no date /time taken shown for Leica M8 DNG files in File Browser

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(Matthew Hunt) #1

Apologies if this is already covered, I am new here and searching on this exact question did not find any answers, nor in RawPedia.
I have been starting to explore the use of RT5.5 on Ubuntu 18.04 but am finding that there is no date imported with my DNG files from M8 camera
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so I can’t see the photos in the order that I took them (I use two cameras with different lenses) as all from one camera start 100… and the other camera 200… But date / time taken shows fine with JPEG files from my D-Lux 4
Is this a known issue or have I made a mistake somewhere and there is a setting I can adjust to show pictures in order of Date Taken?
Thanks, Matthew

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(Flössie) #2

Hi Matthew and welcome!

If you provide a sample file that exhibits the problem (preferably via https://filebin.net/) we can have a look.

Best,
Flössie

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(Ingo Weyrich) #3

Confirmed using this dng https://raw.pixls.us/getfile.php/2988/nice/Leica%20-%20M8%20-%208bit%20uncompressed%20(3:2).DNG

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(Matthew Hunt) #4

Thank you, Ingo, this looks very much like a DNG that I submitted for analysis earlier this year - Cathedral square in Dornoch, Scotland

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(Matthew Hunt) #5

thanks Flossie
this is the one in my screenshot - view of Scottish hills and fresh gorse
https://filebin.net/rohxrhm8gen43si6
Matthew

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(Flössie) #6

Issue created:

Best,
Flössie

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(Matthew Hunt) #7

Dear Flössie
Thank you for raising the issue. The M8 is quite an old camera now and I got mine in 2007. I remember reading in the brochure that Leica and Adobe collaborated on the DNG file. It was never a problem in LightRoom but I don’t want to get drawn into their subscriptions now I couldn’t follow the details on github but I think that date taken and date digitised are the same for practical purposes as the moment I press the shutter.
Best wishes, Matthew

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(Flössie) #8

Hi Matthew,

Sure, but there’s no reason to concentrate only on the newest models. The files are there and you should be able to get decent results with RT from them. So we do our very best to draw you to FLOSS. :wink:

Yes, but I think @Morgan_Hardwood is right and we’ll stick with DateTimeOriginal. Anyway, your problem should be solved in 5.6.

Best,
Flössie

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