I'm new to Shotwell and imported my pictures. Some of the videos (apparently those I've shot with my smartphone) are now in a event dated to 1904, Jan 1st. I tried to edit the date, but the menu item (Photos->Adjust Time and Date) is unavailable for videos. Then I moved such a video into the correct event, but now the entire event is placed under 1904 and named "Fri Jan 1, 1904 - Sat Sep 11, 2010".


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Unfortunately there's no way to set the date of a video in Shotwell 0.9.x.

But the good news is that this feature is already complete and will be in Shotwell 0.10!

  • Eric - the latest "answer" claims this is still an issue - can you clarify what the latest state of play is?
    – fossfreedom
    Dec 5, 2011 at 21:59
  • The links above are in regard to an issue with a specific camera and not necessary related to the question.
    – MrEricSir
    Feb 14, 2012 at 23:18

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