8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2013 10:06 AM by Andreas Yankopolus
GFHardy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Where is my mistake?

 

I Imported GPS-Tracks to Aperture. The Track is allways GMT- Timezone!

When I changed the Timezone to MEZ and Aperture was New started, the Timezone is allready in GMT?!

 

I work with myTracks and there the track ist o.k.

The Track comes from iPhone, and I logged the Track with komoot.

 

So i cannot put the pictures from my EOS 7D to the Track.

 

Is there a Bug in Aperture?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), MBpro
  • 1. Re: GPS and Aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    Could you please explain in more detail, what the problem is?

    In what way is the handling of tracks imported from your iPhone in Aperture wrong?

    I Imported GPS-Tracks to Aperture. The Track is allways GMT- Timezone!

    That is how it should be - GPS tracker are recording the Tracks in UTC.

     

    What is the timezone of the times on your photos, and what the original timezone of your tracks, before you adjusted them?

  • 2. Re: GPS and Aperture
    GFHardy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    - iPhone is in mode MESZ

    - my EOS 7D is in timezone MESZ

    - I logged with komoot.de, then exported the track on desktop

    - importing on Aperture the track is on GMT

    - pictures are in timezone MESZ

    - you can change the timezone of the track in MESZ on Aperture

    - but when you close Aperture and start again, the time is in GMT again

     

    This is not coorect. So I can not put the pictures on the track.

     

    When i imported the track on myTracks or any other tool you have allways the correct timezone in MESZ!?

    In former times (2 yers ago) Aperture is working fine in that case.

     

    bug or feature?

    ;-(

  • 3. Re: GPS and Aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    It is buggy. Aperute should be able to interpret the times correctly, when you do this:

     

    • When you import the photos, set the time zones correctly in the import settings - in your case: Camera time = MESZ, Actual Time = MESZ. So Aperture will know, how to interpret the time stamp on your image files.
    • When adding the track, set the "GPS > Edit Timezone" to the timezone setting of the track you added, not to the timezone of your photos.

     

    What I am seeing, however, is that Aperture erraniously seems to be using the Timezone of the system time, when comparing the dates, not the timezone set in the "Import" panel.

     

    For example, my camera is set to UTC, all import settings are UTC, the track is UTC, and still the times are off by one hour along the track, when dragging an image there:

    Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 11.03.41MESZ.PNG

    The track is showing the correct time, when I hover the mouse over the track - only the time difference to the photo is computed incorrectly, by one hour.

  • 4. Re: GPS and Aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    The correct time, shown by the track:

    Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 11.14.06MESZ.PNG

    But a difference of -69 minutes to the date of the image.

    Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 11.20.08MESZ.PNG

  • 5. Re: GPS and Aperture
    GFHardy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the answer.

     

    • the import setting is allways on

              Time of camera: Europa/Berlin (MEZ, now MESZ))

              real time: Europa/Berlin (MEZ, now MESZ)

     

    it seem so, that I have to change to UTC

    :-)

     

    I wrote feedback on Aperture

     

    please excuse my bad english, but i have not enough practise

  • 6. Re: GPS and Aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,740 points)

    please excuse my bad english, but i have not enough practise

    No problem - we are in the same boat here!

     

    • the import setting is allways on

              Time of camera: Europa/Berlin (MEZ, now MESZ))

              real time: Europa/Berlin (MEZ, now MESZ)

    That should work. I am only using UTC, because that timezone does not continuously change with daylight saving time, and because I am traveling a lot and by keeping all cameras always set to the same timezone I do not have to worry about forgetting to adjust the time.

     

    Feedback to Apple is a good idea.

     

    Grüße

    Léonie

  • 7. Re: GPS and Aperture
    morgold Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I took a photograph using my iphone4s to see if I could import GPS from my iphone and in Aperture I tried clicking on "Import GPS from iPhone Photos" and it tries to connect but with no success, do you think that Apple has solved this problem? or is it me?

    Thanks

    Graham

  • 8. Re: GPS and Aperture
    Andreas Yankopolus Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)

    Geotagging in Aperture is pretty much a mess. There's no way to say: my photos and GPS tracks are both in UTC and I've synched my clocks—just match them up. Using UTC is important because it's the only time zone with out the daylight savings time nonsense.

     

    I've found it best to geotag my photos outside Aperture so that they already contain the info when imported. If you're familiar with the command line, you can use exiftool thusly:

     

    $ exiftool -overwrite_original_in_place -geotag my-track-file.gpx *.ORF

     

    Replace "ORF" with the extension of your raw files. You have to do everything in UTC for this to work.