Brooking, John wrote: > Thanks for the reference, but I don't know if I'd call that a > "watermark", it's really just plain text on the image. That's pretty > ... > and I'm not sure I can invest the time to learn. Unless anyone here > would like a challenge... ;-) Ahhhh, I see. Yeah, sorry, I just signed-up for this list a day ago... so I did not see original post (hehe, I took a shot in the dark, really.) :D Hmmm, I do not have too much exp. with Image Magick or GD, but it seems like you could create a transparent png and then use PHP to merge that with your paintings... you know, overlay it on top. Check-out imagecopymerge, and all the other functions available to left of this page: <http://us3.php.net/manual/en/function.imagecopymerge.php> Have you thought about using a Photoshop droplet or action? IIRC, Even older versions of Photoshop (find them cheap $$) can do this sort of thing. Makes things really easy in terms of automation. At my current job, a newspaper, in order for us to process the daily images for the website, we use a cron job, applescript, and photoshop actions - basically the cron is set to fire-off the applescript early in the morning, and the applescript powers-up Photoshop and processes the images... Oh, and then we use another applescript to upload the images to the proper folders on the server. Well, I am sure you will figure it out soon enough. :) Gl, Cheers. Micky  <http://www.digitalphotobook.net/tutorials/actions/actions_9.html>  An action is a series of commands that you play back on a single file or a batch of files.