1. echan07's Avatar
    I asked this earlier but am now registered...

    I transferred a folder of downloaded photos (from texts, FB, etc) from internal storage to my SD card and now all of the pics are time stamped with today's date. Is there a way to fix this? My gallery is a hot mess now. I have a Samsung S7.

    Thanks
    09-16-2019 04:13 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I asked this earlier but am now registered...

    I transferred a folder of downloaded photos (from texts, FB, etc) from internal storage to my SD card and now all of the pics are time stamped with today's date. Is there a way to fix this? My gallery is a hot mess now. I have a Samsung S7.

    Thanks
    Hi, welcome!
    It shows that because today date is when the transfer happened.
    09-16-2019 04:25 PM
  3. echan07's Avatar
    But previously they were time stamped with the date downloaded. Why would that change? Can it be undone?
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    09-16-2019 04:28 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    But previously they were time stamped with the date downloaded. Why would that change? Can it be undone?
    That I'm not sure , let me get @B. Diddy see if he can help.
    09-16-2019 05:23 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's hard for me to comment, since that's not how I organize my pics. My understanding is that file operations like Move or Copy will timestamp the file to the time the operation was done. The problem is how the gallery app you're using sorts photos -- a good gallery app should use the EXIF data that's embedded in the photo, which includes the time/date that the photo was taken. But there are plenty of gallery apps that only use the time/date associated with the file creation or file edit.

    One of our Trusted Members @ManiacJoe often suggests this gallery app that sorts using EXIF data: Piktures
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-16-2019 06:49 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's hard for me to comment, since that's not how I organize my pics. My understanding is that file operations like Move or Copy will timestamp the file to the time the operation was done. The problem is how the gallery app you're using sorts photos -- a good gallery app should use the EXIF data that's embedded in the photo, which includes the time/date that the photo was taken. But there are plenty of gallery apps that only use the time/date associated with the file creation or file edit.

    One of our Trusted Members @ManiacJoe often suggests this gallery app that sorts using EXIF data: Piktures
    Yeah he's pretty good with this .
    09-16-2019 06:51 PM
  7. echan07's Avatar
    So possibly if I use a different gallery app it would sort them correctly? It just seems quite dumb that simply transferring to an SD card would change the date of the picture. I've now got several hundred pictures from today in my gallery. I've tried to Google and found people with similar problems but not many solutions.

    I'm using whatever gallery app that came with the phone- icon is an orange flower.
    09-16-2019 07:47 PM
  8. hallux's Avatar
    The way it works in the Windows world - moving keeps the "created" date the same while copying changes that date. This is because copying is creating an entirely new file. However, moving is the LAST thing you want to do as you risk loss of the file if the move is interrupted (moving takes it away from the original location, leaving no way to recover).
    09-16-2019 09:08 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    So possibly if I use a different gallery app it would sort them correctly?
    This depends on the EXIF data in the photo. If these are photos taken by someone's camera app (and not a random jpg downloaded from a website), then a good gallery app should be able to sort by Date Taken. Give Piktures a try and see if it works.
    09-16-2019 09:32 PM

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