Capture One allows you to directly edit the capture time of a single image, or a batch of them, ensuring that your images are at the best starting point for organizing and culling. This affects the EXIF data of your images, directly modifying and changing the time of which the image was captured.
This feature is available in Capture One Pro 23 (16.0) and later.
How do you change the capture time of an image?
- In the Library tool tab, scroll down to Metadata
- Under 'Basic' you will see the date/time your image was captured or created on
3. Click ... to begin modifying the capture time
Image name - the name of the image you are editing, shown here as "RB Austria 002.IIQ"
Capture Time - displays the current capture time
New Time - this is where you enter the desired capture time
N.B. When a single image is selected, then the exact time is set. A time offset will be applied (based on the primary variant) when multiple images are selected.
If you are changing the capture time of multiple images, ensure that you have Edit All Selected Variants enabled under Image > Edit All Selected Variants – this will ensure that all of the images you have selected, will be affected when selecting "Change Capture Time".
The tool will let you know what the adjusted capture time will be. Select Update All to change the capture time of the selected image, or all images that you have selected.
Regarding XMP and metadata syncing
The XMP sidecar file remains unaffected. The modified capture time will appear in Capture One and in the exported file, but not in other software when working with the original RAW file.