MacGyver Batch Process
Preparing an image in MacGyver Photo Editor is an ongoing learning process, you keep finding new levels with various settings on. Once my images are ready to finish, I can do a batch process to place my watermark on them. Whether it is one photo or several, running a Batch at the end makes things simpler and is easy to do.
Two images ready to go
Just a couple of photo's from a Basque Folk Dancing Event during the San Fermin Festival. You can use the two images and resave them as PNG's.
This tutorial is not about preparing images, but putting a watermark over ones that you have finished all the editing and are still in PNG format. My normal frame and watermark is a PNG with a transparent background (done in Photoshop and Fireworks). I could not create a watermark in MacGyver.
Create WatermarkDecide what your watermark will be. It could be your name or the name of your blog. How you do this is up to you. There are free Watermark Apps* available in Google Play Store. Find one where you can save the imageas a PNG with a transparent background. I use Photoshop on a PC, if you have a laptop you could do the same (any image editor will doas long as it saves the PNG correctly) and use the process here to apply the watermark. The image must be the same size as your images and the watermark in the correct position at around 20% opacity.
You could download PhotoFiltre 7 (it's free) to your PC and create your watermark as a PNG file with a transparent background. You will have to Merge all layers before saving. Then put it on your tablet. It's not a bad little program....
Batch ProcessNow the Watermark is ready, it can be applied to all your images, using Batch from the home screen.
First let's set this up. Create a new folder and name it Sfbsq. Resave the 2 images from the festival above and name them mgbp01.png and mgbp02.png, inside the Sfbsq folder.
This is how I did it.
The finished product
* Google Play Store has App's which can create watermarks and batch process them onto your images, but I haven't seen much good said about any of them, so have avoided the things. MacGyver's Batch does an excellent job and it's better to have your image processing all in one Appthan risk the possibility of wrecking your photo's.
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