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Changing the Date in Google Photos
November 25, 2019
12:11 pm
Gary Underhill
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Hi, Chris,

I had a photo I took in Hawaii and wanted to straighten the horizon.  I used snapseed and the photo straightened, but now it has today’s date, and I’d like to include it in the day I actually took the photo.  I haven’t been successful.  It seems that it’s one of the changes.

I’m getting some awesome pictures of our travels, but as always there are some adjustments to make.

Say to Jim.  



November 26, 2019
9:30 am
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Yeah – you have to be careful with dates using Snapseed. Did you use the Export option when you saved?

  • Save 
    • results will be editable in Snapseed
    • Saves over original when done without Google Photos
  • Save a Copy
    • Results will be editable in Snapseed
    • Copy should have same date as original
  • Export
    • Creates brand new photo
    • Today’s date
    • Viewable in any editor

In any case, you can change the date after the fact. On a computer – open the photo with the wrong date, click i to see the info panel. You should see a pencil next to the date, click the pencil and you can change the date to anything you want. note: this only changes it within Google Photos. 

November 26, 2019
11:28 am
Gary Underhill
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Thanks, I am wandering through photos on my phone, Chromebook, and Surfacepro and finally ready across the place I can edit the date.



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