If you need to upload your photos or images to the web or share them on social network, it's strongly recommended to apply a watermark in order to protect protect your digital material. There are a lot of watermark software that will allow you to add stickers, text , custom logos and much more on your photos. You can also set the watermark position, size, transparency and so on. Just take a few minutes of your free time to carefully read the next lines. You finally will be able to create watermarks to protect your photos.
If you want to watermark your photos in a few of minutes you can try 123 Watermark Software. It is a professional photo watermark program that not only converts images but also adds filters and watermarks (text and logos) on multiple layers.
You can download and install the FREE demo version on your PC (Windows) form the following link:
To watermark digital photos with 123 Watermark you have to start the program and click on Add Image or Add folder. Then select the photo to edit. The preview will appear in the center of the program. Then select Watermark Options to start create your own watermark (text or logo).
If you want to create and add a logo as watermark, choose the "Image" section and select the image with your signature or logo by defining its opacity and size. You can also customize position, angle and borders.
In "Position" section you can set position or set the option "Tile vertically" to repeat the watermark along the entire image, as shown in the figure below:
123 Watermark Software also offer some Watermark Templates ready to use and apply to your Photo. You just need to choose the template and click to apply. The powerful of this software is that you can batch watermark all your photos in a few of minutes, in just one click.
To save the watermarked image go in "Save" tab and select the output folder. Finally click on "Watermark Images" button on the bottom right to start the batch processing.
Visual Watermark is another of the best photo programs to watermark any image and protect its copyright. You can download it as a free version with a 30-day trial period and then purchase it for personal use for € 19.95.
After downloading it on Windows or Mac, launch Visual Watermark and drag the photos you want to sign onto the main screen. Then click on Next step and choose one of the items among: Add text, Add logo, Add group. Continue with Next step and specify the folder to save the photos.
Then choose one of the options to adapt the image in width and height, and press Preview to see the result. To apply the watermark to the photo just press the Insert the watermark button.
uMark Photo is a Windows and Mac compatible program that allows you to add a signature or logo to your photos. It offers a 15-day free trial version after which you will have to pay $ 29.
After installing uMark Photo start it and enter your email and activate the free version by pressing the Activate button. Then press the Continue trial button and OK to use the watermark software. Click on Add photos to start selecting the photo you want to watermark, and click on Add watermark, to choose either a text watermark with Add text watermark, or a logo watermark, with Add image watermark, or a watermark with shape geometric with Add shape watermark.
Insert the watermark select it. drag it to the point where you want to place it and press on Save image and then on Select, to indicate the folder where to save the images. Choose the format in Output format and press Start to launch the export. Wait for the images to be saved and confirm everything by pressing OK.
FastStone Photo Resizer is one of the best photo watermarking programs that allows you to add watermark, signature or logo on images on the Windows operating system.
To insert a watermark specify a folder where all your photos are saved. Then choose the ones you want to watermark and press the Add button. Alternatively you can also drag the images into the Input list box.
Check Use Advanced options and click on the Advanced options button, and then immediately select the Watermark tab at the top. Check the Add watermark option and click on the icon with the three dots to specify the writing or logo to be applied on the photo. In Position you can set the position and choose from Top left, Top Center, Bottom right, Center options.
IrfanView is another free photo editor program that allow also to add watermarks on photos. This program manipulates images for conversion, scanning, viewing and printing; it also creates presentations.
To apply a watermark to digital photos you must first start it and click on Convert / Rename menu. In the window that appears, select the photo you want to mark by searching for it on your PC and click on the Add or Add all button, if you want add watermark in batch mode.
Choose the destination folder in the Output directory and finally press the Advanced button. On the Setup screen for all images, check Add text and click on Settings. Here you can set the width and height of the watermark, choose the position and specify the text in the text field by adding Copyright, Date, Time. Then set if you want to apply the transparency and the font you like best. Align the writing and complete everything by pressing the OK button.
If you are a photo editing expert and you have Photoshop software installed on your PC, you can create watermarks and add watermarks to your photos in a few simple steps. Before starting Photoshop download the Digimarc plugin. At the end of the download, install it and then launch Photoshop. Go to File and click Open… to import your photos.
Go to Filter --> Digimarc and select Include watermark to add your text, logo or copyright. After created the watermarked photos, save them on your PC!
Even Gimp like Photoshop offers adding a signature on images for professional users. We already describe how to convert photo to cartoon with GIMP. Now we will see how o apply watermarks on photos with this great software.
Install GIMP and then choose the New item from the File menu. In the window that appears, set the width of 1600 and the height of 1200. Then go to Advanced options and choose Transparency from the drop-down menu. Then click on OK.
To put your signature select the text tool from the toolbar and choose font, font size and color. Now enter the text you will use as watermark and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to center it. Then use the Auto-crop Image item from the Image menu to customize the size and click Export from the File menu to complete the operation. Enter the .png extension of the file in order to set the image as transparent.