Is there a way to bulk import into the current image_gallery.module galleries with watermarks on resulting images?

I am trying to develop a website with an extensive gallery, it will start with about 10,000 photos in 100 galleries, 30,000 photos if you include the thumbnail, preview and original of each. Currently I host a gallery with gallery2 (from http://gallery.menalto.com) and considered embedding gallery into my Drupal site, but I'd rather one engine and one database as the embedding is a bit hairy.

I have considered a number of image gallery modules, and techniques but I can't find one that offers a bulk import with watermark.

I really don't want to upload all the images individually, but there are modules currently available that will work, like http://drupal.org/project/watermark. My question is with regards to the bulk upload process directly into the gallery. There are currently several discussions I have found where this is desired, and in the case of http://drupal.org/node/231622 it looks like it might just fit the bill, I assume if this project completes then the built in image_import.module will process additional imported photos as configured by the imagecache_actions module. (I see more processing upon import and more resulting photos, but that's an acceptable cost for the value.)

A few of the conversations/topics/suggestions I have found include:
http://drupal.org/node/231622 Use imagecache as a process for normal image.module presets
http://drupal.org/node/380718
http://drupal.org/node/368524
http://drupal.org/node/865522
http://drupal.org/node/220727
http://drupal.org/node/182646
http://drupal.org/node/371712
http://drupal.org/node/198939
http://drupal.org/node/845780
http://drupal.org/node/242341
http://drupal.org/node/159847
http://drupal.org/node/299930
http://drupal.org/node/75603
http://drupal.org/project/img_assist
http://drupal.org/project/imagebrowser
http://drupal.org/project/insert Use Insert to "insert" imagecache presets?
http://drupal.org/node/845780 Allow Import Image to "hook" into other component options?
http://groups.drupal.org/node/9884#comment-284494 Create new actions for ImageCache

Is there a way to bulk import into the current image_gallery.module galleries with watermarks on resulting images?

Could I do this if I used a different gallery module?

(please keep in mind, I am not a developer. I am looking for completed modules that I could use or a plan in tact that I could wait for. If there is considerable interest maybe we could pool resources and have something developed at a reasonable rate per person?)

-TIA! (Thanks In Advance!)

Comments

This would be great to have! I'd use it on several sites. I would think a drush imagecache bulk module would do the trick. Please post what you ended up doing.