Meta Stamp

The "Meta Stamp" script creates on the image a kind of "boilerplate" containing the file name, EXIF tags, and other metadata (screenshot).

  1. If you want the stamp to include document title, author name, or copyright notice, open the "File Info" dialog (File > File Info) and fill the appropriate fields (see example).
  2. From the "Scripts" dialog, run the "Meta Stamp" script.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, check the boxes next to the data that should be included in the stamp.

    In the "More Options" area, define all the other stamp settings:

  4. In the "Font" line, choose font family, size, and color.
  5. In the "Position" menu select the image corner where the stamp will appear.
  6. The "Drop Shadow" option adds to the stamp layer the "Shadow" effect.
  7. To merge the stamped image into Background layer, check the "Flatten" checkbox. Unchecking this box means leaving the stamp in separate text layer.
  8. To stamp all the currently opened documents, check the "Stamp all open images" gadgets. Of course, for each document the script uses its own metadata.
  9. Click the "Run" button to apply the stamp.

To stamp an entire folder of photographs, you use the "Batch" dialog:

  1. Open any image having all the required metadata. That is, if you want to include the EXIF tags, it should be a file from digital camera; if the stamps must contain the author name, open the "File Info" dialog and fill the necessary fields (see above).
  2. Call the "Meta Stamp" dialog and make your choices.
  3. Click the "Save and close" Save and Close button button to remember the settings.
  4. Open the "Batch" dialog.
  5. Select for execution the "Meta Stamp -batch edition" script.
  6. Choose the "Source" and "Destination" options.
  7. Click "Run" to start the batch processing.
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