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11-24-2013, 08:57 AM   #1

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How can I save a jpeg with the date and time stamped on it?

11-24-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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A little hard to answer that without knowing a little more about your level of knowledge, what camera you are using, and possibly what software you use, but I will give it a try.

jpeg is a file format, and it always has the date and time inside it as part of what is called the EXIF, which is just all the data stored in the file along with the actual picture. So to answer your question literally a jpeg ALWAYS has the date time stamped on it.

If you are talking about getting the date / time stamped on a print like they used to do from the print lab, then you need software to do that. Many simple and free programs will allow you to add the date / time block to the print as you print it. I use Lightroom and that is a trivial exercise to do. If you respond with what software you use someone might be able to give more specific instructions.

If you are talking about changing the file name to the date time (such as 2013.11.24_12.45.06.jpg) that can be done in software as well.

If you meant something else entirely (assuming you were not just pulling our leg ) then supply some more information as to specifically what you want to do.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alanP Quote
How can I save a jpeg with the date and time stamped on it?
Some point-and-shoot cameras will have this as a menu setting. Most don't. Go check your camera's manual to see if such an option exists.

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If you need to place date/time stamps to your photos then you can try TimeToPhoto software. TimeToPhoto automatically reads the date of the original picture from a file EXIF and places the datestamp and/or any text label to your photo. You can time-stamp all photos at once, specifying your own font, position, and color of the date stamp.
Silkeypix can print date and time on the picture
Pentax DCU4 can print a picture with date and time

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You can use ImageMagick's "mogrify" program to add the timestamp and other EXIF data, as well as perform other operations, to entire directories of images with a single command.

ImageMagick: Mogrify & stamp exif data

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