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Import Problem {DATE}

Feb 9, 2013 6:32 AM

Tags: #time #date #importing_jpegs.

Hello community,


in Lightroom we have some import naming settings. I´ve got a problem with the "Date - Name" setting.

Normaly it should set the name of the imported file to (for example) "22.12.2012 - XYZ" , because the picture was made on 22.12.2012 (DD,MM,YYYY).


I already checked the seperator characters and checked the boxes of "." and "/".

I also tried other Cameras, but nothing worked.... Lightroom always takes the aktually System Date.


Example: (Canon EOS 7D & 5D II) Picture shot on 01.02.2013 

               Import of the picture on 08.02.2013

               Lightroom setting for Import "Date-Name"

               Tagging should be:" 08.02.2013-'MY NAME XY'"

               But tagging is: "08.02.2013-'MY NAME XY'"


So i think Lightroom cant read the Meta Files correctly, but i dont know where the fail could be or how i can fix this problem.


Please help

  • Victoria Bampton
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    Apr 1, 2008
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    Feb 9, 2013 9:31 AM   in reply to Jonny88

    Are these photos that are coming direct from the memory card, or have they passed through other software first?

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    Feb 10, 2013 11:01 AM   in reply to Jonny88

    Can you provide your Lr version and OS. Are you importing direct fro camera or through a crad reader?

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