Help changing date and times on a vast scale

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    I need help, for ages now my date and time settings have been a year off and now when I look back they are all in the wrong times, I use a Nikon D3300 and I have narrowed it down to a formula which can tell me the correct date and time but I'm just wondering if there is a way I can just change them all by adding a formula, say +8 to every day on each picture so if the date was 07/07/2016 it will now be 15/07/2016 and that change would occur for every picture. Otherwise I will have to change them manually but that would mean changing the dates and times of 800+ photos and videos. Any reply is helpful and thank you in Advance.


     
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    Sounds like a plan
     
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    Thanks, this should work, I'll try when I get home, currently I don't use anything to organize pictures but I will try one of these, the picasa (whatever) one seems to be able to update all photos with the same incrimental adjustment.
     
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    That's something you might want to look into. These kinds of programs make it a lot easier to view and find things. I use ACDSee (even though I have Lightroom). It also lets me easily adjust date/time by an increment--but its not free.

    I used to adjust times frequently to get images in the right order when I'd used multiple cameras on a trip. I'd use each to take a reference photo of the time displayed all on the same device then then calculate an offset. Now I use a custom import program (wrote it myself). It adjusts date/time during import using clock drift profiles for each camera. My camera clocks drift by between 1/2 sec and 2 seconds per day. Each camera's drift is extremely predictable. Now I never adjust camera clocks and just let the software fix things. Its stupid that all photo import tools don't have clock drift profiling and correction.
     
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