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I don't think PC1080 is a valid model number. Can you check that please?
That is the number on the info plate on the bottom of the camera, sorry, hang on Power Shot A400 that is on the handbook, my apologies. Paul
Ok. I'll pause the timer while I grab the book. Hold on.
Ok, the way that Canon does it, is to embed the time/date info in the file data. The date and time will not appear on the photos until they are printed out.
So when you look at them on the camera's screen, you will not see it .
Hi Steve, It was working several months back, I understand about embedding only when printing out the photos, I have printed some of, but nothing. As I said, on the menu it is turned off, I cannot highlight it to turn it on.
Ok. Hold on.....
You're not in one of the SCN 'Scene' settings are you?
Although that should work but flip it to a regular shooting mode just to see.
No, this is on take picture setting, I press the menu button and get a drop down, I scroll down to the bottom, there is the on/off which is off and I cannot highlight it to turn it on, scrolling down will not go down further from the timer command.
Ok, read this: http://screencast.com/t/Q3eApaKmnik
Do you see that icon on the LCD?
That's the resolution - Postcard Print
I'm sorry - that is M1 resolution
You can only do date/time in M1 resolution.
1600 x 1200
Hi again, nothing on LCD I have set it to M1 resolution, I can still see it on the menu list, but, cannot access it, should I take a photo and print it out to see if it is on there?
Yes. Let's try that.
Are you coming back? I have tried printing off a shot, no date stamp.
I'm here. Sorry about that.
I'm unclear as to why the option is grayed out.
Do you have the correct time and date set in the camera?
I am mystified, I have the correct date and time, to set that is not a problem, this is what I do not understand.
Ok. Hold on...
Hi, sorted, you were correct, it only works in Postcard mode, not M1.
Ahh, ok. The manual is a little vague there - poorly written actually.
Let me know if I can help you further. I'll be here.
Must be when they translate it from Japanese, I speak three languages and each one has a very different way of stressing points, one word can take the whole thing out of context, very often I use Google to translate, it gives you an idea, but, no way accurate. Anyway, many thanks for you help. Fantastic.