# Add date watermark to jpg images

bashconversiondatejpeg

I am attempting to add a watermark to images that contains the date.

I am not having any trouble putting text on images but as soon as I try and put a date I get unpredicted results.

convert -pointsize 20 -fill blue -draw 'text 10,240 "$(date '+%Y-%m-%d %T').jpg" ' /home/mydir/timelapse/snap.jpg /home/mydir/timelapse/snapout.jpg;  the above command returns convert: non-conforming drawing primitive definition $(date +%Y-%m-%d-%T).jpg' @ error/draw.c/DrawImage/3182.


I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure why I cannot put a date on my image.

convert -pointsize 20 -fill blue -draw "text 10,240 '\$(date '+%Y-%m-%d %T').jpg' " /home/mydir/timelapse/snap.jpg /home/mydir/timelapse/snapout.jpg;
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