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  1. #1
    Photo Editing Question
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    Photo Editing Question
    I purchased my Imac & left the 'windows world' for good last April.

    I am very happy I made the switch, however I still occasionally
    need help from more experienced Mac users.

    I do lots of scanning.
    I like to personalize my scans with a 'tag' & also add text to
    some of them.

    To do this with windows, I'd simply open the scan with 'paint'
    & add the text, or choose 'insert' items & add my 'tag'

    I haven't figured out how to do this with my Mac & would
    really appreciate any help.

    Thanks in advance!

    Steve

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    property?

    anyway, you can use Gimp to add text (and much more) to images .. it has very similar functionality like Photoshop and it's free

    I'm not sure what you mean by Tag though, your logo of somekind? again, best way to go is Photoshop or Gimp

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    Or you could try Seashore

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    It sounds as though you want a document management app with some editing functionality thrown in.

    Check out yep, or search for similar apps: Yep

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    If you want to add text you can also do that through Preview.

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    Update:
    scathe, I tried gimp. Downloaded from c/net.
    But once installed, it wouldn't 'start?
    Not sure what you meant by property.

    By tag, I meant logo as you stated. See example pics below.


    louishen, you recommended Seashore.
    I downloaded, installed & tried it.
    The program is fine, but it I'm still not able
    to add text or insert tag/logo


    aptmunich, I didn't try 'yep' because I read some
    negative reviews.


    dbnoise, I not doubting you, but I tried adding text in
    'preview' No luck!


    I'm pretty sure all of you that were nice enough to reply, know
    what I'm trying to accomplish here, but just in case you don't, I'm going to post links to a couple of scans I did with my old pc
    to make sure everyone knows exactly what I'm trying to do.

    Thanks Again!


    Here's a scan of Ashley Judd.
    This is an example of how I was able to 'add text' to a scan/file.




    Here's a scan of a Dana Plato autographed picture I purchased years ago.
    This is an example of how I was able to 'insert a pic/tag' into a scan/file
    RIP Dana



    This is my newest scan. I use the 'annotate' feature in 'preview' mode
    but I'm only able to get the 'red circle' no text or inserting of a small tag
    like those in the scan above.




    Please, reply if you have any ideas or might know someone who does.


    This is driving me nuts!!

    Steve

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    Which version of Gimp did you download?

    Here's the official site for Mac, just choose Tiger or Leopard OS

    Download

    Someolder versions will not work in Leopard

    Cheers

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    To do it in preview add annotate to the toolbar, for some reason I can't do it through the tools menu, and then click and hold the annotate button and select note. You can change the font type through tools.

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    ATTN;Hugh
    Thanks for the gimp advice, but I don't want to download
    that program again.


    ATTN; Db
    "add annotate to the toolbar, and then click and hold the
    annotate button and select note"


    I did that Db, and I can now add text. Thanks!
    But what I really wanted was to be able
    to add the 'Scanned By Netstar' logo/tag

    But I still can't insert an image


    I just can't believe something so simple, that I was able
    to effortlessly figure out myself using windows XP, is so perplexing
    on a mac


    I'll keep plugging away


    Thanks to all who replied

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    OK, give Picmark a go - it's small, free and can put any picture or logo on as a watermark - Download PicMark 2.2 - A powerful tool, designed to automatically apply watermarks to big amounts of pictures - Softpedia .

    Might do the trick for you

    Cheers

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    just curious, what are you using the scans for and how often do you scan something?

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    Update:

    I finally ended up using a program called 'Paintbrush'

    Makes adding text very easy. Still can't insert my tags, but
    text ok for now.

    Thanks for all the replies
    This is the best Mac forum I've found by far.

    I posted the same question at the 'apple insider' forum
    and got zero replies.


    ATTN: scathe

    Scanning is just something I enjoy.
    I don't 'use' the scans for anything, There's forums out there specifically
    for scanners.

    I scan all sorts of things.
    One of my nieces sent me a thank you card recently.
    It had three kittens on the front. I scanned, personalized it, & sent
    it to her to use as wallpaper on her laptop.

    She was absolutely elated!

    I also scan important documents like, my quarterly employee stock purchase info, my yearly social security statement, my yearly pension statement etc.

    Then once a year I burn them to cd & put them in my safety deposit box.

    Steve

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    I think what you are looking for is something along the lines of ACDsee Photo Manager. It allows you to "tag" by category, by keyword, date etc as you import photos from a scan, memory or CD/DVD.
    Unfortunately- Photo Manager is not available for mac. But..... The good news is that there is going to be a beta trial for the Pro version for mac.
    You can read about it here:
    ACDSee Photo Software

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    easilyscan as you found out you can add TEXT to Preview easy, but you can add a Logo or Graphic also, just us Copy and Paste. Open up the graphic file you want to use and click Command C then Paste on your open scanned pic and click Command V. From there you can drag and move around and resize the graphic till you get what you want....

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