timestamp of image file should be the timestamp when the photograph was captured

Bug #217673 reported by Kaihsu Tai on 2008-04-15
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gthumb (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gthumb

When I download a photograph from my camera, the timestamp of the image file is that of the downloading, not that of the capturing (as stored within the image file). Is it possible to have an option that the latter is selected, rather than the former? Cheers.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 15 12:06:08 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gthumb
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gthumb 3:2.10.6-0ubuntu1.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gthumb
ProcCwd: /sansom/s66/kaihsu
SourcePackage: gthumb
Uname: Linux clc 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

Kaihsu Tai (kaihsu) wrote :
Changed in gthumb:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
mjc (mjc-avtechpulse) wrote :

That happens already on my test system (gthumb trunk), mtime = exif time.

I believe this occurs within libgphoto, rather than gthumb itself.

Try updating your system.

- Mike

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

that's already included in gthumb trunk version, setting this as fix committed.

Changed in gthumb:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in gthumb:
status: Unknown → New
Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

We believe this was fixed in gthumb 2.8.10 which has been released in intrepid and hardy-updates. Please reopen if you still experience this issue with the new version.

Changed in gthumb:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
philinux (philcb) wrote :

I can confirm that this bug exists in Intrepid. Files from October got todays,Nov/5/08 timestamp .
Canon G5 which mounts ok. Using nautilus works fine.

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

User is still reporting this issue.

Changed in gthumb:
status: Fix Released → New
Changed in gthumb:
status: New → Triaged
mjc (mjc-avtechpulse) wrote :

This is a gphoto issue.

gthumb reads the imported file's mtime.

gphoto is supposed to set the file's mtime equal to its exif time.

Please re-assign to gphoto, unless gphoto has intentionally changed its behaviour. If it has, gthumb would need to be patched (patches welcome upstream).

- Mike

philinux (philcb) wrote :

Still happening in Lucid. I have to manually copy photos from camera with nautilus to retain the date taken as the date modified that is displayed. Using gthumb import /nautilus shows todays date as date modified.

Changed in gthumb:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in gthumb:
status: New → Expired
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