iPhoto - exporting/moving

Discussion in 'Apps' started by Melba's Jammin', Aug 14, 2011.

  1. iPhoto 9.1.5

    I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    want to move them to an external drive.

    When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    the camera.

    Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.

    What the heck am I doing wrong?
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    Melba's Jammin', Aug 14, 2011
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  2. Melba's Jammin'

    nospam Guest

    In article <>,
    Melba's Jammin' <> wrote:

    > iPhoto 9.1.5
    >
    > I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    > want to move them to an external drive.
    >
    > When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    > menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    > the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    > the camera.
    >
    > Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    >
    > What the heck am I doing wrong?


    is that info still in the exif data in the file?
     
    nospam, Aug 14, 2011
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  3. Melba's Jammin'

    Mike Lane Guest

    Melba's Jammin' wrote on Aug 14, 2011:

    > iPhoto 9.1.5
    >
    > I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    > want to move them to an external drive.
    >
    > When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    > menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    > the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    > the camera.
    >
    > Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    >
    > What the heck am I doing wrong?
    >


    I think you'll find that the EXIF data will still contain the original date
    the image was created.

    It seems that the finder keeps its own record of the creation date which is
    the date the file was exported from iPhoto. I don't pretend to understand
    why.

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    Mike Lane
    UK North Yorkshire
    mike_lane at mac dot com
     
    Mike Lane, Aug 14, 2011
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  4. Melba's Jammin'

    Tom Stiller Guest

    In article <>,
    Melba's Jammin' <> wrote:

    > iPhoto 9.1.5
    >
    > I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    > want to move them to an external drive.
    >
    > When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    > menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    > the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    > the camera.
    >
    > Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    >
    > What the heck am I doing wrong?


    There is a little application named "ExifRenamer" which will rename
    images dropped on it to something like "2011-08-11_17-44-13".

    Although it was a few years ago, I believe I downloaded it from
    MacUpdate.

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    of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. -- Ambrose Bierce
     
    Tom Stiller, Aug 14, 2011
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  5. Melba's Jammin'

    Jolly Roger Guest

    Mike Lane <> wrote:
    > Melba's Jammin' wrote on Aug 14, 2011:
    >
    >> iPhoto 9.1.5
    >>
    >> I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    >> want to move them to an external drive.
    >>
    >> When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    >> menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    >> the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    >> the camera.
    >>
    >> Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    >>
    >> What the heck am I doing wrong?
    >>

    >
    > I think you'll find that the EXIF data will still contain the original date
    > the image was created.
    >
    > It seems that the finder keeps its own record of the creation date which is
    > the date the file was exported from iPhoto. I don't pretend to understand
    > why.


    Because the date is the creation date of the file, rather than the date the
    photo was taken.

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    Jolly Roger, Aug 14, 2011
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  6. Melba's Jammin'

    Mike Lane Guest

    Jolly Roger wrote on Aug 14, 2011:

    > Mike Lane <> wrote:
    >> Melba's Jammin' wrote on Aug 14, 2011:
    >>
    >>> iPhoto 9.1.5
    >>>
    >>> I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    >>> want to move them to an external drive.
    >>>
    >>> When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    >>> menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    >>> the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    >>> the camera.
    >>>
    >>> Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    >>>
    >>> What the heck am I doing wrong?
    >>>

    >>
    >> I think you'll find that the EXIF data will still contain the original date
    >> the image was created.
    >>
    >> It seems that the finder keeps its own record of the creation date which is
    >> the date the file was exported from iPhoto. I don't pretend to understand
    >> why.

    >
    > Because the date is the creation date of the file, rather than the date the
    > photo was taken.
    >
    >


    I see. It doesn't apply if you simply copy a file using the finder though -
    the copy has the same creation date as the original.



    --
    Mike Lane
    UK North Yorkshire
    mike_lane at mac dot com
     
    Mike Lane, Aug 14, 2011
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  7. Melba's Jammin'

    Erilar Guest

    Melba's Jammin' <> wrote:
    > iPhoto 9.1.5
    >
    > I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    > want to move them to an external drive.
    >
    > When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    > menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    > the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    > the camera.
    >
    > Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    >
    > What the heck am I doing wrong?


