Dates in iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Joe123ZC, May 17, 2009.

  1. Joe123ZC macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2009
    Seeing as iPhoto orders my photos in date order, I decided it's probably a good idea to make sure they have the right dates on them.
    I got hold of an exif editor and changed a few dates but when I look in iPhoto, they appear to have the wrong year on them regardless of the fact I just changed the information attributed to the file

    I know iPhoto has its own exif editor built in, but that won't let me change the year of anything, only the day/month.

    Does anyone have any suggestions at to why it's doing this/how to fix it?
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Which exif editor are you using?

    Also you may have to delete the photo from iPhone and reimport it in order to get it to recognize the change.
  3. SimonJ macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Czech Republic
    Are you sure about that? When I go to Photos -> Adjust Date and Time it lets me adjust hours, minutes, seconds, days, months, and years..
  4. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    This is what I had to do in order for iPhoto to recgonize changes for me. I'm glad I caught it sooner rather than after having hundreds to change.
  5. Joe123ZC thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2009
    Reveal 1.2.

    I'll give that a try, thanks.
    Just before I do though, if I clear the trash in iPhoto does it delete the actual photos?
    Or just the links to the in iPhoto?
  6. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    I believe iPhoto remembers the date by two different methods - the EXIf, and it's own library information. Once imported, I think it relies on the library info. If you wish to adjust the date and time, you should do so within iPhoto via the Photo -> Adjust date and Time - click on modify original, and it will change the exif data.

    I did this for a range of files by changing by 3 hours, and it changed each of them by the correct time.

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