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Date imprint on the picture when i download the picture to pc


I can see the date imprint on the picture when taken on the sd870is but when i download the picture to my pc using canon's tools, i donot see the date on the picture. How can i get this resolved?



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Re: Date imprint on the picture when i download the...

Download one of these shareware programs-you may be able to find a freeware program if you look-the first paragraph has a good description of why this happens

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The time and date are set on my Coolpix S230. The Date Imprint is on and it puts the date on pictures. However, when I download the pictures to my computer, the Date Taken info is missing.

What software are you using? If you are using the ViewNX 2 from Nikon (updated with the patches), it should have the correct date taken information in the EXIF data. However, if you are using the older ViewNX software, then the software can corrupt the EXIF information or merely fails to download it with the picture.

I'd suggest you first check if your software is up to date. Try here: for the current versions of various Nikon software.

Please add a comment with the software version that you are using for extra support. I hope this helps.

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Eliminate imprinting the date on pictures using nikon coolpix s4000. referall to pg 23 orf manual doesn't outline exacltly how to turn off date on camera


See page 144 of the users manual.

Tap- (MENU) -> Wrench(Setup Menu) -> Date Imprint.

There should be three options from there. Off, Date, & Date and Time. You want to select the "Off".

Good luck.

Apr 24, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera

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I have a Nikon Coolpix s560. I want to shut off the date/time stamp imprint that it makes. I take pictures of my art with it and cannot have time stamps in the picture.

Welcome to FixYa,

You can disabled the Date Imprint. In this option you can print your pictures without the date and time printed on it.

All you have to do is set the Date Imprint on its default setting or setting it on OFF
Just go to Set up Menu and look for the Date Imprint and set it to OFF.

There are other option where the Date Imprint will be disabled.

- When the Continous Mode is set to Continous or BBS
- When the Scene mode is set to Sports, Museum, or Panorama assist.
- When movies are being recorded.

Hope this information will help you and can answered your question.

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Mar 10, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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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.

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I accidentally set the date imprint on my camera. I'm wondering if there is a way to get the date taken off of the front of the pictures I have already taken.

From the manual, "Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted."

The best you can do it to make sure that Date Imprint is turned off for future pictures. The camera still records date/time info into each picture file, and many printing programs can imprint that onto the picture at printing time. The good ones print it on the back, so as not to interfere with the image. Either way, you can always add the date to the picture, but you can't remove it once it's there.

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Can i take the date imprint off a picture after it has been taken

no you cannot edit the date imprint within the camera once its been clicked. you can just turn that setting off so that the date dosnt show up on the picture or change the date in your camera & click pictures again to your desired date

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Hello I need help, How would I know the pictures

First of all, your camera would have to have the correct date and time set on it before the picture was taken. Then, when the pic is downloaded to your computer, you can place the cursor over the picture file and the date and other info will pop up.

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Unfortunately there is no way to have the nikon d80 print the date directly on the images, but the information is stored to the EXIF data on every image.

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Throw the cam and buy a good one, this camera was bought by me to record the site photographs but with out a date imprint on them they are not even worth a tissue paper.

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This can be done with photo editing software like photo shop on you computer. hope this helps. it the photo was already taken with the time stamp on at the time of the photo it will be on the photo and the only way to get rid of it is software. Hope this helps. please let me help you before you leave a thanks for tring feed back.

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