How to export videos from iPhoto and keep their date
When importing files from family iPhones on MacBook Air, Google Picasa does not process rotation properly. I have to use iPhoto. However iPhoto does not export properly date of videos. In order to keep my archive on disk properly organized, I wrote myself two scripts.
I export images and videos from iPhoto using:
|File name||Use filename|
|Subfolder Format||Event Name|
This will place them into subfolder on the disk. Now in each directory I run script iphoto-touch-mov-by-prev-image, which will
touch the videos to have the same date/time as the closest image.
Afterwards I run all files through a script iphoto-copy-export-to-archive-dir which will put them into YEAR/YEAR-MONTH-DAY subfolder in my archive.
In order to process multiple subdirectories I use:
#!/bin/bash for DIR in `find . -type d`; do iphoto-touch-mov-by-prev-image $DIR iphoto-copy-export-to-archive-dir /Volumes/Archive $DIR/*.* done