[Review] Dater - Add More Photograph Information to iOS
iOS has a great photo viewer application, however it misses a very simple and practical feature – the ability to see when photographs were taken. A new jailbreak tweak dubbed Dater
by iOS developer IanP will allow you to see the date and time when a photograph was taken right under the photographs as you scroll through them all from your Camera Roll as shown by the screenshot above.
The tweak is not a necessity, however it can be found useful by many people. Unfortunately, it's subject to opinion as some people could care less when their pictures are taken. Seeing the date and time of when a photograph was taken can help jog memories in certain situations. It’s always great to have the option to time stamp photos since you can remind yourself when and where they were taken. Another good reason to download it is because the iPhone doesn't do it already.
Apart from the white date and time text that appears under the photograph, the tweak also comes with another hidden surprise – the ability to hold down on the photograph to pull up an Action Menu-like shortcut that can be tapped to load up information about the image. The information prompt shows you the file size, when the picture was created, when the picture was last modified, the dimensions of the picture, and even the location which it was taken. You will notice that the white date and time text un-bolds itself when the prompt is active on the screen.
The time the picture was created is when it was taken, the last time the picture was modified would refer to the iOS 5 in-application editing features and the last time it was edited.
It’s also important to note that these time stamps will not appear from the Camera Roll in the Camera application. The only way you will see the dates is to view the Camera Roll from the Photos application. This could come across as a problem for some, since the convenience of using the in-Camera-application Camera Roll is preferred over having to launch a separate application.
Dater doesn’t come with any options to configure in the Settings application and the tweak is enabled as soon as you respring your iOS device after installation. The only way to discontinue the time stamp effect is to uninstall the tweak.