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Old Oct 5, 2003, 8:47 PM   #1
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Default How to have dates/time numbers on the photo? (A70 or other)

I want to have the date/ time photo taken information when i print out the photos. is there anyway i can embed that info on the photo?
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Old Oct 7, 2003, 11:12 AM   #2
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As far as I know, almost all cameras already embeds that info into the digitial copy of the picutre. So you're asking if there is a program that when printing out the picture will use his info to date the print out.

I don't know, sorry. But the info is there... the software just has to use it.

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Old Oct 8, 2003, 9:22 PM   #3
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Default time date stamp

I don't have a digicam yet but I thought that feature was fairly standard, just a matter of turning on the time/date stamp in the settings. I was under that impression but I don't recall where I might have come across the info. You can do this with many 35mm cams.
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Old Oct 8, 2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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Most people will tell you that a time/date stamp ruins a good print. I agree. The time/date stamp on the print was usefull on film, but these digicams have Exif data. Exif data will tell you down to the second when the photo was taken, and doesn't affect the print. Exif data will also tell you just about any of the camera settings that the camera was set at. Here is some exif data from a random image I took with an A70.

d:\My Pictures\July 03\Beachouse 03\2003_07_28\103_0385.JPG
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot A70
Date modified: Monday, July 28, 2003 5:54:20 AM
Orientation: Top / left side
X-Resolution: 180/1
Y-Resolution: 180/1
Resolution unit: Inch
YCbCr-Positioning: 1
Date taken: Monday, July 28, 2003 5:54:20 AM
Date digitized: Monday, July 28, 2003 5:54:20 AM
Exposure time [s]: 1/80
Exposure mode: Manual
Exposure bias [EV]: -0.33
F-Number: F2.8
Focal length [mm]: 5.40625
Shutter speed [s]: 1/79
Aperture: F2.8
Max. aperture: F2.8
Digital zoom: Off
Flash: Not fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
Metering mode: Multi-segment
White balance: Auto
Colour space: sRGB
Sensing method: One-chip color area sensor
File source: DSC
Custom rendered: Normal
Subject program: Standard
Image width: 2048
Image height: 1536
Components configuration: YCbCr
Average compression ratio: 3/1
Focal plane X resolution: 2048000/208
Focal plane Y resolution: 1536000/156
Focal plane res. unit: 2
EXIF version: 0220
FlashPix version: 0100
Makernote: 0E 00 01 00 03 00 2E 00 00 00 5C 04 00 00 02 00 03 00 04 00 00 00 B8 04 00 00 03 00 03 00 04 00 00 00 C0 04 00 00 04 00 03 00 22 00 00 00 C8 04 00 00 05 00 03 00 06 00 00 00 0C 05 00 00 00 00 03 00 04 00 00 00 18 05 00 00 12 00 03 00 14 00 00 00 20 05 00 00 13 00 03 00 04 00 00 00 48 05 00 00 06 00 ...
Compression: 6
X-Resolution: 180/1
Y-Resolution: 180/1
Resolution unit: Centimeter
JPEG offset: 2036
JPEG size: 2923
Index: R98
Version: 0100
Width: 2048
Height: 1536
Focus distance [m]: Auto
Focus mode 2: Single
AF point: unknown (16385)
Metering mode: Evaluative
White balance: Auto
Contrast: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Flash mode: Not fired
Flash intensity: 0
Flash: Not fired
Flash details: unknown (0)
Macro: Off
Digital zoom: Off
ISO value: Auto
Exposure mode: Easy shooting
Easy-Shooting: Manual
Firmware: Firmware Version 1.00
Focal length [mm]: 16.21875
Focal length short [mm]: 5.40625
Focal units / mm: 32
Sequence number: 0
Subject distance [m]: 0.083
Selftimer [s]: Off
Drive mode: Single or timer
Owner: Dan *(I'm hiding my last name)
Image quality: Fine
Picture info: ST*:Stitch assist mode
Image size: Large
Image number: 1030-385
Unknown fields: 0

As you can see, there is far more data than just time.

To get all this data, I used Exifer, found at http://www.friedemann-schmidt.com/software/exifer/
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Old Oct 19, 2003, 9:47 AM   #5
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The Canon Powershot Cameras does not have the feature of time stamp. An easy way to put this information into the photo is using the software DCE AUTOENHANCE. With it you will be able to automatic retouch your pictures (sharpening , for example) and put the information you want (including EXIF information). This software will create a copy of your pictures so you can keep your originals intact.

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