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Removing the date stamp from a photo

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by dw0, Aug 30, 2003.

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  1. dw0

    dw0 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    A family member took many great pictures while on vacation but used the date stamp mode. I noticed in XP the date stamp does not appear on the icon when set to thumbnail view. However, it does appear in Windows 2000 thumbnails. Somehow the JPG holds more than one layer of info, but I've been unable to find them with Paint Shop Pro 7. The camera is a Sony Mavica CD-2000 and the picture format is jpg. I checked the archives and looked on the Net for information but have come up empty handed. Is there a photography expert that knows how to divide the layers, if that's the case?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. Davey7549

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    Not sure if this will help but Irfanview will display the date\time stamp EXIF information hidden and embedded in the Jpeg file. Whether or not you can change or remove I am not sure.
    Irfanview is a freeware program found Here
    You will need the plugin to view the EXIF info so once setup click the help menu and type in EXIF in the search\help for instructions.

    Let us know if that helps you. I have not tried this so it would be of interest to me.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  3. dw0

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I normally use IrfanView with the plugins so it was easy to try your suggestion. Unfortunately I didn't find a way to change or remove the information listed. I tried saving the picture as several different formats, but in each case the date stamp just turned into regular pixels.

    Perhaps a more powerful image editor would help... I have access to Photo Shop. Any member know if this would work?

    Thanks again,

    Dave
     
  4. buck52

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    Howdy

    I would guess you could clone out the date stamp without to much trouble in PS or PSP

    I assume you are talking about the little date that embeds itself so you don't forget when you took the picture

    no idea why it shows in the thumbs with 2000 but not XP

    buck
     
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    Thanks for your replies.

    I tried the programs suggested. They strip the jpg of extra header information but the date is still displayed on the image itself. I browsed the Net and read that jpgs can hold separate thumbnail information, in the header, that does not display the date stamp. Unfortunately it appears the date stamp is on the main image after all.

    Btw, the attachment I included with this reply is one the many great pictures my mom took of art glass that hangs from the ceiling of a Las Vegas casino. I resized it to fit my desktop; I think it makes a great background.

    ~Dave
     

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    Sorry to here none of the above worked for you! I always used the clone function in my graphics editors to remove the unwanted. I have heard you can use a hex editor to remove the time stamping but I have not ventured there since inapproriate hex code adjustments can render the pic not viewable.

    Take care

    Dave

    PS: I like the pic of the Glass!
     
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