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Photo Dates I am trying to find out if dates on early 60s photos (for Kodak or Polaroid) were added at the time of development or by the camera itself. Thanks were

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These were added at the time of development. The digital technology did not exist to build the capacity into the camera.

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The polaroid One Step uses what is called pack film. It is layers of paper with chemicals sandwiched between, After exposure, the fild is pulled out between rollers that spread the chemicals over the photo paper. When seperating the photo from the paper covering, the chemicals are taken away with the discard.

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I have a Kodak Easy Share Z650. The problem is I took pictures without realizing it was stamping with a date, which is not correct. The date is off by a couple of years in some cases. Is there anyway to...

Once the date has been stamped on the photo, it's there just like the subject's face or the overflowing trashcan in the background or whatever. You can edit the photo somewhat using a photo editing program, using the same process as deleting any other object in your photo.

Aug 20, 2013 | Kodak EasyShare Z650 Digital Camera

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Delete dates off of existing photos

Once the date is on the photo, it's a part of the photo like anything else. You can use a photo editing program to try to remove it, but it's the same process as trying to remove any other unwanted object from the photograph, like trying to remove a tree branch that covers part of your face.

Apr 12, 2013 | Nikon Coolpix 4200 Digital Camera

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I need to have a date stamp on my photos which will be inserted into an online program. How do I post the date on my photos?

The camera won't deface your photos by scrawling a string of numbers across them. However the date and time (and a lot more) are stored with every picture in its EXIF metadata. Any photo editing program should be able to display this data and overlay it onto the photo.

Feb 11, 2013 | FUJIFILM Finepix S1500fd Digital Camera

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Hello, I am wondering if there are any batteries to replace in a 600 series Polaroid Job Pro, vintage late 1980's - early 90's. It has rarely been used but I would like to get it running again. ...

The battery is an integral part of the film pack. When you put a fresh pack in, you get a fresh battery. A dead battery means the rest of the photo pack is unusable.

Original photo packs are no longer manufactured and all remaining unused Polaroid stock will be long out of date with flat batteries and stale chemicals. If kept stored cold, the chemicals may be fresh but the batteries will be flat as cold kills batteries even faster. Such photo packs cost a lot, are not guaranteed to work, and you only have the vendor's word that they have been cold stored. They're only usable in cameras modified to accept an external 4.5v dc power supply.

You can buy new and fresh photo packs from The Impossible Project, though. Just be aware that it's not the same as the original material and is really intended for artistic use. It's also not light stable and fades quickly, so scan any images you wish to keep, but is designed to be far more manipulable than the original material (i.e. you can squeeze and manipulate the photo as it develops to achieve artistic effects unique to each photo).

Click here for the company website where you can learn all about their product and how best to use it. You can buy directly or the site shows you where a few retailers are (not many worldwide).

Aug 17, 2011 | Polaroid One600 Pro Instant Camera

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I have a kodak easyshare c195. when i set the time and date imprint although it shows on the camera when i upload the pictures to my computer the imprint is not there. I need this imprint for work.

How do I get the date printed on my photo?

I'm sorry, but very likely you can't. The thing is, this was a useful feature on film photos, but the concept has been overtaken by technology, and is no longer relevant. Heh - you probably disagree with me, so let me explain that fully! When you take a photo with a digital camera, the current date and time are automatically stored in the photo file. In some cameras, it will be the same as the file date. Some cameras date the file with the date of download rather than the date of capture, but the date inside the file will always be the capture date. The date of capture is one of the items of EXIF data. You can read about this 'metadata' on wikipedia.

So how does EXIF data fulfill the benefits of the old 'print on film' date? From the point of view of indexing your library and simply not forgetting when the photo was taken, the EXIF data should always be present in the file, unless you choose to erase it. Thus, you will never lose track of the date of capture; if you have the image, you have the date. You can read the date with many tools, and in fact even Windows explorer will tell you the date if you simply hover over the picture. Here's an example; the bubble help shows the time of capture where the picture was taken, (windows shows me the time of capture in my own time zone).


What about legal proof of something? Sorry, you can't really do that any more. You couldn't have done it if you'd printed it on the image, either; it's just too easy to fake. The date of capture is editable, so it doesn't prove anything. If you need proof, get legal advice... in the heat of the moment, include a cellphone in-frame showing the date and time; you could fake that too, but it would be much harder.

Oh, you wanted your dates printed on physical pictures? Find a print shop that will print the EXIF capture date on the reverse of your photo; that way the face of your picture won't be spoiled. There is software that will print index sheets of your images and list their capture dates and times, too.

Feb 15, 2011 | Kodak Cameras

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How can put date and time in photo which we can see in computer as well camera also. Camera detail below : Kodak EasyShare MD30 Cemera firmware version 1.7000 Startup application version W1.0.09.1218 ...

The camera won't deface your photos by printing a bunch of numbers on them, but it does store the date and time (and a lot more) with each photo file. You can choose to include some of it when you print the photo. Depending on the program you use, you may be able to print the date on the photo, in the margin, or on the back. Please refer to the documentation for the particular program for details on the procedure. Most picture viewers will also show you the date (and other things).

Dec 27, 2010 | Kodak Easyshare C182 12MP Digital Camera

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Polaroid one 600 instant camera how to change battery

Change the photo pack. That's where the battery is located, you get a fresh battery with every pack.

Note that all remaining photo packs are now beyond their expiry dates as production ceased last year so many will have flat batteries or batteries with insufficient charge to last for the full ten shots. There's no fix for this: all that can be done is to rig up an external battery pack but there is no standard kit for this so it's very much a DIY project. the camera draws 4.5v and the standard battery was 6v when freshly manufactured.

Nov 13, 2009 | Polaroid One600 Pro Instant Camera

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I have a polaroid film 600 camera where can I get a battery for it, and how do I change it's battery?

The battery comes built in to the photo pack. All photo packs are now past their use by dates though as they have been out of production for more than a year, so any which you do find may have weak or flat batteries.

Photo packs which have been kept refrigerated will have better colour production and more accurate contrast but are far more likely to have flat batteries. Photo packs stored at around a constant twenty degrees Celsius are more likely to have a good battery, but there is a greater chance of poor photo colours & contrast and there is a greater chance that the photo ejection rollers will fail to squeeze the developing chemicals evenly across the photo.

The camera can be modified to take an external film pack, but it's a DIY job using whatever you have to hand; unfortunately I can't recall what the correct voltage is but if you ask another question on FixYa then someone will know.

Oct 29, 2009 | Polaroid 600 Film Camera

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The first part of my pack of filmthe pictures came out fine, but towards the end there was a brownish film over parts of the image and nothing was exposed in that section. any ideas what's wrong? Is it the...

This is due to old film. All photo packs are now past their use by dates and as it ages the chemical pack in each photo thickens and the ejection rollers are less able to squeeze it into the distant corners. The brownish film is the actual film surface which has not had the developing emulsion spread across it.

Sep 27, 2009 | Polaroid 600 Film Camera

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