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Photo Stamping - Date and GPS

Time, date and GPS location of photograph to be printed on any photographs taken. The time and date is visible in the photo title but is not visible on the picture itself. (Currently only a requirement from one of our consultant)

  • Ed Jones
  • May 23 2016
  • In Review
Company Laing O'Rourke
Job Title / Role Business Systems Analyst
I need it... 6 months
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  • Matt Owen commented
    February 9, 2017 11:10

    Willmott Dixon would also like this functionality.  Some sites are mandating this and at present, users are having to take the photo outside of FV, stamp the photo and then gallery upload.

  • John Pym commented
    June 15, 2017 10:22

    This is a definite requirement on the Hinkley Point C Project (on which LOR are also planning to use FV).  Please implement ASAP.  GPS not so important but could be useful.  Timestamp definitely required as sometimes the users take photos on the tablet and bring them into forms later, and the system gives them the time added to the template.

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    Barry Frangipane commented
    July 3, 2017 20:44

    Question: Won't the printing of the Time/Date/GPS directly on the photo interfere with the viewer's ability to see the photo? I understand the need, but might there be a better method than to stamp the date/time on the photo itself?

  • Matt Owen commented
    July 4, 2017 08:42

    I think that having proof on the photo (for when it’s printed) is why there’s this requirement. Should it be taken out of FV, this information may still be required.

    As long as the text wasn’t centered and instead, offset to the bottom corner (or if visibility is an issue, a white text bar added along the bottom maybe?) then it shouldn’t be an issue.

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  • John Pym commented
    July 4, 2017 11:44

    Hi Barry

    Please find attached a form with a photo imported from Gallery that has been timestamped using a free app called “Camera Auto Timestamp 2.10” – note the difference in the timestamp to the FV time. There is no detriment to the photo if the size of the stamping is suitable.

    We have had some issues where quite a lot of users are snapping away in camera mode then importing from Gallery, the importing, but this can be potentially days later. Also if photos are taken from the app and used elsewhere or copied from the forms then there is potential to lose the FV insertion time.

    Even though I make the timestamping mandatory in the app, it will not timestamp the images when the camera runs in FV.

    Best regards, John

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