How to Add Date Stamp to Photos

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 photo date stamp will be visible!

The easiest way is to set your digital camera to date 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 customize the stamp's appearance (font type, size, color, stoke, shadow), date format, or position in the pic;

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 computer.

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 date photos in batch mode.

Introducing BatchPhoto, our specially designed software program for date stamping photos in bulk, that works on Windows® & Mac® OS X.

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 Free" button below!

Here is what BatchPhoto can do for you:

  • Read the original date/time information for every photo, from the embedded meta-data record (the EXIF/IPTC records) no matter if you shot in JPEG, TIFF or RAW formats;
  • Correctly imprint the date/time on portrait pics by automatically rotating images before stamping (the Auto Rotate filter);
  • Updated Feature: Fully customize the appearance of the stamp by selecting the font type, size, color, transparency, rotation, stroke effect, shadow effect, and even a background bounding-box;
  • Updated Feature: Fully customize the date and time format as well as the placement of the stamp. Select from a multitude of preset date formats, custom date separators, and to show the time with or without seconds;
  • New Feature: Correct the date/time if it was incorrectly recorded by your digital cameras. It often happens that the digital camera has a wrong date set, and it will add this incorrect date to all the photos taken. With BatchPhoto you can fix it by adding or subtracting from a few seconds up to dozens of years;
  • 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, Facebook, or Flickr.

Date Stamp

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:

Stamp date on pictures

Note: BatchPhoto works on Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP as well as Mac OS X® El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10), Mavericks (10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8), and Lion (10.7).

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