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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

batch water mark using FastStone Image Viewer

A watermark is a translucent text or image that is deliberately pasted on a digital photo to offer some simple copyright protection for a photographer. Normally, a text watermark will show the photographer’s name or website so viewers will instantly know who the photo owner is or where the photo was originated from. In this post, I will show you on how to watermark your photos in batch, using FastStone Image Viewer. This is a simple way to protect your rights, so nobody else can claim that your photos belong to them without your consent.


Steps to Batch Watermark Photos with FastStone

1- Launch FastStone Image Viewer. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it here.

2- On the menu bar, click “Tools -> Batch Convert/Rename“.


3- Select the “Batch Convert” tab. Next, browse for your photos and use the “Add” or “Add All” button to add your photos to be watermarked later.


4- Next, select the output folder where your watermarked photos will be saved to. Tick the “Use advanced options” checkbox and click on the “Advanced Options” button.

set-output-folder-and-go-to-watermark tool

You can choose to watermark your photos with a text (choose step 5) or with an image (choose step 6)

5- Select the “Text” tab and tick the “Use Text” checkbox. Add your text and don’t forget to choose its position inside a photo and opacity level. You can also custom select your text’s font type, color and size. Click OK and proceed to step 7.


6- If you choose to have an image watermark, select the “Watermark” tab and tick the “Use Watermark” checkbox. Browse for any image that you wish to use as a watermark. Choose also the watermark image position inside the photos, its opacity level, and other optional settings if you feel necessary. Click OK and proceed to step 7.


7- Click on the “Start” button to start the batch watermarking process. Wait for the process to finish and click “Done“. Check out your newly watermarked photos inside the output folder that you’ve specified above.


Additionally, you can also add your image EXIF data as the text watermark for your photos. The way to do it is by selecting the appropriate attribute from the “Insert Variable” button at step 5. With FastStone Image Viewer, digital batch watermarking can be done easily in less than 10 minutes. Try it today!

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