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Iphoto date change giving wrong date

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Paradimn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 8, 2012 8:43 PM

When I try to change the date of a scanned photo I get a strange and incorrect date in response.

 

For example if I put in 25/01/1985 I get a return date of 12/11/573. Each time I try to input the correct date the return date is earlier and earlier.

I have tried changing the file date through terminal. I have tried resetting the system date but the changed photo date still won't move to the one I input.

 

Does anyone know how to fix this?

 

Cheers

Paul

iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to Paradimn)

    It's usually a problem with the Date format chosen in SystemPreferences

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Sep 11, 2012 1:18 AM (in response to Paradimn)

    Language and Text Preference Pane

     

    Region

     

    Select your country or time zone there

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Sep 11, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to Paradimn)

    Did you reboot after making those changes to the time and date changes?

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Sep 11, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to Paradimn)

    Log into another user account on your Mac and see if you get the same problem in a library there.  If so then it's system wide.  If not then it's something just in your account.

  • RadMac Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to Paradimn)

    My wife has encountered what appears to be the same problem.  She has scanned pictures that were scanned by a service and she modified many of them yesterday to proper dates.  It appeared that they took the new dates at the time.

     

    Today she is back into iPhoto and all of the dates she entered are changed, but not back to the original scanned date, rather some other random date.  Really strange, does sound like maybe a bug relating to scanned images?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Sep 15, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to RadMac)

    Try this with a couple copies of your scanned photos:

     

    1 - download the Automator Convert to JPG and Embed sRG Profile application from Toad's Cellar and uncompress it.

     

    2 - drop the scanned copies onto the application.

     

    3 - import the converted files into iPhoto and try changing the dates as you want.

  • Alaz Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2012 5:57 AM (in response to Paradimn)

    I have the same problem but not only scanned photos but also photos from cameras with wrong date settings. This has only happened after the latest 2 updates.

    I appreciate the downloadable fix thru Toad's cellar but shouldn't iphoto work properly?

    alaz

  • RadMac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to Alaz)

    It is a bug and yes Apple should get it fixed.  The recommended fix did not really work for my wife so I went in to talk to an Apple Genius.

     

    After various tests, he said he wanted to try something based on something he learned elsewhere.  IT WORKED FOR ME.  He had us turn OFF the set date and time automatically setting in preferences.

     

    As soon as we did that, we can change dates on any pictures, including those scanned ones, and the new date sticks. 

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