Ability to change date of pictures
I uploaded tons of old pictures to OneDrive, and all of them were uploaded with the wrong dates, messing up my "All Photos" view.
Please, add the ability for me to change the date of those pictures, with the option to change all pictures inside an album.
Wanted to provide an update here.
First of all, if you are running into bugs (like all your photos have the same date) please reach out to support. If you’re on mobile, you can shake your device, if you’re on the web, you can use the settings cog.
As for the ability to change metadata on photos, that’s not something we currently have on the immediate roadmap.
Samsung is deleting the cloud and pushing owners to sync with one drive, 31st March 2021 is last chance to do this so yesterday I took a leap of faith!! Total and utter car crash, over 1700 photos and videos synced as instructed.
Now I have 700 random photos and videos taken over several years all as if they were taken yesterday and completely out of place but some which were taken at the same time have the correct date.
Just an absolute joke that Samsung and Microsoft can do a deal to push clients into something and creat such a mess!
I am open to suggestions as to how ican recover the original date taken on the 700 and get them back into the correct place in the camera roll, clearly the switch between the two is yhe issue but nobody wants to take the blame or help fix this!!
Microsoft uses "Date Taken" as the core date for when a picture was taken, but OneDrive sorts by "Modified" date. Whenever uploading a file (or moving to a new volume, such as from your local drive to OneDrive), the "Modified" date is set to the current date, but the "Date Taken" field retains the actual date the photo was taken. Unfortunately, this distinction is confusing to many users, and compounded by the fact that OneDrive doesn't even offer an option to sort by "Date Taken" (that's a separate UserVoice suggestion) -- you would have to do it in a Windows Explorer Window, where that is an option.
If photo/video was upload to OneDrive, no possibility to somehow affect the sorting in the albums, because OneDrive recognize or no recognize creation date randomly for each file.
Any sorting can be broken just after moving photo from one folder to another.
Please, fix it, this feature looks good in Google Photo, for example.
are you working on it? I have the same issue. pictures are randomly arranged when showing newest.
this is fundamental to a photo storing platform. please fix. :)
No question this is a feature Onedrive NEEDs to fix. no question this is a BUG as Google has no issue with the ability.
L Cox commented
Google Photo shows and allows you to change metadata including the date taken for pictures with wrong date. If MS cannot offer this I will switch back!
Jodi White commented
So upset...I uploaded a ton pf photos to One Drive, paid an extra monthly fee so I could have them safely all in one place and when I uploaded it re-arranged all the dates. Everything is out of order and now trying to go back and figure out how to re-date them I find I cant even do that. If I right click and hit change the date and physically change it nothing happens the photos do not move to appropriate date placement. Such a huge waste of my time. So I am going to cancel my monthly fee and then find a new avenue. Every time I look this up it sounds like lots of people have this issue and you are doing nothing to help.
I found that changing the "Date Taken" attribute when the picture is already syncronized on OneDrive, even forcing synchronization, is not changing the attribute on OneDrive. Though, changing it *before* sending it to OneDrive works. Thus, I managed to force OneDrive to take into account the "Date Taken" attribute by moving the picture to a not synchronized folder then moving it again the synchronized Picture folder. My picture is then in the right position in the flow.
Bastien Vandamme commented
I think you must really consider this because you automatically sort and group albums by year. Some of my albums are collection of picture taken on several years, some are just not at the correct year because of a wrong date because I edited and recreated the files later.
If metadata is not in you plans you should consider editing the album metadata and probably create more properties for albums classification. Year, subject, Location, ...
Mario Dabelić commented
I just uploaded a few hundred files - MP4s and JPGs and not happy with result.
Below are source files, their information, and the corresponding OneDrive information after I uploaded them.
hey 2 years?
All of mine are the same after I switched to the se iPhone on my metro account
Mine is the same all of them
I have the same problem. There must be an option to change the date of a file.
Still not happening …?! You can change the date taken property in Windows 10 Photos for individual photos so why not in OneDrive? It would save me going back to Photos, changing the date there and then syncing. Oh, and by the way, it would be very useful to have a batch replace/ignore. At present I have to chose individually before syncing or uploading will continue.
Cheers in anticipation, Tony
Come on Microsoft - this is seriously annoying.
This idea is essentially calling out a fault in the upload feature and you're still doing noting???
Rosa Hayes commented
Travis Fawcett commented
As a genuine question, why is this not native in File Explorer let alone Windows Photos? It's likely me? If my camera's time is 1hr out from travelling and I upload the pictures taken, THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY TO NATIVELY ADJUST THE TIME TAKEN ON WINDOWS? I'm honestly clueless on what the purpose of allowing users to edit SOME File Properties. Yet, specifically with pictures, you cannot edit the time taken (Or it isn't clear). But somehow users can edit Date Created.
Dan Davies commented
Being able to modify the date take is pretty essential. I have recently digitized lots of old photo's using my smartphone - obviously OneDrive see's the date as the date I took the digital photo of the original photo. The original photos all have the date on the back so it would be great if I could correct this to have the timelines work. Google Photo's allows this (but doesn't allow tagging, and reduces quality) if OneDrive supported editing the Metadata it would easily win any comparison between the two offerings.