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5 years ago

What happens when you type 1966?

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90 Points

5 years ago

I am in the Edit Capture Time dialog box. Adjust to Specified Date is selected. In the Corrected Time field, I enter 199 and then we I hit 6 to make 1996 I get 199. The six does not show up. 1999 does not work either. I get 199 and then the last nine does not register. Other years work fine.

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5 years ago

I have found that the year box is very fussy -- if you pause just a fraction of a second, any further typing will overwrite what came before. So try typing as fast as you can, with no pauses.

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90 Points

5 years ago

Thanks for the hint. I have tried that numerous times and only have found 1996 and 1999 to not work. I can type 9999 quickly but only three 9s register as 999. Same with 6666 shows as 666. Every other digit like 5 shows up as four digits - 5555. Very strange.

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5 years ago

Strange indeed. You could try resetting LR's preferences: http://www.lightroomforums.net/showth.... Sprinkling that magic fairy dust fixes a surprising number of things when the user interface goes wonky.

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5 years ago

Is everyone on El Capitan? This is looking like an Apple bug.

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5 years ago

I'm on 10.10.5 (Yosemite). When I type the year "1995", unless I type fast (and I'm a touch typist good with numbers), I typically end up with just the year "5".

Doesn't happen on my Windows 8.1 installation.

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152 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Edit capture time, 1969 not possible.

Bug in "edit capture time": For whatever strange reason I cannot set the capture date of a photo to 7th September 1969. Neither by entering the year directly (only 196 is show) nor by using arrow up/down on the year. 1970, 1968, no problem. But no 1969 (1966 also not possible).

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5 years ago

LR refuses to set any year before 2000. Once the bug is triggered, I was unable to set any more that one digit in the year. Even after I reverted to the Original Capture date the bug persists and I am unable to set any more than a one digit year.

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420 Points

5 years ago

I tried this for 1969 and the nine is not displayed (just 196) but decrementing moves to 1968 and incrementing to 1970 so I tried saving the "196" and it saved the time correctly as 1969...

Lr 6.3 El Capitan 10.11.1

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What if you copy 1969 into the clipboard from another app and then paste it into the year field?

A number of people, including me, are getting hiccups with this, but the symptoms are all a little bit different. It would be good to provide Adobe with a reproducible recipe and a workaround, since experience shows that without that, they're less likely to work on a problem.

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420 Points

5 years ago

Copy & paste was one of the first things I tried but the clipboard does not appear to be available in the date edit panel.

I also tried without doing the incrementing and decrementing described above. It will correctly record 1969 as the chosen year (so long as you typed it correctly). It appears to be a display issue.

The issue is consistently reproduced now however I will say that the year entry has always been flakey in the past and in earlier versions of Lightroom.

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5 years ago

What if you type 1969 very slowly, one digit per second?

On my OS X 10.10.5, I can type 1969 reliably, just as long as type fast. My symptoms are different -- if I type 1969 slowly, often only one digit displays (typically the last one). Then if I click OK, the change in year is ignored entirely.

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420 Points

5 years ago

If I type slowly it behaves the way it pretty much always did. You lose the previous number as you type the next one and end up with the "9" alone.