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How to change date and time of photo in Photos on Mac?

We organize photos in Photos.app by faces, places, date and time, and other albums on Mac. In All Photos albums, all photos gets sorted by taken Date and Time. However, due to camera settings and other reasons, some photos taken at the date and time are not correct. If there are a lot of photos with incorrect time, it will disturb the entire sorted photos. Don't worry, Photos.app provides the ability to change the date and time of your photos. Here are the steps to resolve this case.

 

Steps to change date and time of a photo in Photos

1. Open Photos.app, and select a photo which you want to change the date and time.

2. Click Photos Menu -> Image -> Adjust Date and time...

adjust date and time of photo in photos

3. Modify the date and time of photo in Adjusted section.

adjust date photo in photos

 

Batch change date and time of many photos in Photos

When those photos with incorrect date are side by side in Photos, we can multiple-select them, and click Photos Menu -> Image -> Adjust Date and time... to set the shoot date and time to the same date and time.

photo side by side in Photos

But in fact, we often encounter different situations in this process.

a. If those photos with incorrect date are not side by side, because of the limit of multiple-selection in Photos.app, we can't multiple-select them at once.

photo not side by side Photos

b. If those photos with incorrect date are different date and time, we can't set the same date and time for them.

Here we use third-party app --Photo Exifer to adjust date and time photo in Photos, it allows you to view, add, delete and edit photo metadata, it will fix these issues.

1. Download Photo Exifer.app on the computer.

2. Import or drag and drop photos to the left window.

3. Click the Quick Action button, and choose the "Edit date info" menu item.

change date and time of photo

4. There are three ways to batch change exif date and create date. Solution 2 can set the selected photos to the same date and time. If you need to change photos to the different date and time, choose solution 1 and solution 3.

change date and time of photo

Solution 1 can add or subtract date and time by Years, Month, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds. When you choose the solution 3, you need to select a photo from the left window, then adjust the time and date of this photo, and other photos will automatically modify the date based on the time difference from the selected photo.

 

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