightroompad launches for sale this week at



Thailand’s Wonder Unsurpassed

Water for Elephants in Thailand

Water for Elephants in Thailand


Our honeymoon was an incredible experience for both Stephanie and I.  We were able to experience the culture of the people and the opulence of their devoted spiritual existence.  Naturally, I took in everything that I saw through my lens.  I’ve shared a collection for viewing and for owning my art.


Feel free to browse the album :


And, of course, with every purchase we donate 10%! to charities all over the world.

Ancient Artwork

Smoking Kills

Smoking Kills

beach crowd

Party ’till the Sunrise

Lost childhood memories

Lost childhood memories

Surreal Encounter

Surreal Encounter

Lightning Crashes

Lightning Crashes

Mayan Temple before 2012

Mayan Temple before 2012

Alone & Lonely

Alone & Lonely

A quick skim through the database brought up some interesting images from the past.  Life is so much fun, and as photographers we get to freeze that experience in place and time in our own way.  That’s what makes our artform so beautiful…it’s our own rendition merely by our viewpoint of what’s going on around us.


Logitech G13

Logitech G13 keyboard for Lightroom & Photoshop Shortcut Keys

Logitech G13 keyboard for Lightroom

After reviewing and their custom keyboard layout for lightroom, I decided to be a little bit crafty and design my own keyboard. Using a Logitech G13 game controller, I have setup some pretty awesome keyboard shortcuts to work with Lightroom & Photoshop. I can now speed through 2000 photos in under 3 hours. That’s FULL editing including crop, light, colour and photoshop artistic editing.

It was a bit of a challenge finding the right keys to setup that would speed things up the most, but I think I’ve nailed it. Now, my clients can see their edited photos in under 2 days.

I created a reference sheet to indicate which keys do what for each shortcut. I have library mode and develop mode settings.

The Logitech G13 is not really made for the purpose of editing photos, but I find that it is much faster than using keyboard shortcuts and a mouse….and is a lot cheaper than using rpgkeys software. Since it doesn’t use the keys for pre-sets, you can still use your mouse to scroll through your presets to preview their effect before adding that effect and then quickly adjust that preset with the G13 keyboard.

I must admit …I am in love with my new Logitech G13 Keyboard for Lightroom & Photoshop!

If you would like to purchase the script for Lightroom or Photoshop, and save yourself at least 8 hours of programming, you can buy it from me HERE!  It’s Mac ready;)

Any questions….

GET THE LOGITECH G13 LIGHTROOM SCRIPT for $39.99 $19.99 (1/2 Price Sale!!)




Logitech G13 Gaming Keyboard for Lightroom