View Full Version : Removal of google books watermark

09-27-2008, 01:19 AM
I have a pdf document that I will need to pass around on Monday. The file is from google books and has that gay watermark on the lower right of every page. Is there a way to remove the watermark without having to go through and delete it manually from every page? I am thinking along the lines of search and replace functionality but for images in pdf files. I'm looking but not having much luck... any suggestions?

09-30-2008, 11:03 AM
* I don't usually bump threads *

09-30-2008, 12:02 PM
I don't think this is going to help much, but: How to Remove Watermarks from PDF Files | eHow.com (http://www.ehow.com/how_2098518_remove-watermarks-from-pdf-files.html)

Otherwise can't you re-create the PDF by extracting/"print-screen"ing/etc? If you can't copy the text, this might help: Freeware Files.com - Download (http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloads_counter.php?programid=27137)


09-30-2008, 12:12 PM
Just out of curiosity, why would you want to remove this watermark? Isn't it there to give google credit for having it?

09-30-2008, 03:21 PM
Just out of curiosity, why would you want to remove this watermark? Isn't it there to give google credit for having it?
Perhaps hes got something against Google, or he wants to pass it off as his own.

It is a mystery

09-30-2008, 07:06 PM
I don't think anyone here quite supports the latter, nor do I think many of the people here support the former either...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but we have many google-lovers here.

10-04-2008, 08:21 PM
I love Google, but why would they need "credit" for making what amounts to a photocopy? They are using it for commercial purposes, not being benevolent, and they do not own the content or have any reason to brand it as their own.

10-05-2008, 12:02 PM
Perhaps they do

10-05-2008, 01:56 PM
i happen to hate google with a vengance.

i dont look forward to the future googlopoly.

and the only way to remove a watermark that i know of is photoshop, unless you could program somthing that could recognize a watermark and replace it, but that be like some quantum computing for picture recoginition, or major coding.

or just make a program that goes over the same spot on every page and pastes a blank image over it.

10-05-2008, 02:11 PM
Adobe CS3 has a feature called "Automatic Crop & Rotate" which should be able to do exactly what you're looking for. If you open a photo and click shift+c it opens the custom crop selection. Set it based on the x y coord and height/width.

Or hop on your *nix box and fire up GIMP, beotch.

Irfranview does have the custom crop option also.