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Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2024 Jan 04, 2024

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Hello.

What exactly is "Debug Capture Time"?

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Adobe Employee , Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

Greetings all,

 

Updates for the Adobe Photography Products have been released.  The February 2024 updates contain an update for this issue. 

If you do not see the update in your Creative Cloud Application, you can refresh it by hitting [Ctrl/Cmd]+[Alt/Opt]+[ R ].

Note: It may take up to 24 hours for your update to be available in your Creative Cloud app.

 

Thank you for being so patient.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 04, 2024 Jan 04, 2024

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Please help us out. What software are you talking about? Where in that software do you see this "Debug Capture Time"? Can you provide a screen capture? Please use the "Insert Photos" icon to include your screen capture in your reply. Do not attach files.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2024 Jan 04, 2024

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Sorry.

I posted in Lightroom Classic so I thought it is clear. But let me explain:

- App: Lightroom Classic

- Metadata Panel

- Camera Info

 

lightroom_debug_capture_time.PNG

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 04, 2024 Jan 04, 2024

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Hi @KasiaR . Thank you for reaching out to us. Can you share the config.lua file with us. You can find the same here
On Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/config.lua
On Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\scouten\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\config.lua

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LEGEND ,
Jan 04, 2024 Jan 04, 2024

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I believe it is a debugging feature used by the developers that was mistakenly added by the developers to the user-visible list of fields. There are other "Debug" fields that plugins can display:

johnrellis_0-1704427646671.png

 

But Debug Capture Time is the only one available when you click Customize.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 05, 2024 Jan 05, 2024

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Hi.

That was a little tricky as Documents and Settings folder does not exist in Windows 10. But I think this should be the correct one:

C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

 

Anyway, there is no config.lua file in my filesystem. Why do you need this file? I'm not sure what this file is used for, but for what I could find on adobe help pages, it is not used by default. Is it somehow related to metadata settings?

 

My system.info displays only this entry related to config.lua file:

Config.lua flags: None

 

\Metadata\DefaultPanel.lua:

list = {
"com.adobe.captureDateTime",
"com.adobe.dateTimeOriginal",
"com.adobe.dateTimeDigitized",
"com.adobe.dateCreated",
"debug.captureTime",
"com.adobe.originalFilename",
"com.adobe.filename",
"com.adobe.folder",
"com.adobe.megapixels",
"com.adobe.combinedCameraName",
"com.adobe.lens",
"com.adobe.creator",
"com.adobe.copyright",
"com.adobe.copyrightState",
"com.adobe.rightsUsageTerms",
"com.adobe.creatorCity",
"com.adobe.creatorCountry",
"com.adobe.creatorWorkEmail",
"com.adobe.creatorWorkWebsite",
"com.adobe.title",
"com.adobe.caption",
"com.adobe.userComment",
"com.adobe.scene",
"com.adobe.GPS",
"com.adobe.location",
"com.adobe.city",
"com.adobe.state",
"com.adobe.country",
"com.adobe.isoCountryCode",
}

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 11, 2024 Jan 11, 2024

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Thanks for your replies. I can understand that Debug Time shouldn't be actually visible (used only by developers) but why lightroom sorts photos using this field instead of Capture Date/Time? 

 

If create date is different than debug create time, then it is sorted by debug create time as shown in below photo:

 

lightroom debug time_edit.png

Why this behaviour?

 

Kasia

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LEGEND ,
Jan 11, 2024 Jan 11, 2024

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[This post contains formatting and embedded images that don't appear in email. View the post in your Web browser.]

 

"why lightroom sorts photos using this field instead of Capture Date/Time?"

 

johnrellis_0-1704992530802.png

 

It's a longstanding LR bug -- LR behaves inconsistently when Date Time Original (the EXIF field where cameras record when the shutter was pressed) is blank.  The values displayed in the Metadata panel for Capture Date/Time, the values shown in the Filter bar's Date column, and the order in which photos are sorted won't match.

 

Adobe tried a couple times years ago to fix this but never got it right, and it's self-evidently not a priority for them. See this bug report:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-bugs/p-still-inconsistent-capture-date-time-for-pho...

 

 

 

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LEGEND ,
Jan 11, 2024 Jan 11, 2024

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Also, the workaround is to use the Metadata > Edit Capture Time command to assign explicitly a capture time to such photos. That will fill in Date Time Original and avoid the inconsistency.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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Greetings all,

 

Updates for the Adobe Photography Products have been released.  The February 2024 updates contain an update for this issue. 

If you do not see the update in your Creative Cloud Application, you can refresh it by hitting [Ctrl/Cmd]+[Alt/Opt]+[ R ].

Note: It may take up to 24 hours for your update to be available in your Creative Cloud app.

 

Thank you for being so patient.

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products
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LEGEND ,
Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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I verified that Debug Capture Time no longer is available via the Customize button in the Metadata panel.

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