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Hello!  I have multiple 3”x5” .jpgs.  100’s of them in fact.  For each one I need to place either a text box or another jpg in the bottom right coroner.  More or less a “watermark”, or stamp if you will, although it needs to be 100% opaque and highly visible.  I am hoping to find a way to automate placing the watermark/stamp so I don’t have to place it manually on each jpg and export.  I tried to use a macro followed by a batch job.  I brought in about 50 of the .jpgs as a layer stack, and placed the watermark at the top.  I turned layer visibility off for all but the watermark at the top.  Sadly once I started to record the macro, it would not let me record turning on the visibility of a layer.  

Can anyone advise on a workflow that might allow me to accomplish this automation?  I have Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher.  I do not have Photoshop (and can’t afford it).  Perhaps someone knows of an open source product that will do this?  Gimp, Inkscape?  I also tinker with python if there is a library for this type of thing?

Thank you!

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I'd say give Gimp a try. I've not used it in decades, but done a quick search for tutorials on how to do what you want. They have tutorials on YouTube showing how. :)

 

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I watch a lot of his tutorials. Missed that one. Learned something more about AP.. :)

 

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