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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gotwillk, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. gotwillk

    gotwillk Android Enthusiast
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    anyone notice in picture details that the timestamp is wrong? there are 2 timestamps in a pic, a 24hr one and a 12hr one. the 24hr one is correct but the 12hr one is delayed 5 hrs exactly. anyone know why this is or how it can be fixed?

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  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    The time that's part of the file name is in 24-hour format, and matches the local time at the time the picture was taken. The information in the details (EXIF information, I assume) shows the time as 5 hours earlier. Is this what you're talking about?
  3. gotwillk

    gotwillk Android Enthusiast
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    correct. is there a way to fix this? seems like the camera thinks i'm in a different time zone.
  4. Eugene

    Eugene Android Expert

    Almost sounds like its in GMT on the pic time stamp. I'll check mine tonight (can't do anything on work laptop).
    You could easily use a tool like exiftool to adjust the time stamp.
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I just checked my pics and everything matches perfectly, both the filename and pic details.

    Under Settings > Location and security settings, did you ever check one of those boxes to have your DROID find your location? I can't think of any other location type settings that I've ever used. :thinking:
  6. gotwillk

    gotwillk Android Enthusiast
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    hmmm it seems to be correct now. just took 2 pics and they have the correct timestamp. i'm gonna try it again later or tomorrow. seems like it doesn't happen all the time because i took some pics a while back and they had the correct timestamp. and then pics after that date were not correct. and now its correct again. will have to investigate further.
  7. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    Under Settings is Date & time settings. Setting it to Automatic (use network-provided values) causes the time zone value to be grayed out. Mine is set to Automatic, but the time zone is displayed correctly.
  8. djsdroid

    djsdroid Lurker

    hi - can't find the setting to put timestamp on pictures I take - I have a Motorola - Verozion - droid - with up to date OS - anyone know where this setting is ? ? ? (I looked at ALL the settings in the camera) - thnx - djs
  9. Eugene

    Eugene Android Expert

    The exif time is always there you can't turn it off, the only thing you can turn off or on is the location data.
  10. On my HTC EVO, pictures with geo-tag have the wrong time (looks like GMT). Pictures without geo-tag have the correct time.

    Geo-tag is kind of cool, but if it's going to mess up exif time, I'll leave it off.

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