Wouldn't it be more convenient just open image, press t for text tool and 
write your copyright info. Then you can reduce text layer's opacity and then 
save whole picture in any format.

 2006.05.16 11:56, Mirageii parašė:
> 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.
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