text annotations and watermarks
Adding text annotations to many images does not have to be hard. They
don't have to look boring either. Arles allows you to create professional
3D watermarks, outlined text and text with
drop shadows with one click of the mouse. With title
can insert the file name, image height or even image titles
you defined in the Arles Image Explorer.
The thumbnail on the right shows two text annotations, a watermark
and the ground reflection effect.
To add text to your images, open the Web Page Creator window select
the Images tab. On the Images tab click the effects Options button.
In the Image Effects window click the Add button
and select the Text menu item.
You will now have a text item in the Effects list on
the left hand side. You can add as many effects as you like.
Use drag and drop to change the order in which effects
are applied. Arles lets you preview the results in the example window
on the right.
I have added a solid white border, a paperclip image
overlay and a drop shadow. By clicking any effect in the list you can
change its settings in the center panel. Creating outlined text or
a drop shadow for the text is as simple as selecting a checkbox as
The presets box at the bottom allows you save and load effects. You
save your own presets by clicking the Save button on the right of the
To create a watermark text, add new Text effect,
Effects tab and mark the Watermark checkbox.
The text will be merged
image background with a 3D effect. Select the Reversed option to
create a outside instead of inside 3D effect. Tune the intensity
setting to optimize the watermark.
Changing the text into a watermark is one
The image text does not have to be the same for each image. You
can use title tags to insert the file name, image height or even the
in the Arles Image Explorer. To add a title tag: