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Posted 10 Aug 2004


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An utility to add date stamp on photos.

Sample Image - PhotoUtil.gif


When you print a digital photo out, you are like to also print the taken date sometimes. However, there maybe various reasons that you have not gotten the date information on the original picture. For example, the DC does not provide that function (I am in that case :<). Of course, you can use one of the picture editors, such as Photoshop, to add the date information manually. But that's too fussy especially when there are many photos. I think there must be some tools to do so for us. Unfortunately, after searching on the net, I just found Nikon View 6 can only do while (and only while) printing out. Thus I wanted to write such a tool.

With the .NET's GDI+ classes, we can easily operate on picture files in various formats. The only challenge is how to read the EXIF meta data. It's fortunate this time, there are some articles that discuss it. I just copy the "wheel" of others (see Reading EXIF Tags From JPEG Files by Steve McMahon).

Functions provided

  • Font, color, location are customizable
  • Preview
  • View all EXIF data in a picture
  • Add files or folder (with sub-folder)
  • Save options on exit

At last

I will maintain this utility on my blog (in Chinese). You can get the latest version from there. Hope you have fun with it!


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Surain Shen
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QuestionMany's amazing Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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QuestionVery usefull Pin
Wrangly15-Jul-11 22:39
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QuestionIs the output image's resolution being Decreased? Pin
shaul-y17-Jul-06 2:08
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GeneralReally excited Pin
sgilat5-Dec-05 21:33
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GeneralRe: Really excited Pin
Surain Shen5-Dec-05 23:44
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GeneralRe: Really excited Pin
Surain Shen7-Dec-05 17:13
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GeneralRe: Really excited Pin
sgilat8-Dec-05 5:44
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Generaldoesn't run Pin
mistake_17-Jan-05 0:45
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Generaldoesn't run Pin
Anonymous7-Jan-05 0:43
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GeneralRe: doesn't run Pin
Surain Shen7-Jan-05 4:34
memberSurain Shen7-Jan-05 4:34 
GeneralThanks, one suggestion though Pin
frugalmail13-Aug-04 12:38
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GeneralRe: Thanks, one suggestion though Pin
Surain Shen15-Aug-04 19:12
memberSurain Shen15-Aug-04 19:12 
GeneralRe: Thanks, one suggestion though Pin
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