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October 22, 2010
I have recently added several folders of pictures to my new WIN10 laptop. Each folder contains the photos for the year they were taken. However, when I added these pictures to my WIN 10 laptop they now all have the date of the day I added them to my laptop. Can I go into each folder and change the date of the pictures so that when I upload to Google Photo they will have the “date taken” attached to them not the current date? Do I have to go into each picture to change the date or can I change the date for every picture in that folder?
There are actually several “dates” attached to each picture, and how Windows handles them vs how different apps handles them is confusing at best. I know that it looks like the date gets changed when you copy pictures to your computer, but if you dig deeper, you should see that the “Date Taken” remains the same. (in Windows file manager, open a photo file and click on Properties, then Details) and when you upload to Google Photos it SHOULD, use that date taken for the photo’s date.
Try it with just one photo and let me know what happens.
- Find one picture on your computer that you know was taken on “date1” but in windows you see the file date as “date2”
- Upload just that picture to Google Photos. http://www.Photos.Google.com and click the link to Upload, locate the picture on your computer and select it, then Open
- You should see a message “One item uploaded” and an option to add it to an album – you might want to add it to an album called “date test” so it is easy to find it again
- Check the date of the uploaded photo (click the i button) is it date1? or date2?
Let me know.
October 22, 2010