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Old Dec 12, 2007, 9:09 PM   #1
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Hi: recently purchased the canon sd1000 I am having a problem trying to date stamp my pictures. I am unable to turn on that function from menu. Appreciate any help

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Old Dec 12, 2007, 9:30 PM   #2
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From what I can tell from our review, the date stamp features are only available in Postcard (1600 x 1200 resolution) 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 Dec 12, 2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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Hi: thanks for the information. I have spent hours trying to get the date stamp to work. Appreciate your help

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