Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to mo0648)
How did you apply the copyright symbol and name to the images? With Aperture's watermark?
That should only appear on the images you exported from Aperture, not on the images in the library. Just export those versions again turning off the watermark before you do. Then the copyright symbol and name will be gone.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 6:44 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Hi & Thank you .... but i'm not at all computer literate.
Lead me by the nose please as to how I delete watermarks/copyright etc.
You know .... click on this, erase this or that, click on that, etc. etc.
Thank you again.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 7:12 PM (in response to mo0648)
That's the point of watermarks you can;t remove them without altering the image.
You never answered me as to how you added the watermark to the image in the first place so without that I can only offer a general solution.
You will need to export the images again from the library. In the export dialog make sure Show Watermark is not checked.
First select Edit as the preset and then in the Preset edit window uncheck the Show Watermark checkbox.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 4:10 AM (in response to mo0648)
Do you own the copyright to the images you are trying to alter?
Forgive me for asking, but the way you are going about this, and the fact that you don't know or won't say how the copyright was applied, bumps me towards that conclusion.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
Yeah ... I suppose you might think that .. maybe I didn't explain it fully enough for you.
I take lots of photographs ... and put them on my own web site or send them out to friends and relatives, etc.
As for my question, I was advised to copyright my photos by a photographer friend of mine.
I was trying to put copyright symbol (©) on my own photos and succeeded, but it took a lot of dickering
around to figure out how it is done. I ended up with a little white rectangle on the lower right corner of each photo with the "c" and name in it. After doing it, I realized that I don't like it (it detracts from the picture) plus I rather don't care about having them copyrighted.
I don't make money out of this, I do it for enjoyment and as a hobby. Ergo, I decided to remove that white rectangle from the few photos that had it. Just couldn't figure it out.
The directions in the Aperture manual aren't really that helpful. I hadn't thought that a watermark would do the trick. I haven't had a chance to try it until today (had a cataract out yesterday) so was a little preoccupied.
In any case, thanks to Frank Caggiano for not being overly suspicious and getting me on the right track. And I appreciate your concern ,,, but I find your suggestion that I might consider robbing another photographer of their fair recognition in respect to their work somewhat offensive. So much for being innocent until proven guilty.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Thanks much Frank. I appreciate your quick response. Never thought of the watermark
thingy. Couldn't figure out how to get rid of that little white rectangle in the lower right corner,
always thought of it as a spurious anomoly that I had somehow gotten in there.
And as it turned out I guess it is a watermark ... but not the kind I'm familiar with.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to mo0648)
Glad it helped.
I must admit that I had suspicions similar to Kirby's mostly because of the vagueness of your responses to my questions concerning how the watermarks got on the images in the first place. I was waiting to see how this played out before saying anything.
Communicating via messages like this can at times lead to uncertainty as to the motives of the person at the other end. You'd be surprised at some of the things people ask about here, after a while we tend to get a little over sensitive.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Thanks for the explanation. Makes things a lot clearer.
I guess I'm just not suspicious enough these days.
I'd rather accept that people are usually okay to deal with
than be confronted with the fact that the majority are always
trying to pull a fast one to get ahead in some way or other.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to mo0648)
And I appreciate your concern ,,, but I find your suggestion that I might consider robbing another photographer of their fair recognition in respect to their work somewhat offensive. So much for being innocent until proven guilty.
I am sure, Kirby did not want to offend you, but just wanted to get the facts straight. Unless we know for sure that everything is o.k., we cannot help, and I find it far better simply to ask, to clear the air, than to avoid answering at all.
And sadly, it is very common, that we are asked to help to break the passwords on pirated software, to reset the passphrase of stolen iPhones, to circumvent the security questions, to help install software on hardware it was not bought for, to break the filevault on the computer of the spouse, to copy video DVDs, to convert protected audio files, etc, etc.
And if we answer these questions, we are participating in the fraud. So please understand, we have to be cautious.