Most of digital cameras allow adding data 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 reveal if online free tools help on this task and how good they are.

#1 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.

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.

BatchPhoto Main Features

  • Add date stamp, watermark;
  • Read and convert 170+ images, raw to jpeg, png to eps, svg to jpg;
  • Edit images: add comment/effect, flip, resize, rotate, crop, optimize, touchup, etc.;
  • Preview images;
  • Process tasks in batch;
  • Share files to FTP or send via Email;

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

(BatchPhoto for Windows and BacthPhoto for Mac have equivalent functions, they work the same way)

  1. Download and install BatchPhoto on your Windows PC;
  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;
  7. Check the date stamp added to your photos on PC.

#2 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.add date stamp mac free05

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;

#3 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


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


  • 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. Visit ofoct;
  2. Upload the photo you want to add date stamp to;
  3. Edit the date stamp;
  4. Click Save and export the photos;

2.—Manually Add Date Stamp

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


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


  • 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?