    Sounds to me like another reason to avoid iPhoto 8-(. I was disillusioned
    about its usefulness years ago and only use it to make "albums" of thongs I
    keep in .jpg form, a few of which are actually photographs.
    --
    Erilar, biblioholic medievalist with iPad
     
    Erilar, Aug 14, 2011
    #7
  8. Melba's Jammin'

    Jolly Roger Guest

    Erilar <> wrote:
    > Melba's Jammin' <> wrote:
    >> iPhoto 9.1.5
    >>
    >> I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    >> want to move them to an external drive.
    >>
    >> When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    >> menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    >> the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    >> the camera.
    >>
    >> Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    >>
    >> What the heck am I doing wrong?

    >
    > Sounds to me like another reason to avoid iPhoto 8-(.


    No surprise there.

    --
    Posted from my iPhone.
     
    Jolly Roger, Aug 14, 2011
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  9. Melba's Jammin'

    Mike Lane Guest

    Jolly Roger wrote on Aug 14, 2011:

    > In article <>,
    > Mike Lane <> wrote:
    >
    >> Jolly Roger wrote on Aug 14, 2011:
    >>
    >>> Mike Lane <> wrote:
    >>>> Melba's Jammin' wrote on Aug 14, 2011:
    >>>>
    >>>>> iPhoto 9.1.5
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    >>>>> want to move them to an external drive.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    >>>>> menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    >>>>> the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made with
    >>>>> the camera.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What the heck am I doing wrong?
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I think you'll find that the EXIF data will still contain the original
    >>>> date
    >>>> the image was created.
    >>>>
    >>>> It seems that the finder keeps its own record of the creation date which
    >>>> is
    >>>> the date the file was exported from iPhoto. I don't pretend to understand
    >>>> why.
    >>>
    >>> Because the date is the creation date of the file, rather than the date the
    >>> photo was taken.

    >>
    >> I see. It doesn't apply if you simply copy a file using the finder though -
    >>
    >> the copy has the same creation date as the original.

    >
    > Right. When you export, the resulting file isn't a copy of an existing
    > file. It's a brand-new file - just created.
    >
    >


    Yes OK, it does make sense.

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    Mike Lane
    UK North Yorkshire
    mike_lane at mac dot com
     
    Mike Lane, Aug 14, 2011
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  10. Melba's Jammin'

    Sandman Guest

    In article <>,
    Mike Lane <> wrote:

    > Jolly Roger wrote on Aug 14, 2011:
    >
    > > In article <>,
    > > Mike Lane <> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Jolly Roger wrote on Aug 14, 2011:
    > >>
    > >>> Mike Lane <> wrote:
    > >>>> Melba's Jammin' wrote on Aug 14, 2011:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> iPhoto 9.1.5
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> I want to clear a boatload of photos from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. I
    > >>>>> want to move them to an external drive.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> When I select the events and export them (choosing 'export' from the
    > >>>>> menu bar), they land in the external drive but with a creation date of
    > >>>>> the day and time they were moved, not the date the picture was made
    > >>>>> with
    > >>>>> the camera.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> Same thing happens if I just drag the pictures to the drive.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> What the heck am I doing wrong?
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>> I think you'll find that the EXIF data will still contain the original
    > >>>> date
    > >>>> the image was created.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> It seems that the finder keeps its own record of the creation date which
    > >>>> is
    > >>>> the date the file was exported from iPhoto. I don't pretend to
    > >>>> understand
    > >>>> why.
    > >>>
    > >>> Because the date is the creation date of the file, rather than the date
    > >>> the
    > >>> photo was taken.
    > >>
    > >> I see. It doesn't apply if you simply copy a file using the finder though
    > >> -
    > >>
    > >> the copy has the same creation date as the original.

    > >
    > > Right. When you export, the resulting file isn't a copy of an existing
    > > file. It's a brand-new file - just created.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Yes OK, it does make sense.


    Plus, the date of the file is irrelevant if you're using iPhoto to
    display and sort your photo. iPhoto uses the EXIF dates of when the
    photo was taken.


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    Sandman[.net]
     
    Sandman, Aug 14, 2011
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