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Re: adding text to JPEGs, in bulk



On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 18:43 +0930, Tim wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Thanks to all who pointed out ways to do this, this is what I'm
> trialling at the moment, as a combination of a few of the hints:
> 
> for file in *
> do
>   number=$(echo $file | cut -b6-8)
>   echo doing photo $number
>   convert -fill red -font Bookman-DemiItalic -pointsize 330 -draw "text 300,1000 photo-$number" $file ../proofs/$file
> done
> 
> That makes modified versions in a different directory, and works rather
> nicely.  Now I just wish I had faster PC, they're big files to play
> with.  ;-)  
> 
> I'll probably have to go back and modify the text placement for a few of
> them, if it's appeared smack across someone's face, but it takes care of
> the bulk of the photos without lots of work.
> 

I just checked out the help and you could also add "grep"able text 
to the image using :

-comment string		annotate image with comment


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> 
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