Watermarking Photos on Internet

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Biro, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    A friend of mine has been doing some volunteer work lately, photographing gravestones and gravesites. Since these images end up on a website, she asked me about watermarking her images - something I never do (no surprise since I rarely post photos to the Internet - although that may change soon). I've seen some images from forum members that include watermarks. Does anyone have an recommendations on how to go about it or which service to use? I doubt she wants to purchase Photoshop or Lightroom - although she has iPhoto on her Mac.
  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    A simple watermark can be added in microsoft paint (just add the desired text/colour/font and select background transparency). I'm not sure if her Mac has paint, but if not, it'll surely have an equivalent. Pixlr is a free online editor, and GIMP can be downloaded for free. Both can do watermarks quite well, both simple text watermarks or images, and both will allow you to make the watermark semi-transparent.
  3. teacat

    teacat SC Regular

    Jul 27, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
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    I use the GIMP to set up the transparency and bulk edit in Lightroom - images go online as watermarked tiny jpgs (except for this site LOL). There's also another little program around called uMark (Free Watermark Software - uMark) but I don't know how it works - it's a Win download. Google free watermark software for others.
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    I never bother with watermarking, it takes very little to remove them. I just refuse to post my original full size shots anywhere, so even if someone steals them, they can't possibly prove ownership.