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For quite some time I had my camera configured with the wrong year. How can I change the year portion of the date of 500+ photos in my iPhotos library?

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In iPhoto '09 (or later, I believe)...

  1. Select all the photos with incorrect dates
  2. In the menu bar, select Photos -> Adjust Date and Time
  3. Modify the date to reflect the change you want -- for example, to shift all the photos forward one year, increment just the year part of the date by 1
  4. All the photos will be time-shifted by the relative change you specified
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Wow, that was easy! – bitbonk May 12 '11 at 22:28
@bitbonk Glad I was able to help! – Austin May 12 '11 at 22:40
Actually, there is one problem with this: The event that the photos belong to, do not pick up the change. The date of the event is still one year off (in the future). – bitbonk May 19 '11 at 18:02
@bitbonk I believe iPhoto events take their dates from the photos they contain, so double-check to make sure all photos have the correct date. If you're still having trouble, that's not strictly on-topic for this particular question (you asked about photos, not events), so I'd recommend creating a new question. – Austin May 20 '11 at 3:11

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