I’ve recently had issues with many duplicate folders (LINK) which ended up me starting a new catalog from scratch.
Having restarted my account and resetting everything to factory state I have imported all media from two mobile phones (iPhone & Android).
First observation here is that Android app is super unstable and kept crashing continuously for ~15+ times in a row. Not sure if that’s just me but … I wasn’t impressed by it’s behavior at all.
Now - I moved to importing a chunk (~300 albums or so) of my Google Photos collection that I had built over a number of years (started with Picasa when it was first originally launched).
The problem I discovered is with incorrect file & folder dates after import.
Please find the screenshots below:
Let’s focus on this album in Google Photos as an example. It has some pictures with dates from a given time range
After importing to Mylio this is what I get (Jan 1 - Dec 31,0)
- Looking into the metadata section it reveals the proper date when a picture was taken
How can I fix this ?
I understand there can be photos in a given album taken in different years but ultimately a common folder date based either on oldest or newest file is still better than this mysterious (Jan 1 - Dec 31,0)