How do I put a watermark on pictures?
I want to start a travel + photography blog and want to have a watermark on my pictures before uploading them. I would also like to put some of my pictures on photography sites. I don't have Photoshop which I know could do the job. I use Silkypix to process my RAW pictures and am very happy with the results. But unfortunately, it does not seem to have a layering option.
TSR software has a great, esay to use version, and there is no cost to download the program (free) hope this helps
janet SBAdvisors NY
You can use a free app for photo editing such as:
As everyone already listed the top best ways to put a watermark on your photo. I am providing inputs based on what I use frequently --> I use Irfanview a free tool for this purpose(Home use) and https://www.watermark.ws for official purpose as its a paid service. You can Batch watermarking photos with irfanview by following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4QisV3sgOk
Theres literaly no reason to not to download Photoshop. Its insanely affordable these days, and it would make your life so much easier in the long run. If your hell bent on not getting the cloud, I believe you could simply load your images in paint or preview and do it then. This, however is super time consuming and a giant pain in the you know-where. Your other option is convert your images to PDF and add a watermark across the board, and then revert them back to images, this again is a huge annoying step, but it is possible.
It's not required that you put a watermark on your photos pre-upload. Wordpress has several plugins that will place watermarks on any or all photos you place in your media library and post to your blog/website.
You can place watermarks simply. Photoshop is the best tool in my experience, but any photo editing software that allows customization has an option to add to an image on top of the base image you opened with the program. For this to work, you would have to create a watermark in another program, or utilize the type tool and simply type over the image. This is basic, but will protect the integrity of your work. While this may not be layered you can save your watermarked image separately for website or promotional purposes.
gimp.org has an open source tool for free that works like photoshop. Using that you can easily create a logo and overlay it on pictures. open the picture you want to watermark, then under the file tab select open as layers, select the logo to overlay, then on the image tab select merge visible layers. Export the image as the filetype you want and you are done!
Save the pictures as a Adobe PDF document and use the Add Watermark tool. (**The file used for the watermark's picture must be in pdf format as well, saved on your pc)
open this site and browse your image which you want to watermark then click upload ..After that you can see on right hand first empty box..just type the name you want to watermark and then click outside of image and set color-fontsize-transparancy..now its done..just right click on that image and save in your pc.
If you do not want to mess with image editing software...WordPress to the rescue...If you are using WordPress for your blogging platform, there are many plugins that allow you to automatically add a watermark to images in your Media Library. Below are 3 examples, there are probably many more.
I have no affiliation to these plugins, and I have never used them directly, I just know that there are many solutions.
FYI, when deciding on themes/plugins from the WordPress.org free repository, here are some criteria to consider
- Last updated date: later the better. IT shows the plugin author is actively updating and supporting the plugin.
- Number of downloads (popularity)
- Star ratings - positive and negative user reviews
If you have access to photoshop, you can take an image, paste it on a new layer over the original picture and then adjust the opacity to a level you like.
if you use adobe reader, you can add a watermark through the editing options
if you use indesign, you can paste an image on top of the original and adjust the opacity there as well, then save in another format such as pdf or even tif or what have you.
If you will be posting an editing a lot of images turn to Adobe new creative cloud programs and get the photoshop + lightroom programs. One you will gain the ability to do alterations to your images and lightroom allows to setup up a watermark in the program when you output images. It also allows for outputting images in web format and or actual size for prints and such. Let me know if you need any help with anything.
I love using picmonkey.com. It's very straight-forward to use & it will also pull photos from FB & anywhere else so that you can edit them in any way that you'd like to. Then just save them & you're finished! Here's a tutorial, if you're interested!
Best of all...it's free for almost anything you'd like to do.
I personally use Photoshop and it takes less than 5 min. Take the watermark and lay it over the image and turn transparent feature on. You can also use pattern to lay over several of them.
There are several other softwares available over the web which could help you in putting watermark on the pictures or you can also make use of other online communities that does it for you online or you can also make use of Picasa to put WaterMark, just make sure that before you upload the pictures tap over the tools>option(in case of Windows)>Preferences (in case you are on Mac), select the Picasa Web Albums>Select "Add a Watermark" checkbox, and in the watermark box enter your water mark text and you would go good. There are just a number of ways available to do that, rest I'll leave it over to you who to choose from and moving forward with.