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In the Photo Browser, a date appears under each photo thumbnail. Usually that date is the date that you took the picture, but if you brought the picture in from a scanner or from another source other than your camera that date may not be accurate. It may not reflect the date you took the picture and that's usually the date that you want to remember. Elements gives you a way to adjust the date and time of any photo that you brought into the Organizer. Let's see how to do that. I'm working in the 02_06-dating folder inside the Chapter 2 folder in our exercise files. And there I have this photograph of a bed and underneath the photograph is the date July 4 2008 at 12:22pm.
Now I know that I took that photo earlier, and so I want to adjust the date to reflect the actual date that the photo was made. So I'm going to select the photo by clicking on it and then I'm going to up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen and I'm going to choose Adjust Date and Time. In the Adjust Date and Time dialog box, I have several choices. The best choice here is usually the first one, Change to a specified date and time. If you select that and you click OK, you get a dialog box where you can select the appropriate year, month, and day.
You can just type a different year in here. I'll make this 2007. I could change the month here. Say I took this photo in January, and the day, we will say it's January 1st 2007. Now if you don't know which day you took the photo on, but you kind of know it was in January 2007, just go to the Day dropdown menu and choose the question mark If you do know the day, put it back in there, but you don't know the time, you can come down to the Time area, and click Unknown and then click OK, and you will see your selected date. In this case, we had an unknown time so it doesn't appear here under photo.
So if you are someone who likes to keep track of their photos by date, be sure to take a look at the date under each photo and change it if necessary.
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