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P: Lightroom should preserve OffsetTime attribute in DNG files

Community Beginner ,
Jul 14, 2023 Jul 14, 2023

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Posting a new request since the feature request link at :

https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/lightroom-classic/lightroom-preserve-new-exif-231-tags-... 

 

referenced in this discussion :

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/how-to-change-the-timezone-in-photo-met...

 

appears to be broken at this point.

 

Per the discussion, Lightroom's behavior is to write OffsetTime in DNG files based on the local time zone of the PC.  As a workaround, I've used exiftool to overwrite the DNG file's OffsetTime with the correct timezone that the photo was taken in.  however, when I "update metadata" in lightroom, it ignores the offsettime that I set in the DNG file and writes it back to the PC's time zone, so I have to do it all over again.

 

If lightroom doesn't have a well defined way to set time zones, can it at least assume that the OffsetTime in the DNG file is correct and not change it?  Then fixing OffsetTime can be a one-time manual thing.  Not sure if this was the feature request referenced above.

 

 

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