I'd like to repeat megosu's request for the Convert Image dialog to have checkboxes for preserving create and last modified dates, like it does for aspect ratio now.
The use case is my wife's camera, which takes every shot at 12 megapixels or whatever. For the occasional shot we'd want that. For the rest, a tenth of the disk space is all they deserve. But after resizing, they all have the same file date. The photos were taken at all different dates and I don't want the conversion to disturb that.
The alternative, that my wife predict how much detail we'll want in each shot, and adjust the camera settings before taking it, is not happening.
Turn off Preferences / File Operations / Metadata / Update last modified file dates when setting metadata inside files, although you might want to use the EXIF Date Taken field inside the files instead of the file dates either way.
It was always off. This is not metadata anyway, I really am replacing the file with a smaller file.
Change the function you're using (e.g. in the context menu) to add the PRESERVEDATE option to the command line.
E.g. if the current function is Image CONVERT HERE REPLACE change it to Image CONVERT HERE REPLACE PRESERVEDATE.
Um, need help with that. The function is right-click a jpg in a lister and select Convert Image. Where is the command for that?
Settings > Customize Toolbars > Commands > Tools > Convert Images
but I can't right-click and edit it (like my user-defined commands)
Am I close?
Settings > File Types > File Type Groups > Images > Context Menu
Yup thanks! Man this dopus is deep, and that's why I love it. Searching prefs for these keywords turned up nothing. So many places to look. And now I understand the megosu conversation better too.