I installed the trial version of Photoshop Elements 10 on my iMac a few days ago to try it out. When I import photos from a camera (I have tried with 2 different cameras) in Photoshop Elements Organizer, I am asked to select a naming format for the subfolders. I select "Shot Date (yyyy mm dd)", but no matter what, I always get folders with strange dates eg. 1913 11 05, 1970 06 10. The photos themselves within the subfolders have the right dates, so I am not sure where the problem is.
Can someone help?
I am having the same problem. It works fine if I ask it to set up the subfoler with the date of import, but it sets up wrong dates if I want it to use the date the photos were shot. Any luck finding a solution
Sorry, but my Camera and Card Reader Preferences window only has the top part of the contents shown in your window (i.e. no Download Options). However, I do get this download option once I select to download photos from the Camera (File>Get Photos & Videos>From Camera or Card Reader).
As I stated in my original post, I select "Shot Date (yyyy mm dd)", but my subfolder dates are completely off (eg. 1913 11 05, 1970 06 10). It's quite frustrating ...
Any other ideas?
I have still not solved the problem. I downloaded the trial version of Photoshop Elements 10 to try it out before buying it, but now I am not sure I want to purchase it anymore if I cannot resolve this issue. I have no guarantee that this is only a trial version bug.
Anybody have any solution?
I have the exact problem with my Imac Lion. I get crazy dates like 1970 & 1976. I have spoken with Adobe for hours and they can not help. They say they never heard of this before. If I use the date of the download it works perfectly. But if I use the date the images were shot it is garbage. I am ready to give up. I am so glad you are having the same problem as I thought it was just me. So we must both be crazy. Adobe has been no help at all. Good luck.
Seems to be a common problem. I just installed photoshop elements 10 on MAC with OSX Lion; Half of my photo's get the correct date and another half not. The logic why some get the correct and some a wrong date is absolutely unclear to me. I even found some photos to be imported twice: one with the correct date and one with a wrong date. The wrong data doesn't seem to have any logic and refers to a date where the file wasn't handled in any way....
Hope this stimulates Adobe to take this issue seriously
Curious. My problem is closely connected, but different. I have Elements 10, and when I downloaded some photos it used subfolder names which don't store in sequence- (yyyy dd mm). So I went to options / camera or card reader to correct this silly default. I wanted a format which will store in date order- the one I used with Photoshop Elements 9 was yyyy mm dd. . I looked in the drop-down list and there are a whole lot of what seem to me silly choices, (why would anyone want a folder name that doesn't store in date order?) but not the one I want. This is quite a serious problem. Suppose I go away for two days, and shoot pictures on .30 Nov 2011 and on 1 Dec 2011. Elements 10 will store the first lot as one of the last folders in 2022 (along with shots made on 31 Jan 2011, 31 Mar 2011, etc). My second day's shooting will be stored near the start of the year, along with shots made on the first day of other months. This is mad!!!!
My copy of Elements 10 was bought from Amazon UK- must be a standard UK issue.
How do I get Elements 10 to store my pictures in a sequence that makes sense? Is there an update available to correct this strange bug?
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This is a known issue in APD (Adobe Photodownloader). They have provided a workaround for fixing this problem.
To avoid this problem - remove the card form your camera. Insert it in a card reader. Now try importing in EO (in any format of subfolder creation) from card reader (using File->Get photos and videos->From camera or card reader'). It should work fine.
Let me know if your problem persists.
This is clearly a common problem. I have had exactly the same thing - and same years .... 1913, 1970 .. completely random!!! The way I have got round it is to upload from my camera into iphoto (on a Mac) and then open with Photoshop Elements which works fine and puts photos in date folder when taken. Not sure if it is an Adobe problem or Apple or peculiar to Photoshop Elements .... but it is CLEARLY someone's problem and they need to sort! I agree, very frustrating!
Same problem for me, but I have found a workaround. (Not a full solution):
Set the date format to MM/DD/YYYY (instead of the DD/MM/YYYY which I would prefer being a European) under Edit->Preferences->General. Now the subfolder names will be correct when importing (of course evrywhere else the "wrong" date format will be shown...)
I found the solution for my problem and it is trivial:
I have iphoto running on my mac and the iphoto library is in the map pictures (standard location).
This iphoto library contains a copy of all pictures and photoshop elements retrieves them as well, but apparantly with faulty metadata.
I excluded the iphoto library file from the files to scan in photoshop elements organiser, which solved the problem.
"...I excluded the iphoto library file from the files to scan in photoshop elements organiser, which solved the problem...."
Can you be specific with your explanation?
I was under the impression that the mac version of elements 10 does not have the "watch folder " capability, or is that not what you meant by "scan"?
I too have this issue, folder dates are all over the map so to speak and i have found no fix.
Yup, same here (actually started a separate thread about it). It seems to be an issue with the Mac version of the software. Still haven't found a solution for it. I wound up just not using subfolders when I do an import. Since I'm using the Organizer itself to keep track of albums and tags it's not a huge deal, but it would be nice to have things set up correctly.
It also drives me bats that the Mac version has no "Export to New File" command in the Organizer view for making quick batch conversions. But that's another issue altogether.
For those of you who don't know yet, I have just been informed that a fix is now available. Go to: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/subfolders-have-incorrect -date-format-1.html