Watermark app for Mac

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  1. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I am looking for a watermarking application for my MacBook Pro, I don't have the money to buy expensive software so I am just looking in the Mac App Store. Searching I find a couple of apps but I am seeing if anyone has any suggestions or experience with watermarking applications from the Mac App Store.
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I don't understand exactly what you are looking for, but most, if not all, word processing software has a watermark feature.
     
  3. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm just looking to watermark some images, with a logo not just text. I have Pages and Microsoft Word so I'll check it out. Thanks.
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Oh, didn't realize it was for images. Try using "The Gimp".
     
  5. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Someone recommended GIMP to me on Twitter as well, I'll check it out. I believe they said it was free.
     
  6. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    If you are using Aperture 3.1 it has that ability. If you aren't using Aperture you can get it from the Mac App Store, it's Apple's professional app for photographers. Think of it as iPhoto on super steroids. At any rate it can watermark your photos on export. Here is a tutorial that shows how it's done.

    http://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/2011/3/2/watermarks-in-aperture-3demystified-part-1.html

    If you're interested in Aperture tutorials Apple has 10-20 of them. You can find them at:

    http://www.apple.com/aperture/tutorials/
     
  7. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I would be interested in Aperture but I can't afford it. Same reason I don't have Adobe Photoshop.
     
  8. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    if you don't want to buy any software, just use what came on your Mac. Preview will do what you want, just not as fancy as some apps. Just drag all the photos you want to watermark to the dock and drop on Preview, they should all show up in the side bar now. Drag the small image you want to use as the watermark and drop on Preview in the dock next. Select the watermark image and Copy to the clipboard, now select a photo and use the rectangle selection tool to draw a box on the photo about where you want the watermark and Paste in the small image , resize and move if you want to before clicking off the watermark. This is not the best way but will work till you can get a real watermark App.
     
  9. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Great thanks, that's really cool and I had no idea Preview had the ability to do that. If only you could control the transparency of the watermark, maybe you can in Preview and I just don't know how. Anyway thanks, still will do for now. I will go check out GIMP also.
     
  10. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't see a GIMP that works with Lion, I assume if I download the Snow Leopard version it should work. Also is this the right website? http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
     
  11. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that's the correct website. I have not idea if it works on Lion - it probably will since it's an X11 app, thus should not rely too heavily on OSX specific APIs.
     
  12. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Great I'll download and check it out when I'm home. Thanks.
     
  13. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Downloaded and installed Gimp. It was kinda hard to figure out but worked and makes watermarking easy now I know how. A couple questions though, what is X11 that it opens and is there any type of Save As so I can keep an original without having to copy it before opening?
     
  14. ratboy90 macrumors 6502

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    Lightroom isn't too expensive and can watermark photos. Plus you get quite a good editing software with it.
     
  15. Alexcosta macrumors newbie

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    What's a good Mac program/app that can easily watermark pictures for me?
     
  16. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    X11 is a network based windowing system that got it's start in the mid 1980s. Since OS X has BSD roots, I suppose they decided to include a X window server. You will notice that each window has it's own menu bar. If you are looking for "Save As" in the standard OS X menu bar, then that's probably why you haven't found it.
     
  17. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Are you talking about Lightroom 101 in the Mac App Store or something else? I know I have heard of it but never used it or looked into it.

    Found it, thanks.
     

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