Attach your camera to the computer with the cable that came with your camera. Open EOS Utility. Turn on the camera. In the EOS Utility window click on the button for Camera settings / Remote shooting.
When the window opens look for the small wrench/hammer icon on the lower right. Click on it. Click on owner’s name. Input your name and copyright year. I use Natalie Fobes copyright 2010. I don’t use the symbol because it has caused problems with a custom web gallery action I created in Bridge. Click ok.
Next click on Date/Time. You have an option of synchronizing the date and time from the computer. Click that button. Click ok.
Always click ok or your changes will not be saved.
Turn off your camera. Unplug it. Close the program.
Set this by going to MENU > Set Up Menu > Image Comment > Input Comment > (add your message like you did on 1970s video games) > Enter. You must hit ENTER or it will forget everything you just did!
To edit or remove a character, select it in the Input Comment screen by holding the checkerboard button and clicking the big thumb selector. Select a new character with the same selector and press the center of the selector to add it. Press the Trash button to delete a character.
When you get your text message spelled out, go to Attach Comment and hit SET so a small checkmark shows. Now go to and select DONE. If you forget to check Attach it won’t attach, and if you forget to hit DONE it will also forget everything you just did. Sorry, I don’t write the firmware.
It’s great having everything you shoot have your contact info embedded. It also allows you to prove ownership in a third-world country when catching a thief with your camera. Help the cop go through the menus and read your personal ID information.