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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Would you care to clarify that? What is it you are doing and what is it you expect to see that you are not?

     

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  • Bob Deasy

    I finish editing and go to "export"...the file save "name" is the same as the original plus the current date i.e., DD/MM/YY. The resulting file name does not indicate the current date, but a previous date.

     

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Can you post a screen shot of your Export panel settings please?

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    I agree. The user guide (page 202) says the date in Export should be today's date, but it's not, it's Capture Date.

    Bob, feel free to contact On1 support to report this.

    https://on1help.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    It must be a Windows thing, I got today's date when I tested. Or maybe dependent upon which date format you choose?

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Actually, it seems to be dependent upon the source file's type. Exporting a RAW file gives me the capture date. Exporting a tiff I created today gives me today's date.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I take it back, the source file type is not the determining factor. I exported a tiff I created yesterday and it got the capture date appended to its file name.

    Taking a look at the metadata the tiff I created today has today's date for a capture date. That file came from a different program—Photomatix. The tiff from yesterday was created by Photo RAW and carries the original raw file's creation date.

    So, from where I'm sitting the program is working the way I would expect; it appends the capture date from the file being exported. I modified the Capture Date from the Photomatix tiff and that got appended to a new export.

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Yes, but the user guide says it should be Today's date. In my opinion, the Guide is wrong, the Capture date is more useful than Today's date.

    Bob, just a note, if you actually did want today's date, just use a text field and enter it yourself.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    That does make a difference. I didn't check the manual, thanks. I'll let support know about the discrepancy. Hopefully, when they redo the export panel they'll allow more options in the file naming panel. There's no reason all of the metadata shouldn't be available to be included in the file name.

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  • Bob Deasy

    Brian and Rick,

    This morning I "played around a bit". I simplified the original file name, then changed the date format to MM/DD/YY. The result gave me the original file name plus the actual shooting date. (the camera's file naming had to be the problem...no problem with my Nikon)

    Thank you so much for your support!

    Bob Deasy

     

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