Support » Plugin: NextGEN Gallery - WordPress Gallery Plugin » Image date set to 1 januari 1970 after upload

  • Resolved capacious


    Hi all,

    Are more of you experiencing the issue that the date of images after uploading is set to 1 januari 1970? We noticed it on our blog since the past update.

    Also there’s still an issue with the [Show as slideshow]/[Show picture list] not being translated with WPML string translation unless you modify a file of the plugin yourself; WPML support told me they passed it through to the plugin vendor but update after update my fix break again. 🙂
    Anybody else have that issue?

    Kind regards,

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  • Hi capacious,
    hi all,

    I have the same problem. Everytime I upload pictures, the date is 1 january 1970.

    Does anybody know how to change it – or why it is like that???

    Kind regards 🙂


    I also have the same problem, The meta data is correct and the date of the server is correct.

    I looked at the dates of the images in the gallery folder and they are the date uploaded which is normal.

    I am pretty sure you used to be able to edit the date and time but I can only do this via the mysql table directly, Which does not work for the regular user.

    If there is another way to change it let me know


    I have the same problem as well.

    Again all meta data and file information has the correct date, but upon upload the date is 1st January 1970.


    same here.

    That called Exif Information. i use photoscape to delete the exif info. Exif Info is a image property, contains the original data.


    same problem… Everytime I upload pictures, the date is 1 january 1970 !

    Apparently if you replace the libmeta.php file with the version from 1.9.10 it works again.
    I don’t have that file anymore, so I haven’t tested it myself. It would be good if Photocrati could put out a quick fix for this.

    I can confirm that I had this problem on the latest release (1.9.12). I replaced the lib/meta.php file with the one from 1.9.10 and the dates are once again correct after upload. Get the older version here:


    After changing the meta.php file, I noticed that the date are now correct, but the filenames, titles, and captions get messed up. I now have to go in and manually edit those to reset them.

    Perhaps downgrading to another previous version (*.09) would help. I already tried *.11 and that had the same problem as *.12.

    I changed the meta.php to the 1.9.10 version and it worked great for uploaded photos, But now when you copy a photo it changes the date back to 1970

    Any more ideas

    Plugin Author photocrati


    Hey all,

    We just releaed 1.9.13, which fixes this. For images you’ve already uploaded that have this issue, just go to the gallery, select the images, select “Import Meta” from the drop down, and apply. That will re-import the correct dates.

    I want to personally apologize for not pushing a fix for this earlier. We obviously had a lot of people reporting it. We were planning to fix it with our major 2.0 release, but that’s taking longer than expected.

    Given the fix, we should have pushed this out immediately.

    Please let us know if you continue to have any issues once you’ve updated to 1.9.13.



    Plugin Author photocrati


    On the assumption the fix works as intended, I’m marking this as resolved. If you still have issues, let me know.

    Hi Erick, I’ve just updated from 1.9.12 to 1.9.13 and now the problem (1jan1970)occurred, previously, it was ok :(.

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