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Creating watermarks inside of images is useful in the following cases:


You want to mail images to your friends, and the title should be permanently displayed in the image file.
You want to upload your best photos to the web, including a copyright protection.
Friends should be able to order photos by means of a unique file ID.
When presenting photos in fullscreen mode (local or web album), you want to be able to read the image title and creation date.


Watermarks can be added in the following dialogs of CodedColor:


1.Mail images
2.Batch conversion
3.Export web album
4.Image Editor
5.Video Capture


Items 1-3 create a copy of the image in the Organizer structure and then add the watermark. Item 4 adds the watermark permanently to the original image. Of course, you can still use the Undo feature of the image editor, as long as the changes have not yet been stored to disk.



To the left you see a watermark with two lines of text. The first line displays the image title as entered in the annotation dialog. The second line shows the Record ID taken from the database, to uniquely identify the image.


The following text items can be combined two at a time and positioned at top or bottom, left, center or right positions of the image:


1.Custom Text1 and Text2 (common information about all selected images)
4.eMail Address
6.Location, Camera (or any other additional information)
8.Title or Filename (if no title exists in the database, the filename is displayed)
9.Creation Timestamp
10.Unique RecordID


Items 1-6 are taken from the album description, if the images are below an album location. All selected images will receive the same watermark. Items 7-10 are dynamically taken from the database and are thus different for each image. You can combine a static with a dynamic field in the same watermark.


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Watermarks cannot be removed from the image, once stored inside the file. You are actually changing the pixels of the image when adding a watermark.


Add image titles in the annotation dialog, if you want to display dynamic information in the watermark.


The freeware version of CodedColor uses the bottom center location to display a copyright notice. You can only place your custom watermarks at the top of images in this version. Register CodedColor to remove this limitation.


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For another way to add text, see the Text Labels dialog.


To add keywords to the database, use the Title and Annotations dialog or the Keyword View.


Automatic watermarking of multiple images: Batch Conversion




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