[KPhotoAlbum] Arranging photos by EXIF "picture taken" date

Miika Turkia miika.turkia at gmail.com
Tue May 17 20:11:32 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:19 PM, Murray Strome <wmstrome at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- On *Mon, 5/16/11, Miika Turkia <miika.turkia at gmail.com>* wrote:
> From: Miika Turkia <miika.turkia at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [KPhotoAlbum] Arranging photos by EXIF "picture taken" date
> To: "Murray Strome" <wmstrome at yahoo.com>
> Cc: kphotoalbum at kdab.com
> Received: Monday, May 16, 2011, 8:51 PM
> View -> Sort Selected by Date & Time
> theBro
> This does not work. For example, two photos originally had the EXIF times
> in 2005. Now, all the EXIF times shown in the EXIF viewer show the correct
> date/time in 2008. However, the photos still appear in with the 2005
> photos.  If I look at the photos with a file browser>Detailed List View, the
> date shown there is 2005, but all the EXIF information shows 2008. It
> appears that the sorting in KPA is being done by that file date, not the
> date in the EXIF information. I remember that, once upon a time, I was able
> to get KPA to sort by the EXIF creation date instead of the file date.  I
> could probably use jhead or something to set the file date to the EXIF date
> (and maybe I should), but I do recall at one time being able to sort by the
> EXIF date instead of the file date.

The EXIF creation date seems to do the trick for me. The Read EXIF info
from files needs to have the "Update image date" ticked. Then selecting all
thumbs and sorting by date and time. As far as I can tell it is the
DateTimeOriginal that is used from exif info. When KPA sees a new picture
for the first time an internal time stamp is created and that is used.
(Unless exif data is reread)
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