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When I upload some photos, the following happens depending on the source of the picture:

  • From my cell phone, it uploads the correct timezone as it is set on the phone when taking the picture (makes sense).
  • When uploading some random photo from my PC, it uses the timezone from the PC setting (makes sense).
  • When uploading a photo from my PC that was created by my Nikon camera, it uses the GMT+1 British Summer Time zone (why?).

The problem with the incorrect time zone of the photos from my camera is extremely frustrating, as it's a quite complicated process to change it after upload when the album is shared and contains photos from multiple sources. Is there any way to preprocess the photos (i.e., change some metadata) so the google photos app use the correct timezone?

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  • even worse, if the photo has GPS data, it appears to use the timezone the picture was taken in, even if the clock time embedded was not set to that time zone. makes pictures taken from an airplane straddling a time zone appear out of order. yet strangely, some pictures take solidly in another time zone had the correct timezone. stupid google engineers as usual...
    – Michael
    Oct 31 '20 at 15:41
  • even worser, the filename of pictures keep using older timezone (if you have moved to a new one) despite any other setting
    – gawkface
    Apr 23 '21 at 3:59
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    I have written an answer on Photo.SE with a possible solution. Dec 14 '21 at 21:26

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