Lightroom: Does not have good resolution for time zones with half hour offset

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Lightroom only has 1 hour resolution for world wide timezones

I was unable to use this feature to adjust the photo's actual date taken because the time difference between Bangalore (Bengaluru), India and Allen, Texas is 10.5 hours.
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Rob Cole

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A combo_box (instead of a popup_menu) would fix this in a heartbeat...
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To adjust the capture time by 10.5 hours, select all the affected photos, making sure the earliest photo is "most selected". Do Metadata > Edit Capture Time, and select Adjust To A Specified Date And Time. Set Corrected Time to be the correct time for the first photo, and all the other photos will have their times shifted by the same amount (the difference between the corrected time and the original time of the first photo).

Many people have complained that this option is not clearly explained and that there isn't in fact an option to set all of the photos to the same exact time.
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Just encountered this problem as well, returning from Iran, which has a 2.5 hour difference to my hometown of Vienna.

I'd never have thought off John's solution, but it worked great. One addition: make sure that you are in grid mode ("G"), otherwise the change will be applied only to the currently selected picture (same as for other batch changes, like rating or metadata).

Cheers, Robert
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John's solution works, but since there are time zones with also half hour differences, this correction should also be available in the "time zone adjust" option.
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When I want to change the capture time of an photo, lightroom only allows to adjust full hours. But in India has a UTC/GMT Offset of 5 1/2 Hours. It is not possible to change all selected photos with one command.

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LR: Timezone adjustment allows only full hours.