1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a lot of photos on my Samsung galaxy tab 4 that I want to move to an sd card so I have access to them on my new tablet. I tried moving a photo file but now the order is mixed up and the timestamp has changed to the date of transfer. Does anyone know how to transfer photo files without having to move each one individually?
    01-03-2020 08:58 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Maybe back up your device on smart switch and then insert your SD card in a SD card reader for computer and transfer them there ?I'll leave a link to register so you can communicate here , as a guest account you can't.https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    01-04-2020 01:16 AM
  3. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Android design decision: when files are copied/moved, the resulting new file gets a file timestamp of the current time of the transfer. The file timestamp of the original file is not preserved like Windows and some other OS's do it. A bad decision, but we are now stuck with it.

    Wrongly coded picture viewers look at the file timestamp when they should be looking at the EXIF data for the "date captured" or "date edited".

    You have two options:
    1. Use a picture viewer that looks at the correct dates from the EXIF data. I recommend "piktures" by Diune:

    2. After doing the move to the new device/card, run an app that will reset the file timestamp to be what the EXIF data has in it. There are multiple apps in the PlayStore that claim to do this, but I have not tried any of them.

    Another option: rename the image files to something like yyyymmdd_hhmmss_nnnn based on the EXIF date of capture so that sorting by name is the same as sorting by capture date. Many camera apps already do this. Many image downloaders already do this using the date of download.
    mustang7757 and B. Diddy like this.
    01-04-2020 01:21 AM

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