Thanks for the replies. I've searched and found a few GIMP Documentations but none has any information about creating a watermark on images, and even fewer has any mentions of simply adding text to an image.
>From awhile ago when i was at a bookstore i remember picking up a book on the GIMP. This was the one and only book i remember ever seeing being written on the GIMP. While i was Googling for GIMP information i happen to find that book that i'd once held in my hands at the bookstore. The title is Grokking the GIMP and the full version is online here: http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/ But even this book doesn't mention much about using text, and nothing about watermarking. I've played around with the GIMP and i was able to add text to images. The copyright (c) symbol is supposed to be Alt+0169, according to Windows Character Map, but in the GIMP Text Editor box, where you type in your text, pressing Alt+0169 yields absolutely nothing, no response. It simply doesn't work. So what i did was i simply copied the (c) symbol from the Windows Character Map (in WinXP: Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map) and pasted it into the GIMP Text Editor box, followed with my name to create the copyright information. After doing that, i flatten the image and saved it. In Linux, i pretty much did the same thing to get the (c) symbol into my images. In addition to using the Character Map, i also used OpenOffice Writer. I simply create the (c) symbol in Writer, then copy and paste it into the GIMP Text Editor box. With all that being said, i may sound like i know what i'm doing but the truth is i'm really just a GIMP newbie. The only reason i know about the flatten image part is because i read it in a Photoshop book plus, the GIMP gives you an error if you try to save an image without flattening it after you've added text to it. As for the legality of a copyright statement, i have no ideas about that. I've seen some without the date. For example, my Netscape e-mail has this copyright information: © Netscape Communications Corporation, Inc. All rights Reserved. While Nabble's is: © 2005-2006 Nabble, Inc. As for scripts, well, that's just way ahead of me at this point; i'll have to read a book or many tutorials before i can understand how to use those. But thanks for the information, though. When i started looking for information on the GIMP and couldn't find any, i started looking at books written for Photopshop. It was in one Photoshop book (Photoshop Elements...something, something by Scott Kelby) that i found a little tutorial on how to create a watermark copyright. Since the GIMP is comparable to Photoshop (certain versions, i presume) in functionality and usage, i perused some PS books. Anyway, getting to the point, this is what i found in the above mentioned Photoshop book, and this was what i was trying to do in the GIMP by following these instructions from the PS book: Watermarking and Adding Copyright Info Step 1 Create a template. Open new document in RGB mode (72 ppi low-res, 300 ppi high-res, etc.). Click on the Foreground color swatch (at the bottom of the Toolbox) and choose a medium gray color in the Color Picker, click OK. Now, press Alt-Backspace to fill the Background layer with your medium gray. Press the letter "D" to make your Foreground color black. Step 2 Get the Type tool, choose a font. In the Options Bar, click on the Center Text option. Hold the Alt key and type 0169 to create a copyright symbol and name or other information to have for the copyright. Hide the Background layer from view by going to the Layers palette and clicking on the Eye icon in the first column besides the Background layer. Step 3 Adjust text sizes to desired sized. Step 4 Got to the Effects palette. Double-click on the effect named Clear Emboss. This applies a beveled effect, and makes the fill transparent. Step 5 Now make the Background layer visible again by clicking the Layers palette and clicking in the first column where the Eye icon used to be. you can now see the Clear Emboss effect clearly. Step 6 Open a photo, and have the watermark file open as well. Step 7 Switch to the Move tool, then click-and-drag the large copyright symbol (in the embossed watermark file), and drop it onto the photo (you're dragging a large layer between documents). Step 8 Resize the copyright symbol as needed. Save file. These were the notes i made. Again, this was a tutorial/exercise for you to follow using Photoshop Elements (i think). When i tried to follow them using the GIMP, i couldn't figure out Step 4, and Step 7 didn't even work. So if anybody knows how to achieve the results outlined in the above instructions using the GIMP, please clue me in. Much appreciated. Thanks very much. -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Adding-a-watermark-and-copyright-info...-t1619869.html#a4405190 Sent from the Gimp User forum at Nabble.com. _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user