Developer: Jan-Sebastian Schliemann

Current Version: 5.1.3

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 3.9 MB - Download


One of several cameras was set to a wrong date? The time was slightly off? – So the resulting media are unsorted and all over the place?
No problem anymore! Realigning the files is surprisingly easy now:

ShootShifter presents photos and movies in chronological order on a graphical timeline or grid.

Date and time changes can then be applied with several tools to individual files or even complete folders. E.g. it is possible to directly enter new dates and times, or to simply move the thumbnails around on the timeline, etc.
Using the fullscreen preview and its related features, one can get a great overview over all the media and already here get rid of the least successful ones.
At the end the files can be renamed with standardized filenames using the user-configurable naming templates.

And when everything is corrected this is still a very useful tool to quickly present images as fullscreen slideshows. *I* use nothing else anymore! :-)

More detailed overview:

• View files in chronological order on timeline or fullscreen grid, additional bigger previews and the info popover show more details.

• Select the appropriate source time zone for folders or single files (if it differs from System). Date and time will still be displayed converted to system time, but now using the correct "source data". Saving date/time modifications is possible using system or the source time zone (or even another different one), as required.

• Modify dates and times on single files or complete folders at once: Enter new values or simply move thumbnails by drag & drop or keyboard shortcuts, or use the automatic realign options.

• Quick selections: select thumbnails by media and file types, data sources, camera types, locations (radii) ... and more context dependent ones like: changes, possible errors, search results, etc. Or use the map to manually find and select media based on location data.

• Quick navigation on timeline and grid: Use jump markers, jump to automatic "time chapters" (e.g. next/previous day), and utilize the new "live-target" mode.

• Rename files using custom naming templates, with a sequence counter per folder or spanning all folders at once, use old filename and/or foldername as the basis for new names, or set completely new ones.

• View media in a fullscreen slideshow: With overview grid (as quick navigation), 100% loupe (even for movies), temporary movie bookmarks (that can be exported as "Chapter Text"), "locked random" mode (can be interrupted by non-random navigation and then reasonably resumed), etc. For quick slideshow-only usage, there is also a special express import option that skips all date parsing.

• Supports JPG, TIFF, many RAW files (using EXIF, TIFF data), QT movies (and "alikes": MOV, MP4, etc.) and some AVIs (using MDTA, MVHD or RIFF data from the movie header).

• Other file types (GIF, PNG, unsupported RAWs and movies) or files without embedded metadata will be imported based on their filesystem date/times. At least THESE can be changed and the files can be renamed, too.

• RAW+JPGs and Live Photos can be imported as file groups, so all changes are always applied to both files at the same time. XMP and AAE sidecar files are supported, too, so these will be moved and/or renamed together with the main files, and date/time modifications can be transferred to pre-existing XMP data.


Release Notes:

• Fixed possible crash related to thumbnail generation for RAW files NOT supported by the system.
• Fixed a display issue with the thumbnail date picker that affected macOS 10.11.
• Fixed a possible issue with automatic subfolder import (It was not always fully reliable).
• And a few more smaller optimizations and fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 4.6.2
Review by Jmarps

Did the impossible! - I had an issue where the Date Created and the EXIF Date Digitized how gone oout of synch. I wanted to use Hazel to categorize 30,000+ photos into date driven subfolders based on the Date Created field. I needed to copy Date Digitized into Date Created. ShootShifter did it and then renamed the photos to boot. Great app, saved me so much time and fantastic suport. I had a question and the dev got back to me in 45 mins. Thank you!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 5.1.3
Review by drajha

Just WOW! - I am FINALLY after years of trying and failing, getting my tens of thoudanfs of pictures in some sense of order! Over the years, THOUSANDS of pcitures have become ‘corrupted’ with dates being at times up to 40 years off. Other apps would allow me to chnage the NAMES of the pictures but would NOT allow me to alter the embedded dates. This app does allow me to alter the dates. The developer really knew what he was doing when writing this and I know I am in way over my head right now in what I actually comprehend, lol. Cannot wait to play around with this more and se what else it can do!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people