Copyright Notice


kerrowdown

Link Posted 07/09/2008 - 12:14
Hi all, please can you give me a hand here, cos I’m being somewhat slow.

What's the easy way to add a semi transparent copyright notice, positioned fairly centrally to photographs in CS3. I want to be able add and remove them (once paid for, hopefully) with no loss of original image quality.

I assume it's done on a separate layer, can anyone talk me through this as my attempts look a young child has done them.
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 07/09/2008 - 13:38
I suspect it might be easier to add a copyright notice to a new copy of a JPEG, and use the old copy when you don't want the notice.

G
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amoringello

Link Posted 07/09/2008 - 14:19
Exactly...
I have a PhotoShop "Droplet" on my desktop that adds copyright or log info to a copy of the files when I am ready to post such images.
A Droplet is simply an action but wrapped by a small executable that you can drop photos onto. Although it still opens PhotoShop to run the action, it can be easier to process a large batch ion this way, than to open all files in PhotoShop and run the actions manually.

If you still need actual instructions for creating the copyright notice, search for WaterMark. You'll find lots of info.
Since you have CS3, also look for using Smart Objects -- they help give you the ability to set the copyright notice size consistently proportional for any size or rotation of image on which they'll be placed.

This is the method I was talking about (although thee are simpler methods that may not suit all needs as well)...
If you're unsure what they are talking about, we can definitely hep you get around.
http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Comp/comp.graphics.apps.photoshop/2007-1...
Last Edited by amoringello on 07/09/2008 - 14:23

gartmore

Link Posted 07/09/2008 - 14:27
I highly recommend iwatermark which is simple and intuitive in use, particularly good for batch processing.

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Ken
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amoringello

Link Posted 07/09/2008 - 14:48
gartmore wrote:
I highly recommend iwatermark which is simple and intuitive in use, particularly good for batch processing.

I'll check that out as well. I've tried dozens of such programs but simply got tired of looking at the crap being put out. This one looks interesting. PhotoShop will do "everything" but is quite cumbersome and tedious.

gartmore

Link Posted 07/09/2008 - 14:57
I have some stuff online using it, I hope this link works:

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A combination of jalbum and iwatermark, it was a dance school show where I wanted people to order online but didn't want them to download and print their own, obviously. You can choose how to display the (C) notice
Ken
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 07/09/2008 - 15:31
Irfanview will watermark a batch of images. It costs nothing, is easy to use, and quick.

However, I am sure much more sophisticated solutions exist.

G
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kerrowdown

Link Posted 07/09/2008 - 19:44
Many thanks guys, I'm trying the iwatermark for $20 and so far it's doing exactly what I need, thanks again.
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