Preferred Image Signatures

Images signatures are sometimes regarded as a way to spoil a photo but this is not always the case. For instance, the author’s signature on an image is a proof of the images’s authenticity, protects it from unauthorized copying and use and promotes the author. But sometimes there are unwanted image signatures, that actually spoil the image.

If you have images with unwanted signatures on them, you most likely will want to remove them. Sometimes you can achieve this easily but sometimes you will need to keep the signature. For instance, an author’s signature on an image is desirable and even if you don’t like it, you’d better leave it as it is – you don’t have the legal right to remove the author’s signature. The situation with company logos on an image is identical – even if you don’t like them, you don’t have the right to remove them.

However, unlike logos and author’s signatures, there are many other types of signatures that you can’t keep on your image. For instance timestamps are generally regarded as a defect, rather than an effect and it is not surprising if you want to make some effort to get rid of them.

Before you proceed to removing the unwanted signature, you need to analyze it a bit to see if it can be removed safely and if yes – how exactly. If the signature is a watermark that covers important parts of the image, it is next to impossible to remove it – or at least the chances for doing it successfully are minor. If this is the case, you might have to put up with the unwanted watermark. Alternatively, you can try to obtain a clean copy of the image without the watermark.

So, if you have decided that the signature on your image is not something you like, you have the right to remove it and it can be done without damaging the rest of the image, the next step is to do it. The safest approach to getting rid of unwanted signatures is to cut them.

There are many image processing programs that allow you to cut part of images. One nice program is Image Converter Plus With Image Converter Plus you can safely crop only the good part of the image, thus removing the unwanted signature. It is important to note that Image Converter Plus supports many image formats – GIF, JPEG, PNG and many more – so even if your images are in a not so popular format, most likely Image Converter Plus will be able to help you.

However, one of the nicest features of Image Converter Plus is its ability to handle batch files. If you have many files that have a signature in the same place, consider batch processing. For instance, if you have images from a digital camera with a time stamp, or images where the URL of the site they are downloaded from is always in the same place, it will be a waste of time to process them one by one. Instead, you can use Image Converter Plus to batch process them. Open one of the files, select the area that needs to be cut, save the profile with your settings and run it for all the files. This way you will be able to clean the unwanted signatures from multiple files at once.