Hi, there! This is the first week of our work on VWMac and I’m happy to share some stuff. Since it is a very early stage, it is possible to adjust the program design to suit you best. So, any feedback is welcome in comments or via email at ivan [at] visualwatermark.com.
That’s a pencil sketch of the program main screen. Watermarking process will be split in 4 steps:
- Add files for watermarking;
- Select/create a watermark;
- Provide output folder;
- Click the “Go!” button.
We added a button for each step at the top of the program screen.
You cannot skip watermarking stages. For example, you cannot go to the “Go” section without output folder. So, we have disabled buttons for currently unavailable phases.
Add files/add a folder buttons add some images to the processing list. Visual Watermark shows their thumbnails and names. You can also select a group of them and click the Remove button to take them away from the list.
Once you have finished with the picture list, you can go to the watermark section.
Here we’re going to show a preview of watermark shown on one of the selected pictures. I suppose we will load previously used watermark by default, or some sample watermark on the first launch.
The slider on the bottom allows changing picture in the preview. Just to ensure the watermark looks pretty on every picture you’ve selected.
The “Change watermark” button will allow opening or creating a new watermark. We’re going to show a watermark editor here, but I will show it the next post. Stay tuned.
As you can see, we’re going to make a very tiny screen with just 3 options in it:
- Destination. It could be a specific folder on your hard disc or an option to overwrite original files.
- Format. File format VW should use when saving files: the same as original, JPG or PNG.
- Resize. We think it is useful to have this capability after watermarking. You can do resizing in a separate program but this will be faster in Visual Watermark. We’re going to save a lot of time on preparing pictures for the web, so this option should help us too.
The “Go!” button becomes available in the Settings screen. After clicking on it, you will see a screen like this:
I think it is fun to see what’s currently happening, so we will add a picture preview to the Mac version as we did in Windows version.
That’s it. Once again: this is an interface draft that can be adjusted the way you need. We will be happy to hear any comments from you. Post comments here or write to ivan [at] visualwatermark.com.