Vista: Change Date Taken of Image Files

You want to categorize your photos by date but the date stamps on the image files are wrong. What to do? Finally, in Vista, this is easy to change. Here is how to do it.


When using Flickr or Picasa, I love arranging by date. However, frequently my pictures do not have the correct date stamp. Changing the date stamp in XP requires extra software.

In Vista you can change this date easily:

1. Click Start
2. Open the Windows Photo Gallery
3. Select the photo or photos you want to change
4. Right-click on one of the selected photos
5. Click Properties
6. Select the Details tab
7. Click the Date taken box and edit the date
8. Click OK



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  • Chris

    Do you know of a way to change the time as well? Time zones are messing me up!

  • Anonymous

    But you cannot change the time value. How do you do that?

    • Brod

      Vista, as crap as it may be, also comes with windows photo gallery, which allows you to change the time stamp (in order to adjust for timezones) and the date through “info” or the “change time and date” option on photos

      • OliverJJ1

        To change the time as Brod has mention, you will need to use “Windows Photo Gallery”

        Then simply click the tab up top labeled “Info”.
        On the Right hand side of your screen, you will see the picture name and below it is the date and time. Click in the “Time” field and change as you like.

        Wah-la !!!