The Image Overlay Panel
This panel allows you to overlay an image onto your images.
Use the Browse button to select the image file that you would like to use as the overlay image. Note that if no image file is selected or the image file you have previously selected does not exist then an error will occur.
There are two ways of specifying the location of image that you would like to overlay onto your images. You can specify the overlay position by X and Y Coordinates or using the Position with Offset - click the radio buttons in the Overlay Position box to enable the options for your selected overlay positioning method.
Using X and Y Coordinates text positioning:
- Use the X Coordinate and Y Coordinate text boxes to specify where on the images the overlay image will appear (note that the coordinates specified are the position of the top left corner of the overlay image on the processed images). If you enter a negative or non-numerical value into these text boxes an error will occur.
Using Position with Offset text positioning:
- Use the 9 radio buttons to specify the position of the overlay image on the processed images. If you would like the overlay image at the top right hand corner of your images select the top right radio button, if you would like overlay image in the center of your images select the central radio button, etc.
- You can use the X Offset and Y Offset text boxes to specify that the overlay image should be offset by an amount from the edge of the image. Note that only certain positions allow you to enter offsets e.g. top right allows you to enter both x and y offsets, where as if you elect to center the overlay image you do not get the option to select x and y offsets, etc. If you enter a negative or non-numerical value into these text boxes an error will occur.
Use the options in the Overlay Transparency box to specify the type of transparency to use when overlaying the image:
- Selecting Existing Image Transparency means that the image to overlaye on the images being processed will use its existing transparent colour (if it exists).
- Selecting Areas Matching Colour allows you to specify a colour which will be transparent when the overlay image is added to the processed images. Use the Choose Colour button to select the colour which you would like to be transparent.
Set the percentage for the overall transparency of the overlay image using the Overlay Overall Transparency setting in the Miscellaneous Settings box. If you select 50% your overlay image will appear 50% transparent; this allows you to easily create semi-transparent image watermarks.
You can also perform a reverse overlay by ticking the Reverse Overlay tick box in the Miscellaneous Settings box. When you choose to reverse the overlay the images that you are processing are overlayed on top of the overlay image you have selected (effectively the software is performing an Underlay). Note your selected overlay image should be larger than your processed image at the point where the overlay is performed.
Changing the settings in this panel will require you to refresh your Image Preview Panel.
Note that the controls in this panel are only available if the relevant option is selected in the Processing Options Panel.
This panel can be docked, floated, hidden and resized - see the Multiple Image Resizer .NET Interface Layout help topic for more information.