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Date Time Stamp

by dat_nikka_tomato / June 8, 2006 12:46 PM PDT

Im using Sony DSC-W50. I want Date and Time to be printed on my images. How to do that? Im a newbie. Please assist.


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Date and Time
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 8, 2006 1:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Date Time Stamp

Not many digital cameras have that feature.

If your camera can do that, it will be listed in the User's manual.

However....all digital photos have the date and time embedded in the photo file. It is called EXIF.

Right click on the photo file name.
Then click on the "Summary Tab"
If you don't see the EXIF information, click the
"Advanced" button".


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by dat_nikka_tomato / June 8, 2006 3:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Date and Time

alright, but can I at least get those on my image at the time of printing them?

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Yes and No
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 9, 2006 12:18 AM PDT
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If you do it yourself.....Yes!

Use a software program like PhotoShop Elements to write the date on the photo and save it under a new name. Then print the photo.

If you want a service to do it......No!

This was explored about 9 months ago by a man who was determined to find some service that would print his photos and use the date embedded in the EXIF.

He could not find a service that would do that.


People who have a camera that will timestamp the photos soon learn that it is a bad idea. When they get a great shot and want to get a large print, that timestamp is still there and it cannot be printed without the timestamp.

Real estate people like timestamps on their photos for business reasons. For personal photos it is not a good idea.


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by dat_nikka_tomato / June 9, 2006 12:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes and No

thank you so much for that reply. now im clear with it. ill now have to explain this to the other family members who'd be using this camera, that how the date and time stamp feature is not always good.

but anyways im happy with the camera overall.

Thanks again,

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