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Creation & Modified dates of photos

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by John, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. John

    John Flightless Bird

    Upgraded to Win 7 last October and have noticed that the "Creation" and
    "Modified" dates are interchanged when viewing PROPERTIES. Furthermore, when
    I copy the photos to a backup location, the ACTUAL "Creation" date displays
    as "Modified" and the "Created" and "Viewed" dates appear as the date of the
    actual date of the copy transfer. This sure creates confusion when archiving
    family photos. Any Idea what I could be doing wrong, and how can I correct
    this problem. John
     
  2. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    John wrote:
    > Upgraded to Win 7 last October and have noticed that the "Creation" and
    > "Modified" dates are interchanged when viewing PROPERTIES. Furthermore,
    > when I copy the photos to a backup location, the ACTUAL "Creation" date
    > displays as "Modified" and the "Created" and "Viewed" dates appear as
    > the date of the actual date of the copy transfer. This sure creates
    > confusion when archiving family photos. Any Idea what I could be doing
    > wrong, and how can I correct this problem. John
    >
    >

    I pay no attention to those dates myself. I store all my photo files
    (several thousand of them) in subdirectories with the date and some
    indication of subject matter in the subdir names. Also, if they are
    digital photos the exposure date should be in the EXIF data. If you
    aren't familiar with EXIF, Google is your friend.
    Allen
     
  3. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "John" <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:4c6fe949$0$5166$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com...
    > Upgraded to Win 7 last October and have noticed that the "Creation" and
    > "Modified" dates are interchanged when viewing PROPERTIES. Furthermore,
    > when I copy the photos to a backup location, the ACTUAL "Creation" date
    > displays as "Modified" and the "Created" and "Viewed" dates appear as the
    > date of the actual date of the copy transfer. This sure creates confusion
    > when archiving family photos. Any Idea what I could be doing wrong, and
    > how can I correct this problem. John
    >
    >



    You didn't do anything wrong, it's always been like that as far as I am
    aware.
    Very confusing, you'd think that they could word that a bit better, like
    'original date' and 'modified date' or something intelligent.

    I take squazillions of photographs and after I have converted the images
    from RAW, they get a short name, then get filed in appropriate folders, with
    names that are easy to find :)

    Grenou
     
  4. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 21 Aug 2010 10:45:57 -0500, Allen <allent@austin.rr.com>
    wrote:

    >John wrote:
    >> Upgraded to Win 7 last October and have noticed that the "Creation" and
    >> "Modified" dates are interchanged when viewing PROPERTIES. Furthermore,
    >> when I copy the photos to a backup location, the ACTUAL "Creation" date
    >> displays as "Modified" and the "Created" and "Viewed" dates appear as
    >> the date of the actual date of the copy transfer. This sure creates
    >> confusion when archiving family photos. Any Idea what I could be doing
    >> wrong, and how can I correct this problem. John
    >>
    >>

    >I pay no attention to those dates myself. I store all my photo files
    >(several thousand of them) in subdirectories with the date and some
    >indication of subject matter in the subdir names. Also, if they are
    >digital photos the exposure date should be in the EXIF data. If you
    >aren't familiar with EXIF, Google is your friend.
    >Allen


    That's exactly how I do it. Each subfolder is named with the year and
    month (to facilitate sorting), followed by a few keywords related to
    the subject.
     
  5. John

    John Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your inputs. I have been storing all digital photos in folders
    containing 24 photos. I wrote VBA code which places the thumbnail photos in
    a 4 X 6 array into EXCEL along with the appropriate photo number and
    "Created Date" beneath each thumbnail. This allows me to print the 24
    thumbnails on standard paper which are then placed in a binder. Very easy
    referencing. These dates are the TRUE creation date. No problem. But when I
    view the PROPERTY of the stored photos I was alarmed about the fact that all
    my photos are "Modified" before they were even "Created". Again, thanks for
    your combined inputs.

    John


    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "John" <jeppley@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:4c6fe949$0$5166$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com...
    >> Upgraded to Win 7 last October and have noticed that the "Creation" and
    >> "Modified" dates are interchanged when viewing PROPERTIES. Furthermore,
    >> when I copy the photos to a backup location, the ACTUAL "Creation" date
    >> displays as "Modified" and the "Created" and "Viewed" dates appear as the
    >> date of the actual date of the copy transfer. This sure creates confusion
    >> when archiving family photos. Any Idea what I could be doing wrong, and
    >> how can I correct this problem. John
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > You didn't do anything wrong, it's always been like that as far as I am
    > aware.
    > Very confusing, you'd think that they could word that a bit better, like
    > 'original date' and 'modified date' or something intelligent.
    >
    > I take squazillions of photographs and after I have converted the images
    > from RAW, they get a short name, then get filed in appropriate folders,
    > with names that are easy to find :)
    >
    > Grenou
     

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