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How To Rename Photos After Watermarking

Rename Images feature allows you to “prettify” your filenames and make them meaningful. This is very useful if you’re going to send them to your customers or doubt you’ll easily find a photo between IMG_XXXX.jpg and DSCXXXX.jpg files.

Visual Watermark, watermark maker for Mac, allows you to rename files once they’re watermarked. Here is how:

  1. Add your images for watermarking.
  2. Select your watermark template and edit it if necessary.
  3. Open the Output Setting screen.
  4. Select the Rename and Number Photos item from the Rename Photos list.
    Rename and number photos

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How To Sequentially Number Images

When sending images to your customers, it’s very important to make ordering as easy as possible. The biggest problem is to remember all filenames they want to order. A combination of IMG or DSC with a random number isn’t somewhat easy to remember for you and your customer.

It’s a good idea to sequentially number images before sending them to your customers. It’s so much easier for them to say they want images 4, 8, 15 and 27 than look into filenames and say they want files DSC02154.jpg, DSC03153.jpg and DSC15345.jpg.

You can rename your files, watermark a number on your images or do both. A number watermark makes it easier for customers to order since they don’t need to figure out filename of the photo they’re looking at.

Here is how to watermark images with sequential numbers:

  1. Add images you want to number into our watermark maker – Visual Watermark.
  2. Select a text watermark template on the next step.
    Text Watermark Template Selected

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How to Improve Your Watermark Protection

All of us know that the best way to protect your digital photos on the Internet is by watermarking them, but sometimes to place the watermark on the photos is not enough to secure your photos. For example, look at these pictures.

How to improve watermarking - original photo
Original photo with a small watermark in the center
How to improve watermark security - watermark removed
We removed the watermark but added significant watermark footprint

We removed the watermark using photo editing software. Remaining defects on the restored picture are so invisible that the photo can be easily stolen.

Does it mean that watermarks in general are insecure?

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How to Watermark Photos in Aperture Library

Aperture is photo management software for Mac that allows you to store and refine high volumes of photos. All images are stored in a special folder called library. This means when importing photos from a camera memory card Aperture copies them into an internal storage (“library”). You can easily erase your memory card while Aperture will store original photos for you on your hard disc.

However, this makes photo watermarking a bit inconvenient since Visual Watermark cannot retrieve images from the library, only Aperture can. You should export your photos from the library first. This tutorial shows how this can be done.

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