Visual Watermark is a image watermarking tool for Mac and Windows. Since Mac-version is a much newer program, it lacks some features existing in the Window-version. One of them is the capability to add your own logotype stored as an image file.
Yesterday, we have added this capability to the Mac version too. An update is already on our website and is available as a free upgrade to all existing customers.
To add an image to your watermark, click the Add Image button next to the Add Text button you’ve used previously. You will see an open-file dialog which allows to find and select your logo image file. Click OK and Visual Watermark will place your image onto a picture.
To change image size, use the Size slider in the Configuration window. You can select anything between 10% and 1600%. We use bilinear scaling for displaying purpose and best-quality bicubic scaling for watermarking purposes.
Please let me know what you think.
I’m sorry for not writing for so long, but we wanted to release ASAP and had no time for the newsletter. But… We’re ready to show you the first version of the program!
Here is a screencapture of a watermark editor in the mac-version of Visual Watermark.
The watermark is made of two text items (pictures items aren’t ready yet), one of them is selected. Visual Watermark display a transparent panel next to the selected item with its settings: font, size, style and so on. The panel is shown very closely to the selected item to minimize mouse movements and save some seconds when editing watermarks.
We still have to finish watermark anchors, picture items and watermarking dialog to supply the first version of the program. I thinks it will be May 25 or 26 if we don’t face any unexpected troubles further. Stay tuned, I will post a download link here as soon as I have it.
I’m very proud to show you the very first screenshot of Visual Watermark working on my Mac. It’s just a baby, not a real program, but it already runs and shows selected pictures. Here is it (click to enlarge):
If you saw our scetches, you may notice the program looks a bit different. That’s true – we changed it according to the feedback we got from our mates developing for mac for many years. I will appreciate any comments from you as well.
Hey, stop! When will we get a real program? I expect to see the first beta (test) version in 2 or 3 weeks and a final release within 5 or 6 weeks. Not so long, actually. Probably, it will be a gift for the Independence Day:)