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New uploads being shown as created in 1948!!

Jan 9, 2020
Lightroom Version
Lightroom v4.1
Operating System
  1. macOS 11.0 Big Sur
Having had dalliances outside of the Adobe stable I have decided that Lr in the cloud is the best for me! I have today imported 100k photos without an issue.
I have just added 82 more, a mixture of .orf and .heic images, and then couldn't then find them within Lr using the Date list.
Doing a search I found them in December 1948 in the Date list. Clicking on info for one of the images and the created detail is correct part from the year!!
Being paranoid I have set Lr to keep a copy of the originals locally. Looking in there these new files are correctly listed in the 2020 hierachy.
I can of course now adjust the capture time to the correct year but am wondering if someone has an explanation!?
Jan 9, 2020
Sometime before I imported these new files I had changed the date on a number of files that had come in with existing date of 2028 that were in fact family photos scanned from 1956. I therefore used the dialog box to edit the date by reducing by 72 years.

After that I simply imported the new images and they were placed in a folder 72 years before actual date without changing the capture date of the original file stored locally . For some reason the Import process had adjusted capture date of the Cloud Image. I have since adjusted the date on all the images and all is now as it should.

I think this explains what happened but not why!?