Opening file does change its timestamp


I was running a sequence overnight, and when checking on the frames this morning, I opened a few of them via the ‘history’ window. All the files I opened have changed timestamp to this morning date/time. (by timestamp I mean the ‘last modified’ date when looking at the file list on a windows explorer window)
Can you please prevent that :smile:

Image files where looked at and date changed at 5:34am
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@oguerrea Yes, this is a known issue. We are not currently in a position to prevent this from happening (we use a library to open the files… so, at the moment, have no control over the way in which the library handles the opening process). I would recommend that you either:

  1. Use FITS header information instead of Windows file system data
  2. If you really need to use Windows File System data, add the created date to the file explorer and sort on this (it does not appear to be modified).