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Hi Everyone! I know that creating a watermark has been addressed before, but I was wondering if anyone has any up to date instructions on how to do this. Vicki has some instructions using Gimp 2.0 but it has been updated and I'm not sure if it can be done the same. I have never used Gimp before either so I don't know if I should download this new version or try and use something different. Any help will be appreciated!

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I use Gimp 2.0 and I used Vicki's instructions.  I would go ahead and download the new version, as I am sure all the basic things you need are still there.  HTH
Thanks Karen, guess I will try that.

Karen Knegten said:
I use Gimp 2.0 and I used Vicki's instructions.  I would go ahead and download the new version, as I am sure all the basic things you need are still there.  HTH
Hi 0- Where can we find this information and download? Thanks!
Instructions are on Vicki Dutcher's site. The download is at Gimp.org
I haven't tried to do it yet. Vicki's site say's to use Gimp 2.0 and there are newer versions since then.
Riette Gasser said:
Hi 0- Where can we find this information and download? Thanks!

If you're just looking for a simple way to add a watermark, you might try using Picasa. Picasa is a free photo organizer/editor from Google that has online web albums in addition to the program being installed on your computer. They have a simple option to add a watermark to one or more photos at a time when exporting. Might be a little easier to work with for watermarking. :)

 

Adding watermark in Picasa: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=106193

Downloading Picasa: http://picasa.google.com/

 

~Cari~

Thanks Cari! One question please....When I move my pictures from my SD card onto my computer, will all of my photos have to go to an album in Picasa? I hope that I'm asking that correctly. I only want watermarks on my cards that I have taken pictures of. I would rather have the rest of my photos in the files and folder that I already have created.

Cari Cruse said:

If you're just looking for a simple way to add a watermark, you might try using Picasa. Picasa is a free photo organizer/editor from Google that has online web albums in addition to the program being installed on your computer. They have a simple option to add a watermark to one or more photos at a time when exporting. Might be a little easier to work with for watermarking. :)

 

Adding watermark in Picasa: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=106193

Downloading Picasa: http://picasa.google.com/

 

~Cari~

All my photos remain in the folders I put them in from my SD card onto my computer, that isn't changed by Picasa at all. What Picasa does is looks in your already existing folders & lets you select the images you wish to edit in any way. If you use the Export button (at the bottom) it will let you designate a new folder to place the *copies* of the selected images while still leaving your existing images in place. The watermark option lets you type in whatever text you want and adds it to the lower right corner when you Export. It automatically adjusts the color of the watermark text from lighter to darker depending on the color of your image, which is nice. For a larger, more centered watermark, you can easily use the text tool in Picasa, as well.

Hope that explains it a bit. :)


Wow...Thank you so much Cari for this great information! I really appreciate you taking the time to explain it to me!
Cari Cruse said:

All my photos remain in the folders I put them in from my SD card onto my computer, that isn't changed by Picasa at all. What Picasa does is looks in your already existing folders & lets you select the images you wish to edit in any way. If you use the Export button (at the bottom) it will let you designate a new folder to place the *copies* of the selected images while still leaving your existing images in place. The watermark option lets you type in whatever text you want and adds it to the lower right corner when you Export. It automatically adjusts the color of the watermark text from lighter to darker depending on the color of your image, which is nice. For a larger, more centered watermark, you can easily use the text tool in Picasa, as well.

Hope that explains it a bit. :)

Thanks for sharing this information!  This is something that I've been needing to do for awhile now.
I never used Gimp either, but I followed Vickie's instructions and it worked great.

I see that I wasn't the only one that needed help creating a watermark. Glad that I posted so we could all find out some helpful information. 

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