thanks Anne. Some of these threads regarding British pressed glass have a habit of rambling and diverting along the way to unrelated manufacturers and/or Registrations - perhaps unavoidable and maybe we can't do much about it - just the way our discussions evolve.
It won't prevent something being found when using the Board's 'search' facility, provided the correct details are entered - so in theory not a problem............. it's just that occasionally I think of our dictum that individual threads should stick to a single subject.
All a roundabout way of saying that if these two David Wilkinson items would be better if split into their own thread then leave it to you to decide. Suspect it probably doesn't really matter though.
Watermarking is a bore.............. it's tedious and time consuming, although I can now whistle through them fairly quickly. When I started using the programme, Bernard criticized me for making the watermark too obvious, so I try to keep the presence of the wording reasonably unobtrusive - if people think I'm still making the words too dark or the font size to large, say so, and I'll knock then back a notch or to in strength and size.
Regret it appears I can do nothing about the loss of some sharpness of image details which occurs in the process - or if there is a way of avoiding this then sorry to say I'm not clever enough to know how to avoid it.
It would be interesting to have others try the programme that Anne has linked - download and try a little experimenting and see what sort of results you get, couldn't be any worse than mine. ............. it's interesting and does help with learning a little more of how these things work. As I've said, you can still use Picasa and IrfanView with Bernard's particular version of Watermarking - the Picasa editing is almost essential with some of the Kew images, which benefit enormously from improvement in contrast etc.