Bridge: Time Stamp on images

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I am editing a series of 23 photos.  According to Bridge now, all have identical "date file modified" values, to the second.  Many have identical "date created" times.  Both of these things are impossible and all but ONE are wrong.

These images will not sort correctly now because of this spontaneous change.  And if Bridge has changed the values permanently, I have to go back to a NON-ADOBE program to find the correct data so I can correct these.  One at a time.  And again for every future image if I continue to use Bridge.

This has gotta be fixed fast or I'm OUT.
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aaron dougherty

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  • backed into a corner.

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Dennis Nisbet

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Looking at the growing number of errors that are being posted reminded me of a very old saying.
It goes something like this:
Photoshop is going to hell in a handbasket!
The number of problems recently reported is alarming!
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That is puzzling me why company with so huge income can not find management to solve it in just few months. The problem presists for years, so long as I remember. Perhaps like ancient Rome they are too big to control all their districts. Sections / Products here, Ps is one of them. Still each has its own team that may be good, but the head must be guy that is headless for his job. Same for Bridge.
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Well and it MAY be this one is not a problem after all.  What I was looking at is TIFF files created from my original raw image files, so "date Created" I guess is date the TIFF was created, not the image?  I do this in a batch using Canon's DPP so times would all be about the same, though not identical...  

Now that I investigate further, the only files with a time stamp for the moment they were exposed (what I thought was 'created') are untouched CR2 files.  Even those get changed if I 'save' processing to the raw file, it seems.

So apologies for being alarmist, and change my 'complaint' to a 'request'.  Put some un-alterable time stamp on images so we know at what time the camera's shutter was released.
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OK back to 'complaint'.  Regarding these TIFF files, I can imagine I accidentally edited the IPTC Core data all at once and changed the dates all the same.  BUT in File Properties, time stamps are all over the map—many identical.  And  all say the same date, though they are from shoots that happened over a week apart.  Some involve backward time travel.

All this assumes I understand correctly that File Properties does in fact show the time stamp logged at the time the shutter was released.