Many bloggers, especially photography bloggers, often find that their original content has been copied by some malicious site. There are a couple of ways to deal with this problem; for example, you can file a DMCA complaint, or you can choose to watermark your images. While the former method is widely used, watermarking is still quite scarce, especially amongst bloggers, as they don’t have much time and resources to spend. Thankfully, there’s a new web app in town that makes watermarking images as easy as pie. The site, aptly titled Water Marquee, lets you upload your image, watermark it, then download it to your computer without the need for any external tools like GIMP or Photoshop.
Water Marquee, much like the previously discussed Picfull, has a signup-free, easy-to-use interface. Just click on the Get Started button on the top, and you can start uploading your pictures right away. One good thing about this app is that it lets you shift-select multiple photos, making it easier to process multiple images.
Once you’ve chosen the images you want to watermark, simply click the ‘Set Watermark’ button at the top, and a new dialog box will pop up allowing you to enter the watermark text. You can either add a text watermark or an image watermark. For text watermarks, you get to choose the font, text color, and font size.
Once you’re done, click on the Update button. Et voila! You’ll find the watermark sitting right on top of the image. Don’t worry though, you can change the mark’s visibility and position easily. Finally, click on the ‘Save Image’ option to download the touched photos to your computer.
Though Water Marquee is free to use, it does have some limitations. The free version only allows 12 images, with a maximum image size of 1 MB. That, along with some other limitations can be gotten rid of by signing up for the pro version which costs about $10 a year. The cost, as compared to other web apps, is pretty reasonable; however, the free version is enough for any blogger who wants to watermark screenshots and some basic photos.
Image Credits: StevenM_61