Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Watermarking Product Photos - the software I love...

One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given about product photography was to always watermark your photos - 1. it identifies the piece as yours and not for copy, and 2. it's great reinforcement of the makers brand/business name.

And so I've always done it - but to be honest, it's not been my favourite task because it's always taken so long to individually edit each photo and copy and paste a watermark to each one.

Now you do know I like to share any exciting, time-saving finds with my fellow creatives, so today, I thought I'd share my recent discovery of the rather wonderful Visual Watermark program which in a nutshell is a batch watermarking software.  I cannot tell you how much I love it!

It was low cost - US$19.99 (one off), packed with features, and super easy to use.  I'll leave you to go check out the nitty gritty of just what it can do ... http://www.visualwatermark.com/.

But here's a quick visual of how it works for me...

I add all the photos I want to watermark
My Watermark is saved so I don't even have to do the next few steps, I skip right to the end of saving my watermark to all the photos, but if I wanted to do a new one.  I would start here by adding my water mark logo/and or text

This is my logo which I want to reduce down, change the opacity etc.  Easily done with all the options on the right

So you can see the edited logo bottom left, now I want to add some text, change it's colour, font, size etc

Starting to take shape.  If I want I can also add a photo border as part of my watermark process

Here's where the placement of the watermark will be on all of the photos I choose to put it on.  At this point I would save the watermark so I can use it in the future and not have to do the setup process.

The last step is to batch add the watermark to all the photos I have chosen.  As you can see there are options for overwriting etc - super flexible!

Do let me know if you give it a try and find it just as great as I do :-)

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  1. Hi Mel, nice to see you again, and how interesting this looks. I know I should do mine but haven't had the strength. Will definitely check it out. Hope all is good in your neck of the woods. Cheers Jane

  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us. There are so many great information and details that you provided in your article. Have a great rest of your weekend.
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