Adjusted Capture Date not reflected in filename when exporting

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When exporting files that have an adjusted capture date, the capture date is not reflected in the custom file name (where capture date is selected), but the unmodified date of the original scan is used instead.  This is a problem when trying to export a chronological set of files by file name (using capture time in export), and the unmodified scan date is being used to create the export file name.
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Richard Phillips

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Tom Mickow

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Afraid I can't reproduce that in Lr Classic CC 8.2.1 on Win 10.

My test - 

-Selected an old raw file that had a capture date of 3/13/2017
-Clicked Metadata --> Edit Capture Time...
-Changed the date to 5/1/2019
-Exported with the Rename option checked and a preset selected that used the "Date (YYYYMMDD)" format

The resulting file was named properly - 20190501.jpg

Did you check your export settings and file naming template?

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I'm not able to reproduce that in my LR.  When I import a scan, set the capture date, and then export it with a file-renaming token of YYYYMMDD, the exported file gets renamed according to the capture date I set in LR.

Despite some fixes in the past, however, LR has had (and continues to have) issues with files missing capture date. To troubleshoot what's going on here:

1. Please copy/paste the first ten lines of the menu command Help > System Info.

2. How are you setting the capture date in LR (there are multiple ways)?

3. Paste a screenshot of the Filename Template Editor for the settings you're using, e.g. like this:



4. Paste a screenshot of the Metadata panel showing the EXIF tagset, e.g. like this:




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Thank you for your time Tom and John.  I finally figured out my problem.  I was updating using the capture time adjustment on the right side panel in the Library module.  Then I would highlight a bunch more images and sync the metadata (with only the capture time selected).  This changed the capture time in the panel on the right under the default metadata dropdown, but it did not change the EXIF capture date on the files.  I now use the Change Capture Date under the Metadata dropdown menu at the top on a Mac.  This changes the EXIF capture date and is reflected in the export name.  Thanks again for your time everyone.
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Merging with existing bug report

Please reference the new conversation here: Adjusted Capture Date not reflected in filename when exporting (merging)

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