Photos published online are difficult to protect, but one way is with a digital watermark. For that you’ll need a Mac app that makes watermarking fast, easy, and batchtastic. Here’s one that’s all that and more.
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A trip to the Mac App Store will bring you many watermark choices; a few are free and feature limited, while a few others are loaded with features and priced accordingly.
Somewhere in the middle is Watermark Plus which checks off my basic list of criteria at an affordable price.
First, the watermark itself is simple to create and setup in Watermark Plus. You get controls over font, style, color, and alignment.
You can even set the stroke of each font, and the watermark automatically fits itself to photos of different sizes.
In fact, you can combine and re-arrange watermarks on a photo. Layer and opacity are easily adjusted so you can see the watermark before you place it on the photo.
That’s the beauty of Watermark Plus. The tools are almost self explanatory. Open a photo, create the watermark– image or text– and apply.
Watermark Plus doesn’t care much about the photo file format, either. Use JPEGs, PNGs, BMPs, or TIFFs. Most of those features are expected in any watermark app for the Mac.
What photographers want, though, is batch processing. That means the option to rename photo files on the fly, and apply the selected watermark to dozens or hundreds of photos at the same time. It even comes with a bunch preset image watermarks which give your photo a classy look, combined with the protection of a watermark.
There’s no easy way to prevent digital thieves from ripping off your photos and using them as their own, but a well placed watermark helps to preserve your ownership. This is well done, considering the nominal price tag.