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overwritten files not saving with current date

Community Beginner ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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I've searched for the answer and couldn't find it, but now I'm baffled.
When I open an existing file and make a change to it and "Save As" (to create a new file name) the date I'm getting is the original file save date - even though I made a change and saved it with a new file name. If I create a NEW canvas and paste the same image, it gives me the current date when I choose "Save As". Why is it giving me the original file save date on the hard drive? This is making it impossible to sort my files by current date unless I create a new file. In older versions, if you saved a file with a new name it gave you the current date!  Thanks again.. sorry to be inundating people with these issues, they're all on the subscription version and it's frustrating.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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There are two dates recorded in metadata: created date and modified date. You see the former, but want the latter.

 

Both should be listed in the operating system.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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So why would every other program - including adobe programs - show the latest save date, but Photoshop shows only the original date? I didn't set it up that way - I clearly wouldn't have. I don't really have any need for displaying both dates -  not that I would know how to do that.  Seems like just another dumb thing they did with Photoshop to keep amateurs  like me guessing. lol

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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@Mascot Graphics Depending on the details you select, you can show multiple dates. Actually, it is a bit odd in a random test I just did. For image 0001, "Date" is a date that must have come with the image because I only recently downloaded it. "Date Created" is not when I first opened the file on my system. That would be the earlier "Date Modified" date. But that's not really intuitive to me now that I study it. Image 0002 is the "Save As" version I just made after I changed something in the file. Both the Created and Modified date are today. That's a bit confusing, too, without comparing the dates to 0001.

 

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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I really don't understand this because it's only in Photoshop, no other program on my computer does this. I just opened an illustrator file, saved as with a new file name, it shows a date of 7/19/2021, while the original file was 2019.

The only way a Photoshop file will save with the current date is if it's a new canvas, as in, I didn't open an existing file. Any image I open in photoshop retains that original save date indefinitely, even when I save it to a completely different drive.

I only have one date shown in File Explorer, and for every other program on my computer, if I Save As, the file always get the current date. As I mentioned, this is only happening with Photoshop Subscription Download. very strange... 

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Yes, it is strange and I think problematic or even a bug unless there is some new setting we don't know about. I don't remember date tags for images being like this and I rely on dates quite frequently myself. FYI, if you click on the toolbar area you can add any details from a long list. Look at all these for Date, most of which produce empty results for image files.

 

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Date Last Saved might be useful. I'll test it out!

 

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I'm trying to wrap my brain around why they defaulted to this method - and only with the newest versions of Photoshop and not the rest of the suite. Do you know anyone who sorts every piece of artwork by the creation date - including updates to artwork?  I can't imagine it. LOL

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