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how to download all pix from icloud onto hard drive BUT preserve the shoot date NOT download date!
Posted by: robfilms
Date: October 05, 2021 04:15PM
in prepping to move my apple photo library to lightroom, i wanted to take ALL my images.

so i wanted to include the 5k images i have in icloud via my iphone.

when i went to download, i had no trouble.

i did the first 1k (you can only do 1k at a time).

what was downloaded was a zip.

i opened the zip and there were the jpgs.

great.

but when i went to check one and looked at the info, the image's shoot date was no longer there but instead was today's date.

not great.

how can i download my icloud library to my desktop and preserve the shoot date?

thanks in advance.

rob
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Re: how to download all pix from icloud onto hard drive BUT preserve the shoot date NOT download date!
Posted by: Gareth
Date: October 05, 2021 04:28PM
The shoot date is stored in the EXIF data, so if you open the image in Preview you can see it in the info box, and if you do an import into Lightroom and use the copy function, it would re-sort them into folders based on the shoot date (if you want that and it's helpful).

I don't know how to get the shoot date to show up in the finder. Maybe there's a utility you could run that would change the "Date Created" to be the shoot date.
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Re: how to download all pix from icloud onto hard drive BUT preserve the shoot date NOT download date!
Posted by: robfilms
Date: October 05, 2021 04:42PM
gareth-

you are correct!

in preview, under inspector, under exif, there is the correct shoot date.

phew.

if that is what lightroom will look at and organize by date, then i think i can exhale.

for now!

yikes, this apple photo library migration has lots of moving parts all in an effort to simplify my workflow.

stay well.

rob
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Re: how to download all pix from icloud onto hard drive BUT preserve the shoot date NOT download date!
Posted by: Rolando
Date: October 05, 2021 09:11PM
I think EXIF Renamer might be able to change to created date to the EXIF date....
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