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dates on photos

by vhummel / May 18, 2005 4:45 AM PDT

is there a way to get the date of digital photos without printing the photo? I have a program that will print the date on a photo if I choose to print it, but I have a folder of about 250 photos taken on several different dates and I would like to separate them by date.
I am using a Canon S230 camera.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Virgil Hummel

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 5:17 AM PDT
In reply to: dates on photos

There are some photo tools that do that. It's a software thing.

Also, XP's EXPLORER can see that date in the file. You can add that column to EXPLORER and sort on it. It is NOT the file date, but the date the picture was taken.


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EXIF data
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: dates on photos

All modern digital cameras imbed a lot of data about a photo into the photo file. This is called EXIF data

Most photo manipulation software will let you view this data.

Just use the Help button for the software and search for EXIF.


If you do not have any such software, you can download the free Irfanview program.

A "must-have" program that is on all of my computers.

After you install Irfanview, open a photo with Irfanview.
Then click Image/Information
A window will open, and if the photo file contains EXIF information, there will be a "EXIF info" button at the bottom of that window.

Click the EXIF info button and a window will open with all of the EXIF information. Which includes the shutter speed, f-stop setting, focal lenght, date, etc, etc.

Note: Some sofware programs strip this info if you resize the photo to a smaller size.


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