Imported to Wrong Capture Date

Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2017 Nov 07, 2017

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Hey, for some reason Lightroom CC imported about 2500 of my photo's to May 9, 2017. These photos are in reality from a variety of different dates. I also store my photos with google photo's and these same 2500 photos appear under the correct dates there so it seems to be a Lightroom problem. Does anyone have an explanation for this and more importantly a solution, preferably one that is quick! If all else fails then my 2nd question would be, does anyone know how to change the capture date on each photo in Lightroom CC, either on Windows or on the IOS version. Let me know if you have an answer! This is super annoying!!!

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Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2017 Nov 07, 2017

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Are you talking about the recently added or by date section in 'my photos'?  Or are you saying the capture date in info shows May 9th?

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Explorer ,
Nov 08, 2017 Nov 08, 2017

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IMG-0173.JPGIMG-0174.JPGIm talking about under the all tabs and the date section where it has all my photos organized by date. The other 15k photos got organized under the right date but about 2.5k of them all got put on may 9. I only imported all these photos last week so may 9 was a weird day to put them on. They all show up correctly in google photos.

and yes is does also show the capture date under info as may 9. No idea why it chose that date. That’s not the date they were captured on.

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New Here ,
Nov 08, 2017 Nov 08, 2017

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I know it's no help, but I too had this problem of photos getting incorrect dates put in them when I imported.  Just wanted you to know it wasn't just you

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New Here ,
Jan 13, 2018 Jan 13, 2018

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I have same problem.

Very annoying

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New Here ,
Feb 18, 2018 Feb 18, 2018

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Similar issue here. Mine is showing the capture date properly, but when I import they are going into a folder based on the date modified rather than the date captured which is almost more frustrating as they end up scattered randomly all over creation. I haven't been able to find how to override what it's looking at to sort the photos by.

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Explorer ,
Mar 02, 2018 Mar 02, 2018

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That's exactly the issue I have, too. It's a huge time sink when that happens.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2018

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Same problem here. Date of photo taken is correct in Windows-Explorer and some apps on my iPhone. But some of the imported photos get the modified date instead of the 'taken date'. Very annoying 😕

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Explorer ,
Oct 13, 2018 Oct 13, 2018

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I have the same annoying problem. Photos are imported not into the folder for the date created but some other folder (am not sure whether it is the last changed date, but I don't think I touch that much photos).

This is really annoying!! My iPhone photos are a real mess on my HDD.

Any answers from Adobe or any ETA for the fix of this bug??

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Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2018 Nov 07, 2018

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This is still not fixed with the new LR version. Any Adobe people listening in?

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019

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Yes, please, does anybody from Adobe listening in?

I just transferred my 2009 photos from one hard drive to another --- LR is putting them in random dates/years anywhere from 2009 to 2017! 

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New Here ,
Jan 21, 2019 Jan 21, 2019

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Examine your meta data.

My camera time and date was off by a full day, so I've been taking photos from the future. As a result my capture dates and upload dates are off in strange ways. I only noticed this today and I'm sure the date has been wrong for awhile.

It would be nice if lightroom or other adobe tools popped up an error to verify the date where images have future dates (or 100s of images are imported from a single date far the past.)

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New Here ,
May 04, 2019 May 04, 2019

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I just did a massive import of over 10000 photos, and it has done the same thing, not importing by Capture time but some other modified time. Is there any way to correct this Adobe??

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 05, 2019 May 05, 2019

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Have you done what Kyle Hamar suggested in an earlier post in this thread, i.e. examined the metadata of some of those images? See this thread - Capture date in Lightroom CC - for a possible explanation of the issue you are facing. There are plenty of ways to check the metadata, I've given one for mac-based users but if you are on Windows then look at a files Properties using Windows Explorer>Details tab. You need to see if the "Date Taken" field is populated or empty (ignore other dates such as Date Created, Date Modified). If it's not populated, then LRCC can only use either the Date Created or Date Modified date as the "Capture Date".

To correct the problem, you'll need to figure out why the Date Taken field is not present in the file header, and to do that you'll need to identify the source of the files....SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera) files, and direct copies of them, should always have the true capture date in the file, but if they are derivatives of the originals, i.e. files that have been created by some other software process, then it's possible that metadata has been stripped (knowingly or inadvertently) during that process.

But the first thing to do is check the metadata of a few of those files.

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New Here ,
May 30, 2019 May 30, 2019

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Wow, I have been importing photos and I thought I was going crazy.  The capture times on EVERY photo shifts to strange dates and I cannot pin point what is going on.

I am seeing 24 hour shifts... then there are ones that shifts to today's date/time...

I had a collection of photos from 7 different camera's/mobile phones that ended up being all over the place... from 16 hours, to 7 hours, to 24 hours, to current date/time.

This is absurd... what happened recently that caused this change in how thing's are imported...

This is the most frustrating thing I have experienced when it comes to metadata... something so simple such as the capture dates should be taken seriously at Adobe... please talk with your engineers...

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New Here ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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I have the same issue.  I imported 65,000 photos, about 5000 of them are in the wrong date folders. They ALL have capture data in their EXIF meta data. And LR knows exactly when they were taken because, you can select a top level folder (like 2015), which has 27,000 photos in it for example.  Then filter by metadata, and behold! On the left LR knows when the images were captured, it neatly organizes all photos based on capture date. What a weird bug.

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