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Old 12-10-2007, 07:07 PM
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Date and time stamp in photos

Hi All,

With my old Canon A610 there was a postcard mode that allowed date and time stamps to be imprinted into the photograph. I am wondering if there is a similar mode in the Canon DSLR's. I am not sure why in the A610 it could be done in normal photo mode only in postcard mode.

Alternatively is there a software method to take the time information saved in the picture file and add (embed) that to the photograph automatically?

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Old 12-10-2007, 07:36 PM
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Time stamp is there as the file property, provided your date and time is set correctly.
If you want this inf visible, you have to add it manually on the image.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:56 PM
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The time and date are automatically saved in the Exif Data.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:05 PM
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I realised the information was saved, but how can we take pictures with date and time embed in the picture. Or is there software that later can auto extract the exif data and add it in the corner of the image.

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Old 12-10-2007, 08:30 PM
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In the olden days with my first digital camera, I had timestamp set on and it seemed like a good idea at the time.

But now I always turn it off.. it's really annoying when you actually don't want it on your photos.. (for scrapbooking, framing, etc).
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:24 PM
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Is that the olden days of 1997-1999 Mike??
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Old 13-10-2007, 05:25 AM
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heh actually yeh, 1999-2001 or so
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Old 13-10-2007, 01:08 PM
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Maybe I'm not a team player here, but i couldn't think of anything worse than to have date and time imprinted on any image, I hate the idea, but every one has a choice.

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Old 13-10-2007, 08:51 PM
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I agree too Leon - thats the beauty of digital, check the EXIF data if you want to know when it was taken....
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Old 16-10-2007, 08:00 PM
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Unfortunately, not all cameras support the FITS format. This format is design specifically for astronomical purposes and as one would expect it records the date and time (either local and/or UTC) though has much more powerful capabilities (plate solve info, center image coordinates, camera used etc etc). If you have the capabilities of capturing images in FITS format, I'd recommend you do so.

All this information is placed in the image header, so does not compromise the visual image.
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