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Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking

Sep 28, 2014, 18:27
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Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
Hello everyone :-)

I am a very new user to Gimp for Linux.
I do understand computers but I have not extensive knowledge of photo editing.
So this is what I would like help with.

I have a bunch of photos that I would like to resize and Watermark.

1. Is there a way I could resize all photos in a folder, or the ones I choose to a certain width, height etc.?

2. I am trying to Watermark with text and a photo these photos. I have used two scripts which work pretty well.
I have found these scripts here :
http://www.skipser.com/p/2/p/how-to-wate...-gimp.html

I have managed to make them watermark just fine.

If someone knows of a way to watermark multiple photos that would be great.
I have found this software http://www.daanav.com/watermark-software-for-linux/
but it does not do the job I need.

3. I have a problem with cropping in an oval shape the photo I want.

I took a photo and used the oval selection tool.
Then cropped to selection but it does not select only the oval shape, but the whole rectangle.
Then I choose Image - Grayscale and I export.

The problems I have are two: When I watermark with that picture, I see the rectangle and not the oval shape, and most importantly I see the selection saved with the photo.

What you see in the picture is what I get after I watermark.
It is the photo which is cropped in an oval shape, but it seems that when I saved it, it saved the rectangle selection as well.
Also if the background is not white, then I can see the white rectangle as well...

Could someone please help me?

Thanks


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Sep 28, 2014, 20:11
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
New to Gimp and Linux - a bit of a learning curve. It might help if you state the linux you are using.

Part 3 first. You need to add transparency to your image
Layer -> transparency -> add alpha channel
Then crop the image and export as a png to preserve the transparency.

Batch resize and adding the watermark. The best at the moment is a plugin called BIMP but you will have to compile it for linux.

A ready made is XnViewMP http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/#downloads You get this ready compiled for linux but as a linux newcommer might need some help installing it. It might be in your linux repo, worth checking.

Tired of writing, so here is a video of the process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es9FWQBe_1s&hd=1

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Sep 29, 2014, 13:59
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
(Sep 28, 2014 20:11)rich2005 Wrote:  New to Gimp and Linux - a bit of a learning curve. It might help if you state the linux you are using.

Part 3 first. You need to add transparency to your image
Layer -> transparency -> add alpha channel
Then crop the image and export as a png to preserve the transparency.

Batch resize and adding the watermark. The best at the moment is a plugin called BIMP but you will have to compile it for linux.

A ready made is XnViewMP http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/#downloads You get this ready compiled for linux but as a linux newcommer might need some help installing it. It might be in your linux repo, worth checking.

Tired of writing, so here is a video of the process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es9FWQBe_1s&hd=1

Rich !!
I am in debt! Thank you! This is exactly what I need!
I am using Ubuntu, and I am right now downloading XnView deb.
Will give it a go...

Thank you so much for your video !!
This is certainly the best answer I've got ever, in ANY forum !!

Thank you again !!
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Sep 29, 2014, 14:19
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
Rich, is there a way to watermark with letters?
Right now I am using two watermarks...
One with letters using the copyright sign, and another one with my image.

Does Xnview do that?

If not I guess I will do this by creating a transparentn picture with my two watermarks with Gimp, and then watermark in a batch with XnView...

Right?
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Sep 29, 2014, 14:35
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
(Sep 29, 2014 14:19)ermns Wrote:  Rich, is there a way to watermark with letters?
Right now I am using two watermarks...
One with letters using the copyright sign, and another one with my image.

Does Xnview do that?

If not I guess I will do this by creating a transparentn picture with my two watermarks with Gimp, and then watermark in a batch with XnView...

Right?

You need to add another procedure for text: looks like this http://i.imgur.com/HnIhgvh.jpg
If you go through the tabs, options for colour, opacity, font...all sorts.

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I did this a bit earlier.
I saw your post on GimpUsers. Imagemagick should not crash, not a good sign.

However, a long time since I tried a vanilla Ubuntu so a couple of short videos

Installing xnviewmp in an ubuntu 64bit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUpk3f70w74&hd=1

You probably have this done by the time you see this.

