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Steve Morris Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
I'm new to this application. When I import photos, either from the camera or card, and look at the meta data the last modified date is correct and matches the time the picture was taken, but aperture is displaying the "created date" incorrectly making it a few hours earlier. I have checked the time zone pull down and they are set correctly.

I'm going to have to change dates manually forever, if I can't determine what I'm doing wrong. Anyone have an idea?

Steve

Mac Pro (2009) 2.66G Dual and MBP 2.53G Late 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 24" Display setup
  • Mr Endo Level 3 Level 3 (995 points)
    Steve,

    Welcome to Aperture. I hope we can help you figure out what's wrong and that you end up liking it. I don't know of other users who have to change the dates on every picture that they import.

    How much is the date off by? Is it close to an whole number of hours? Is your camera time zone maybe set wrong?

    nathan
  • Steve Morris Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    It appears to be off by 5 hours exactly. Photos added to iPhoto have the correct, taken, modified and imported time. When imported into aperture the date is 5 hours earlier. I have changes the time zone settings.

    Steve
  • Mr Endo Level 3 Level 3 (995 points)
    Steve,

    You said you checked the timezone pulldown. Where was that? Do you maybe have an import preset turned on for changing the timezone?

    nathan
  • Mr Endo Level 3 Level 3 (995 points)
    Also, does your camera have time zone settings? Have you verified that the time zone in the camera is the same as what you chose when importing the photos?

    nathan
  • Steve Morris Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Found it in apture help file

    In the Import browser, choose Time Zone from the Import Settings pop-up menu.

    It allows you to take imported pictures taken in another time zone and change them to your time zone. But they are both set to eastern.
  • Steve Morris Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Yes my Nikon has time zone settings and they are correct.

    Pictures imported into iPhoto are correct, fire up aperture and import same picture into Aperture and time is incorrect.
  • Mr Endo Level 3 Level 3 (995 points)
    Glad you found it. You may want to mark your question as answered even though no one else in the forum actually led you to the answer.

    nathan
  • Steve Morris Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    If you re-read my previous reply, pictures imported into iPhoto are correct the same picture imported into Aperture has an incorrect date. I still have something going on.

    I suppose it could just be the downloaded version?
  • Mr Endo Level 3 Level 3 (995 points)
    Oops. Should read more carefully. Apparently I stopped paying attention after "Found it in the Aperture manual".

    The downloaded version should be exactly the same as the CD version. In fact, everyone has a downloaded version if we accept automatic updates.

    I'm afraid I'm out of ideas, though.

    nathan
  • Steve Morris Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    I'm out of ideas too, I may just use the time zone thing to "correct" the time.

    Steve
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)
    Jumping in here late so pardon me if some of my questions are repetitive.

    Aperture shows three dates. There's the EXIF date which comes from the camera there's the *Date Created:* from the IPTC data which is initially set to the EXIF date if its not being overridden and then there is the *Last Modified Date:* which Aperture itself sets and maintains.

    So of the three which are correct/incorrect?

    Message was edited by: Frank Caggiano
  • Steve Morris Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Last modified is good it's the created date.

    It's ok in iPhoto. How can the EXIF date get over ridden?

    Steve
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)
    Steve Morris wrote:
    Last modified is good it's the created date.

    It's ok in iPhoto. How can the EXIF date get over ridden?

    Steve


    The *Date Created:* is IPTC data. It's read/write. Normally its set to the EXIF date on import unless its being overridden.

    So are you doing anything in the Metadata presets on import?
  • Steve Morris Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Help me out, how would I find "Metadata on import" settings?

    Steve
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