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Can I keep the original date on photos when exporting?

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If you mean the embedded EXIF date metadata, for the export formats that support that, there is the "Embed metadata" setting in the "More" section of the Export dialog that does that.


If you mean the file's date-time info (like creation or modification date) then no, Affinity Photo has no control over that. That info is maintained by the OS & stored separately in the file system. Since that info is needed for things like determining when files need to be backed up or what the most recent version is, & its format is dependent on the type of file system in use, in general the OS should be allowed to update it as needed.

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Beside what you R C-R write i have the issue that when I export a jpg file it will appear with the same date time stamp than the originally saved file (in this case a *psd which i opened and saved a *afphoto).


I have no clue how to change that. Any ideas?

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