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Help! Renaming files gives them todays date, not creation!

Jan 4, 2013 10:47 PM

Hi

 

I'm trying to import images into lightroom 4.1 and rename them to include the creation date. When i set the custom rename file options, they all rename the files with today's date, not the creation date.

 

What can i do? Please help!

 

Best

 

Jim

 
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    Jan 5, 2013 7:44 PM   in reply to JRPage

    Have you checked the 'Capture Time' in Library Module (right-hand panel). I would guess that's what Lr will use when rename based on date.

     

    Also, have you checked 'DateTimeOriginal' using exiftool? - Ideally that's what you'd like to be used, if it's correct. If you do check it, ideally it should be the same as the aforementioned.

     

    Do let me/us know..

     

    Rob

     
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    Jan 5, 2013 10:02 PM   in reply to JRPage

    Hi JRPage,

     

    That is bizarre - haven't had such behavior.

     

    If you post a link to a raw (e.g. via yousendit.com) I can see if I get same symptoms.

     

    But first, try Lr4.3.

     

    Another option is to import using Ottomanic Importer (plugin), but that may be jumping the gun a little.

     

    Rob

     
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    Jan 6, 2013 1:31 AM   in reply to JRPage

    Hmm... - downloaded the file, imported it with a file-renaming template that included date/time, and had no such issue (date-time in filename was 2012-11-16...)

     

    I used 'Copy'.

     

    Not sure where to go from here.

     

    Here is the contents of the filenaming template I used:

     

    s = {

        deflated = {

            {

                "",

                {

                    value = "date_YYYY",

                },

                "",

                {

                    value = "date_MM",

                },

                "",

                {

                    value = "date_DD",

                },

                "RC",

                {

                    value = "date_Hour",

                },

                "",

                {

                    value = "date_Minute",

                },

                "",

                {

                    value = "date_Second",

                },

                "NB",

                {

                    value = "image_filename_number_suffix",

                },

                "",

                name = "Nikon D300 New - UTC",

                presetType = "Naming",

            },

            "AgTokenPresets",

            "restoreTokenFromArchivedState",

        },

        id = "910E9114-BAFC-47A9-B1C8-EF453380C68B",

        internalName = "Nikon D300 New - UTC",

        title = "Nikon D300 New - UTC",

        type = "Naming_Tokens",

        version = 0,

    }

     

    You can tell by the name that I was having problems with date-time being UTC (sometimes) instead of local, which was one of the initial motivations for writing my own importer, but that's a different issue.

     

    You can try replacing the contents of one your filenaming templates with the above and see if it helps, but I'm guessing it won't.

     

    You can try Ottomanic Importer and see if you have same problem - the default filenaming scheme does include date/time, but it uses exiftool to obtain it.

     

    If Ottomanic imports it OK, then problem is Lr, if not, then problem is pre-Lr.

     

    Cheers,

    Rob.

     
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    Jan 6, 2013 1:32 AM   in reply to JRPage

    I wouldn't waste time here with Exiftools or plugins. Just review your renaming preset.

     

    Using mine "YYMMDD_0123 Title" I gave the file a title of "Flower" and renamed it. It came out as "121116_0001 Flower.CR2" which is what you'd expect.

     

    So look closely at your renaming preset.

     

    John

     
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    Jan 6, 2013 1:39 AM   in reply to john beardsworth

    johnbeardy wrote:

     

    I wouldn't waste time here...

    I wouldn't either, *if* the problem is the renaming template.

     

    The other suggestions were in case the renaming template I provided does not help.

     

    R

     
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    Jan 6, 2013 3:09 AM   in reply to Rob Cole

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