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How to resize pictures and watermark them easily..

Postby Jake » 06 Feb 2011, 16:50 •  [Post 1]

Watermarking software

How to watermark in Gimp - it is free!

Here's how to do it in lightroom

Also if you use photoshop.. here's how to watermark

If you prefer other software here is a link to a few more: http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/20/fea ... mages.html

http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm (this will resize and watermark)

Picture resizing:
Download this: http://www.rw-designer.com/picture-resize
Move it to desktop and rename to PhotoResize800NMOH.exe Click and drag image files to the icon will make a 2nd file that is resized and around 100kb (perfect for fast uploading and web viewing)

If you would like to not bother with this everytime and prefer just shooting pics only for your computer and tv viewing and uploading, scroll all the way down for tips on how to take pictures just for that...


WARNING: Once you take them in the small sizes, they cannot be made into bigger sizes for prints. So this is if you never ever want to get prints made and just shoot pictures for your computer viewing, facebook, forums etc..

In your camera are settings for:

IMAGE QUALITY = fine, normal or basic (fine saves it at 300dpi, normal saves at 200 dpi and basic at 100 dpi) Web viewing only needs 72dpi where as prints need 240-300 dpi depending on the size of the print you want to get. If you're getting a poster made 300 dpi might be needed. So choose BASIC here if you only want to view for web.

IMAGE SIZE = large, medium, small (The large saves at 12-18 megapixel, medium saves at 5-7 megapixel, small saves at 2 megapixel). Now contrary to popular belief.. 2 megapixels is not bad. 2 megapixels means 2 million pixels. HD TV's as you know are 1920 x 1080 resolution. If you multiply them you will realize that they have a total of 2073600 pixels or 2 megapixels which is perfect for web viewing on your monitor/ laptop or even a high def tv screen so do not hesistate to choose MEDIUM or small if you want.

Overall just remember..
for prints.. image quality FINE, image size LARGE.
for web viewing only.. image quality BASIC, image size MEDIUM or small.
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