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Old Nov 1, 2003, 1:07 PM   #1
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Default date/time stamp ingrained in digital image

I've been looking for a camera that does this, most people are not interested in it, but I'd like to have the option in the camera menus.

The Sony DSC V1 has it, a choice though, Date or Time, I would prefer both.

Sure, the files created on your hard disk have a date/time stamp, but I would prefer it actually coming out in the image itself.

There must be some software that can take the file date/time stamp and superimpose it over the photo in the corner somewhere, but I haven't found any yet. You have to rely on the firmware in the camera doing it, although camera manufacturers seem to ignore this option quite a lot.
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Old Nov 1, 2003, 6:11 PM   #2
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There must be some software that can take the file date/time stamp and superimpose it over the photo in the corner somewhere, but I haven't found any yet. You have to rely on the firmware in the camera doing it, although camera manufacturers seem to ignore this option quite a lot.
Qimage does that very well. It is a printing program and also a good set of batch utilities. Much better than having the camera do it since you can choose to have the date/time on the photo or not. Also choose which corner, what color, font, ...
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Virtually all cameras will store information with each pic which your pc can read. This is called EXIF data. Most programmes that will insert date/time or any other shot data allow you to select and put this anywhere on the pic. and can do it in a batch mode. Whilst it may seem nice for the camera to do it, there's always the possibility of leaving the option turned on by mistake. VOX
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thanks m8.

Qimage does the job great.
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i believe most of the kodak camera's imprint the date time on the image
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i believe most of the kodak camera's imprint the date time on the image
Yes, they do but they use huge and distracting bright yellow numbers too large and too far from the corner to be useful . I would love if it did it likr my film camera that puts tiny, yet readable numbersvery close to the corner of the picture.

I never use this in my digital camera for this reason.
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