Add watermark to PDF

Bill Tillman btillman99 at
Wed Jun 2 17:56:24 UTC 2010

Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 19:36:02 +0200
From: "C. P. Ghost" <cpghost at>
Subject: Re: Add watermark to PDF
To: John Almberg <jalmberg at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at
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On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 4:15 PM, John Almberg <jalmberg at> wrote:
> So basically this script would have to read in the PDF and (ideally) a plain
> text file, and output a PDF with the plain text merged into the PDF as a
> footer.

Maybe this will help?
There's even a FreeBSD port for it:

> Any ideas, much appreciated.
> -- John


I think the reportlab program is a bit overkill not to mention the huge learning curve. I have used the port 
with some success to insert watermarks, merge files and rotate the pages. Nothing beats the real thing when working with PDF files and while Adobe Acrobat Professional is not cheap, if your doing real work it's worth the investment.


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