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How To Timestamp Photos

To timestamp a photograph on the job, ensure that the camera on the phone is set up for tracking time and date, snap a picture of the work completed in the field, upload it to project management software, or send it in via email.

Timestamping a photo is a significant part of project-based labor allowing an employee to document the progress of their work, keep track of changes, and notify the client about completion. It can be a great way to communicate and send updates to the client or manager about the status of a job.

If timestamping is a required piece of your job, start by asking if the company has a policy on how timestamping should be done. There should be a process that communicates how pictures should be time stamped and sent in.

Additionally, many companies have implemented software or an app that gives employees access to capture a picture while in the field and upload it with an automated timestamp. The app takes away the heavy lifting and ensures accuracy.

Alternatively, if your company is not using software, have an employee take a picture with their phone and email it. Have them check to see if their phone has a timestamp setting. Most smartphones have this turned on automatically. If not, there are apps available that can be downloaded and used as a tool to include a date and time of a photograph. If worse comes to worst and none of these options are available, getting creative and placing another phone or computer showing the date and time can be an innovative last resort.

The key to time-stamping is creating a solid record of the work that includes as much relevant information as possible. These photographs will provide context to clients and prevent long-term issues.  

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