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nileshmazumdar Registered since 24th Jun 2011Mon 27-Aug-12 05:32 PM
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"Software for putting a border around the photographs and signature"
Mon 27-Aug-12 05:36 PM by nileshmazumdar

Mumbai, IN
          

Hi,

A very basic question I suppose - besides photoshop are there any free downloadable software available for putting borders around photographs and putting ones signature/ watermark ?

Would want to use it for my photographs but don't know which is reliable and which is not .

(i don't think Capture NX2 has any option)


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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Mon 27-Aug-12 07:24 PM
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Nilesh,

I don't know what free programs are out there.

If you have Color Efex Pro for Capture NX you can achieve this by applying the CFx Vignette filter, select the last filter shape from the drop down list, minimize the transition so you get a hard edge, set the opacity to 100, adjust the size as appropriate and select whatever color you want. It does fit inside the boundaries of your image, or the crop if you have cropped it. Because of that, it works best at providing a relatively narrow border, rather than the look of a wide mat.

Free if you already have Color Efex!

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Mon 27-Aug-12 08:59 PM
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Thanks for the info

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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Mon 27-Aug-12 09:53 PM
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Mick

Great trick. Thanks

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006Tue 28-Aug-12 12:27 AM
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Tue 28-Aug-12 12:34 AM by robsb

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You don't need Color Efex Pro to do this. Take your image, and if you have space that you can give up don't crop the image. Now with the image open Select the Marque tool, and pick any of the methods, but for a rectangular frame, pick the rectangular marque. Make sure you have the minus version selected and now draw your frame. The area outside the frame is now selected and you can use ANY tool in CNX2 to work this region, so you can blur it, colorize it, apply gradients, etc to your hearts content i.e. using any tool in CNX2.

As far as signature is concerned, if you are careful you can create a colorize brush and write the signature right on the image. Since it will be an edit step you can easily remove it if you are not happy with the results.

Now for short soapbox message.

With a bit of imagination it is possible to create many of the effects you find in tools like Color effects pro. As you experiment and you find a series of edit steps that work for you, you can save these edit steps to be recalled at any time to add the same effect to another image. CNX2 is way more powerful than most people realize.

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#7. "RE: Software for putting a border around the photographs and signature"
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Tue 28-Aug-12 02:20 AM by gpoole

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I like your border idea even better than Mick's because it doesn't require the Color Efex Pro plugin to CNX2.

For signatures there's NXsignature available here. The article is in French but it's not to hard to figure out even if you don't read French. NXsignature creates a colorize brush from a JPG file. You can use any simple painting program to create the JPG used as the colorize mask. You could also photograph or scan a hand written signature if you prefer.

Because I'm a PhotoMechanic user I've chosen to use its watermark feature when saving files for Web use and other images I want to visibly protect.

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nileshmazumdar Registered since 24th Jun 2011Tue 28-Aug-12 05:06 AM
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Thanks

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nileshmazumdar Registered since 24th Jun 2011Tue 28-Aug-12 05:05 AM
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Thanks

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bkinthebay Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Feb 2010Mon 27-Aug-12 08:43 PM
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#2. "RE: Software for putting a border around the photographs and signature"
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Auderghem, BE
          

If you have a Mac, you might want to try the software referenced in my signature.

Bernard.

  

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Downloaded. I will check it

Thanks.

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nileshmazumdar Registered since 24th Jun 2011Tue 28-Aug-12 05:04 AM
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Thanks - I have a Mac and will try it

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