Note that selecting "Change Src 1" (or 2) button followed by the "Current Target" button it is easy to merge more than two images or text in any combination.
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The batch_merge dialog box here allows merging of a single (watermark) image in source 1 to be merged with all the files in turn from a seperate image directory which you select by loading any image from it, this will be source 2.
For each and every input file in that directory, an output file of the same name is generated in a new sub-directory called 'output'.
Relative positioning, scaling, merge parameters and brightness and contrast are all set up before running this command. If you don't like the result then simply setup the parameters again and retry. None of the originals are lost.
If the watermark image is text then a good tip is to set the merge method to 'Brightest' if white text or 'Darkest' if black text.
Click to see it.
This is a system for using a single text file for source 1 that will batch-merge with many image files for source 2 on a line by line basis. Each image therefore will have a unique text watermark.
Here is an example of a batch merge session with the input text file shown (in red). Use the two character sequence \n to insert a linefeed of text within one image.
watermark two\nwith new line
With MERGE you can smooth-blend part of a source image to the destination.
Here are two source images: the cat for source 1 and the dog for source 2 (it becomes source 2 as it is loaded after the cat.)
There are several choices of effect: Blur, edge, emboss sharpen, soften
This example was generated by selecting 'emboss' followed by smooth blending of one source image against another.
These are another selection of surreal effects.
The image on the right is a colored pencil draw effect: click on it to blow it up
The major change from V2.5 is the method of moving source images. Gone is the right-mouse dragging of a source, the switching seperate scroll bars for source 1, source 2 and both together (target). There are two buttons: one for each source that when clicked will enable moving with the left mouse.
V2.6 introduces corner and edge drag blobs for scaling and resizing source images. These sizing blobs are turned on and off using the same move enable buttons as above.
The other big change is blending, it is now possible to stay within blending mode when setting up a new zone for the blend. Prior to V2.6 one had to close the blend dialog with its big "1" and "2" buttons in order to set up a new blend zone. This was tedious if many blend regions had to be set.
For a full featured batch merging program visit S_Merge