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Authored by: whitepenguin on Jan 05, '07 06:44:45PM
Seems ridiculous, all of this effort just to coerce OS X into doing what OS 9 did automatically in the Finder... I noticed that GraphicConverter does this conversion too, but in the end, I decided just to use iPhoto, which stamps the correct dates on the files' creation dates as it copies them from your memory card...then I move the resulting files out of the iPhoto library folder to where I want them...

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Authored by: whitepenguin on Jan 17, '07 04:19:36PM
Well I must reply to my own post. I had been using iPhoto 5, which was properly changing the memory card's photo dates to the EXIF date while importing, but I started using iPhoto 6 and lo and behold, that feature is missing!!! What a bummer. Always nice to see apps lose features when they're updated...jeez.

So now I've used the Applescript that the original poster wrote about, but I find that it gives me an error message if I run the script on files copied from a memory stick to the Finder, or if directly applied to the files on the memory stick itself. When i import the photos thru iPhoto 6, I can then use the script on the resulting files in the Finder's iPhoto Library.

Does anyone know why this is? Why am i having the error (which says "can't find year of missing date") when running the script on the original files?

(Tiger 10.4.8 on Intel)

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