Lightroom CC: If photos are merged, the resulting file ignores previous capture time corrections

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I've made a panorama from couple of previously time-adjusted photos (+1h). I found the pano.dng file placed along the photos from an hour before. Please mind time adjustments when creating panorama dng.
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This bug happens when the adjusted time has not been written back to the photos. You can avoid the problem by selected the pics and doing Metadata > Save Metadata To File before creating the panorama. Or you can set the option Catalog Settings > Metadata > Automatically Write Changes Into XMP.
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Still, LR should look up changes stored in it's own catalogue too
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Agreed.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom 6 panorama/hdr date-time parameters reset.

Dear Support,
I would like to report a bug in Lightroom 6.
When you modify the date of a bunch of photos and then create a panorama or an hdr image with several of these photos, the resulting image's date/time is based on the original date and not the corrected one. So you then have to go and look for the resulting panorama or hdr, and edit its date/time.
It is a very anoying, and I believe, erroneous behavior.
Thank you,
Regards
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC photo merge (HDR/pano) ignores capture time adjustments.

When creating an HDR or Panorama in Lightroom CC, the resulting merged photo does not take changes to the original photos' capture time into account. For example, after using time zone shift on 3 photos (-8h, from 16.00 to 8.00) and then merging them with the Photo Merge --> HDR... function, the resulting HDR photo's capture time will be 16.00, not 8.00 as it should be. This is unexpected and makes it difficult to locate the merged photo when the catalog is sorted by capture time.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LightRoom 6: Photomerged DNG does not inherit Adjusted Capture Time.

In Lightroom 6, If using the new Panorama Photo Merge on photos that have had their Capture Time Adjusted prior to merging (Time Zone adjustment), the new Panorama does not reflect the corrected time, and will not show up next to it's parent files. You can work around this by then Adjusting the capture time of the Merged file, but it's an extra step.

Haven't tested with HDR or other Edit Capture Time settings other than "Shift by Set Number of Hours (time zone adjust)"

Minor bug that can be worked around. Mildly annoying, but hopefully low-hanging fruit for a fix.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photo merge date problem.

When I make a panorama from a set of images that have had their capture date changed. The generated image will have the original capture date and not the edited capture date. This way, it won't appear next to the source images.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled [Lightroom CC 2015.1] Generated HDR image didn't get modified record time.

The HDR feature of Lightroom 2015.1 works really good. But there is a bad bug:

1. If you import your photos from camera
2. Modify record times (this especially occurs when I shoot with multiple cameras where the time is not exactly the same) of multiple images.
3. Generate a HDR out of images where the record time was modified
4. You get a HDR dng where the record time is set to the original record time of one of the source photos.

This is annoying if you generate multiple HDR.

Are there any plans on fixing this issue?

Cheers,
Jousch
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This is a known bug and will be fixed in the future dot release.

One workaround: Before merging, select those source photos that have the updated capture time, perform the "Metadata>Save Metadata to File" menu command. This way, the Photo Merge command will be able to pick up the updated metadata.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photo merge uses original capture time not adjusted.

On my recent trip to Ireland I forgot to change my camera's time zone. No problem, Lightroom makes it a breeze to adjust the capture time by a set number of hours. Thought I was home free.

However, I discovered a rather obscure bug. When I do a photo merge (both HDR and Panorama) the newly merged image uses the original capture time of the images. At first this made me think it wasn't actually creating the images. After the 3rd time I started digging only to discover them with the photos I took 7 hours earlier.

This has drastically slowed down my workflow since now I have to do the merge - wait for it to finish, then reapply my filters (see other bugs reported), the go back 7 hours and find the merged photo, change it's capture time, and then finish working on it.

I'm thinking this is likely a result of the updated capture time not being updated into the original image (they are all RAW formats). As a workaround is it possible to force the updated capture time (metadata) into the images?

FYI - I did update to Lightroom 6.1 just to see if this issue was resolved. Unfortunately it wasn't.
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This bug appears to be fixed in LR 6.1.1 / CC 2015.1.1.
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The Bug was fixed in 6.1.1 / CC 2015.1.1 but was reintroduced in 6.4 / CC 2015.4

Good Job Adobe.
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It also happens again in my CC 2015.4 / OS X 10.11.2.
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Happening again in CC 2015.4
How about some unit tests? :)
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Will be fixed in Lr CC 2015.5/6.5. Reintroduced the bug in Lr6.4/ACR 9.4 in other parts of the merge engine.
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Excellent, thanks.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled lightroom CC 2015.4 -created panorama photo not sorted properly.

There appears to be a bug in Lightroom CC 2015.4. The problem has to do with properly sorting (by capture time) a Lightroom-generated panorama comprised of stitched photos that have had their capture time adjusted by the "time zone" method. Let me explain. Let's say I have a memory card full of images taken in a different time zone from that set on my camera. I import the images into Lightroom, then apply a five-hour time zone adjustment to get those photos properly time-stamped. Now, if I take, say, three of those photos (with their capture time already adjusted by those five hours), and stitch them into a panorama within Lightroom, I would expect that the Lightroom-generated panorama would sit right next to (or at least VERY near to) the three source photos (Note: I have the library set to sort by capture time). In the past, this worked perfectly. But this no longer seems to be working the way it should. What happens is that when the panorama photo is generated, the capture time for that panorama reverts back to the original capture time, and not the properly time-zone-adjusted time, and of course, this causes that panorama photo to be "out of sequence" in my library. Note: I haven't used the time zone adjustment for several months, so I am not certain as to exactly when this problem arose. I do know it was working properly last year, though.
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This is fixed in LR CC 2015.8 (may have been fixed earlier -- I just tested it now).