BIMP was also mentioned on GimpUsers and it is a good tool. Some pointers on installing a pre-compiled file (mine)

Installing BIMP in an ubuntu 64 bit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiT8qfy3WI8&hd=1

Attached a zip with both 32 & 64 bit linux

Windows users, get the plugin from the BIMP site.


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Sep 29, 2014, 15:01
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
(Sep 28, 2014 20:11)rich2005 Wrote:  New to Gimp and Linux - a bit of a learning curve. It might help if you state the linux you are using.

Part 3 first. You need to add transparency to your image
Layer -> transparency -> add alpha channel
Then crop the image and export as a png to preserve the transparency.

Batch resize and adding the watermark. The best at the moment is a plugin called BIMP but you will have to compile it for linux.

A ready made is XnViewMP http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/#downloads You get this ready compiled for linux but as a linux newcommer might need some help installing it. It might be in your linux repo, worth checking.

Tired of writing, so here is a video of the process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es9FWQBe_1s&hd=1

btw.. I have been playing around with XnView for the last hour, and I have to say : This is an excellent, professional program !! Wow !!
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Sep 29, 2014, 15:08 (This post was last modified: Sep 29, 2014 15:08 by ermns.)
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
(Sep 29, 2014 14:35)rich2005 Wrote:  
(Sep 29, 2014 14:19)ermns Wrote:  Rich, is there a way to watermark with letters?
Right now I am using two watermarks...
One with letters using the copyright sign, and another one with my image.

Does Xnview do that?

If not I guess I will do this by creating a transparentn picture with my two watermarks with Gimp, and then watermark in a batch with XnView...

Right?

You need to add another procedure for text: looks like this http://i.imgur.com/HnIhgvh.jpg
If you go through the tabs, options for colour, opacity, font...all sorts.

------------------------
I did this a bit earlier.
I saw your post on GimpUsers. Imagemagick should not crash, not a good sign.

However, a long time since I tried a vanilla Ubuntu so a couple of short videos

Installing xnviewmp in an ubuntu 64bit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUpk3f70w74&hd=1

You probably have this done by the time you see this.

BIMP was also mentioned on GimpUsers and it is a good tool. Some pointers on installing a pre-compiled file (mine)

Installing BIMP in an ubuntu 64 bit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiT8qfy3WI8&hd=1

Attached a zip with both 32 & 64 bit linux

Windows users, get the plugin from the BIMP site.

Rich, I am so glad I met you !! haha !!

You're amazing man !!

Thank you for your answer! I will use XnView, because it does everything I need !!
Will go through the text option you mention.

the .deb installation for XnView was pretty straightforward : download and open with software center...

One last question on XNview...
It does resize my images, but I've set it for all images to width 613, and keep ration... but sometimes it changes some images to 600 and some to 613... and they are in the same batch..
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Sep 29, 2014, 15:17
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
Without seeing the images, guessing. Probably when the aspect ratio is maintained it is not possible to obtain the exact size(s). Try one of the other modes, longest side or shortest side maybe.

There is an active forum, http://newsgroup.xnview.com/

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Sep 29, 2014, 15:39
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
(Sep 29, 2014 15:17)rich2005 Wrote:  Without seeing the images, guessing. Probably when the aspect ratio is maintained it is not possible to obtain the exact size(s). Try one of the other modes, longest side or shortest side maybe.

There is an active forum, http://newsgroup.xnview.com/

Thank YET again for your answer...

It is no biggie, the difference is very small...

What I want is to convert the image with width 613 and keeping the aspect ration, with no restriction on height...

So this is always possible if I don't restrict the height... but I don't know yet if it's possible to set it up like that or not... But as I said it's no biggie...

Rich, your help has helped enormously !!
You have saved me literally hundreds of hours in the future !!!
Thanks again mate :-)
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Sep 30, 2014, 02:18
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RE: Multiple Resizing, Oval Cropping and Watermarking
(Sep 29, 2014 15:17)rich2005 Wrote:  Without seeing the images, guessing. Probably when the aspect ratio is maintained it is not possible to obtain the exact size(s). Try one of the other modes, longest side or shortest side maybe.

There is an active forum, http://newsgroup.xnview.com/

I found the solution.
I set width 613.
Height 9999
and keep ratio.

It works every time :-)
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