I have a cast of 1500 images to which a watermark needs
adding. I do not have the original files and so cannot batch and
re-import. It seems that I cannot copy and paste a text field from
one image to the next in the bitmap editor. Any ideas?
You could use the 'copyPixels' command to copy the image of
the text member onto the bitmap image. Something like this:
repeat with n=1 to 1500
img = member(n,"image cast").image
watermark = member("watermark text").image
destRect = watermark.rect.offset(30,60)
img.copyPixels(watermark, destRect, watermark.rect,
This will operate directly on the cast member images, so of
course make sure you have backups of your cast member images first!
It assumes your watermark text cast member is called "watermark
text". For best results use a larger font size for antialiased text
(or force all sizes to antialised text in the property inspector).
It uses a blend of 10% to make a faint watermark but of course you
can change this.