updated 03:40 pm EDT, Thu September 10, 2009
Aperture gets watermarking plug-in: Impression 1.0
Blue Crowbar has launched a watermarking plug-in, Impression 1.0, for Aperture. Impression automates adding a visual watermark to photos, like a company logo, a signature or a copyright statement. The software provides a preview of what the watermark will look like on a given photo before exporting the final result. Impression supports vertical and horizontal watermarks and can adjust transparency and position within the photo.
When working with RAW files, the watermark is added to a copy of the original and does not change the original RAW version. It also makes no changes to images' EXIF data. It supports watermarking multiple photos with one click. The software can build visual-element watermarks from PSD and PNG files or, in the case of text it can use RTF files.
Impression 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and Aperture 2.1 or later. It costs €10, or about $15 and is now available on the company website.