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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0000792||GeoSetter||Image Data||public||2011-04-03 15:54||2011-04-24 01:12|
|Priority||normal||Severity||major||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Product Version||3.4.14 Release|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0000792: File creation date should not be updated|
|Description||The file creation date is systematically updated by Geosetter, if changes are saved. The only option we have is to update or not the file modification date.|
For me, the file creation date should not be updated (we only modify files). At least, it should be optional.
I am using Geosetter with scanned pictures (so I have no EXIF information), and in my workflow I rely on Windows file dates. I think, the file creation date should be stable during the lifecycle of a file and not be modified by applications.
|Additional Information||I am using Windows 7, 64 bit.|
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GeoSetter is using ExifTool to write any modifications. I found the following in the ExifTool Forum (http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/exiftool/forum/index.php/topic,3127.0.html):
Your command writes the 3 common metadata date/time tags. When writing, the filesystem creation and modification dates will be set to the current time. You can use -P to preserve the filesystem modification date, or write FileModifyDate to set it to whatever you want. ExifTool can not be used to set the filesystem creation date.
So I don't think it's possible that the file creation time will be stable during the lifecycle of the file.
It should be possible to preserve the creation date (and other filesystem-specific information) using the exiftool -overwrite_original_in_place option, although the "_original" backups will not be generated, and you will take a performance hit using this option.
|2011-04-03 15:54||michel_c||New Issue|
|2011-04-03 22:44||heiko||Note Added: 0001539|
|2011-04-03 22:46||heiko||Note Edited: 0001539|
|2011-04-05 18:40||boardhead||Note Added: 0001542|
|2011-04-05 18:40||boardhead||Note Edited: 0001542|
|2011-04-24 01:12||Friedemann||Status||new => assigned|
|2011-04-24 01:12||Friedemann||Assigned To||=> Friedemann|