Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

How do I get the camera to print the date and time on the picture image that can be transferred to a print or a digital file



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This is weird, actually. I just read your manual, and it seems that the only way to stamp a print is to go into the DPOF settings, and choose the date in the "Print Settings..." menu item. But here's the werid part: it warns you that if you have the Date Stamp function turned on, then you may get the date printed twice... but there's no mention in the manual of any "date stamp" function at all!

I'm afraid that I'm guessing that your camera does not have the date stamp function, and that it appears in the manual by mistake, because they've copied it from the manual for a camera that does. Feel free to search your menu for a date stamp function; if you have one and they forgot to put it in the manual, it will look something like this (this is not your camera):
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Also, here's an essay I wrote about date stamping that you might find useful:

\015\012How do I get the date printed on my photo?
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\015\012I'm sorry, but many cameras don't bother to have this feature. The thing is, this was a useful\015\012feature on film photos, but the concept has been overtaken by\015\012technology, and is no longer relevant. Heh - you probably disagree with\015\012me, so let me explain that fully! When you take a photo with a\015\012digital camera, the current date and time are automatically stored in\015\012the photo file. In some cameras, it will be the same as the file date.\015\012Some cameras date the file with the date of download rather than the\015\012date of capture, but the date inside the file will always be the\015\012capture date. The date of capture is one of the items of EXIF data. You\015\012can read about this\015\012'metadata' on wikipedia.
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\015\012So how does EXIF data fulfill the benefits of the old 'print on film'\015\012date? From the point of view of indexing your library and simply not\015\012forgetting when the photo was taken, the EXIF data should always be\015\012present in the file, unless you choose to erase it. Thus, you will\015\012never lose track of the date of capture; if you have the image, you\015\012have the date. You can read the date with many tools, and in fact even\015\012Windows explorer will tell you the date if you simply hover over the\015\012picture. Here's an example; the bubble help shows the time of capture\015\012where the\015\012picture was taken, (windows shows me the time of capture in my own time\015\012zone).
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\015\012What about legal proof of something? Sorry, you can't really do that\015\012any more. You couldn't have done it if you'd printed it on the image,\015\012either; it's just too easy to fake. The date of capture is editable, so\015\012it doesn't prove anything. If you need proof, get legal advice... in\015\012the heat of the moment, include a cellphone in-frame showing the date\015\012and time; you could fake that too, but it would be much harder.
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\015\012Oh, you wanted your dates printed on physical pictures? Find a print\015\012shop that will print the EXIF capture date on the reverse of your\015\012photo; that way the face of your picture won't be spoiled. There\015\012is software that will print index sheets of your images and list their\015\012capture dates and times, too.
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\015\012Some Canon cameras can add a date stamp just like the old days, some\015\012can't do it at all, and some do it ONLY in 'postcard' mode (it's one of\015\012the resolution settings). It's\015\012interesting that they limit it to this size only when they could quite\015\012easily have done it on all sizes, and I think this is to emphasise its\015\012novelty value rather than a serious feature, for the reasons I gave\015\012above.
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\015\012I have discovered that there are softwares which can add the EXIF date\015\012to the actual visible image, there's one here:\015\012http://gphotoshow.com/exif-iptc-watermarker.php and it is billed as a\015\012watermarking tool. One of your choices for the input data is the EXIF\015\012date within the file. It works, and it's free, but it does nag you to\015\012pay from time to time.
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