Always display exif date and time on pictures in Windows xp
Posted on 2007-03-22
A friend of mine has 3 digital cameras. He uses the Windows XP "Scanner and Camera wizard" to transfer pictures onto the PC which reliably pops up when he plugs in any of his 3 cameras, one at a time.
All 3 cameras generate exif data when pictures are taken. However only one of the cameras shows the date and time the picture was taken, superimposed onto the viewed picture. Presumably, whilst importing, the camera tells the XP wizard to show the date and time as there is no option within the wizard to choose this as a default setting. There is also no option on the other 2 cameras to do this.
I have looked at various apps that permanently stamp the date and time onto the bitmap itself but they are tedious to use and permanently affect the picture.
Therefore I'm either after a good viewer app that can show multiple pictures simultaneously with their exif data superimposed onto each image or a way of forcing the xp wizard to always show the info.