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owen
Mar 15, 2013

How to add a watermark to digital photos?

I used a Google image search to find similar images to one of my photos, and I was a little taken aback when I saw my own photo come up multiple times on sites I've never even heard of. Is there an easy way to add a watermark to existing photos? I'm not staying up at night over this, but I'm not happy about my images being used without so much as an ask or thanks.

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maxic9
03/22/2013

There are many software available for batch photo watermarking.

You can try this one, for example:

http://www.highmotionsoftware.com/products/imbatch

It is free 

jimlynch
03/20/2013
Which platform are you on? Windows? Linux? OS X? Do a google search for watermark software or something similar for that platform. You'll most likely be able to find something that you can use, perhaps even for free.
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ehtan
03/18/2013

Photoshop has the ability to add a watermark, but it's a bit of a pain. You have to create text as a separate layer, determine transparency/blending/etc. Then once you have it down, if you want to do it in the future or create a batch watermark, you have to go into file>automate>batch. It's not hard really, just a bit of a pain. I actually like Picasa better; it is much easier, you just enter the text of your watermark and check the "watermark" box under Google+ photos. This obviously requires that you use Google+ and Picasa, which makes it useless if you do not. 

 

Another option would be to use a free web based watermarking service. Most of these just add a little rectangular overlay to your image. Functional, but it doesn't necessarily look all that beautiful. You can give a couple of them a try (watermark.ws and mywatermark for starters) and see if it looks good enough for you.

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