Lightroom: Export File Naming date function broken for souther hemisphere naming convention

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Hi,

I'm using a custom export preset from Lightroom. One of the options I have selected is "File Renaming".

In it I have the following code.

{Date (YYMMDD)>>}{Title>>}

The problem is that I'm physically located in the southern hemisphere. So while the day over here is 14th of November, Lightroom exports as 13th of november because it's hardcoded to some sort of special adobe or more likely US time - not the user's system time.

Lightroom seems to switch dates at 1:00pm every day. Please fix.
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KM

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What version of Lightroom are you using. There was a bug a few versions back that caused time issues related to Universal Time adjustments.
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Rob Cole

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Yeah, there may be a bug (dunno), but Lr is not hardcoded to any time zone.

If updating Lr doesn't fix your problem, consider investigating your metadata - maybe you can fix using exiftool or something like it..
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KM

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I'm using the latest version of LR (5.6). This "bug" happens on both home and work computers with W7x64. I tried fresh installs (new preferences/appdata folder) and it still exists.

I'm primarily using Lightroom with tiff files natively created from scratch in Photoshop, so I don't think the exif comes into play here as there is no involvement from any cameras.
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Rob Cole

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Well, Lightroom is getting a date from somewhere, and I'm guessing it's not getting the value you're needing. Code should handle time zone appropriately (it does in many cases / many time zones..), so if it's not in your case / your time zone, it's worth considering the data. Have you read dateTimeOriginal metadata using exiftool? If not set, then that may be the problem. Set it equal to a proper date/time (and then read metadata in Lightroom) and your export date should be OK.

What Lightroom is probably doing is grabbing a different date since there is no dateTimeOriginal, and applying a time zone correction which has already been applied, or not applying one that hasn't.. - once you get your files playing the same game as Lightroom, then all will be well.

I'm not saying there isn't room for improved handling, but if you want to get the problem solved before said improvement..