To better remember one particular event captured with a digital camera it's
useful to see the actual date and time when the photos were taken. A convenient
way to accomplish this is to add the date and time on the picture itself.
So no matter if your photos are displayed on the computer or in a classic
photo-album, the original date stamp will be visible!
The easiest way is to set your digital camera to add date/time stamps
to pictures at the time of taking them, if the camera has this feature.
But there are some drawbacks to this solution:
The date/time stamp is not removable. So if you later decide to
restore your originals you can't since there is no backup copy;
The date will not be correctly applied on portrait photos, since
most digital cameras do not automatically rotate the portrait images
before applying the stamp;
There are no options to configure the stamp's appearance (date format,
font, size, color) or position in the picture.
The good news is that the original date/time information is recorded by each digital
camera in the photo's metadata (the EXIF record) no matter the format you
shot it in (JPG, TIF or RAW).
This means that you can timestamp your images after moving them to the
So the best solution would be to: transfer your digital photos to the
computer, back them up, and then use a software program to automatically
put the original date/time on all your images in batch mode.
Introducing BatchPhoto, our specially designed software program for Windows®
& Mac® OS X that can:
Read the original date/time information for every photo, from the embedded metadata
record (the EXIF/IPTC records) no matter if you shot in JPEG, TIFF or RAW formats;
Correctly imprint the date/time on portrait photos by automatically rotating images
before stamping (the Auto Rotate filter);
Customize the date and time format as well as the placement of the stamp.
The text font, text size, color, and even transparency and rotation are
fully customizable as well;
Timestamp all your photos (JPG, TIF or RAW) in one session. One dozen or one
thousand photos is the same for BatchPhoto which takes advantage of multi-core
processors to greatly improve the processing speed;
Apply additional edits on your photos in the same session, including:
resizing, watermarking, auto rotating, renaming, touching-up, adding special
effects, converting to a different image format, and even uploading the processed
photos to FTP or social web sites!
But you can try BatchPhoto fully-featured for free and see for
yourself if it's what you need, just click on the "Try it
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A very convenient way to remember when a photo was taken is
to embed the date and time in the picture itself. Unfortunately
not all digital cameras can add date/time stamps on your photos and those
who can usually display unattractive stamps that cannot
be removed afterwards. Learn more by reading the following article:
Note: BatchPhoto works on Windows® 8, 7, Vista, and XP as well as Mac® OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7) and Snow Leopard (10.6).
BatchPhoto is designed to be easy to use. Its user interface is organized
as a three-step wizard as you can see below:
Mac OS X
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