Problem importing photo's from Windows to OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dayloon, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. dayloon macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2005
    Stafford, UK
    Hi All,

    I am fairly new to the world of mac's and i'm having a problems with my photo's. On my old windows PC I have 1000's of photo's. When i right click on a photo in windows and go to 'details' it will tell me the exact date and time when it was taken. So if i then import them into some library software such as picasa, it sorts it them all out by this date. However....I've now copied all my photo's to my new imac and the 'date taken' field doesn't seem to be there. When i import them into iphoto or picasa etc, they are totally messed up and all over the place. Why did OSX loose that data ?

    Any help appreciated

    /edit I will try to explain a little better using screenshots. This screenshot is from windows :

    At the top is says 'date taken' and ANY windows photo library software will sort it by this date. Below are the properties of the same file after it's copied to osx :

    It contains lots of information about the picture but not when it was taken. So software such as iphoto or picasa sorts it by it's created date (which you can see at the top is Monday 12th January).

    Why isn't OSX carrying over the exif data on when the photo was taken ?
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    Not sure it lost the data, but perhaps the meta-data is handled differently. Not sure about this, but there may be some software that will help you move them in a more efficient way than just a direct copy / paste method.

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