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How to get proper date/time when importing iPhone JPEGs into catalog

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  • Peter Bourget

    I think the problem may be how you copy them. I went into Photos on the iPhone and hit the Sharing button. Scroll down below the iMessage and email icons and choose "Save to Files", save it to a location "On My iPhone", may have to hit Browse to get there. I then plugged an SSD into the iPhone and went to the Files app. A long press on the image and select Copy. Then you can paste it to the SSD or your local hard drive. I then imported to C1 and EXIF data was correct.

    Actually if you have your Laptop plugged in you can copy the photos directly to the hard drive and save some steps.

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  • John Friend
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    Peter Bourget

    I wondered if it might have to do with how I'm getting the images off the iPhone.  But, I need to move large quantities of images (and videos) at once, not one at a time.  Can that be done in the interface you're talking about?

    How do you plug an SSD into the iPhone?  I have a USB-C SSD, but the iPhone is Lightning.  If I get the right cable will the iPhone let me copy to an attached SSD?  Excuse all my iPhone questions as I don't know iPhone at all (it's my wife's iPhone and I'm trying to add her photos to my Capture One library).

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  • Peter Bourget

    With a lightning cable you need a powered USB hub to connect an SSD, I have a USB-C connector so it provides enough power. However, you can connect a SD card reader directly to the lightning port, just need the appropriate cable. Apple sells one and there may be third party ones available.

    In Photos on the iPhone when looking at a bunch of photos you will see Select in the upper right corner. Tap it then tap all the photos you want to copy and long press on one of them. Select copy and then brows to "On My iPhone" or to the SD card or if your computer is connected, to your computer. Then you can tap and select paste. I would not select more than 50 photos at a time. It does take a while to copy and you don't want it to quit part way through. I have copied more than 1000 at a time but there is not much indication of progress and you do not want to abort the process and risk corrupting the output device.

    https://support.apple.com/en-mz/guide/iphone/iph480caa1f3/ios

     

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  • John Friend
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    Excellent.  Thanks.  I particularly appreciate the link to the Apple article.  That should work.  I'll give it a try.  I guess I can connect it directly to my PC and copy directly to it.

    Now, onto my next problem which is getting Capture One to pick up the correct date/time for videos coming from the iPhone since Capture One doesn't know how to read the proper metadata from the QuickTime metadata.

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  • Marcin Mrzygłocki
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    This is just another thread that adds to the growing stack titled "Apple-born absurdity" - the more I read, the more I wonder, why does anyone even use such a confusing, "dog in the manger" system that goes out of its way to break things itself...

    Even this Community is full of stories that read more like Monty Python than actual life.

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  • John Friend
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    Yeah, one of the reasons I don't own any Apple products and likely won't.  But, I didn't prevent my family members from going iPhone (though I wish I had stopped them).  Apple literally only cares about interoperability within their own product family. 

    I had to switch my family to WhatsApp because texting interoperability with iPhone/Android is terrible (and this isn't Google's fault - it's Apple using their walled garden, proprietary junk and not interfacing with modern standards like RCS).

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  • MartinR

    FWIW, I use Image Capture (a built-in app on every Mac) to transfer photos from my iPhones to my Macs and I have never had a problem with date/time or any other EXIF data.  Using Image Capture, I import (copy) photos from my iPhones to an external drive and later import them into C1.  All the dates, times & other EXIF data are fine.

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  • John Friend
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    Re: MartinR

    As I'm not a Mac user, I can't use the Mac Image Capture.  I haven't had a chance to validate Peter's suggestion, but it appears to be a problem with how I was copying the images off the iPhone.  I'll try Peter's idea and see if it works when copying to my Windows PC.

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