I'd like to create a filter that shows all files where the "Camera Data (Exif)" field named "Date Time Original" is blank (or missing). I have many files (jpgs) that were created by scanning that don't have a "Date Time Original".
Filter is limited to the files open in the folder on screen. If you use Search you have a lot more flexibility.
You have 3 date metadata. Date Created (stamped by camera or scanner when shot), Date File Created, Date File Modified. With Bridge there is no option to change Date Created.
In the Windows file explorer, the Date Created is the date the file was physcially created and the Date Taken is the Exif date (that matches Bridge's Date Time Original in the Exif) that is stamped by the camera. If you copy and paste a file in Windows, the Date Created is updated (because that file was just created) and the Date Taken (aka Date Time Original in the Exif) is unchanged.
Bridge does let me Search based on Date Created, but since Windows changes this as I move files, that isn't much help. Windows also lets me sort based on Date Taken (aka Date Time Original), but Bridge won't filter based on that field.
What a jumble...
From a past post I looked at this and concluded that Windows does not lists Date Created but lists Date File Created. That is why it changes in Windows E. when you change the file.
In Bridge if you press crtl F it brings up the find box. You can search for Date Created and Date (file) modified.
Bring up a file in Bridge that has different dates for all 3 date entrees and then look a same picture in Win Ex. and verify the above.
Thanks Curt. Yes, the Windows' Date Created is the date the file was created. Unfortunately, if I scan or download a file (e.g., download a jpg from Facebook), Bridge displays the Date Created as today's date (i.e., the date the file was created) and there isn't any way to edit it (that I can find). So I'm stuck with the download/scan date. I can edit the Date Time Original (exif) in Bridge, but I can't sort on that field.