2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2010 1:36 PM by cybercrypt13
cybercrypt13 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
How do you add a signature (ie: jpg my name is) to your images in Aperture? I'd like to put together a look for my images and apply it to the photos. Currently it looks like I have to touch up in Aperture and go to PS3 to add the signature.

Is there a way to do it in Aperture?



MBP, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4 (1,630 points)
    Searched Watermark in Manual

    Adding a Watermark at Export
    A watermark is a visible graphic overlay that is applied to an image. Photographers often use watermarks to indicate that images are protected by a copyright and discourage others from inappropriately using their images.
    You can import a graphics file and add it to your images as a watermark.
    To add a watermark image to your exported images:
    1 Select the images you want to export.
    2 Choose File > Export > Versions (or press Command-Shift-E).
    3 In the dialog that appears, choose Edit from the Export Preset pop-up menu.
    4 In the Export Presets dialog, select the export preset you want to use to export your images.
    5 Select the Show Watermark checkbox.
    6 Click the Choose Image button.
    7 Select the image you want to use as a watermark, then click Choose.
    8 Choose where you want the watermark to appear on the image from the Position
    pop-up menu.
    9 To adjust the opacity of the watermark, drag the Opacity slider to a new position.
    10 If you want the watermark to be scaled in proportion to the image’s output size, select the “Scale watermark” checkbox.
    11 When you’re satisfied with how your watermark appears in the watermark preview area, click OK.
    12 Navigate to the location where you want the exported images placed.
    13 Choose a name format for your exported files from the Name Format pop-up menu.
    14 Click Export Versions.
    Your files are exported with the watermark you created.

    *Tips for Creating High-Quality Watermarks*
    Use the following guidelines to create high-quality watermarks for your images:
    Â Save your watermark as a .psd (Photoshop) file with a transparent background.
    Â Create multiple sizes of your watermark so that you can select the one that is the best match for the output size of the exported image.
    Note: If a watermark file is larger than the image you want to export, Aperture
    automatically scales the watermark down to fit the image. (Aperture does not scale watermarks up.)
    Â After you create a watermark, save it as part of an export preset so you can reuse it as often as you need.
  • cybercrypt13 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thanks for the info.