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Same date on photos after reinstalling iPhoto '11

228 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 9:33 AM by snappir RSS
snappir Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Nov 25, 2012 8:13 AM

Re-installed iPhoto today and just noticed that many many photos have the same date, 12 November. Only the year is different.

What can be done, except repairing the library ? don't want to touch the library because last time repaired it too many times which caused iPhoto not to open anymore.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to snappir)

    Whay did you "reinstall iPhoto today"? Did you also "reinstall" the iPhoto library? What version of iPhoto and of the OS?

     

    We must have details to try to help

     

     

    And your request may be like asking how to get your running again after the gas tank shoed empthy without adding gas to it - depending on what is wrong it is very possible that the only solution is to rebuild the library

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 12:39 AM (in response to snappir)

    There are two kinds of metadata involved when you consider  jpeg or other image file.

     

    One is the file data. This is what the Finder shows. This tells you nothing about the contents of the file, just the File itself.

     

    The problem with File metadata is that it can easily change as the file is moved from place to place or exported, e-mailed, uploaded etc.

     

    Photographs have also got both Exif and IPTC metadata. The date and time that your camera snapped the Photograph is recorded in the Exif metadata. Regardless if what the file date says, this is the actual time recorded by the camera.

     

    Photo applications like iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, Picasa, Photoshop etc get their date and time from the Exif metadata.

     

    When you export from iPhoto to the Finder new file is created containing your Photo (and its Exif). The File date is - quite accurately - reported as the date of Export. However, the Photo Date doesn't change.

     

    The problem is that the Finder doesn't work with Exif.

     

    So, your photo has the correct date, and so does the file, but they are different things. To sort on the Photo date you'll need to use a photo app.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 2:51 AM (in response to snappir)

    For what?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 4:31 AM (in response to snappir)

    An App that manages photos: iPhoto, Aperture, Bridge, Graphic Converter, Lightroom etc etc etc

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to snappir)

    I'm not really getting what you're asking here. What dates are broken?

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