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Adding white/black/color border with defined width to photo

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  • Walter Rowe
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    If you use macOS you may like this tool that I made with AppleScript and ImageMagick (mogrify is part of ImageMagick).

    Introducing Magick Frames - Drag-n-Drop for that Impressive, Professional Look
    https://youtu.be/PkRCjbNo11M

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  • Walter Rowe
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    Somewhere I submitted a similar request but am unable to find it. I think ImageMagick would not be required to implement simple solid borders. My initial thought was to have parameters for Inner Border Color / Width and for Outer Border Color / Width. They could expand the canvas in memory using these parameters before they write the output file.

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  • Konrad Lesniak

    I'm on Windows unfortunately, so AppleScript is not for me, but thank you for your ImageMagick's idea. I know how to write separate application in Java or C#, I know how to write Python's script to add simple white border (anyway I use IrfanView with batch processing feature to add borders to images from C1), but all these ways require re-writing jpg and drop some quality to compress image again. It should be done BEFORE writing the final jpg.

    I'm confused because so powerful application like CaptureOne has no "Border" feature (as a floating tool or export setting ;))...

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  • Konrad Lesniak

    Anyway, I tried to use ImageMagick like this:
    "c:\Program Files\ImageMagick-6.9.10-Q16\convert.exe" "%1" -bordercolor white -border 14 -quality 100 "%1"

    as a batch file and it works much faster than IrfanView, so I put the content of this file into this thread, maybe it would be useful for other users :) Of course path to convert.exe should be updated and quality might be changed to e.g. 95 or 80.
    This line can be saved as borders.bat file and called in CaptureOne after export as "Open with" application.
    Walter Rowe, thanks again!

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  • Thomas Kyhn
    Top Commenter

    Similar requests have been made several times before, but it appears they've all been removed – perhaps by mistake as it's usually only duplicate requests that are removed?

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  • Konrad Lesniak

    Yes, I expected to find many requests about borders, but there are none ;)

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  • Thomas Kyhn
    Top Commenter

    Denis Huk, do you know if all the previous requests for a border option were removed?

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  • Denis Huk
    Admin

    hey Thomas Kyhn, Konrad Lesniak i was looking into it yesterday to archive this as a duplciate and didn't find anything through search. and i'm pretty sure there was one with a decent number of votes.

    i'll bring back a duplicate from the archive as it has an official comment, please upvote it here: https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/10994537979933

    i also think the current post has some nice workarounds in the comments, so i'll keep it for now and will move it to the new "tips and tricks" topic once i create it

    thanks everyone!

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  • Gerald Knaust

    The ability to set a frame defined in color and dimensions before exporting the photo would be very desirable.

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  • Walter Rowe
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    Denis Huk – we need a way to merge threads so all the comments and votes are aggregated into a single discussion.

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  • Denis Huk
    Admin

    Walter Rowe i'd love to have such a feature, but zendesk should provide a native one.
    hm on the other hand i could try to write a script using the zd api, but moderators won't be able to use that and i want to focus on documentation for the near future
    thanks for bringing this up, i'll look into this

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