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    Watermarking your photos

    What is a good program to watermark your photos.

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    I use Picasa....it's free. I like the small logo and it gives me the opportunity to change the watermark as needed.

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    I use Photoshop Elements it's about $100 vs $600 for Photoshop CS but you can do a lot more than just watermark....http://www.photoshop.com/products/photoshopelements



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    I have actually used 'TSR Watermark Image' in the past to good effect. It allows for adjusting the transparency of the watermark which allows you to watermark the center of the picture without taking any of the actual visibility of the image away. You can d/l it for free off of cnet at http://download.cnet.com/TSR-Waterma...-10976931.html

    Be aware - if you do download the program.. make sure you untick the marks that will install the claro search toolbar on your computer. Its a resource hog and very unnecessary. I believe there are two spots you need to uncheck. Just, as always, read everything before you click yes to anything and you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Marentay View Post
    I have actually used 'TSR Watermark Image' in the past to good effect. It allows for adjusting the transparency of the watermark which allows you to watermark the center of the picture without taking any of the actual visibility of the image away. You can d/l it for free off of cnet at http://download.cnet.com/TSR-Waterma...-10976931.html

    Be aware - if you do download the program.. make sure you untick the marks that will install the claro search toolbar on your computer. Its a resource hog and very unnecessary. I believe there are two spots you need to uncheck. Just, as always, read everything before you click yes to anything and you should be fine.

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    Microsoft Paint (MSPaint) comes with MS Windows. It's very basic but works well just to get something on there.
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    I use Photoshop, but whatever you choose to use, you will want the watermark to cover the entire image or at least across its center, so that people don't just cut out the logo from the bottom and use it anyhow. Use a program that allows transparency adjustment of the watermark of your choice.

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    Watermarking your photos

    Picasa allows transparency adjustment.

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    Re: Watermarking your photos

    Quote Originally Posted by NickGann View Post
    I use Photoshop, but whatever you choose to use, you will want the watermark to cover the entire image or at least across its center, so that people don't just cut out the logo from the bottom and use it anyhow. Use a program that allows transparency adjustment of the watermark of your choice.
    +1 on that, very easy to snip off a small watermark, something at about 20-30% opacity and going full width is the best defence.

    Photoshop CS2 is FREE now - the nice folks at Adobe are giving that version away as it is a few years old. Just Google it. Once you've fixed the contrast and colour on a few images, added watermarks and saved them to be exactly the size and file size you want you will wonder how you lived without it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronqueen View Post
    +1 on that, very easy to snip off a small watermark, something at about 20-30% opacity and going full width is the best defence.

    Photoshop CS2 is FREE now - the nice folks at Adobe are giving that version away as it is a few years old. Just Google it. Once you've fixed the contrast and colour on a few images, added watermarks and saved them to be exactly the size and file size you want you will wonder how you lived without it!

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    You beat me to it, Cameron.

    Using Photoshop, use the selector tool to select the areas of your logo that you want in your watermark. Then create a .PNG file. Copy the selected areas from your logo and paste them into the .PNG file. You can then copy and paste the .png file onto your .jpg file that you want to display. This allows only your logo to be the watermark, without a white background. Save the file as a .jpg to "flatten" the layers and to make it usable just like a .jpg image.

    Sometimes, it's easier to select the "white areas" or "negative areas" (the area's you don't want) of an image. Then under the "select" tab in the menu bar, select "inverse" this will in turn select the opposite of what you just selected - Many times this is quicker and easier then going through and selecting what you want.

    ...I hope that made a little sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickGann View Post
    I use Photoshop, but whatever you choose to use, you will want the watermark to cover the entire image or at least across its center, so that people don't just cut out the logo from the bottom and use it anyhow. Use a program that allows transparency adjustment of the watermark of your choice.
    Yeah, those Photoshop guys are really sneaky.


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    Yes i see what you are saying about cropping, I went with Doug advice and download picasa. Looks pretty easy.

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    My watermark is not for security purposes, its more for advertising. I prefer not having anything across the middle as sometimes it gets in the way of the photo. I am not to concerned about people stealing my pic's. Hec most of the time I give people pics when they ask for them.
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    Watermarking your photos

    I use photoshop to watermark but don't do every photo. I'm too lazy for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Red" View Post
    Microsoft Paint (MSPaint) comes with MS Windows. It's very basic but works well just to get something on there.
    Thats what ive been using its simple then I resize and convert to a JPEG so it does not take up a lot of memory.

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