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Thursday, September 3

How To Add Watermarks to Photos

A client was asking me about how to add watermarks to her blog photos as a way of deterring photo theft. I did my best to explain it, but felt that text just wasn’t the way to describe the process.
So I made a video tutorial.
At four in the morning.
You can thank me later.*

Now, go protect those photos!

ETA: Here are the links for GIMP and for Windows Live Writer.

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*Thank me, tell me how crazy I am for staying up that late…whatever.

50 Stubborn Stains:

T. said...

Wow, that is pretty nice of you to post a step by step tutorial :) Stopping by from SITS to say hello!
T.

babyblooze liz said...

You are CRAZY to do this at 4 a.m. but it is SO APPRECIATED!! This is so very helpful, thank you so much.

Michelle said...

you stinkin' ROCK MY socks off! I have been wanting to know how to do this. And frankly, any mommy that is up at 4am, is a mommy after my own heart!

Michelle said...

btw, i'll be linking this sunday on my No Need For the Sunday Paper Links post! cuz, it rocks!

barefacedapproach said...

Very helpful. I don't know that I can use either of those for MAC though :(

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I've always wondered! Thanks!

Kimberly said...

Thanks

Lolly said...

Well aren't you thoughtful?! :-) I should probably do that with my photos but no one reads my blog anyway!

boatbaby said...

many thanks -- in appreciation I won't try it on my photos until 4am

:)

sarah said...

I might try the watermark thing ... until then, you should know that you have a very nice voice. I liked hearing it. I read so many blogs of so many people that I do not know, and realized while watching your tutorial that I have know idea what these ladies sound like! Weird thought. Perhaps even weirder that I shared it. Whatevs. I like your voice, you speak well.

Dorothy said...

Dropping by from SITS to say thanks for the tutorial!

Julie said...

I'm surprised you were coherent at 4am! I would not be! Thanks for the great tutorial.

Jamie said...

Awesome tutorial and adorable baby! Thanks!

Jessica said...

I'm impressed.

Mary said...

I can't believe you did that at 4 a.m.! But great of you to do that for people. I went thru this with my food blog - a couple of times. Shut down one blog - got another one to straighten up their act. So I started watermarking everything - adding to my editing time which with recipe development, then cooking, then photographing, then editing, just added another step to the lengthy process. What a pain! Would you consider including the links to those programs you referenced in your post? I've already forgotten what they were lol!

What a cute baby!

Happy SITS Day!!

betteroffwithcats said...

I actually never thought about adding a watermark to my shots; takes for the tip!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the great and helpful tutorial!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

This is a helpful tutorial video I am going to share about on my Friday "Things I Learned This Week" post at www.zemeks.blogspot.com with a link back here.

Congrats on your SITS day!

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

Awesome, that's a great tutorial! You have a truly awesome blog, I'm definitely becoming a follower. Hope you enjoy your SITS day!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping from SITS~ Great Lesson

Vivianne's Vista said...

Wow! I'm impressed! At 4 AM I am barely human!That was a great tutorial. Happy Sits Day!

carma said...

very nice! I've heard others mentioning Gimp. Will have to check it out...

Pam said...

That was great! I've often wondered how bloggers do that. I'm off to try it. Thanks.

Jenn said...

I really hope that you were up at 4:00am to win some sort of contest, because otherwise that is just scary! Thanks for the tutorial!

AmericanTribal said...

NEAT! Thanks for posting this, I was actually *just* wondering how to make one of these the other day.

glenna said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing the free program info!

Judy said...

Fantastic video! I'll be back to view more videos and will check out your design website as well!

Joy said...

Four. A. M.

Trying to wrap my head around that! LOL

Congrats on your SITS day!

Young Wife said...

Wow, that's awesome! Thanks for sharing. Happy SITS Day!

Heidi said...

thanks for the tip!

Marie said...

Very cool, thank you for the tip. :)

Mandi Miller said...

Thanks for the tip! Very good tutorial!! Happy SITS Day!

Sabreena said...

4 am? That is dedication to your readers. Stopping by from SITS. Love your blog. I am definitley going to become a follower.

Kearsie said...

Alls I know is, you look fantastic at four in the morning. I tend to lean more towards the zombie robot look, so, I must admit, I'm a wee bit jealous.

Amanda said...

Awesome! I've been using WLW for quite a while now and I didn't know that there was a watermark option. I upload all of my images to my personal website, so I'm going to try using this function with photos that I've already uploaded to the web. Thanks Holly!

Kelly said...

Hi lady! Stoppin in from SITS...congrats on your FB Day...woohoo! Love your super cute site! I am now following you all over...facebook, twitter...yada, yada. Love this tutorial...and the fact that you did it at 4 in the morn!
Hope you can stop by The Pursuit of Mommyness sometime!
http://thepursuitofmommyness.com/

The Local Cook said...

Thanks for the tip! Now, if I can just get to the point where people would WANT to steal my photos LOL.

Tia said...

Hi there! Came over from SITS...lovin your blog!!

Kayli said...

i didn't even know you could do that! i should probably do this. thanks sitsa!

Heather said...

Ok, so I've been using windows live writer forever and never noticed the watermark thing. LOL I should add my watermark to all of my pictures, but I've just been adding it (via PSP) on my Project 365 pictures. I think I may have to test the one in windows live writer for my other pictures. Thanks for the tip!

Holly said...

THANK you for this tutorial..something I need to do, but have been to lazy and too busy to think about...until NOW!
Holly

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Nice tutorial. And I totally understand about doing something like this at 4 a.m.!

camiLLe said...

very very informative! thanks. (in from SITS)

Gay Vaughan said...

Great job Holly! I added text to my photos also using Picnik...the free version. You and your blog rock!! Happy SITS day!

Lorri Jeanne said...

I have been thinking about doing this and then always forget...

Kristine said...

Thank you for this. So helpful.

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Thanks for doing this at 4 IN THE MORNING! I'm so happy I'm not the only one that gets on something and powers through the night. When I am tired the next day, I blame my kids...:) Great work!

thehecticeclecticgirl said...

That was an awesome tutorial - at least I think it was... I was a little distracted by the sweet baby photos! But I'm gonna go download gimp right now and get started. So thanks! And happy sits day!

Missy said...

Yay! I have been wondering how to do this. Thank you so much!

Stopping in from SITS.

Shelley said...

Thanks for the tutorial. You really know what you are doing. How do I strike through a word in my text? I am technologically challenged.

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