Can authored-at dates be shown in log view?

In git it is quite a common workflow to rebase local work or even topic branches at the time of merging. In doing so, SourceTree ends up showing the commit date instead of the authored date such as you see normally in git-log or gitk. The rebase date is of little practical use and also very easy to infer, whereas author date is much more useful. Is there a setting to switch this somewhere?

here's a screenshot illustrating the issue:

https://skitch.com/e-dasil003/e8rhj/ma-git

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The main reason the commit date is used is because git is inconsistent: when you search for a date range (git log --since for example), the commit date is always used, not the author date. Therefore using the author date would make the results look wrong.

Two options have been considered so far: an option in Preferences (although this is likely to raise th above issue), or simply adding the author date to the commit details pane when it differs from the commit date. Discussion is here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREE-779

Thanks mate, I posted my diatribe there ;)

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