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Time Zone Upon Import

4192 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2010 7:28 AM by Frank Caggiano RSS
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,755 points)
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    Nov 9, 2010 3:39 PM (in response to macorin)
    OK so if understand correctly the problem you're having is actually on export not on import.

    It does seem that Aperture is doing some counterintuitive things with dates both in 'Adjust Date and Time' and on export.

    From the playing around I've done it appears that Aperture is normalizing the time to the local time zone on export but only of the Subfolder Format section.

    So for example if I have an image with the Date & time of 3/23/2010 23:44 PST AND the timezone of the my Mac is set to EST then when I export the image if I select a subfolder format of image year/month/day then the day subfolder is created as 24. However if the time zone of the MAc is set to PST then the day subfolder is created as 23.

    Now all this seems to only affect the subfolder times. If I select image date/Time as the name of the image in Name Format it always appears with the correct image date and time. So in this example no matter the Time Zone of the Mac the image name was always 2010-03-23 23-44-21.jpg

    This doesn't really help you directly but I guess its good to know you're not nuts (at least in this instance )

    As for Adjust Date and Time it to seems to normalizing for the time zone. Change the time zone of the Mac and the time in Adjust Date and Time changes also.

    Not sure how this behavior compares to other image management software, I certainly wouldn't do it this way or at least I'd make it configurable, but perhaps for Pros that really travel around a lot it makes sense.

    Hope this helps, somewhat.
    iMac Intel 3.06 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • guana Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2010 6:33 AM (in response to macorin)

    I appreciate you making sure I understood the solution to my problem. Your explanation solved the problem I've had with the time zones. Been making several mistakes, with the first mistake that I often forget to reset the local time when I get in the PST zone. I then adjusted the time (EST) I have set in the camera in Aperture using the "Adjust Time and Date". I followed your explanation and sure enough using the "Batch Change" solved the problem.

    I initially thought my problem was the same as yours, but I can now see where I did not understand fully. Your reply made 100% sense and was exactly what I needed to understand. Thanks again for your help.
    Imac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,755 points)
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    Nov 11, 2010 7:28 AM (in response to macorin)
    Nice follow up. Also thanks for the heads-up on the time zone adjustment under batch change. Why adjusting the date and time is in one place and time zone is in another, sometimes Apple can make me so mad, argg .....

    Anyway, hope this finally puts the issue to bed.
    iMac Intel 3.06 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
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