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Old Sep 12, 2005, 2:59 AM   #1
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Hi,

I have a FZ15 camera, I would like to know how to get the date imprint on the

picutures when downloaded to PC. I could not figure it out the user maual.

I checked with ony of my friends SONY camera it gets imprinted when date is set

on the camera. it is not the case the panasonic FZ15. Basically, I want to

copy them to a CD and take it for the print outs.

Could you some help me in this regards,

Thanks in advance.

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Old Sep 12, 2005, 9:28 AM   #2
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The date and timeis included in every digital photo unless you strip it from the photo with a photo editor.

If you want to see it stamped on the front of the photo you need to do that manually but a printer can put it on a photo. I do not know why you would want that, but it can do it when printing.

If you just want to know the date the photo was taken just look at the exif.

Windows XP can do that for you as can most photo editors and/or exif readers.


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Old Sep 13, 2005, 2:53 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I have burned some of the pictures into CD-R and took print out

but still I did not see data/time imprint on pictures. Is it because

of the printer does not have this feature to do so. When I see

the thum nails of the picture on PC I could see the date/time. Only the

problem is with date imprint on printouts

thanks,

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Old Sep 13, 2005, 7:07 AM   #4
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When I save images from my Z5 I save them to my PC as TIF files and not as JPG it seems the only time and date showing in the image properties is when the file was created nothing about when the image was captured, its not a problem to me but it has to be recognised that most cameras have a facility which date stamps the image if you've choose that particularoption, that date then always stays with the image.

Here is a fly on a tomato leaf I took today with the Z5
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 7:40 AM   #5
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Neither of you are correct the date the picture was taken stays with the photo until you remove it.

Some software removes it as soon as it opens it but most all software has the option to keep the exif and you should set it to do so.

Here is the exif from the attached photo and as you can see the date is included

And this photo is over a year old. And is a jpg but the file type does not matter.

Just remeembered one thing that does matter with most photo editor is when you save the file do not "save for web"

File: - C:\Documents and Settings\GENE\My Documents\MY PICTURES\Kodak Pictures\P1140023.jpg

Make - Panasonic
Model - DMC-FZ10
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
DateTime - 2004:10:17 18:01:23
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 436
ExposureTime - 10/8000 seconds
FNumber - 4.60
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 50
ExifVersion - 220
DateTimeOriginal - 2004:05:25 17:00:01
DateTimeDigitized - 2004:05:25 17:00:01
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 4 (bits/pixel)
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/800 seconds
ApertureValue - F 4.59
ExposureBiasValue - -0.66
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Spot
LightSource - Daylight
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 6.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 2304
ExifImageHeight - 1728
InteroperabilityOffset - 1008
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
SceneType - A directly photographed image
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
WhiteBalance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 36 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - None
Contrast - Soft
Saturation - High
Sharpness - Soft
SubjectDistanceRange - Unknown


And as long as that is there a commercial printer should be able to print it on the photo. or if no other way you can put the date on with a photo editor.


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and this is what windows will show you
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 8:38 AM   #7
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if your printing service doesn't do it directly, there's a couple of apps which can do it for you (in batch).

free: http://jdatestamp.sourceforge.net/

shareware: http://www.betterjpeg.com/

bothread the exif date from photo and put it on (datestamps it). you can customize the font/look of the imprint. imprinting islossless.

REMEMBER: backup the original photos before doing the imprint! if something go wrong or if you want the photo without date somewhere later, it would be much more easier to pick the originals without date than removing the imprinted date

ps. of course, you can use your fav. editor to do the imprint, but it's can be quite time consuming job
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Hi goldmix

Thanks lot for pointing to the utility, it works great.

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