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I have just noticed that several of my PSD files have incorrect creation dates. Instead of the capture date of the image the creation date has been set to today. This has never happened before and I did not treat these files any different then the rest.
The creation date metadata is important for my workflow. I have tried deleting the cache and even restarting the computer. Both did not help. I do not know if it was Photoshop or Bridge that messed up but this clearly seems like a but.
How can I get the correct creation date back?
If this is a image file taken with a camera, and you know the creation date, you can correct it in Bridge, by right clicking on the thumbnail and selecting edit capture or creation date. Not sure if this works with files that don't have camera metadata.
It is a PSD file with layers and such and the RAW image embedded as a Smart Object. I have been saving my files like that for over a decade and never had problems. (Except for temporary ones, when Bridge occasionally displayed incorrect metadata. But that was always fixed by deleting the cache.)
The option you suggest doesn't seem to exist for PSD files. I only get it when selecting a RAW file.
Here is a screenshot:
The first two images have the correct metadata, the last four are from the same time period (early 2016) but have incorrect creation dates from today and late January of this year.
Please don't be confused by the date format, it's in the German order of DD.MM.YY
I have employed a workaround to fix the files and found out something new.
I opened the original RAW files in Photoshop as new documents and dragged all the layers over from the corrupted documents. Then I re-cropped the images and saved them. These new PSD files have correct metadata.
While comparing the two files I noticed that the corrupted PSD files also have incorrect White Balance metadata as well as no "Camera Raw" metadata, apart from the incorrect creation date.
I found the problem. Example of what I'm seeing in MetaData (CR2 file/RAW) BASIC view vs ORIGIN vs SD card view:
Basic reads Sept 19, 2021 at 3:36:59 PM
Origin reads 20:36:59.046 (9:36:59 PM) and SD reader rounds it up to Sept 19, 2021 @9:37 PM the difference is 6 hrs because UTC/GMT-6 is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) so the error is in the conversion. It's reading 6 hrs. earlier so PS must have BASIC view set for UTC/GMT (12 hr clock). Perhaps the metadata preferences can be changed somehow, but I haven't figured out how just yet.