Forgot To Change Your Camera’s Daylight Saving Setting? Fixing That In Lightroom

Forgot To Change Your Camera’s Daylight Saving Setting? Fixing That In Lightroom
DST Is Out!

DST Is Out!

The clocks sprang ahead last weekend for a large portion of the world, and chances are if your’e like me, when you imported the pictures you took this last week, you saw after the fact that oops, you forgot to change your camera’s time setting up an hour as well. All is not lost, here’s what you can do to fix that in Lightroom:

DST - Menu Select

DST – Menu Selecting

First, go into the library module (hit ‘g’ to get the grid view in the gallery) and find the images that have the time wrong. It can be one or two or a whole bunch. Select them all. Then go into the Metadata menu select Edit Capture Time. Like this:

DST Change By An Hour

DST Change By An Hour

Last, in the dialog that pops up, select Shift by Set Number of Hours. This is also useful if you just got back from a trip out of your timezone and forgot to change the camera settings before you left!

Since you just need to move things forward an hour (in this example, I was still driving at 4:30, and nowhere near the location for the shoot until 5:30, so I know it’s just an hour difference), in the drop down menu select +1, hit Change and voilà, any images selected are magically captured now at the right time!

If you’re interested in the other things you can do through the Edit Capture Time dialog, have a look at this video from Adobe TV.  Hint: you can pretty much do anything you want with it.

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