Lightroom 5.5 on Mac Mountain Lion, 8gb memory, files on external usb 2.0 hard drive.
Imported old film images as tifs. Looking in metadata the capture date on all images shows as 12/31/1903 (12/31/03?). Where did this come from as there is no capture date in the original film tif image. Is there a setting someplace I missed? Is this a bug?
TIA for assistance/answer provided.
Lightroom doesn't change capture date. My guess is that this has something to do with the software used to scan those images.
The date created metadata within the document is hosed, I've seen this with files in the past, not sure what causes it. Why that old date, who knows but it's a common issue:
You'll have to use LR's Edit Capture Time command to fix it.