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Preserve timestamps when copying images

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By IRX120, Senior Member on 12th March 2014, 02:08 AM
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Got my nexus 5 today, and I have ran across an issue (I think its common) of android deleting the timestamps of images when you transfer them to a new device. I tried copying with windows, Bluetooth, NFC (Superbeam) but all these ways reset the timestamps of the pictures and just kinda screw up the whole collection.

Is there a workaround for this?
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12th March 2014, 11:13 AM |#2  
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Got my nexus 5 today, and I have ran across an issue (I think its common) of android deleting the timestamps of images when you transfer them to a new device. I tried copying with windows, Bluetooth, NFC (Superbeam) but all these ways reset the timestamps of the pictures and just kinda screw up the whole collection.

Is there a workaround for this?
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I don't think so.
12th March 2014, 12:01 PM |#3  
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You can edit metadata manually on a pc with third-party software. I had to do it a little time ago, but I don't know the application's name anymore. Google probably knows

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12th March 2014, 12:20 PM |#4  
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You can edit metadata manually on a pc with third-party software. I had to do it a little time ago, but I don't know the application's name anymore. Google probably knows

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The metadata doesn't change. What does change however is the file's "created" time stamp, which means teh images you took no longer show up in file managers / gallery etc in the order you took them.
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I thought the metadata of a file includes this timestamp?

Edit: You're right.

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I'm surprised there's not some way, this is 2014, and they have 2k 5" displays and phones with 18mo cameras why can't the phone save the timestamp when I copy a picture?
I just decided to use auto backup and not transfer the photos to my 5 because without timestamps from 1 an a half years of photos the collection looks real messy.

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