Although the name may be confusing, especially in digital world, a watermark is a mark or lettering superimposed onto the photo showing who its owner is: a photographer, a company or a website. It is a technique known already for ages and is still used for example in marking banknotes. More commonly people associate watermarking with signing the works of art by famous painters, though artist like da Vinci or Picasso did not watermark their pieces, they simply signed it, but the idea of signing someone’s work is applicable. Michelangelo, Monet, Rembrandt and many other famous painters made this kind of a watermark for years and now it looks artistic. They didn’t call it “a watermark”, but it helped them to solve the problem what is a watermark for. You can make a watermark easily on your computer.
Category Archive "Watermarking Tips"
Here is a small tutorial on how to use your logo in new watermark maker for Mac – Visual Watermark.
- Add your images into the program and click the Select Template button.
- Select a logo, or logo+text template.
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.
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.
This article continues the series on watermarking your digital multimedia content. If you are using or planning to use Picasa to organize, view, edit and share digital photos, read this article for information on how to use this software to make a watermark for your digital images in batch mode.