Imprint date on image?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Walter R., Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Walter R.

    Walter R. Guest

    Are there any P/S cameras on the market that will allow me to imprint the
    date a photo was taken, directly on the image?

    I print a lot of my travel photos. It would be nice if I could show the date
    on the print.

    Walter R., Nov 21, 2007
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  2. Walter R.

    Roger Tango Guest

    Most cameras include a timestamp with the picture data, as part of the EXIF
    data. I don't know for certain but I would imagine that there are photo
    printing tools that will allow you to overlay the date on the picture when
    you print it.
    Roger Tango, Nov 21, 2007
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  3. Walter R.

    Cats Guest


    Film or digital?
    Cats, Nov 21, 2007
  4. Walter R.

    Scott W Guest

    You really don't want to have the date on the photograph. What you
    really want is to add it later, on a copy of the photograph. This way
    you have a clean version of the photo, in case you want to say have a
    print without the date on it.

    There is a free program that can do whole batches of photos at a time,
    called Irfanview, well worth getting.

    Scott W, Nov 21, 2007
  5. Walter R.

    Walter R. Guest

    Thanks, Scott

    I have Irfan View but I cannot figure out how to add the date on a printed
    photo. Can you give me a clue?

    Walter R., Nov 22, 2007
  6. Walter R.

    Scott W Guest

    It is a batch conversion, and then advanced options, under
    miscellaneous, "Add overlay text. See help for a bunch of options in
    that dialog, $E306 will add the date and time the photo was taken.

    Make sure you are sending the converted images to another directory
    since the whole idea is to leave a clean copy of the photo without the
    date and time on it.

    Scott W, Nov 22, 2007
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