TOKYO (MacHouse) – So far, we’ve released three iOS application this month. Two of them are already available at Apple‘s iTunes Store. The last one is still hanging in the review process. Well, we are ready to introduce the 4th application of the month. It’s called Water Stamp.
Water Stamp isn’t exactly a unique iOS application. It’s just an iPad application that lets you watermark pictures. It is certainly different from traditional watermarking applications available for desktop computers, though, since Water Stamp lets you position the watermark text label with your finger. It is also rich in features as you can use Water Stamp to rescale saved pictures and e-mail them as e-mail attachments. Because the application uses a rescaled watermark label on a rescaled picture, you can work on large pictures like ones with 4,320 x 3,240 pixels with no problem.
- Use your finger to position watermark text. Save a watermarked picture with just a tap on a button.
- Use a variety of character sets, not limited to MacRoman, supporting such written languages as English, Greek, Spanish, Japanese.
- Use pictures stored in the Photos shared folder or the sandbox-protected folder assigned to the application as source images.
- Choose PNG or JPEG as an export format. Set a compression rate (1 to 100) for JPEG.
- Cast shadow on watermark text with the amount of blur effect, color, opacity level, sizes customized.
- Preview a picture with watermark. (in-app)
- E-mail a saved, watermarked picture as an attachment. (in-app)
- Rescale (1 to 100%) and save a watermarked picture with a different file name. (in-app)
- The application comes with a built-in user’s guide. (Tap the Help button at the top of the main screen.)
- Language: English only
- File size: 5.8 MB
- iOS 6.0 or higher
- The aspect ratio of a picture to load must be 1.8923 (horizontally long) or lower.
- A picture to load must have at least 128 x 128 pixels in dimensions.
- In order to retrieve saved (exported) watermarked picture files, the user must have access to a desktop computer with iTunes (Apple’s multimedia application) installed.
- A final image that you save may look different to some extent as the application works with a rescaled image with a rescaled watermark text label.
- Not every watermarked picture can be used as an e-mail attachment. A picture must be small enough in dimensions to fit the message window.
- The application will not cast shadow on the watermark text label in real-time.
- Some fonts that you use may not be applicable.
- The user cannot rotate the watermark text label.
- Water Stamp supports only the landscape orientation (horizontal).
- For now, the watermark text size can be adjusted only between 8 and 400 points.
Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at App Store.
1.0.5 (to be released on March 1, 2013)
- Fix: The shadow opacity value could not be set to 0.
- Some value sliders are now accompanied by a pair of step buttons, which allows the user to make minute +/- changes.
- The color pointer on the text & shadow popover windows will relocate itself instead of being hidden when the window opens.
- A few other minor changes are done.
Water Stamp is a product of MacHouse.