I am a new WD MyCloud EX2 owner and I am trying to consolidate my photo libraries for local and remote access. This is a primary function for buying the NAS device.
My problem is that the WD Photos Android mobile app does not consistently recognize the date/time of the photos taken for search and sort.
I loaded the pictures from an external WD USB drive and copied them to the NAS “Shared Pictures” share. I’ve tried this two different ways - the first time with SSH “cp -r” and the second “cp -r --preserve=timestamps”. I’ve noticed that the latter correctly sets the Creation Date when selecting the small “i” in WD Photos.
However, sort & search don’t work. I’ve waited more than 12 hours and the indexing seems to have completed, based on the CPU load going down. I also deleted all the photos previously loaded before trying the second time with preserving timestamps.
Another point is that some photo directories seem to work properly, while others don’t. In the directories that I loaded one-at-a-time while testing, all seems OK. The remainder which I did in one large multi-directory batch seem improperly ordered.
Is there anyway to use the EXIF data which seems to be preserved? Or is there a different app available?