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Mon, Jun 30, 2014 4:49 AM

Lightroom Classic: Changes creation date of image files

Lightroom 5.5 running on Macintosh Mavericks 10.9.3 clobbers the creation date when modifying a file.I did the following test: I added a folder of jpgs to Lightroom, and then I added a keyword to all of them. I have "Automatically write changes into XMP" set in my Lightroom catalog. After changing the keyword, the creation date is now set as the same as the modification date which is incorrect behavior (and an important loss of metadata).It is not necessary to change the creation date to change tags, for instance the command line% exiftool -overwrite_original_in_place -subject+="Jane Eyre" image.jpgdoes not change the creation date, but only the modification date.See for other reports of this bug, now over 1 year ago.


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2 years ago

Has anyone here tested whether this is still an issue in Lightroom Classic CC (v8.0)?



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Just tested LR 8.0 on Mac OS 10.13.6, and LR still changes the creation date in some cases.  E.g. when you modify the metadata of a JPEG, LR may create a new file from scratch, setting the creation date to "now".  But usually when you modify the creation of a TIFF, LR modifies the existing file rather than writing a new copy, so the creation date doesn't change.

In my own opinion, I think it is unlikely Adobe will ever change this behavior, for reasons discussed extensively in this topic.

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Is this still a problem today in LR Classic? I'm trying to import my photo catalog now into LR Classic and it's not clear whether Adobe has fixed this yet.

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I am experience same problem with current Lightroom classic version 9.3  on Windows 10.  Updating the keywords on (most?) jpg files causes all dates to update to current date. Very frustrating and unnecessary.  Unfortunately I did notice it until I updated keywords on my 1000's of jpg files and lost the original dates.