Susan from Massachusettes, using Photoshop 7 with Mac OS9, writes in with:
[Quote:] Help! Do you know of an easy clean way to remove the red date stamp on a photo?
Yup... that can be a nuisance.
Really the only way to do that is using the Clone tool.
Select the Clone Tool (tap S or shift/S) and
Select a medium-soft edged brush tip about double the size of the thickness of the letters. (Select brush size in the Options bar) The mode can stay at normal, as can 100% opacity and flow.
Click "Aligned" so that you can release the mouse, then start again.
Option/click (Win: Alt/click) a representative area close to the numbers to "sample" that area for patching, then release the key and carefully trace over the type. You'll be able to see, test, resample as you go along.
There are more complicated ways of doing this, and some methods using color selections, etc., but see if this will work for you first.
(Interesting, one person wants to remove the date stamp, and another wants to put one in! Different strokes for different folks!)