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Question: photos taken on iPhone do not appear in date/time order in Photos on my mac

Have just imported photos from a trip (taken on both a Nikon SLR and Iphone 7) into Photos app on my iMac and the iPhone photos appear after the ones taken on the nikon rather than sorted in date/time of taking them.


I used the import facility for both the camera and the iPhone direct from the sd cards and iPhone rather than copying them.


As the phots are out of order its impossible to compare and arrange a slideshow that makes sense.


Any help

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Photo

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As the phots are out of order its impossible to compare and arrange a slideshow that makes sense.

The photos taken with the iPhone will probably have GPS coordinates assigned, so photos knows the location, where the photos have been taken. Have the photos taken with the Nikon also been tagged with GPS before you imported them?

If the Nikon photos do not have GPS tags, Photos will have used the timezone of your home location (the current system time of your Mac) to read the Date&Time tags of the photos.

For example: If you take a picture with your Nikon and your in Paris at 10am and import it to Photos when you return home, with the system time set to Pacific daylight time (UTC -7) the Nikon Photo will be sorted by 10am Pacific daylight time, but the iPhone Photo will be sorted as having been taken at 10am Central European summer time CEST (UTC +2). There will b a gap of nine hours between your Nikon Photos and iPhone photos. It is one reason why I am always taking a laptop with me when traveling, so I can import all photos while I am still in the timezone where I took them. That will avoid the trouble with the timezones.

Also, I always add GPS coordinates to all photos before importing them to Photos.

See: How Photos Handles Time Zones when Importing Photos


When you use "Adjust Date & Time" to set the time zone of the Nikon photos correctly, make sure, that only the time zone will be adjusted, but not the time stamp shifted by the timezone offset.

The Original Time and Adjusted Time need to stay the same, only the "Closest City" should be changed.

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Apr 20, 2018 7:50 PM in response to brucemap In response to brucemap

You give no real information but most likely either the time on the two is set differently or the location is set differently


You state that you have OS X 10.4.8 - is that correct? How are you importing from each device? How are the locations set on the Nikon?


Most likely the solution is to select all of the photos taken by the Nikon (collect them using a smart album - file menu ==> new smart album with the criteria -- camera - is - [your Nikon camera] -- and using the Image menu ==> adjust date and time command to set the correct date/time and/or location


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Apr 23, 2018 5:29 PM in response to brucemap In response to brucemap

As the phots are out of order its impossible to compare and arrange a slideshow that makes sense.

The photos taken with the iPhone will probably have GPS coordinates assigned, so photos knows the location, where the photos have been taken. Have the photos taken with the Nikon also been tagged with GPS before you imported them?

If the Nikon photos do not have GPS tags, Photos will have used the timezone of your home location (the current system time of your Mac) to read the Date&Time tags of the photos.

For example: If you take a picture with your Nikon and your in Paris at 10am and import it to Photos when you return home, with the system time set to Pacific daylight time (UTC -7) the Nikon Photo will be sorted by 10am Pacific daylight time, but the iPhone Photo will be sorted as having been taken at 10am Central European summer time CEST (UTC +2). There will b a gap of nine hours between your Nikon Photos and iPhone photos. It is one reason why I am always taking a laptop with me when traveling, so I can import all photos while I am still in the timezone where I took them. That will avoid the trouble with the timezones.

Also, I always add GPS coordinates to all photos before importing them to Photos.

See: How Photos Handles Time Zones when Importing Photos


When you use "Adjust Date & Time" to set the time zone of the Nikon photos correctly, make sure, that only the time zone will be adjusted, but not the time stamp shifted by the timezone offset.

The Original Time and Adjusted Time need to stay the same, only the "Closest City" should be changed.

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Apr 23, 2018 5:40 PM in response to léonie In response to léonie

Thanks that solved my issue. My camera has no GPS so this will always be an issue that seems to have come in one of the last updates to IOS.


I found that by creating an album for all photos from the trip and sorting the photos into title order, I could then select all camera photos and do a single adjustment to the time for the camera photos. This required the moving of the time zone and then adjusting the time back to the "original time". Naturally there was a change from daylight savings time back to normal time during the trip which required a second go at getting the times right.


This is probably easier than carrying a laptop just for your photos

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Apr 23, 2018 6:17 PM in response to brucemap In response to brucemap

1 - IOS has no bearing on this issue as you are using a camera and a Mac - no IOS involved as it is only on mobile devices


2 - the suggestion I made should be the quickest and easiest way to resolve this

to select all of the photos taken by the Nikon (collect them using a smart album - file menu ==> new smart album with the criteria -- camera - is - [your Nikon camera] -- and using the Image menu ==> adjust date and time command to set the correct date/time and/or location

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