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New Feature: Add Time and Date to Your Photos

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

45 comments

  1. zoezo

    zoezo

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

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  2. recurving

    recurving

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

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  3. -alia-

    -alia-

    oh i like it!!!
    It works with me :)
    http://www.lomograph(…)os/12611692

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  4. rav_bunneh

    rav_bunneh

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

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  5. awesomesther

    awesomesther

    Doing it now! :D

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  6. zoezo

    zoezo

    it worked!! yippeeee

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  7. zoezo

    zoezo

    nice new feature LSI! x

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  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???

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  9. awesomesther

    awesomesther

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

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  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: http://www.lomograph(…)os/12716811 - 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: http://www.lomograph(…)os/12701164)

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  11. awesomesther

    awesomesther

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

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  12. maxwellmaxen

    maxwellmaxen

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

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  13. bravopires

    bravopires

    working! nice!

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  14. elvismartinezsmith

    elvismartinezsmith

    cool feature! useful!

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  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

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  16. scorpie

    scorpie

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

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  17. recurving

    recurving

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

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  18. superlighter

    superlighter

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

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  19. nacarilegea

    nacarilegea

    Cool! For me it works perfectly, with firefox 3.0.19

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  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!

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  21. sabrina2611

    sabrina2611

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

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  22. scbaldwin

    scbaldwin

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

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  23. nural

    nural

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

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  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…

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  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 :(

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  26. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

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

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  27. recurving

    recurving

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

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  28. iaki

    iaki

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

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  29. spoeker

    spoeker

    yeah tried it for most of my photos :)

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  30. pushkar

    pushkar

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

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  31. pushkar

    pushkar

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

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  32. superlighter

    superlighter

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

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  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?

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  34. superlighter

    superlighter

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  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 http://www.lomograph(…)/1985-05-05 – isn't that correct?

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  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?

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  37. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    It worked! :)

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  38. kylewis

    kylewis

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

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  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: http://www.lomograph(…)os/12381940

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  40. recurving

    recurving

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

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  41. awesomesther

    awesomesther

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

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  42. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

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

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  43. recurving

    recurving

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

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  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!

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  45. fafascinado

    fafascinado

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

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