Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 11, 2016, 05:53:20 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?  (Read 4803 times)

masu

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 401
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
« on: January 14, 2006, 03:52:42 AM »
is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
Find+Run Robot 2.90.01
Windows 7

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,435
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006, 08:17:01 AM »

not yet but it sounds like a feature that should be in the program - if you have any suggestions for the kinds of options that should be presented for a watermarker i'd be happy to hear them.

maybe options like adding the watermark as an object or permanent; size options; maybe even a watermark menu where you can configure common watermark images that could be selected when desired (rather than added at time of capture).

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,435
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 01:15:05 PM »
it might be useful to remind people that the "Tools" menu of screenshot captor was designed to make it possible for people to very easily configure external tools (like watermarking tools) that can be easily run on screenshots.

i still think watermarking is a good thing to add as a built in tool, but i need to hear more about what options should be available.

f0dder

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 9,029
  • [Well, THAT escalated quickly!]
    • View Profile
    • f0dder's place
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2006, 01:22:26 PM »
Watermarking is hard to do right, at least if you want it to be reliable. Adding some extra data as, for example, a GIF chunk (and whatever other formats support) is easy, but you need steganographic methods to make it reliable.
- carpe noctem

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,435
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006, 01:28:01 PM »
i guess there are multiple issues here.
1) watermarking that is just meant to add a VISIBLE extra overlayed image, usually to corner of picture, or covering entire picture, which is not intended to actually hide information but rather brand your image.
2) steganographic watermarking, designed to secretly embed information that you could use to prove ownership etc., which would be invisible and hard to remove.

i was thinking more along the first lines.  for the 2nd case configuring an external tool would be your best bet probably since as fodder says it can get a bit involved and probably doesn't belong inside screenshot captor itself.

masu

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 401
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2006, 02:05:37 PM »
personally I would find first one useful. Just to make sure other websites won't use the same screenshots on their page.
Find+Run Robot 2.90.01
Windows 7

f0dder

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 9,029
  • [Well, THAT escalated quickly!]
    • View Profile
    • f0dder's place
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2006, 11:08:56 AM »
Ah, I didn't think of the #1 case - silly me.

#1 should be pretty easy to do, and pretty useful too :)
- carpe noctem

PlatinumCS

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2006
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: is there a way to add watermarks to each captured image?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006, 10:41:16 PM »
The only option I can think of for this feature would be a transparency level for the watermark.

Nice idea though.