New Feature: Add Time and Date to Your Photos

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We've added a new feature in the lab and photos: adding a date and time to your photos. In this article we'll let you know how to do that and tell you where to find it (right now hidden) in photos.

This photos was taken during dusk in April 2010, sorry, don’t remember the day

In the Lab if you’ve selected some photos you will notice a new section: Assign a time and date. Time is pretty straightforward, you can choose between dawn, morning, noon, afternoon, dusk and night – because with analog photography who knows the exact time? Same with date: sometimes you only remember the year, maybe the month and on special occasions the day. Our selector works like this: select a year, then you will be shown the months of this year, and after selecting a month you will see the possible days.

So start putting in the information. But where can you see these photos then? There are two (right now hidden) sections in Photos: Time and Date. We will wait until enough photos are available, then we’ll unlock these.

And there is more: on Tuesday we will give out 10 piggies to 5 random lomographers who have used this feature! Let us know in the comments what you think of this feature, report any bugs, … Thanks!

written by recurving on 2011-03-03 in #news #photos #date #feature #time #lab

44 Comments

  1. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    i tried doing mine but its not saving them......

  2. recurving
    recurving ·

    @zoezo: sorry to hear that – what browser are you using? and can you please try emptying your cache?

  3. -alia-
    -alia- ·

    oh i like it!!!
    It works with me :)
    www.lomography.com/homes/-alia-/photos/12611692

  4. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    I did the last roll I uploaded and it worked good for me. I use Safari on a mac.

  5. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Doing it now! :D

  6. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    it worked!! yippeeee

  7. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    nice new feature LSI! x

  8. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    I am using RockMelt on a MBP. I assigned, then I came out of Lab, went back and everything seems to be gone? How do I know if it's saved???

  9. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    I opened the Lab on Safari and now I think it's working! YAY! :D

  10. scorpie
    scorpie ·

    this is a great feature, but something is weird: when i assign year and month, but no day, only the year shows up in my home (e.g.pics in this album: www.lomography.com/homes/scorpie/albums/1682035-benrath/pho… - i've assigned a month too, but it doesn't show up). and when i assign all three (year, month and day) only year and month show up, but not the day (e.g. pics in this album: www.lomography.com/homes/scorpie/albums/1681229-lomo-nightw…)

  11. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @scorpie that's odd.. I added only year and month and it shows up that way... :/

  12. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    wow.. i just have marked all my photos and it worked first try. nice thing!

  13. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    working! nice!

  14. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    cool feature! useful!

  15. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    assigned time, year, month and day in the lab but on the album only year-month and time of the day are show up. I'm using Firefox 3.6.13

  16. scorpie
    scorpie ·

    @superlighter: yeah, same here! i'm using firefox 3.6.14

  17. recurving
    recurving ·

    @scorpie and @superlighter: we are looking into that! gonna keep you updated!

  18. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    uptaded firefox to 3.6.14 still the same. only year-month and time.

  19. nacarilegea
    nacarilegea ·

    Cool! For me it works perfectly, with firefox 3.0.19

  20. recurving
    recurving ·

    @superlighter: thanks for trying and giving the feedback. but it's not a browser error – we found the problem and will be updated right away!

  21. sabrina2611
    sabrina2611 ·

    so far it works fine for me, I only have problems remembering the dates. ;)

  22. scbaldwin
    scbaldwin ·

    very cool and I'll give it a try now.

  23. nural
    nural ·

    I agree with @scorpie mine only show the year too if I select year&month

  24. recurving
    recurving ·

    hey – thanks to all for trying this out so far… @nural and @scorpie: we are still looking into this weird bug, but hope to have it fixed tomorrow! sorry for the trouble…

  25. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Mine isn't working....I've tried to assign the time/day/month/year but it doesn't seem to be saving. It doesn't have that short loading symbol that pops up for a couple seconds when you save other things (tags, cameras, films, etc.) If it's supposed to show up under the photos, it's not working :(

  26. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    I'm using Google Chrome on a crappy HP computer haha

  27. recurving
    recurving ·

    @natalieerachel: can you try clearing your cache? and the give it another try?

  28. iaki
    iaki ·

    I tried it yesterday! I found it when I uploaded my new albums! :D

  29. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    yeah tried it for most of my photos :)

  30. pushkar
    pushkar ·

    not working for me.. im using Google chrome on PC

  31. pushkar
    pushkar ·

    works now... did the only solution, for all the problems for PC... restart :D

  32. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I have to submit again the date in the lab? or are you still on the bug?

  33. recurving
    recurving ·

    @superlighter: no, should be fine – can you send me the link for a photo you tried to update? so i can take a look?

  34. superlighter
  35. recurving
    recurving ·

    @superlighter: thanks! but the date seems fine in the shot? in the detail view of the photo i see a link to www.lomography.com/photos/date/1985-05-05 – isn't that correct?

  36. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    @recurving mmm..yes! but when I open a photo I have only the year-month and time in the photo data is this the correct way the new feature should work?

  37. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    It worked! :)

  38. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    I like this but I have only the time, year and month, not the day for some reason?!

  39. illy
    illy ·

    Same problem than superlighter! I assigned year, month and day but only year and month are shown. For example, see this one: www.lomography.com/homes/illy/photos/12381940

  40. recurving
    recurving ·

    We found the reason for that problem and fixed it – everything should be fine by now!

  41. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Yea! my year, month, day all showing and the time of the day too! Awesome!!! :D

  42. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Hey it's Wednesday!
    Who got the piggies??

  43. recurving
    recurving ·

    @natalieeachel: we will pass out the piggies tomorrow and announce it here!

  44. dont_think
    dont_think ·

    Here are the winners of our small "Add Time and Date rumble"

    fafascinado
    pulex
    kylewis
    tallgrrlrocks
    ck_berlin

    Thank you all for taking part and keep on adding time and date to your photos!

  45. fafascinado
    fafascinado ·

    thanks a lot for the piggies!!! :D:D

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