Most of digital cameras allow adding date or time stamp to photos when taking the pictures, but if yours don’t have a date stamp and you want to add one to a photo already taken, we have the solutions listed in this article for you.

We pick 3 different ways to add a date/time stamp to photos already taken on Windows PC or on Mac. Also, we will test together to check if online free tools help on this task and how good they are.

Batch Add Date Stamp to Photos Already Taken (Windows & Mac)

We’d better find a solution to add photo date stamp in batch, since it is muck likely we have dozens or hundreds of photos to be processed. For batch process, we have 2 tools designed for this task: BatchPhoto and Pixillion Image Converter.

No.1 BatchPhoto (Advanced, macOS & Windows)

BatchPhoto should be the 1st pick on this topic. It is a bulk image processor tool and has won rave reviews from users and authorities during the past 15 years. It helps to read, convert, edit and share photos, no matter your images are in common format, in raw or other industry-standard format. It batch support feature is so powerful, making your photo processing done in seconds and as breeze.

You cannot put Batchphoto as an image converter or image editor simply, it is more like a image suite to merge all features you need for an image into one place, it is an advanced image tool, with best support for almost all input and output format (170+ input, 100+ output), also with full editing tools (annotate, transform, decorate, touchup, apply filters…). Specifically on its batch date stamp adding feature, you are giving so many rights to customize the stamp in your wanted style and texture.

BatchPhoto Standout Features

  • Open and view 170+ types of images
  • Convert to 100+ images, raw to jpeg, svg to eps, psd to png, etc.
  • Batch convert images or add filters
  • Basic and advanced editing tools: resize, rotate, crop, adjust color settings, add stamp, watermark, comment, border, frame, filter
  • Touch-up

Here is how to batch add date stamp to photos already taken

(BatchPhoto offers both Windows and Mac versions, and the steps are the same)

  1. Grab a free copy of BatchPhoto, install and open the application.
  2. Drag and drop photos to its main interface.add date batchphoto01
  3. Go to Edit Photos>Add Filters>Date.add date stamp batchphoto02
  4. Adjust the date stamp settings.add date batchphoto03
  5. Go to Setup, choose output folder and image format, you are recommended to keep original image format.add date batchphoto04
  6. Go to Process to start adding date stamp to your photos in batch.
  7. Check the date stamp added to all your photos.

No.2 Pixillion Image Converter (Basic, macOS & Windows)

Pixillion Image Converter is a simple image tool with both Convert and Edit features, but support less formats and offer less editing features than BatchPhoto. Anyway, it meets all the basic needs on conversions and editings. If advanced editing is not necessary, it is better to grab Pixillion at a lower price.

Pixillion Image Converter Standout Features

  • Read and write 50+ image formats, including raw and common ones
  • Add effects to your images: resize, flip, rotate, add watermark text/date stamp, add watermark image
  • Export images as 20 image formats
  • Batch convert and add effects to images
  • Allow output preferences

Steps to Add Date Stamp to Photos Already Taken on Windows PC

(Pixillion Image Converter for Windows and for Mac have equivalent functions, they work the same way)

  1. Grab a free trial copy of Pixillion Image Converter to your Windows PC, install and open the app.
  2. Drag and drop photos to its main interface.add date stamp pixillion01
  3. Select all photos, click on Effects…
  4. Go to Watermark Text and enable it, input the date and adjust the settings for the date stamp, click OK to continue.add date stamp pixillion02
  5. Choose output and select output folder, then click Convert to batch add date stamp to multiple photos on Windows.add date stamp pixillion03

Add Date Stamp to Photos on Mac or Windows for Free

When we get a Mac or Windows PC, we can also access to free applications that bundled in the operating system, in which there is always a photo tool included. For both Mac and Windows users, we can add date stamp to photos free with these pre-installed tools.

Add Date Stamp to Photos on Mac for Free

We will need Preview here.

Preview is the mac app to read and edit image files, though the editing features are limited, we have a trick to add a date stamp to your photos.

  1. Open photo with Preview.
  2. Click on Show Markup Tool.add date stamp mac free01
  3. Then click on Text button.add date stamp mac free02
  4. Manually input the date and time to the text box, you can also adjust the font settings.add date stamp mac free03
  5. Once ready, drag and move the date stamp box to the place where you want to put a stamp on the photo.add date stamp mac free04
  6. Finally, go to File>Save, your date stamp is added to the photo.

The Disadvantages

  • You cannot batch add date stamps
  • You need manually input the date and time
  • Limited options to set up the date stamp

Add Date Stamp to Photos on Windows for Free

We will need Polarr Photo Editor here.

Like Preview, Polarr Photo Editor is the Windows free program to view and edit photos.

  1. Open photo with Polarr Photo Editor.
  2. Go to Text and Shape, add and edit the date/time text, adjust the settings.polarr add date windows
  3. Save the file.

The Disadvantages

  • You cannot batch add date stamps
  • You need manually input the date and time

Add Date Stamp to A Photos Already Taken (Online Free)

We have deeply realized that our Internet has built us super a powerful and convenient digital world to solve problems online, working on images is definitely one among those benefits. There are just so many online photo editors available, but here on this specific topic of adding photo date stamp, we don’t need such a powerful suite, because adding date stamp is just a tiny part of photo editing, while loading online photo editor and editing become cumbersome, what we need is a more compact tool, following 2 are the tools we pick for you.

1. ofoct—Auto Add Date Stamp

The Good

  • Free to use
  • Auto add date stamp
  • Export image as JPG or PNG

The Bad

  • Not support batch date stamp add
  • Image quality is lost when saving as JPG

Steps to Auto Add Date Stamp to Photos Online Free

  1. Navigate to ofoct  in your web browser.
  2. Upload the photo you want to add date stamp to.add date stamp online 1
  3. Edit the date stamp.
  4. Click Save and export the photos.add date stamp online 2

2. Watermark.ink—Manually Add Date Stamp

(Waterwark.ink is mainly used to add watermark to photos, but it can be used to add date stamps too)

The Good

  • Free to use
  • Batch add date stamp to photos
  • Download image with watermark as JPEG or PNG

The Bad

  • Respond slowly
  • Image quality is lost
  • Require to sign up with Google or Facebook account

Steps to Add Date Stamp to Photos Online Free

  1. Upload photos online.watermarkink add date
  2. Go to Text>Add Text, input the date and time manually.add date stamp online03
  3. Adjust the settings.
  4. Click Download Photos and save all photos with date stamp added to your computer.

So, how do you add date stamp to your photos?