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DateTree is an application for Mac OS X that will copy files into a set of folders named by date. Although the program was written with images in mind, it will handle any file. Selective copying is possible, and several date-based organizations are offered.
A typical DateTree session is as simple as dropping the files you want to organize onto the DateTree icon. DateTree remembers where the files should be put, and begins the copy with a click of the button. A comprehensive report is displayed after the copy with any errors or skipped files. You're then free to delete the originals (or clear your memory card) at your leisure.
The application can copy files from any folder – including directly from a digital camera memory card, or USB stick. Because it doesn't make thumbnails or process the files, DateTree's import is much faster than iPhoto and other image processing programs. It's perfect for those who prefer not to use a complex photo manager, and only lack a tool to organize their images in the file system. DateTree is digital photo management made easy.
DateTree understands the dates which many digital cameras embed into digital photo TIFF and JPEG files (using the EXIF standard). If the embedded date is not available, or for non-image files, DateTree uses the modification date of the file to determine which date folder it should be placed into.