Best watermarking software?

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    I run a daily photo blog in connection with one of my websites and recently got tired of my photos being stolen and re-used without credit all over the web. So I began watermarking my pics before posting them on social media and other websites etc - mostly experimenting with the watermarking within lightroom and also tried a couple of free watermarking apps.

    However I would like something that is a little more flexible and professional - the only thing i need it for is watermarking but would like to be able to have access to large amounts of fonts. be able to rotate and place in different locations (at an angle etc not just rotating thru 90 degrees each time)

    Plus the ablity to place my logo and edit it would be ideal too.

    What's the best watermarking software out there? Happy to pay for a good quality easy to use product.....
     
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    Photoshop would be able to do it. Not sure if its worth that much to you though :p
     
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    Yes I think that would be going overboard as I don't need any other features that photoshop would offer - just need good watermarking options.
     
  4. Mezmorizor, Jul 3, 2013
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    Gimp does this, and it's freeware.

    Edit: Pixelator does too, but it seems like it's easier to do in Gimp imo.
     
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    Thanks - hadn't heard of Gimp so will check it out.
     
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    It's basically photoshop-lite. It's definitely handy though.
     
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    Adobe Lightroom has this functionality build in, maybe it is worth to check it out. :)
     
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    I think you should try iWatermark Pro. I have used it and it is really amazing.
     
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    Not an expert on this, but AFAIK, a good watermark can be encoded invisibly into an image. And, with the best ones, you can retrieve the watermark even after the image has been substantially re-processed by a thief.

    See this Wikipedia article.
     
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    I started watermarking after i found my photos in someone else's facebook page.I not only watermark but also resize large res pics and add exif info to the resized pics before posting them.What i have been using is a tool called Mass Watermark it allows me to watermark,resize and add exif to photos in bulk.Its quite easy to use.When i bought the software it was not available for Mac,but im running this tool with parallels on Mac.Take a look at the website and see if they have got a Mac version http://www.masswatermark.com/
     
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    Any decent image editor will of course do this, but it's not likely to be time-efficient without a bit of setup (recording actions). Pixelmator and Acorn can both do this, and I believe they will also both install an automator action in your system, so that you can make a workflow or application to do it with drag/drop, and/or in batches.

    Someone wrote a free watermarking automator action, available in this thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1776011

    The action *is* quite old, but I just tested it under 10.9.5 and it works fine.

    You might spend a few minutes figuring out how to create automator apps (I'm sure there are numerous youtube tutorials), but you only need to do it once, and then you'll have a free one-click solution.

    I've seen a few dedicated watermarking applications, but none of them have really impressed me. My preferred tool is Lightroom, but that's waaay overkill for the task.
     
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    Squigglemark - for free batch watermarking and resizing images

    I use SquiggleMark http://www.osletek.com/squigglemark

    It runs on Mac, Linux and Windows. It is free. It lets you process multiple files all at once. You can resize images at the same time. You can position the watermark anywhere on the image, or tile it. You can choose all the fonts on your computer.
     

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