How to change date imprinted on digital photo

Intel / D845glad
November 5, 2010 at 17:18:59
Specs: Windows XP, 1.699 GHz / 1021 MB
i have a pentium 4 ,1.7 m I'm running windows XP.

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#1
November 5, 2010 at 20:33:33
We're talking about the date imprinted when the picture was taken which is not necessarily the file date, right?

Open the jpg in notepad or wordpad or something that'll accomodate its size. A jpg file isn't a text file so most of what you see will be gibberish. However, as far as I know the date is text. I tried it with a 50 K camera phone pic and the date showed on two consecutive lines, along with the time. It was near the beginning of the file and was fairly obvious.

Assuming that's all there is to it, you just need to edit in a different date. You might want to experiment first with copies just to make sure that works OK.

No doubt there's other photo editing software that can change the date imprint but if treating it as a text file works then you don't need any of that.

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#2
November 6, 2010 at 04:43:51
IMO date imprinted on digital photo are ugly. Why not just get rid of it using any one of the six techniques outlined in the About article HERE.

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#3
November 6, 2010 at 06:44:04
thanks Dave
i will try this i have spent literly hours trying to find a way to do this.
thanks
Basil

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#4
November 6, 2010 at 20:13:55
I had assumed the 'date' you mentioned is not printed on the picture but is hidden in the file itself. I read that most digital cameras can do that now. I think they can even hide GPS info showing where the picture was taken. (Or maybe I watch too much TV).

If you're talking about a date showing on the actual picture (which is probably the case now that I reread your original posting) I'm not sure if that will show as text if you open the file as a document. It may be part of the picture jpg info itself and not show as text. Kind of like if you take a picture of a document. The document will not show as text if you open its jpeg.

The picture I tested did not have the date showing on the image but it definitely was part of the file.

If you try the method I mentioned above post back the results. Also let us know if XpUser's link works.

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#5
November 7, 2010 at 06:52:42
How to change date imprinted on digital photo

Turn off the date feature in the camera before taking the pics.

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