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How to Use the Date Stamp on an Olympus Camera

Updated July 20, 2017

Many people say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes, however, those words aren't enough when it comes to your photographic memories. By going through your Olympus camera's settings, you can create a print reservation, which allows you to add the time and date to your pictures and print them from your home printer or at a photo developing centre.

Turn your camera on.

Press the "Menu" button, which is in the lower right hand corner of the camera.

Use the arrow keys, which surround the "OK" button in the middle of the camera's control buttons, scroll to the "Setup" menu and press the OK button.

Scroll to "Date/Time" and press the OK button.

Set the year by scrolling to the correct month by using the up or down arrow and then press the right arrow to move onto the month option. Repeat this process to set the month and day.

Press the "Playback" button on your camera. The playback button is the button with the right facing arrow on the right hand side of the camera.

Use the directional arrow keys, which surround the "OK" button in the middle of the camera, to scroll to "Print Order" and press the "OK" button.

Scroll to the individual print option, which is the first option and looks like a single sheet of paper, and press the "OK" button.

Use the directional arrows to scroll to the image that you want to add the time and date to and press the "OK" button.

Use the directional arrows to scroll to date and press the "OK" button and scroll to the time option and press the "OK" button to add the time to the photo. Use the arrow to scroll to "Set" and press the "OK" button to save the time and date addition.

Tip

All Olympus digital cameras that have the Time/Date stamp option can have stamp added by going through the camera settings. Not all models, however, have the option - consult your owner's manual to check on your particular camera.

Things You'll Need

  • Olympus digital camera
  • Memory card
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Jared Huizenga is a journalist living in Minneapolis where he works for one of the nation's largest weekly newspaper groups, covering city government and school news. While in college he managed two weekly entertainment newspapers in central and southern Minnesota and has contributed to many entertainment websites. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mass communication.