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How to import photos from Mail to iPhoto and preserve the date created?

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Oct 9, 2012 12:01 PM

I have several photos sent to me via email attachments in Mail which I want to "add to iphoto."  When I do this, the original date of the photo changes to "today's date." 


When I drag the photo to the desk top, the file (photo) properties change and the date changes to "today's date."


Is there a way to import photos and preserve the original date the photo was taken?  For example,  if my family finally got around to sending me photos from 4th of July, I know the date is 7/4/2012, not today's date, 10/9/2012. 


I want to avoid the time/work of doing batch changes on countless photos I want to add to iphoto. 


iphoto 11

mail 5.3

Lion 10.7.5

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1, iMac Intel Core 2 Duo, iCloud


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