Column Heading - Date picture was taken.

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Column Heading - Date picture was taken.

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I have been wanting caja to offer the choice of listing files with a column headed, "Date Created" for use with my Pictures directory.
This is a vital piece of information when sorting photographs. It's the only thing I miss from Microsoft.
The "Date Modified" is not fit for purpose. e.g. If I rotate a picture it gives the date I did that instead of the date I want, which is the date it was taken.

I found this Blog about the Mate Desktop:
https://mate-desktop.org/blog/
The version given is "Mate 1.26.0"
Under the Headings "More details" / "caja" it says: "You can now add information of the creation time in the list columns"

This is exactly what I'm wanting to do. However when I looked in the "File Management Preferences" in caja, the option isn't there.

I'm running Mint 20.1 Mate. (system details are at the bottom of the page)

How can I find which Mate Desktop version I have?
Can I install version 1.26.0 without creating any more problems (If I have an earlier version)?
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Monitor = BENQ BL2411PT rev 00-012-AL
Mint 20.1 Ulyssa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 12GB
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Re: Column Heading - Date picture was taken.

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A possible workaround might be mediainfo: https://sites.google.com/site/easytipsf ... ilemanager
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Re: Column Heading - Date picture was taken.

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Hi absque fenestris,

Thanks for the link. I'll look into it.
I use "exiftool" for the data from pictures and have it in a couple of scripts.
https://exiftool.org/
However I need to see lists of Photo's in a guaranteed "Date Taken" order.

For those who are not aware:
This can be obtained from the exif data within the picture file under "DateCreated". (The date and time the file was created)
(Only works with pictures created with digital cameras)
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Monitor = BENQ BL2411PT rev 00-012-AL
Mint 20.1 Ulyssa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 12GB
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Re: Column Heading - Date picture was taken.

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It seems that the information is available in caja under "Properties / Image" in the right click menu for the file.
But the option doesn't appear in the Edit menu under "File Management Preferences / List columns tab".

So the information is there, it just the option to list it under a column heading.
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Monitor = BENQ BL2411PT rev 00-012-AL
Mint 20.1 Ulyssa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 12GB
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Re: Column Heading - Date picture was taken.

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You can open a directory of photos with Pix image viewer.
They are sorted by date taken (default setting). It even has an exif reader built in.
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Re: Column Heading - Date picture was taken.

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Hi all41,

My requirements are for organisation (searching, finding) rather than just the viewing.

I stopped using Pix Image Viewer, I think it was due to slow startup by caching all the files before it was usable to view pictures.
In every other respect it was OK. Particularly for looking at the setting used on the camera to take the shot.
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Monitor = BENQ BL2411PT rev 00-012-AL
Mint 20.1 Ulyssa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 12GB
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