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1. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1527 posts) 4y 1 Star this if you like it!

Part of the joy of traveling is taking photos. I find it helps train the eye to better see things. I'm always looking.

Over the past couple of days I've been reviewing thousands of photos taken by others for featuring on Travellerspoint. Many of the images are fabulous. If there is one suggestion that I could make: Disable the camera feature that "burns" the date and/or place on each photo. It's sort of like graffiti. It defaces the image. Can't remember the date and place where you took the photo? Jot it down in a pocket-size notebook. I carry a portable solid-state drive that I transfer photos to at the end of the day. I then review the photos, jotting down the numbers of the best ones. Simple.

Keep those photos coming; it's always a pleasure to see what others are experiencing 'round the globe.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 7018 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Yes, the dates burned in are not the best. Most (all?) cameras nowadays store metadata along with the photo which includes the date and other information like aperture, ISO, etc . So there's really no need to have the datestamp feature enabled. Cameras shouldn't even offer it in my opinion :)

3. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1377 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I agree - it looks ugly and often spoils an otherwise good photo

4. Posted by lilliputian (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I never understood the point of that either. Although I think the factory settings of most modern cameras disable that feature don't they? Indeed, no need for it at all when all the information you require is stored in the metadata.

5. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 2048 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

The date was useful when taking film pictures because sometimes by the time you got the photos back you didn't remember exactly where you were. I came back from 2 weeks in Belize (back in the day) with 25 rolls of 36 exposure film, and I was using several different cameras. I had the camera set to do the day and time (I knew the year and month) so I could get the photos in sequence.

It isn't needed so much anymore.

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