For years, I have been in the process of digitizing old photographs, either via scanning or taking photos of them with my iPhone. In my last post, “Sorting Through Old Photos,” I discussed the importance of digitizing old photographs. For anyone who has taken photos of old photographs, you would be aware that the photos are dated with the current date. Furthermore, the location of the photos do not reflect where the original photographs were taken. Instead, the iPhone photos list where the new photos were taken. I am often frustrated by the fact that I cannot simply change the date and location of the old photographs on my iPhone to represent when and where the photographs were originally taken. Fortunately, I have a MacBook and can easily change the date and location by opening the Photos app in my MacBook. If you have a MacBook, please follow the simple steps to adjust the date and location of your old photographs.
Adjusting the Date
Open the Photos app on your MacBook. Select the photo (or photos if there are multiple old photos that were taken on the same day). Then, on the upper left hand side, click on Image. Select “Adjust Date and Time.” Once selected, enter the date that the photo was taken.
Changing the Location
On the upper right hand side, click on Info. A box will open that includes a map. Above the map, type in where the actual photo was taken.
I hope you find these simple steps helpful! Adjusting the date and location has certainly helped me organize my photos. Plus, I have a much easier time locating old photos amongst the many thousands I have saved in my iCloud.