UTC date/time and geotagging with Lightroom 4.1?

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For a couple of years I use GPX files acquired with my GPS devices for geotagging. In GPX files for each track point the corresponding UTC time is stored. To avoid problemes with time zone differences (i.e., to doesn't care about time zone differences) I have set the date/time of all my cameras also to UTC. Thus, the time zone difference between the track point time in the GPX file and the camera time in the EXIF header is zero.

So far I have used GeoSetter or GPicSync for geotagging. Everything worked fine with a "zero" time offset setting.

Now I have tried Lightroom 4.1 for geotagging with GPX files. I always have to set a time offset different to zero to get correct geotagging results. Which for me is not very user-friendly since the advantage of setting the cameras to UTC time is lost. This increases my working time significantly, since I have to check the correct time offset setting by trial and error.

Is there a way to tell Lightroom that there is not time zone difference between the GPX file and the images without setting the offset in Lightroom to different values than zero?

Thanks for your help,

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Stefan Baumgartner

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