F-Spot modifies files on import - not clear what or why.

Bug #576561 reported by DarrenShare on 2010-05-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
f-spot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: f-spot

I decided to try F-Spot for the first time in a couple of years and while investigating problems with importing images I came across all the bugs related to it changing EXIF data without warning. I decided to see if this had happened to me (the bugs are reported as fixed in the latest package in Ubuntu Lucid) and I found that the modification date on several thousand of my files had been changed to the date/time they were imported. On comparing the EXIF data of a few images to the backups I have it would seem that it hasn't changed the dates and times the photos were taken, but diffing the files reports there are definitely discrepancies.

So what has F-Spot modified about my files without my permission or knowledge? I'm tempted to do a mass restore from my backups just in case but this simply should not happen with a simple import operation.

I was going to post this as a question but decided it's a bug in that 1. it happens unexpectedly and 2. shouldn't happen at all.

For info, I did not have the files copied to my Photos library so they are all in the original location I imported them from.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: f-spot
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu May 6 19:34:15 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100224.1)
SourcePackage: f-spot

DarrenShare (darren-moorstreet) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in f-spot (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
B Bobo (yout-bobo123) on 2011-12-29
tags: added: f-spot
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