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image Watermark software recommendation sought


weseeyou 3 112
21 Jan 2012 1:11PM
has anyone got any recommendations for a freeware image watermark software or perhaps one that isn't too expensive.(Win7 compatable) I lost my last one along with my XP laptop Sad
I'm looking for one that has adjustable translucency and fonts/colour etc
Thanks for any suggestions

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Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
21 Jan 2012 2:27PM
I use FastStone to apply mine although the logo itself was produced in CS5 as a TIFF with the transparency saved.

I believe that FastStone will enable you to produce your own but I'm not sure of the degree of complexity it offers.
speedprint 6 14 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2012 3:05PM
hi
try "picture shark" free to download and use.see example on flickr bredbury hall "clickspeedprint"
regards
speedprint
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2012 3:08PM
BreezeBrowser is very comprehensive. It's easy to choose the typeface, colour, transparency and position of your watermark. Help halfway down this page.
speedprint 6 14 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2012 4:58PM
hi chris
liked the breezbrowser;but picture shark is much much easier.it is just so simple to use.
regards
speedprint
macroman 11 15.3k England
21 Jan 2012 5:17PM
Fastone does that too! Grin Grin
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2012 5:48PM
hi speedprint- I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to the OP
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 Jan 2012 5:58PM
What software are you using, if you have photoshop its very simple to do, if done right its invisible to the naked eye,and only shows in the blue channel.
weseeyou 3 112
21 Jan 2012 8:41PM
wow thanks for the quick replies everyone.
I'll try the programs that you have suggested. I think the software I used before was called 'watermark' ? but I haven't used a watermark software for a while since I lost my WinXP PC .
The new laptop has Win7 so I need to find lots of replacement software now.Sad
weseeyou 3 112
21 Jan 2012 10:35PM
I've downloaded the suggestions and tried them. I found picture shark completely unfathomable. i remember trying this before and giving up grrrrrr. how on earth do you add a copywrite symbol ????

Settled on TSR. its simple straighforward and doesn't require reading pages of a guide.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions and advice
Sneha_D 2 3 India
24 Jan 2012 6:39AM

Quote:What software are you using, if you have photoshop its very simple to do, if done right its invisible to the naked eye,and only shows in the blue channel.


I am using Photoshop 7, and tried working on the guidelines given on this site, couldn't get it right. http://www.ephotozine.com/article/watermarking-your-photos-in-photoshop-7-and-cs-4881
Step #10, where you have to add "current path" doesn't work. Any suggestions?
779HOB 2 1.1k United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 7:00AM

Quote:What software are you using, if you have photoshop its very simple to do, if done right its invisible to the naked eye,and only shows in the blue channel.


Paul - how do you do that? If it's not visible to the naked eye is it worth doing? - I hate watermarks but feel the need to put them on even if they only stop the casual thief.

While on the subject(ish) if you put details in the file info (Photoshop) it puts a nice (c) in the title that shows on the tab when opened. If someone downloads the file and then deletes the file info data does the copyright symbol go too? Sorry, know that's not about watermarking software but has a connection.
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
1 Nov 2012 10:44AM
Invisible . . .


. . . watermarks.


Hope this helps.

Bren.
weseeyou 3 112
1 Nov 2012 12:15PM
mmm clever stuff but I cannot see any use for it really.? Not sure how you'd use it on several hundred images a week without a lot of editing work anyway.

The only reason to use a watermark as far as I can see is to protect your images from theft and the best way to do that in my opinion is to make your security clear for all to see so that
1. it acts as a strong visual deterrant
2. the image is pretty useless to use as -is because it has your name and copyright across it.

With a non visable watermark you could prove its presence after the image theft but the person who nicked your image could argue that they thought it copyright-free because there was no apparent copyright or watermark visible ! Wink
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 12:41PM

Quote: but the person who nicked your image could argue that they thought it copyright-free because there was no apparent copyright or watermark visible


Copyright is automatic (in the UK and many other countries). So someone stealing your image because it didn't have a mark would have as much defence as someone stealing property from your car because you'd left it open with no notice to say don't steal.

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