Traveling this summer? Don’t forget to change the time in your camera. Otherwise, your metadata will be wrong. Why does this matter? Lightroom 4 and iPhoto both use the time recorded by the camera to sort your photos. There’s nothing as annoying as having them completely out of order. There are ways to fix this later, but it’s much easier to do it ahead.
Go to the menu on your camera and look for Date/Time. On my Canon, it’s in one of the Wrench Menus. And don’t forget, most cameras use 24 hour clocks, so 3:00 is 3:00 AM. In the next post, I’ll tell you how to reset the date and time in Lightroom 4, in case you already forgot to do it.
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