Tutorial: How to add a watermark to a picture?

In this tutorial you will learn how to annotate your image with a watermark, for example, to publish it on a web page.

The Problem

You have taken some photos and would like to publish them on your website. You fear that other Internet users could use your photos without your permission.

The Goal

You want to label your photos with a watermark that displays your logo. So you want to identify the image that it can not be used on another website.

Step 1: Add Images

Start the image converter and open the folder in which your images are saved. Select the images with your mouse and drag the images by maintaining the mouse in the list on the left top of the image converter. Now all your images should be in the list.

Step 2: Select the Watermark

Click on "Add Watermark or Image" in the box "Actions" on the right side of the main window. It opens a new box in which all options can be selected for the watermark. First you have to choose which image should be used as a watermark. Simply click on "Open Image" or write the file path in the box beside it. If you click on an image in the list after that, you should see this image with the watermark in the preview box. Next, you can adjust the transparency. Simply push the slider from 0 to 100 until you see an outcome with which you are satisfied.

Step 3: Size of the Watermark

If the size of the watermark in the preview already meet your needs, you can skip this point. Otherwise, you can select one of the given options. Either the original size of the watermark can be used, the watermark can be resized to the size of the original image, or you can size the watermark freely.

Step 4: Position of the Watermark

If the watermark in the preview already has a correct position, you can skip this point. Otherwise, you can set the position of the watermark either centered or user-defined. Center means that the watermark is placed in the middle of the original image. With the custom setting, you are able to set a distance from the top or the bottom of the original image and the left or the right. For example, you can say, that the watermark should have a distance of 50 pixels from the left and 100 pixels from the top.

Step 5: Saving Images

If you are satisfied with the preview and the watermark in each image, you can add the watermark to each image and save it. You can choose, for example, a different folder or you can save the images under a different name in the same folder. See the point "Saving" under the topic functions for all information about saving. If everything is set, simply click on the button "Convert" and all images are stored with your watermark. We recommend not to overwrite the original images, because overwritten images can not be recovered. Instead, save the converted images as new images.