Time Zone time stamp issue with Droid X | Photos | Forums: Ask the Geeks!

Please ask your questions here (not in email) – we promise to respond here, no such promise with email. This is a benefit of membership. Here’s info  on how to post to this Q&A Forum.

You must be logged in as a Premium Member to Ask the Geeks a question. All are welcome to freely browse the Forums.

Avatar
Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_TopicIcon
Time Zone time stamp issue with Droid X
January 12, 2011
10:57 am
Avatar
Paul Goldberg
Guest
Guests

New years Eve I took pictures leading up to midnight on my DroidX in Central Time Zone.  The next day I transferred them to Picasa (latest version). When I could not find them in folder 20101231 I went looking and found them time stamped 6 AM 1/1/2011.  This lead me to examine all of my photos uploaded from the DroidX to Picasa and those that I can assign a time to reasonably all show an offset from local time that reflects UTC (Universal Time with 0 at Greenwich Meridian).  

According to DroidX forums there is is “normal”  when reviewing the files on the Droid the phone adjusts to local time.  

Is everyone else aware of this?  Is there a fix out there other than changing the time stamp on each image?

January 12, 2011
1:18 pm
Avatar
MrsGeek
Admin
Forum Posts: 3158
Member Since:
July 2, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I just checked a picture I took with my Droid yesterday about 4pm (Eastern) and, it is indeed time-stamped with 4:08pm.  My Droid is the original … just Droid.  So, I guess this is just an X thing?

by the way, you say that you went looking for the picture in a folder 20101231 … I preach that your pictures should be going into folders that you specify – not something automatic.  At least, if you're using Picasa.

January 12, 2011
1:44 pm
Avatar
Paul Goldberg
Guest
Guests

That was just a way stop folder, I consolidate photos into months format -> 201101 etc, but I like to DL them by day for review and deletion first.

January 13, 2011
12:09 pm
Avatar
MrsGeek
Admin
Forum Posts: 3158
Member Since:
July 2, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ok, got it.  

I still think that importing directly into 201012 is better.  If you import into 20101231, then move all pictures out of that folder, you're left with an empty folder.  You won't see that empty folder in Picasa (because it only shows pictures) – but, if you look at your folders with Windows Explorer, you'll have a bunch of empty 'way stop' folders.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 301
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 16
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
THOMAS J PARKS: 163
Roxie Marston: 118
Barbara Dalderis: 108
Bob Brown: 96
David Cross: 89
guppy1: 82
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 402
Members: 1304
Moderators: 1
Admins: 4
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 19
Topics: 2310
Posts: 7612
Newest Members:
Shari, Champion, Bobb Barnes, John Keefe, Dennis Parker
Moderators: Jim: 0
Administrators: MrGeek: 449, MrsGeek: 3158, Craig Biles: 0, David Carr: 1