iPhoto 5: time zone setting

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jxyama, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    can anyone with a copy of iPhoto 5 test this for me?

    there is this annoying problem with iPhoto 4 (and possibly earlier versions) where the application "remembers" the time zone. for example, if i have a pic in iPhoto taken at 10am in EST, if i change the Mac's system time zone to PST, the pic's time stamp turns into 7am.

    to me this is really, really stupid as i don't care to associate time zone to my pictures - if i took a pic at 10am in one time zone, i don't care to know what time that was in another. the picture was taken at 10am of the day i took it and that's the association i want to keep.

    anyway, i was wondering if this time zone association has been decoupled in iPhoto 5 or not. if someone can test it out, i'd appreciate it.

    (and i will be writing to apple about this...)
  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    I've just tried it and pictures I took at 5pm GMT seem to stay at 5pm in iPhoto 5 regardless of which time zone I tell my Mac I'm in.

    I've tried both pictures where my camera attached a date and ones I've changed manually.

    Then again, I never noticed there being a problem in iPhoto 4.

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