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Antonio Machado Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Apr 20, 2013 3:30 PM

Hi, I'm about to start a travel blog of my 9 month so far trip. I want to add some of my pictures to the website but I'd like to add watermarks and/or signatures and/or the site address to these pictures

 

1) I'm an amateur user of MAC (MacPro) and all I have so far is the iPhoto and Preview. Is it possible to do this using these softwares or do I need something else?

 

2) Is it possible to do a batch operation?

 

3) If I need Aperture or Photoshop, I need detailed explanations please, because I don't know very much about these softwares.

 

And I don't know if I'd buy Photoshop since I don't work with photography and that would be a big investment for now

 

4) Who manufactures Aperture? I couldn't find the software under Mac software (under the Apple software or Adobe software nor in Photography software links) on apple.com

 

thanks

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to Antonio Machado)

    There's a free plug-in for iPhoto called BorderFX. That will do what you want.

     

    http://www.iborderfx.com/iborderfx/

     

    2. Depends on the app you choose.

     

    3. You don't need either of them.

     

    4. Apple make Aperture.

     

    http://www.apple.com/aperture/

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to Antonio Machado)

    Interesting since in your original post you stated that all you had was iPhoto and Preview - Oh Well

     

    1 - for support on iBorder you need to contact the author

     

    2 - I'm sure there are - for example PhotoShop can do almost anything - Aperture can do it - as to a "better" pacakge for you and your specific needs, you need to get on the internet and do your research - no one here can tell you what you want

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to Antonio Machado)

    Your problem is that you want your signature on a transparent background and jpeg doesn't support transparency. So, save the sig as a tiff or png...

     

    Impression

    iWatermark

     

    There are others. Search on Macupdate.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to Antonio Machado)
    After playing with the borders, colors... for a time, the preview stops updating. It's as if the program is not responding anymore.

     

    Which preview?  The thumbnail view in iPhoto?  If that's the one you're referring to know that iBorderFX only allows the user to export the photos with the added text out of iPhoto.

     

    It's not like editing the photo with an external editor and keeping the edited version in the library and updating the preview/thumbnail file.

     

    OT

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 9:39 PM (in response to Antonio Machado)

    Preview can "annotate" photos which allows you to add a watermark or signature to it

     

    LN

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