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That's one of the possible side-effects of the problem...Mine used to arrive jumbled up when I requested scans (although the contact sheet sent with the negs was fine), but I'd just re-shuffle them in Lightroom, so not a massive issue.
It's not fixed positions, it's a tagged dataset (exif metadata). The actual data from one faulty example looks like this:If it's just a matter of taking data from one (fixed) position in a scan and using it to overwrite another (fixed) position, isn't it a trivial programming job? I assume the data is in a header of invariant format.
Just to be clear, I mean a separate program that could examine and fix all files without an appropriate date in a given directory. Picked by file extension I presume to just look at the scans.
EDIT: those smileys are clearly a : followed by a D!<IFD0:ModifyDate> </IFD0:ModifyDate>
So those 3 possible exif dates are empty/blank, read as zero, interpreted as 1970:01:01. Elsewhere in the metadata we have:
I think this is what Aperture was picking up. As I said, no idea what Lightroom does, but I'm guessing it finds a date from somewhere or more of you would be annoyed!<System:FileModifyDate>2021:04:14 17:59:52+01:00</System:FileModifyDate>
I got this data using exiftool in Terminal:
But we should remember:CARMac5:~ crusbrid$ exiftool -X '/Users/crusbrid/Pictures/Master images/Folders/Pentax New/Pentax 2021/2104BPMXBW FP4 M28-3.5 Round Ken FP4Party/000090420002.jpg'
I should say, I haven't tried this yet. While I use Filmdev, I may not need to, but I did notice that AG uses Noritsu....