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Date stamping photos as they're taken

Gillygoo

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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows how to date stamp photos as they're taken? All the apps I've come across so far only allow the photos to be stamped after they're taken.

This is for my work and the photos I take get stored straight into an app - they need to show the date so it's going to save me a whole lot of time and bother if the date appears on them as they're taken.
 

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Photographs taken with an iPhone are already date and time-stamped, but the iPad itself is not capable of reading or displaying the information.

As far as I know, there is no way for the date to be displayed directly upon the photograph.

Downloading the photograph to a computer will allow access to the metadata. Use "Properties" in Windows. On a Mac, open the photograph in Preview and select "Show Inspector" from the Tools menu to access the information.
 

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Your iPad can show date and time of a photo:
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Both are visible at the top, when you look at one image. There's no timestamp on them, though, and if you wish to get the information onto the picture, you'll need an app like Photogene to add it. That will not happen automatically, you'll have to do it manually.
 

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Other possibilities.

There are apps that let you view the EXIF data of a photo, and even edit them to some extent. The two I use are ViewExif and Metapho. Both will work from the share sheet, so that you can use them from within the Photos app. Both will let you export a photo with the time and location data stripped (for more private web posting). Metapho will let you edit the time and location data, but only from within the app itself.

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Another possibility; though it is a bit overkill. I have the Theodolite app. It's meant for survey work, but it can take pictures, and it places time and location data on the picture itself (along with a lot of other data).

The first image is the camera's screenshot mode, and is pretty much what you see when you are using the Theodolite app. The second image uses picture mode to take a more normal image with some data printed at the top left.You can edit what data and the color of the text in settings.

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The pixilated stuff in both images is the GPS data, which I used the Annotable app to obscure.
 

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