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Offline mcarlson

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Capture Time Changes with Photoshop?
« on: December 11, 2011, 11:36:38 AM »
Greetings,

Using PM 4.6.8 on OSX 10.6.8 Intel Mac and editing with Photoshop CS5 Extended.

When I sort edited files by capture time, PM seems to use the time the photo was edited in PS rather than the capture time - when I look at the IPTC the capture time is still there, but when I look at the preview the time listed is the edit time...is there something in PS that I may have changed inadvertently since this seems to have just started in the past couple of weeks?

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Capture Time Changes with Photoshop?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 04:26:13 PM »
Using PM 4.6.8 on OSX 10.6.8 Intel Mac and editing with Photoshop CS5 Extended.

When I sort edited files by capture time, PM seems to use the time the photo was edited in PS rather than the capture time - when I look at the IPTC the capture time is still there, but when I look at the preview the time listed is the edit time...is there something in PS that I may have changed inadvertently since this seems to have just started in the past couple of weeks?

The time listed in the IPTC Info dialog is the IPTC date/time and is independent of the capture date/time in the EXIF data.  Perhaps Photoshop is modifying the EXIF capture date/time when you save the file.

-Kirk

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Re: Capture Time Changes with Photoshop?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 08:46:02 PM »
Thanks...I'll have to try and figure out what I may have done/checked/unchecked as this wasn't an issue until recently...

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Re: Capture Time Changes with Photoshop?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 06:43:20 PM »
Not that it matters much, but figured out what I had done - I did my initial cropping through PhotoMechanic and somehow the "Preserve EXIF" option was toggled off, so the Creation Time was getting updated every time the file was saved.  Problem solved.

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Re: Capture Time Changes with Photoshop?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 08:52:02 PM »
Good to know.  Thanks for following up.

-Kirk