How to insert EXIF date time data on photo using Photoshop CS5.5

Community Beginner ,
Oct 12, 2014 Oct 12, 2014

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Is there any script or function available in photoshop CS5.5 which can help me in inserting date time from EXIF onto the photograph.

An automated solution which can do multiple images at once will be preferable.

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Oct 14, 2014 Oct 14, 2014

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Scripting in Photoshop didn't happen until Photoshop CS. Other than getting into programing language, I doubt there is much you can do.

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Oct 14, 2014 Oct 14, 2014

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Actually, there was scripting available in PS7 but there wasn't any ScriptUI until the next rev, PS 8 (aka PSCS). There were a lot of other things that were missing, too, but people were still writing code for PS7.

As for inserting EXIF Date/Time onto an image, several people have written code to do this, I just don't have any links handy.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 14, 2014 Oct 14, 2014

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You can use an action the use a script to add a text layer containing EXIF Information. The Action could then position the layer over the image using Photoshop align layers to selection and also style the layer like set the fill to 0 and add effects like drop shadow and and emboss to make it transparent. You could modify a script like this one.  It would be easy the format the text layer for the content you want. on the image.

http://www.mouseprints.net/old/dpr/StampExif.jsx

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Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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Can something like this is created as an action when PS reads the data from the photo metadata itself?

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LEGEND ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 15, 2014 Oct 15, 2014

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Before proceeding further, it is to be highlighted that the version being referred to is Photoshop CS5 Extended which is actually Photoshop Version 12.1 and is a part of Adobe Master Collection CS5.5. A screenshot of the version information is attached below for information.

photoshop_version12.1.jpg

Hence, I dont understand the concern expressed by many about the lowest version eligible for scripting being available in the product.

My version is in effect 12.1 and not 7 or 8.

Accordingly someone may advise on what script to use for inserting the EXIF data onto the image. I also want that the positioning of the text is predetermined and same for a batch of images required to be processed. I dont want to fix the position of text for each individual image.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 15, 2014 Oct 15, 2014

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Did you read my append and xbytor2 append.  There are many Scripts that add some  EXIF date to images.  Most do it by adding a text layer. An action could use such an script to add the text layer then position and style the text layer. If you have many different size and resolution images files you need a script that will set a good  font size for the image being processed.  Such an action can be batched. You can search the web for these script or modify the one I posted for you.

A  Photoshop script can even your default web browser on google maps for the image's location if there GPS info is in the images EXIF.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 15, 2014 Oct 15, 2014

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Getting old and small type. Looked like ps 5.5. No problem scripting to get EXIF info into photos.

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