Being a blogger we are always looking for ways to make sure our photos stay our own and that others do not try to steal our work. One of the best ways to do this is to watermark your photos. Yes, I know, I’ve written about this subject in the past. But let me tell you, you can never talk about this too much. Stealing is a problem that bloggers face, especially when it comes to their content. That includes posts and pictures. I’ve seen many bloggers talking about their work being taken and it really is no different from taking a tangible product without permission.
Thanks to PearlMountain Technologies and their release of a new App for Mac users, which I received a free copy of in exchange for this post, Watermark Plus. It is an app you can use to not only resize and rename multiple photographs at once but you can also add a text and/or image watermark to those photographs. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3. OK, it might take a few extra steps to do, but they are really easy steps!
All you have to do is add your photos, add your watermark (text and/or image), place the watermark(s) where you want them, and export the new photographs. When you export the new photographs you will then get to choose if you want to keep them the original size or adjust the size of the photographs as well as changing the name of the photographs if need be. There are many different adjustments for the watermarks; size, opacity, display, and more.
- Support all common image formats when importing and several image formats when outputting.
- Apply image and text as watermarks in batch mode.
- Free to adjust the watermark layers.
- Batch resize and rename photos.
- Features of real-time preview and zooming in/out.
Now, I love the fact that there are some built-in watermark images that you can use that are banner type watermarks. You can then add a text watermark to fill in the little banner. You can also use your own logo if you’d like or just use words if that is your preference. Here are a few different images, each with different watermarks on the images. As you can see, you can have multiple watermarks on your images. I also auto resized each picture when re-saving the images. This is great because you don’t have to alter your original images!
The only problem I have run across so far with this app is that it does NOT save your watermarks in the app. So each time you open Watermark Plus you have to create a new watermark for your images, this is unless you are using an actual image for your watermark and you have it saved. Then all you have to do is re-add it to the Watermark Plus app and put it where you want on the image(s).
You can purchase the Watermark Plus App directly from the Mac App Store for $4.99.