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Old May 15, 2008, 4:37 AM   #1
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I recently bought CANON Power Shot SD 870 IS and was unpleasantly surprised that I could not embed time&date in image. It is posible to embed time&date only in small format images. Anyone know solution?
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Old May 15, 2008, 6:45 AM   #2
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From what I can tell from our review, the date stamp features are only available in postcard mode

But, you can get software to print a date/time stamp on a photo, if you really have a need for it.

The settings a camera used to take a photo are included inthe EXIF (a header that is part of your images).This header includes the date and time an image was taken. You can get free software that can read the date the photo was taken, and stamp your images with the date if desired.

One example of a free utility isExifer for Windows (it's watermark feature can read the date information, and place it on the photos in batch mode).

Irfanview also has that ability with it's batch processing features.

Using software to stamp the photos (instead of a camera's date stamp feature), insures that you always have originals without the date stamp (since it can be unsightly). Simplywork with copies of your originals so you'll have versions with and without a date stamp.

Some printing software can also place the date on a photo when printing (reading it from the header in the image file). Even the free EasyPrint software Canon includes with some of it's newer Pixma printers has this feature (and some third party printing software like QImage Pro can also do this, with nodate stampfeature in the camera needed).
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 9:28 AM   #3
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Meanwhile I find out way to embed time&date in the photo, on the same way You advice me! In the first time it was strange for me, because I transfer from Sony camera (wher this is normal option) to Canon. But with the time I'm use to it - and even find out this is good method: photos are kept in original, and when I need to have date on the photo I could retreive it from the EXIF! And yes some softwares could do it automated: Adobe Acrobat! Just enter command to print in PDF file and date is on the photo!
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