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Copyright icon on photos

Postby motman » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:02 am

Hi all
Now that I have my nice new canoscan machine, before I fire off any images to all and sundry can anyone out there advise me how I can overlay a copyright mark on my piccies before posting them?
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Postby AlanM » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:42 am

Any photo editting app would allow you to add some text to an image quite easily. The Gimp is very well featured and is freely available
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Postby Apollo » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:47 am

You need to use some image editting software to add a text overlay.

e.g.

Go to http://www.irfanview.com/

Download and install IrfanView and its plugins.

Play with it to get an idea of how it works, then go to File -> Batch Conversion/Rename option. From there, select Use Advanced Options, then Set Advanced Option. In that form, there is a preset button to Append Copyright, and you can also edit the line to add your name or whatever.

Incidentally, the copyright mark is not actually required to prove or claim copyright under law. You are automatically assigned copyright of any work you produce. With or without the mark, as the claimant of copyright, you would still have to prove your ownership if you entered into a dispute.
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Postby motman » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:52 am

Understand about the copyright issues Apollo (or at least I think I do, having ploughed through lots of postings on the site in this area), just looking for something to stick on the piccies so that I know what ones I've sent out to the big wide world. I'll give IrfanView a try.
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Postby allyharp » Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:29 pm

Not the same thing, but when you're digital camera takes photos it saves EXIF info in the JPEG file which tells you when it was taken, what camera, what settings etc. Is there any way to edit the EXIF or any similar tag yourself to include your name, for example?
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Postby Apollo » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:37 pm

Anything that's data can be editted. Exif data's no different.

Go find yourself the Exifer freebie and you can too. There are more sophisticated non-freebies that will give access to even more.

IrfanView (and many other editors) already gives you editting of jpg tags and iptc data recorded with your images.
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