Adding a watermark then saving downsizes the image

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pseudopanax
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Adding a watermark then saving downsizes the image

Post by pseudopanax » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:21 pm

Hi,
when I add a .png watermark to an image and then save it, the resulting file is automatically downsized for some reason. I must have missed something but I can't figure out what. Any suggestions?
Thanks

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Re: Adding a watermark then saving downsizes the image

Post by cday » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:25 pm

pseudopanax wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:21 pm
When I add a .png watermark to an image and then save it, the resulting file is automatically downsized for some reason. I must have missed something but I can't figure out what. Any suggestions?
Downsized in pixel dimensions, or file size?

Using Batch convert? I don't see a watermark option on the editor menu.

If you are using Batch convert and the file size is reduced, the likely explanation is that on the right side of the Output tab, the Format selection Settings... option is set to apply greater compression.

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Re: Adding a watermark then saving downsizes the image

Post by pseudopanax » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:02 pm

It downsized in file size (from 1.95 Mb to 386 Kb) but the pixel count appears to stay the same. I added the watermark in the Editor using Image>Draw>Add watermark

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Re: Adding a watermark then saving downsizes the image

Post by cday » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:34 am

pseudopanax wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:02 pm
It downsized in file size (from 1.95 Mb to 386 Kb) but the pixel count appears to stay the same. I added the watermark in the Editor using Image>Draw>Add watermark
In XnView MP the compression used when saving is set in File > Format settings... -- Write tab

Not obvious, due to a limitation in the Qt toolset used. :(

pseudopanax
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Re: Adding a watermark then saving downsizes the image

Post by pseudopanax » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:57 am

Ah, that's what I was looking for! Many thanks for your help. :)
Wayne

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