Elements/Revel: Lose original file date when converting TIF to JPEG

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I own Elements 11 and have owned various copies since Elements 5. I currently have 17,000+ photos on a timeline spanning over 100 years.
I wish to convert many of my TIF files to jpeg for two main reasons. One is to have a much smaller file, the other reason is so I can upload my TIF files to your REVEL.
However, as I understand it, EACH time I convert a file, my new file will have today's date and lose the date of the original file. This seems to me to be quite a bad flaw that needs to be addressed in your software.
Currently I have over 5000 TIF photos and to preserve each photo's place on my timeline when converting to jpeg I would have to individually change the date on EACH new file. That's nuts! (no offense).
Please advise.
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Barney Yee

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Scott V, Employee

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Barney,
I don't see a way to retain the orginal date. This is creating a new date as its creating a new file of the .tif image.

If you are using the Revel mac app, Iphone or Ipad then you can upload your images and add "EVENT and Date" information to the images.



Then you can sort your images by "Event" or by "Date"

If you are a pc user, you would need to log in to Adoberevel.com as you can only sort your images by Newest and Oldest and you are not able to add Event date information for the images.


Thanks
Scott
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Barney Yee

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That is unfortunate. Guess if I want to preserve a timeline for my photos I am going to be unable to convert any of my .tif files to jpegs unless I do them one at a time
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Hard to believe I am the only one out there using this software that organizes his/her photos by date and has a need to change file type of many files. Oh well guess I'm out of luck.
Thanks