It's finally here--batch watermarking with Gimp! I guess they released it back in January, it just took me this long to find it :) Before you read this tutorial, you'll need to check out how to install Python plug-ins in Gimp.
Did you install the plug-in? Good! Let's start!
Step 1) Copy the photos you want to watermark and put them in their own folder. Copy the photos so that if you mess up, you still have the original, and you have an un-watermarked copy for yourself. Put them in their own folder so Gimp can distinguish which photos are to be edited.
Step 2) Open Gimp (duh!)
Step 3) Go to tools>batchwork>watermark.
From here you can choose either "bump map" or "difference map". To be honest, I have no clue what either means but this is what they look like:
Step 4) If you choose "difference map": it's super easy--
a) In both the input and output directory you'll want to go down to "other" and find your folder of pictures to be watermarked.
Step 4) If you choose "bump map": a little more confusing--
a) Just like the first one, go down to "other" and find your folder. You'll also select your font and enter your text.
I'll give you a few hints: when I dropped the depth to 0 the watermark really stood out!
The rest of the settings, I didn't notice much of a difference when I changed them. You can play...
There you have it--batch watermarking with Gimp!
I'm personally not thrilled with the bump map option. I like the difference map option much better.
I'm also not too thrilled that the text repeats and it's in two spots on the photo.
You're limited to just text but I can live with that.
Hey, if you're a mom with a camera and a blog, and you don't want to go through and individually watermark all your photos, this Gimp plug-in will do just fine!