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Time Difference in Windows Photo Gallery and Pictures Folder

by sbamom / November 15, 2008 12:12 AM PST

I'm using Windows Photo Gallery for the first time. I've noticed that there is a one hour time difference between all my photos in Windows Photo Gallery and my photos in my pictures folder. A picture in the Pictures Folder will have a time stamp of 10:01 AM. The same picture in Photo Gallery will have a time stamp of 11:01 AM. These are pictures that have not been changed - I have not changed the date or time on them at all. Any ideas?

Thanks for your help! - Tara

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For years....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2008 12:22 AM PST

Microsoft's accounting of Time Zones has confused many. For example the times on a CD you just made has differed from your local time.

This is not a bug but explaining it can be frightfully hard at times.

So think about it like this. What timezone should be used on removable and/or recordable memory or discs?
Bob

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More about time in Explorer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2008 12:24 AM PST

Explorer's time column could be any of the following.

Time the file was created.
Time the picture was taken.
Time the file was last opened.

I'm sure there are more. Add that to the timezone pile and you see there is more going on than you first suspected.
Bob

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Thank you!
by sbamom / November 15, 2008 1:08 AM PST

Thanks for the info - I appreciate your help!

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