[KPhotoAlbum] EXIF (and equivalent META data for non-jpeg) creation date

Murray Strome wmstrome at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 23 16:32:06 BST 2010

Thanks for the information and suggestions. A related question: is there a way to change the creation date in the EXIF information using KPhotoAlbum? I am using version 4.1.1 
EXIFTool can do it, but I have not found a GUI for it in Kubuntu (or any LINUX variant), and it is a bit daunting to try to learn how to do it from a command line.


--- On Wed, 6/23/10, Clair Johnston <cbj0129 at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> From: Clair Johnston <cbj0129 at bellsouth.net>
> Subject: Re: [KPhotoAlbum] EXIF (and equivalent META data for non-jpeg) creation date
> To: kphotoalbum at kdab.net
> Received: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 5:37 AM
> Murry,
> The first thing I do when I move photos from the camera to
> the computer is to change the photo name to include the date
> taken.  So, the new name would look something like
> 100622_2343.jpg.  I store them in a series of
> directories of the form
> Photos->Year->Month->Other-breakdown. KPhotoAlbum
> is then used to categorize the photos.  
I have just started doing this (should have done it years ago) and that is how I noticed that after copying the files to the directories I had created for this purpose had changed creation dates. E.G. I copied the photos I took on June 3 to a directory called 2010-06-03-Birthday (I am putting the date first so that when listed by name, they will be in date order), I saw that all the photos now show a creation date of May 30 2010.
> I have not seen any problems with applications changing the
> date taken, but then I archive the originals and only modify
> copies.  
I would like the creation date of the copies which I modify to be the same as the originals. I am primarily a LINUX user, but I have seen this happen using Windows Explorer in Windows.
>As Jasper says, KPhotoAlbum does not modify
> the creation date (or any other parameter) unless explicitly
> requested. 
Is there a way to explicitly request that the creation date be changed it KPhotoAlbum?
>Most applications can be configured to retain the
> date taken, so you may want to check your applications
> configuration settings.
> Hope this helps,
> Clair
> Jesper K. Pedersen wrote:
> > KPhotoAlbum is not changing the data in the files, nor
> does it move any files around, so these changes may come
> from other tools.
> > 
> > KPA may change the data it is considering - but that
> would be from you actively doing so.
Is there a way to explicitly request that the creation date be changed it KPhotoAlbum?
> > 
> > You can ask KPA to reread the EXIF info from the file
> (or file creation date, if the file do not have a EXIF
> info), using Maintainance->Read EXIF info from files.
> > 
> > Cheers
> > Jesper.

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