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430 Points

Mon, Nov 7, 2011 8:37 AM

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Photoshop Elements: Photo Downloader on OS X uses wrong [shot date] for JPEG files

I'm downloading photos&videos from a Canon Powershot into Photoshop Elements Organizer 10 on OS X. I want the files to be copied into subfolders named after the [shot date], which worked fine when I used PSE8 on Windows.

With PSE10 on OS X the subfolder names seem to be somewhat random for JPEG files: "1913 03 15", "1969 12 31", "1970 02 03", "1970 02 09", "1975 10 04", ... "2026 01 17". The AVI files are all correctly stored in a subfolder named "2011 11 05".

Interestingly, the dates displayed for each photo in the organizer is correct, it is just the subfolder name that is not created correctly.

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82 Points

9 years ago

Hello,
I also URGENTLY ask for a fix of the problem. The guys on the hotline have no idea of this obvious bug and asked me time consuming "workarounds" with pagelong instructions which did not help a bit except amking changes on my Win7 system.

Since years I used to let the organizer create a folder jj mm dd which is 2 characters shorter than the provided, but unfunctional jjjj mm dd. Years ago I asked Adobe to include jjmmdd (without spaces in the folder name). This would be much better if you let a program make webpages from a folder. These spaces always translate in badly readable html%20folder%20names.

So I ask Adobe for a solution to make the folder names that the organizer creates USER DEFINEABLE FOLDER NAMES, as it has been done in version 10 with the file names of the photos. This seems to work well.

This folder name bug makes me feel really frustrated, because it creates a lot of work - I must change EVERY new folder on every day when I make a photo by hand. This should be fixed very soon, and NOT in a year with version 11 for more $$$.

Greetings mcmusic77

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62 Points

9 years ago

When I import photos from my card reader and rename, PSE10 is numbering them with the most recent getting the lowest sequence number and oldest one the highest. This didn't happen with PSE8. Can this be fixed?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
PSE10 is assigning file names with numbers in backward sequence!.

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102 Points

9 years ago

Is anybody from Adobe listening?

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1.1K Points

9 years ago

Hi,

I'm not Adobe just a user but have you tried the workaround of temporarily changing the date format in Preferences -> General to MM/DD/YYYY before you do the download and then changing it back again afterwards? I seem to get different options and it then creates the correct folder name.

Adobe very rarely issue any patches for their systems (only ACR) so you may have a long wait for a proper fix [hope they prove me wrong on that].

Brian

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122 Points

9 years ago

Really surprised that Adobe can allow this bug to go unfixed.

Is Photoshop Organiser 10 only intended for the US Market?

Please Adobe, release a bug fix for the European market!

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170 Points

9 years ago

Astonishing - a case of 'new, but not necessarily better'. Please, Adobe, listen to what we are all saying and do something.

As a fiddly workaround I've just tried this:

In the Photo downloader window select the 'Create Subfolders' dropdown, and click on 'Custom Groups (Advanced)' - In 'Group Name' dropdown select 'Shot Date (yyyy mm dd)' - Move the little blue slider above to the far left. Your folders will be correctly named.

But, Adobe, we shouldn't have to be doing this!

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170 Points

9 years ago

Just to add to my last post - you have to do the procedure new for each download. What a fiddle!

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72 Points

9 years ago

Many thanks for the hint - much appreciated.
This works corectly if all are shot on the same day, otherwise you have to fiddle around jogging the pointer to the right to get the folders split by date, but not by time (far left = all in one folder, named after the short date of the first photo; far right = many folders, named after shot date and time of each photo)

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84 Points

9 years ago

David - thanks for the suggestion - it worked for me.

I have a couple of observations to add:

- At first, I didn't think that you needed to touch the slider as it seemed to be automatically set to create a folder per day. I uploaded pictures taken on 2 days and it was set to 2 initially. However, I've just uploaded some more pictures that I took yesterday (155 pics) and it was set to 66 folders oddly - not quite sure how it worked that one out!

- if I have lots of pictures to upload, the "Custom Groups (Advanced)" option initially doesn't appear in the dropdown list. Instead there is an option called "<Creating Custom Groups...>" which doesn't do anything, but I believe is an indication that PSE is analysing the timestamps of the pictures to work out what the groups can be. Waiting a few seconds, this option changes to "Custom Groups (Advanced)"!

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62 Points

9 years ago

come on Adobe - sort it out. Give us back (yyyy mm dd) as an option for create subfolder(s) during download.

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102 Points

9 years ago

I noticed the Elemenst 10 import function does not create subfolders in the form
yyyy mm dd. Although I selected this option the created subfolder always looks like yyyy dd mm
It worked with PSE version 6 and 8 before without any problem.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Import photos from camera doesn't create subfolders in the form yyyy mm dd..

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62 Points

9 years ago

Hi there,

I’m hoping you can help with this small issue I am having with the Elements 10 trial.

When importing images from my card reader, I want to store them in a folder of “Shot Date” format – yyyy mm dd

This is an option I can choose in Elements Organizer – Photo Downloader view,

But on import the images are sorted in a folder – yyyy dd mm

On checking Edit > Preferences I can see my preferred option (yyyy mm dd) is not an option.

Why then is the “yyyy mm dd” offered in the Elements Organizer – Photo Downloader view?

Might I also advise that this is Not the case in the current Elements V8 that I am using, where my images can & are being imported using the format yyyy mm dd

Thanks

Jen


This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop Elements 10: Folder date format on card reader import.

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170 Points

9 years ago

Hi Jennifer.

Commiserations, you will see if you read all the posts in this thread that you are not alone, and so far Adobe don't seem to care. We are stuck with a product that is 'new but not necessarily better'.

My work-around a few posts up and Stephen Johnson's contribution a couple of days later give a way of achieving what you want to do.

But surely Adobe you should be letting us know what you propse to do about this serious issue.

David

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122 Points

9 years ago

The silence from Adobe is deafening.

Perhaps the only way to get them to listen and fix this bug, is to start posting poor reviews on forums and sites like Amazon, somehing like:

Not fit for purpose!

Warning do not buy this software if you are based outside US. International dates are not supported in Elements 10! Previous versions did support International dates. The consequences are that imported photos get put in file folders with unusable names.

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354 Points

9 years ago

Done! At www.amazon.de ...