Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455176
f-spot displays the date of the photos in UTC rather than in local time
Last modified: 2009-08-24 16:00:51 EDT
Description of problem:
The time shown in f-spot is UTC instead of the local time. This means that the
date has to be shifted several hours to match the real time they were taken.
I've talked to upstream regarding this, and was assured that it is been worked
on, but it's not a trivial fix, so I think we just need to hold out on it.
Could reporter or maintainer update to F10, where the problem still exists, please?
(In reply to comment #1)
> I've talked to upstream regarding this, and was assured that it is been worked
> on, but it's not a trivial fix, so I think we just need to hold out on it.
Having just come across this problem the hard way, in "holding out" I think we need to separate a possible future "correct" solution to the timezone problem from the current definitely-not-correct-in-many-use-cases behaviour.
I'd imagine the current implementation was a well-meant first effort to solve the timezone problem, but imho it's worse than leaving the EXIF timestamp as is - it's a data corruption bug in another guise. I certainly feel as though my data has been corrupted, and I'm not sure I can recover all the information.
I've added some comments to the upstream BZ, but that bug hasn't even been confirmed or assigned - it would be useful if you could help that happen?
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As requested in comment #2, please change this to F10 (the bug is still present) and re-open. Thank you.
There is also a potential work around patch from the upstream bug: