Applying watermarks to your photos or images is one of the best methods to prevent people from sharing your photos online without due credit. A watermark may not be the ideal solution, though we might argue they’re not beneficial as a whole, but personal preferences aside, they are here to stay.
As such, we’re here to show you how to make a watermark and apply it to your images. Below are a few of the different methods, ranging from simple to sophisticated, to make sure your photos are at least somewhat protected from people using them without them knowing they’re yours.
- The easiest way to add some form of watermark to your image is to use test tool in any photo editing program such as Microsoft Paint.
- You can tag your name on it
- You can write at the corner of the photo page, small font size, or all over the photo
- Draw a box around it, color it, use a funky font – it’s entirely up to you
This method might not be attractive, but it’s the fastest and easiest way to add a watermark.
USING ONLINE TOOLS:
- Another easy way to watermark a photo is to use an online tools like PicMarkr.
- Upload up to five photos, or pull them from Facebook
- They pick from three watermarking options (text, image, or tiled) chose the type of watermarking.
- Text watermark is similar to the one previously outlined
- Image watermark places another image watermark is that it doesn’t let you choose the opacity of the secondary image, so you can’t blend with the original photo.
- A Tiled watermark, simply layers a text or image all over the picture
MORE ONLINE TOOLS ARE:
Watermark.ws: Not necessarily pretty, but has a lot of features, why don’t you try this out?
PicMarkr: Features such as, creating a frame around image but sadly one can still cut off your
picture from the frame of the three above, you can choose which one is better for you
Watermarkphotos.net: You can watermark your photos directly through your browser and it is
Been done locally and offers more privacy to your content.
GOING WITH DESKTOP SOFTWARE:
There are many desktop software that can be used to watermark your photos. There are paid and free software that does similar things but they all come with different features which I may outline below.
- NAMOON WATERARK: This lets you crop and resize a photo, tweet the image quality, and use a
Variety of image formats
- TSR Watermark:
- uMark: Allows you apply graphics and perform batch watermarking. It also has its free version with limited functionality
Before you go ahead to use any of these desktop software, make sure you have installed image viewer on your system. There are many such as:
- IrfanView: It has a built-in watermarking features
- Photoshop Elements: Offers easy way to create watermarks too.
But you can check through any image – viewer you are having to see if watermark feature is available.