MacOS Photos app - date is wrong for many photos/videos

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  1. Prizm4 macrumors newbie

    Prizm4

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    I've just tried out the Photos app (updated version in High Sierra) and imported a stack of photos from a USB drive. Most are fine, but about 10% have the wrong date in Photos, but the correct date shows if I check the actual file properties in Finder.

    In Photos, it gives me impossible years like 1902, 2018, 2032.

    It has nothing to do with the camera date. All of my files have the correct date when you view the info in Finder or Windows Explorer.

    In Photos:
    [​IMG]
    Date: 23 Feb 2023 6:33:59pm

    In Finder:
    [​IMG]
    Date: 08 Jan 2013 11:40am

    What is going on?
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

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  3. Prizm4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Prizm4

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    It's for around 100 photos and videos that have been given the wrong date by Photos.
     
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    Timestamps are stored in many places in image files, and it's even messier with video, which is your example. I'd guess Photos is trying to read exif into, and getting it wrong. The Get Info you show contains the filesystem info, which may or may not be the same as the exif date.

    This would help you correct corrupted exif info: http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/exiftool/forum/index.php?topic=6318.0
     
  5. Prizm4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Prizm4

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    Thank you very much for the heads up, it looks like EXIFTool may solve my problem. I find it strange how the file date is correct, but exif date is apparently wrong. If the camera had the wrong date, you'd think both dates would be wrong.
     

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