Although I've been GIMP for a while now, I've only now started learning how to use it properly.
My issue is that I want to add a colored watermark on a directory of images. I've stumbled upon BIMP and also on the many Batch watermark plugins found here, but I've had several issues.:
1) BIMP won't let me select a directory or read JPG files (the default camera extension)
2) The batch watermark plugin (Batch Tools Watermark) won't let me define a color on the watermark (even after attempting modifying the script). In addition, I also can't replace the Batch Tools Watermark file. As in, I've found several here but GIMP only allows me to use this one (Batch Tools Watermark), even if I replace the file for another within the same plugin folder. Am I doing something wrong?
Is there a way of saving a layer and applying it to multiple images? Or could I change the watermark color by changing/adding something to the watermark scripts found here?
Thanks for your help!!!
Sorry for the late reply, it's been hectic these past weeks.
@ alessandrofrancesconi: Not sure how I can explain better. Essentially when I open the BIMP option under File>Batch Image Manipulation and try to select a directory with .jpg images it won't let me. As in I can't select the directory (folder) or the individual files in it.
@ Ofnuts: Thanks for the links! I'll give them a try and see what happens. I've already made a layer with my watermark, but the thing is I have around 300 images I want to add the watermark to, hence why I'm trying to avoid doing it one-by-one; might die haha.
@ saulgoode: I'm using Mac OSX 10.8. Not sure how that changes things.... =/
Thanks for the reads and answers!!
I can't understand the first problem with BIMP, "BIMP won't let me select a directory or read JPG files (the default camera extension)".
Could you explain better?
If you can use the command line, you can create your watermark in a separate image, and use ImageMagick's "compose" command to blend it in your pictures. See www.imagemagick.org (they have a very helpful forum out there). ImageMagick can do other batch operations on your pictures such as crop/resize.
Which operating system are you running?