[Digikam-users] What am I doing wrong?

Remco Viƫtor remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr
Sat Aug 30 12:40:03 BST 2014

On Saturday 30 August 2014 10:18:40 Stuart T Rogers wrote:
> Well not sure how to do this.... the only command used was a watermark 
> using text and no background at 20% size otherwise all default values 
> and I renamed them and stored them in the same folder (album). The input 
> images were standard jpegs from my Pentax K500 and the saved files were 
> also jpegs. I looked for compression settings on the batch queue manager 
> but cold not find any. Comparing the images afterwards showed the 
> renamed ones at about 1.8 or 1.9MB but the same pixel resolution as the 
> originals which seems to me that somewhere a compression setting of less 
> than 100% was used but as I say I cannot find anywhere how to set this 
> for jpegs in the batch queue manager.
That helps already.

As you manipulate the image by adding the watermark, the image will have to 
be recompressed on saving. And like was said in a similar thread, a PC has 
more power than a camera, so it might do a better job at compressing w/o 

Also, looking at the images you  provided, I don't see any degradation. So 
if you agree on that point, there seems to be no problem. Unless, perhaps, 
when you have to do more editing on the images (but then why put the 
watermark already...) 


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