A Better Finder Attributes v5.15 | Mac OS X | 5.5 MB
A Better Finder Attributes 5 is the ultimate file tweaking tool for Mac OS X. A Better Finder Attributes 5 combines photo shooting date and file date changing along with a few unique tricks of its own. A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, CRW & CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).
Correct Finder Sorting for JPEG EXIF and RAW Photo
A Better Finder Attributes 5 also allows to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.
Total File and Folder Creation and Modification Date Control
A Better Finder Attributes 5 gives you total control over file creation and modification dates, setting them to specific times and dates, adding or removing time or simply removing them altogether.
More File Magic
On top of these features, A Better Finder Attributes 5 gives you control over:
whether or not file extensions appear in the Finder
batch locking or unlocking of files
setting or removing legacy creator & type codes
removing invisible files
seeing invisible files in the Finder
batch setting of Finder labels
forcing the Finder to update its information about files and folders
A Better Finder Attributes 5 features an elegant and intuitive interface with many advanced features. Simply drag & drop the files you want to change into the file list, select an action from the popup menu and modify the settings to your liking, then click on "Perform Changes".
Automate with Droplets
A Better Finder Attributes 5 allows you to save frequently used settings to separate "droplet" applications. Drag & drop files onto the droplet application to apply the changes stored in it. Double click the droplet to edit the stored settings.
Other Noteworthy Features
drag & drop into the file list or onto the application icon
select files in the Finder and activate A Better Finder Attributes 5 via the Finder context menu or via a hot key
automatically deals with file date consistency rules
separate processing for files and folders, batch processing of sub-folders
Mac OS X Limitations on File Dates
Please note that Mac OS X imposes a number of "common sense" rules when it comes to file dates and will not allow you to set dates to "invalid" values.
In particular, you cannot set the dates to future values (i.e. later than now) and files cannot be modified before they are created. A Better Finder Attributes 5 can automatically take care of these complications for you via the "automatically correct inconsistent dates" feature.
Also note that while File Multi Tool will let you set dates before 1972, the Mac OS X Finder does not "like" such dates and as soon as you point the Finder to such a file, it will "correct" this date to the 1st of January 1972.