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!

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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 add a date stamp to a photo already taken!

So the best solution would be to:

  • Transfer your digital photos to the computer (Mac or PC);
  • Create a backup copy of your pictures;
  • Use a software app to automatically date photos in batch mode.

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Date stamp photos in batch mode by following a three step wizard!

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 macOS® (OS X) Big Sur (11), Catalina (10.15), Mojave (10.14), High Sierra (10.13), Sierra (10.12), El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10), Mavericks (10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8), and Lion (10.7).