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Date stamp icon in the record menu

The lcd screen shows the date stamp icon, but will not allow it to be selected as a choice to turn on or off.

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  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    same exact problem

  • richardchidz Sep 26, 2008

    sorry i gave my problem as a solution

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    Icon is there but not selectable

  • skauffn Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem as posted here re Canon PowerShot A400 whereby
    I am not able to select the date stamp icon in order to time/date a
    photo. Can anyone help us?

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Works only with postcard mode, which is one of the selection under FUNC button on the right of the LCD frame.

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Im trying to turn the date stamp function on from the record menu but cant select the function

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From the Record menu, select "Date Stamp." Use cursor-up/down to select "Off" and press the OK button.
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    Press the "Func./Set" button and select "Recording Pixels" and "Postcard". The camera is now set to "Postcard" mode.

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    Open the "Rec." menu by pressing the "Menu" button on the back of the camera.

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    Highlight "Date Stamp" by pressing the down navigation button.

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    Change the "Date Stamp" setting by pressing the right or left navigation button. Your choices are "Off", "Date" or "Date/Time". Choose "Off" to turn the date stamp off.

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    The date/time cannot be deleted once it is embedded in the image. To turn off the date/time deselect the date/time stamping by following procedure:
    These instructions explain how to insert the date in images.
    attention:
    • The [Date Stamp] cannot be deleted from the image data once it has been recorded because the date is written in as an image.
    • When selecting [Date Stamp] , [Recording Pixels] is set to 1600 x 1200 pixels and the compression (image quality) to [Fine].
    • When the shooting mode is set to <Movie> (g0029623.gif), settings for inserting the date and time cannot be made.
    • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to <Program AE> (g0034813.gif).



    1. Press the <Power> button on the camera.
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    2. Press the <FUNC./SET> (g0046915.gif) button.
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    3. A screen like the one below will appear on the monitor.
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    Select g0013174.gif [Date Stamp] (g0013171.gif) in the [Recording Pixels] section g0013173.gif.
    g0013176.gif Press the <MENU> (g0046624.gif) button.


    4. A screen like the one below will appear on the monitor.
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    g0013173.gif Operate the <directional buttons> left or right to select [Date Stamp] and set it to [Date] or [Date & Time].
    g0013174.gif Press the <MENU> (g0046624.gif) button.


    5. Press the <FUNC./SET> (g0046915.gif) button.
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    6. Make sure that the [Date Stamp] is set and the following screen will appear with the icon (g0013164.gif) in the lower-left corner of the screen.
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    7. When shooting with this setting, the date will be embedded in the image as shown below.
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    g0013173.gif [Date]
    g0013174.gif [Date & Time]
    warning: The date, its font and color, and the position where it is displayed cannot be changed. Also, dates and times recorded with [Date Stamp] cannot be deleted.


    If you need a manual for the A480, you can download it from:

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=320&modelid=18155

    Please rate this solution. Thanks.

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    You can print the date on image when Postcard is selected. The date will be printed on your images even if it has not been set at the computer or printer.

    * Ensure that the camera's date/time is set beforehand.
    * Set the camera to a shooting mode (except (Stitch Assist) or Movie).
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    2. Press the <MENU> button.

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    You can embed the date on image data when (Postcard) is selected. The date will be printed on your images even if it has not been set at the computer or printer.

    * Ensure that the camera's date/time is set beforehand.
    * Set the camera to a shooting mode (except (Stitch Assist) or Movie).
    * Press the <DISPLAY> button so that icons show on the LCD screen.


    1. Check that appears on the LCD monitor.
    - If it does not, click here to view the procedure for changing the resolution.

    2. Press the <MENU> button.

    3. Select (Date Stamp) in the [ Rec.] menu using the or buttons.



    4. Select [Off], [Date] or [Date & Time] using or .



    5. Press the <MENU> button to exit the menu.

    6. Shoot the image.
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    When in the mode to take pictures, press the round "Function Set" button and change the recording pixels to "Postcard 1600 X 1200". "Postcard" is the only setting that will allow the time/date stamp to be recorded on the picture.

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