When I import images, I expect album folders to be generated based upon when photos are taken, but they seem to only be using the data the image file was last modified (in my case, the date the image was copied from my iPhone to my OneDrive cloud storage).
The file formats I'm able to recreate this issue are: heif (Apple iPhone) and NEF (Nikon Raw)
STEPS TO REPRODUCE
1. Open Digikam
2. Select Import > Add images
3. Navigate to a folder with photos (that contain EXIF data, including date captures)
4. Confirm "Date-based sub-albums" is enabled in the "Auto-creation of Albums" setting, with date format of Custom and "yyyy/yyyy-MM/yyyy-MM-dd"
4. Click Download
5. Note that the generated folders only use the file modified date, not the camera capture date in EXIF.
Windows: Win 10 (19042.1165)
Created attachment 140675 [details]
Screenshot demonstrating the result
Activate the use of file metadata under Behavior in the digiKam Camera settings. For speed reasons they are deactivated by default.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 331167 ***
(In reply to Maik Qualmann from comment #2)
> Activate the use of file metadata under Behavior in the digiKam Camera
> settings. For speed reasons they are deactivated by default.
That worked great, thanks Maik! For the benefit of others who may see this, the setting is at: Settings > Configure DigiKam > Camera > Behavior > Use file metadata (enable)
Really appreciate the help, and it inspired me to Donate to the project :-)