Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Time & Date screenshot was taken

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Beans
    689
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Time & Date screenshot was taken

    I took a screen shot of a bank account yesterday and the bank are asking me to prove the actual time it was taken.

    The Properties of the screenshot only say 'yesterday'. Is there a way to recover the time and date taken?

    I have not changed any default settings for files, screenshots or pictures so if it is not saved by default then I have lost it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Arizona U.S.A.
    Beans
    5,044

    Re: Time & Date screenshot was taken

    open the screenshot with gthumb. The 'i' icon will show the metadata. See (crop from) screenshot I just took of gthumb with opened screenshot of this page. Upper right shows exact date and time.

    Edit: Even simpler, In Ubuntu at least, the default file name of the screenshot uses the time and date it was taken. That may be acceptable.
    Code:
    Screenshot from 2021-09-23 06-53-57.png
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Dennis N; 3 Weeks Ago at 07:12 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    I think I'm here! Maybe?
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

    Re: Time & Date screenshot was taken

    Yes, that is the naming convention of Xubuntu as well so unless you changed the saved screenshot name, that should be what it's called.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Beans
    689
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: Time & Date screenshot was taken

    Many thanks, I renamed the file so I will use gthumb.

    Worth knowing the file name includes the stamp, I had never noticed!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •