[Solved] Change The Date And Time A Picture Was Taken Windows 10

It’s not uncommon for pictures to have incorrect timestamps so how to change the date and time a picture was taken Windows 10 is one of the frequently asked questions from Windows users. In most of the cases, you should be able to modify the date and time of pictures via Properties. Also, it’s possible to use Photos, Adobe Lightroom and so on to tweak the timestamp of pictures. 

Solutions

Solution 1: Properties 

It’s possible to change the date and time a picture was taken Windows 10 in many ways. That being said, in terms of convenience, Properties is second to none. 

  • Step 1: Locate the picture, right-click it and pick Properties.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the Details tab, look for Date Taken under Origin, click the timestamp and edit it.
  • Step 3: Select Apply then choose OK.

Solution 2: Photos 

For your information, Photos is the default picture app that Microsoft includes in Windows 10. Photos not only allow Windows users to view pictures but also help them change various aspects including date and time. To change the date and time of a picture via Photos, go through the steps down below:

  • Step 1: Locate the picture, right-click it and pick Open with > Photos.
  • Step 2: Proceed to press Alt + Enter to open File info.
  • Step 3: Go to Date Taken, click the timestamp and edit it. After you finish, exit Photos.

Solution 3: Adobe Lightroom

  • Step 1: Open Adobe Lightroom.
  • Step 2: Switch to Library mode, select the picture and choose Edit Capture Time.
  • Step 3: Edit the timestamp to your liking.

Note: Many third-party photo managers could change the date and time a picture was taken Windows 10 like Adobe Lightroom. If you have a third-party photo manager around, feel free to use it instead. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What must be done to edit pictures using Photos?

  • Step 1:  Locate the picture, right-click it and pick Open with > Photos.
  • Step 2: Press Ctrl + E to go start editing the picture. Depending on the situation, you could crop, rotate, flip, … the picture as you see fit. 
  • Step 3: After the editing finishes, you could save the changes to either the original or a copy. 

How do I change date and time on Windows 10?

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Time & Language, toggle the Set time automatically switch and choose Change under Set the date and time manually.
  • Step 3: Apply changes as you like. 

What should I do if Photos is not opening?

  • Restart your computer. 
  • Reset/repair Photos.
  • Uninstall and reinstall Photos.
  • Use System Restore.

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