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How to include date and time on photos to be printed?

by yonsi / November 5, 2005 6:09 AM PST

I got an Olympus D-540Zoom and date and time cannot be imprinted on my photos when printed by a Photo Lab,no matter what I do in DPOF settings,but my sister-in-law's Sony Cybershot either a DSC-P73s or 93A can everytime we took the photos to be printed.The date or time are imprinted in red on her prints.Can anyone suggest anything?I'm now buying a Kodak Z740 5MP @ 10X Optical Zoom,which according to it's manual, it has a Date/Stamp option to include dates imprinted on your photos.I believe Samsung cameras also has this facility,which is very attractive indeed,why other manufacturers makes it hard for this great and wonderful feature to be included in all Digital Cameras as a Default not an option,beats me.
Thanks for any help in advance.

Sincerely yonsi

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Date and Time
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 5, 2005 8:16 AM PST

This is not a feature of the photo lab but a feature of the camera.

Not all cameras have this feature.

But is permanent.
Once you turn that feature on and take photos with it on, the date is included in those photo files as part of the picture. It can not be removed later.


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Re Date and Time
by yonsi / November 5, 2005 2:10 PM PST
In reply to: Date and Time

Thanks for reply,yes I agree,but one can turn the feature on and off via the camera's setup etc as outlined in some camera's manuals.Now I know that it cannot be done with the camera my wife bought,Olympus D-540Zoom/C-310Zoom,thats why I am buying the Kodak Z-740 hi,thanks again,cheers.

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Date on photos...
by Papa Echo / November 5, 2005 9:24 PM PST

Have you requested that the date be printed ? Did the lab-people said that the date cannot be printed ? Perhaps they can tell why that is so. The photo properties are usually embeded in the photo file (time taken, camera make and model, camera settings, etc.). If you upload the photos to your computer and open them up with a photo editing program, the file properties will show the details.) Does your camera have date settings ? If so, the date should be available.

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Re Date on Photos
by yonsi / November 11, 2005 5:21 AM PST
In reply to: Date on photos...

Sorry for delay in replying and many thanks for responding to my question.Yes I ask the retail photo printingservice to check if they can print the date or time on the photos I took but they said it should be setup wthin the camera Olympus D-40Zoom [C-310Zoom here in Australia] appears to have no such facility only in the DPOF settings which I did set,but the photolab cannot print out any dates etc,anyway I am also buying a new Pentax Optio 60 which according to it's manual,it has a date imprint facility to turn it on or off.Kodak and Samsung also has this options.

You have a good day and cheers for now.



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Re Date on Photos
by yonsi / November 11, 2005 5:30 AM PST
In reply to: Re Date on Photos

Correction to my Olympus Model,should read D-540Zoom,
not D-40Zoom sorry mistype error.thanks to all those who responded,it's a great help to know and learn more about Digital Cameras.I will keep checking this forum info etc.


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Date on Photos
by steveh_1957 / November 12, 2005 1:25 AM PST
In reply to: Re Date on Photos

If it isn't possible to have the date added by the printing facility you can do it yourself with many utility software products. A freeware product which allows you to add the date and time to your digital files can be acquired at

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