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How to make your own QR code barcode with a logo in it.

QR codes might be useful for putting on websites, business cards, clothing, buildings with coloured bricks or cunningly place windows to form a giant QR code?

Method in brief:
Use a QR code generator with error correction set as high as possible.
Draw a logo on the barcode, relying on error correction to make up for the lost data.


Or The full story:

You will need.......
Paint / Paint Shop Pro / Gimp / Photoshop (pretty much any drawing software will do).
An internet connection (but if you are reading this I guess that one should not be a problem).

Step 1: Generate the Barcode

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Go to the Raco QR code generator.

Add the message you want to be included in the barcode.

Set error correction to H (~30% of codewords can be restored).

Generate the barcode.

Save the barcode: Right click on the barcode image and save as….

 
Using this for bitcoin private key overlays. I did some (image)magick, and came up with this:

# Generate some valid bitcoin private keys
# Then, put them into qrencode:
qrencode -o /tmp/test.png -s 50 -l H -m 6 Shv3ceecGvTCc3to7YMr8M
# Overlay images:
composite coin.png test.png cointest.png

Result:

cointest.png

@hardwarehank

I don't have an account here, so using bug me not website. Regardless, I wish you had written the article because you seem to be the only one on this thread, including the author, that knows anything. You actually generated QRcodes without going to some goofy website, giving up ones privacy on the Net. Thank you! I can now do the same with this FOSS on my computer.

Nice tool. I know a online QR code generator with Logo, it's quite nifty:

http://www.qrcode-monkey.com/qr-code-generator

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eligreen2 years ago
Wow, this is really awesome. Cool. I gonna change my barcode tattoo. By the way, I think these barcode images posted above can not be read, right?



http://www.barcodelib.com/barcode_software/qrcode.html
Wow, it works ;-)
Thanks for these informations
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Sarah White3 years ago
I've tried lots of online qr code generators and they work well. But, most of them have no information about setting qr code barcode size.

Fortunately, an article on http://www.onbarcode.com/qr_code/qr_code_size_setting.html describes the details.

And the information about C# qr code size setting is still provided.
http://www.onbarcode.com/qr_code/csharp_qr_code_size_setting.html
Those articles are really helpful.
Dean AAron3 years ago
Nice share~It's really easy to use.
The use of QR codes makes it tremendously convenient for people to have a direct and fast connection to social media. In my spare time, I do love to use online tools to generate and scan QR codes. That's really awesome.
These are my favorite QR code generatosr~have a try~
http://generator.onbarcode.com/online-qr-code-barcode-generator.aspx
http://www.onbarcode.com/software/barcode_generator.html
It worked!
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el-haber4 years ago
something freaky - we have made a QR-PR-campaign last year
about public-Government partizipation Project.
Using QR-Tags to lead to our "mogdy" webspace, intended to be
signed on every lamppost.
Indeed with great effort but stunning resonance.
The QRdvark QR generator lets you create QR barcodes that include UPC, ISBN-13, and other standard barcode data within a QR. http://www.QRdvark.com/qr-generator/
taodih4 years ago
Nice idea , kinda cool to have a special barcode like that =D

Also a note on the "fuzzyness". When resizing , If you have the option to chose "nearest neighbor" or "perserve hard egdes", you can remove it.
n1LWeb4 years ago
Great idea. Works like a charm. Thanks.