OK, off my soapbox… the point of this is to show you several ways to get rid of dates that are printed directly on a photo, like this one. This isn't a detailed tutorial of a single technique; it's an overview of several techniques that should be useful in many situations. If you'd like to try some of these techniques as you read about them, you can save the example image above and practice removing the date as you follow along.
Special thanks to Jean Brandau, Huntsville Guide, for use of the photo and for inspiring this article. If you'd like to download the photo used in this tutorial to try these techniques at home, click here.