Every folder of your photos that you see in Picasa has a date attached to it:
Where does that date come from?
When you import pictures using Picasa, the folder it creates will be dated according to the earliest date of the photos it contains. So, if your photos have the following dates:
Folders are Dated by the earliest photo
The folder above will be dated 4/30/2006. Notice in this example that most of the photos were from August. If you’re looking for this folder to be sorted with others taken in August, you won’t find it because it will be lower in your list, along with others from April.
I have one folder of pictures taken in June of 2008 that I thought had been completely lost. I was afraid I had mistakenly deleted them all! I finally found them at the bottom of my list because the folder was dated 1/1/2000. Huh?! Come to find out there was one photo in the group that I had taken with another camera. That camera had, apparently, never had it’s date set – so the photo was saved as having been taken on the default camera date of 1/1/2000.
You can change the date on the folder
Once you find a folder with a wrong date, it’s easy to fix. Just double-click on the folder’s name, and you’ll get a screen where you can type in any date you want:
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