Date/Time Original

The Date/Time of Original metadata is closely connected to the Date of Creation information.

Different formats for dates and timestamps are used to document the date and time at which the initial version of a file was made. The metadata is available in all file formats, such as audio, video, image documents, documents, and even electronic books. This data can be extremely useful to determine the time of a file or even to confirm its authenticity.

Common formats used to express the Original Date and Time are:

  • e.g. 2018:05:28 05:58:42
  • HH:MM: SS
  • e.g., 22:15:15
  • YYYY
  • e.g., 1980