For some reason, many of my photos have wrong 'capture dates' showing in the current version of LR Classic, on Windows 10. At some point, they were correct because when they were imported, they were created in a folder with the date they were captured. Aside from looking at the metadata of each photo (90,000+) and grouping and manually changing, is there a way I can have the 'capture date' changed to the 'folder date/name'?
For an added twist, the folder name format varies, as shown below.
\\pictures\2016 01 15\pic3.JPG
I stumbled upon ExifTool but it seems command-line based and I don't know the syntax to use to tackle this problem, and I wonder if LR Classic can help.
... btw. .. Lr can change the date/time to the file date, but not to folders date/time, which makes more sense by the way. Otherwise all files in a folder would end up with the same capture date/time.
It seems mostly video files have incorrect dates. In most of their cases, the subfolder they are in includes the original import date as part of its name. I don't care about the time of day, but rather the date. I'll check the GUI version of the tool - thank you!