Easiest Way To Watermark Your Photos

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If you blog, you should be making your own images. If you make your own images, you should be watermarking them.

What Is A Watermark?

A watermark is a semi-transparent logo or line of text placed somewhere on an image.

Can you find the watermark in this image? It’s hidden…
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Why Do I Need A Watermark?

Images are reused on different websites all the time. A watermark will tell anyone who views the image where it originally came from.

How Do I Watermark My Photos

When we create images we use Photoshop. If you use any layered based image manipulation software (Free ones include GIMP or SumoPaint) you can use the same technique.

We place our transparent background .png logo on it’s own layer, position and scale, then lower the opacity so that it is just barely visible.

We also try to put the logo somewhere in the image which overlaps an object. This makes it more difficult to remove the watermark if someone wanted to steal it.

Is There An Easier Way?

Online Watermark Tool

If you are not very comfortable using Photoshop or something similar you can try http://www.watermark.ws/. The site allows you to watermark multiple photos at once and offers a pretty simple user interface. They even offer a Pro version if you want some extra features. The tutorial video on their website gives a nice overview of their service. This online solution is handy if you are working on a different computer than usual or just don’t like creating watermarks with Photoshop.

Do you have a different method for watermarking? Share with us in the comments.

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