Frequently Asked Questions
How do I stamp my photos?
First select your desired photos then press the Stamp Photos button. You can select photos in the iOS app by tapping the circle in the corner of each photo's thumbnail. In the Mac app, you can click a photo to select it.
Is there a faster way to select multiple photos?
There is! In the iOS app, you can swipe across photos to select them. Or use the Select Range option to select the first photo, then select the last photo, and all photos in-between will be selected. There’s also a Select All option that will select all photos in your current album. In the Mac app, you can select multiple photos using Command and Shift keys.
Can new photos be stamped automatically?
Photos taken using the camera within the DateStamper app will be saved with a stamp. Photos taken with the Camera app cannot be automatically edited by third-party apps.
How do I stamp a photo in the Photos app?
When viewing the photo full-screen, press Edit, press the more plug-ins button, then choose DateStamper. Press Done when you're ready to save the edits.
Can I stamp Live Photos?
Yes, the stamp will be applied to the still photo, deferring to the live photo when played.
Can I stamp videos?
No, not at this time.
If I stamp my photos will they be changed permanently?
Nope! At any time in the future you may change the stamp or remove it entirely.
How do I remove a date stamp?
In the iOS app, tap and hold the photo then choose the revert option, or tap the photo to view it full-screen then press the revert button. In the Mac app, Control-click a photo then choose revert, or click the revert button in the toolbar. You can also revert in the Photos app by pressing Edit then Revert. Note this will remove all edits applied to the photo.
Do I have to revert a photo before I can apply different style customizations?
No, if you stamp a photo that has already been stamped, it will replace the previous stamp with a new one.
Is there a way to revert, delete, or share multiple photos simultaneously?
Yes. In the iOS app, select the photos then tap and hold one of them to reveal the context menu. You can also tap and hold the Stamp button to reveal more options. In the Mac app, Control-click one of the selected photos or click one of the buttons in the toolbar.
How do I include time in the date stamp?
Time can be enabled in the Styles tab under Date & Time > Format. Time customization options are also available for the Custom and Fixed formats. In the Mac app, this option is in the sidebar's Text tab.
Can I use the same date for multiple photos?
Yes. In the Styles tab under Date & Time > Source there are various options including current date or a custom date. In the Mac app, this option is in the sidebar's Text tab.
Can I change the date a photo was taken?
Yes. When viewing the photo full-screen, press the calendar button, select the desired date, then press Done. Now when you stamp the photo it will use that new date.
If I've already stamped a photo and now want to change the date, how can I do that?
First revert the photo then change the date, now you can stamp the photo again to use that new date.
Is there a way to include the GPS location where a photo was taken?
Yes. In the Styles tab under Location, you can choose to stamp the name, address, coordinates, or you can specify your own custom location text. In the Mac app, this option is in the sidebar's Text tab.
Can I change the location for a photo?
Yes. When viewing the photo full-screen, press the location button, then move the pin to adjust the location. You can also add or remove its location from here. The next time you stamp the photo it will use that new location. Note that this does not modify the EXIF metadata embedded in the photo.
If I've already stamped a photo and now want to change its location, how can I do that?
You do not need to revert the photo prior to changing its location. Simply change it and stamp the photo again to use the new location.
How many photos can I stamp at the same time?
You can stamp up to 10 photos at once for free. To stamp more than 10 per batch, there is an Unlimited Batch in-app purchase available which allows you to stamp as many photos at the same time as you’d like. Press the Stamp Photos button with more than 10 selected and choose Unlock to purchase it.
How can I use the locked style options?
There is a Premium Styles in-app purchase available which allows you to utilize all of the style options. Select a locked style and choose Unlock to purchase it.
If I purchase Unlimited Batch or Premium Styles, do I need to I purchase them again on my other devices? What if I delete the app or get a new device?
Nope! If an in-app purchase has been purchased before, you will not be charged again. First verify you are signed into the same Apple ID you previously used to make the purchase, then choose Restore Purchases in the purchase prompt and it will restore all previous DateStamper in-app purchases for free.
If I purchase Unlimited Batch or Premium Styles, can they be shared with my family members?
Yes, DateStamper supports Family Sharing for in-app purchases!
Does the app have any subscriptions?
No, there are two in-app purchases available and both are one-time purchases that you can use without any recurring payments.
How can I delete photos from the app without removing them from my library?
DateStamper doesn’t store any photos in the app, it simply displays the photos from your library and allows you to edit them. So there’s nothing to delete except your actual photos.
Can I link the app to a third-party photo provider like Google Photos?
DateStamper integrates with the built-in Photos app to enable non-destructive editing, so third-party services cannot be used.
I stamped a photo but can't see it, why didn't it work?
It may be difficult to see the stamp on really light or dark photos, since the default vibrant style blends the stamp into the photo. You can change the style to solid and select a text color that will show up well on that photo, then stamp it again.
I want to change some style options but it won't let me, why is that?
Some options are unavailable depending on the selected style. For example, the vibrant style doesn't allow text color customization because its color is determined by the underlying colors in the photograph. The solid style allows you to customize all options.
I printed a photo but it cut off the stamp, how can I prevent that?
You can move the stamp further away from the edges by changing the padding option in Styles. Or you can crop the photo to the aspect ratio it will be printed at and then apply the stamp.
It seems to be stuck preparing to stamp a photo, why is that?
If you have iCloud Photos enabled, it may take a while to download the photo before it can be stamped. Please ensure you have a good internet connection. Additionally, the larger the photo the longer it will take to process. Please give it some time and it should complete processing or inform you if an error occurs.
When I transfer photos to my computer the date stamp isn't preserved, why is this?
Some methods of transferring photos to a computer may not preserve edits made - only the original version may be transferred. For more information see this Apple Support Document. These methods will preserve the date stamp: AirDrop, iCloud Photos, iCloud Photo Sharing, other cloud services like Dropbox, or email. Or you can create a non-edited copy of the photo which can then be transferred. To do this, view the photo full-screen, tap the share button, then Save Image. The new photo is placed at the end of your photo library with all edits applied.
When I print my photos the date stamp isn't preserved, why is this?
Some printing services may not support edited photos and may only utilize the original photos. To work around this, you may transfer the photos to a computer or USB drive and upload them from there. Or you can create a non-edited copy of the photo which can then be printed. To do this, view the photo full-screen, tap the share button, then Save Image. The new photo is placed at the end of your photo library with all edits applied.
What are the app's supported URL schemes?
datestamper:// and datestamper://camera
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