If you would like to create a photo gallery or wallpaper’s site with your portfolio or pictures collection then you should watermark the images before uploading it to the web because if you donot watermark your images then anybody can download your pictures and put it in his website.You also have to watermark the image if you wanna sell them.Watermarking can be done with any good photo editing software like PhotoShop,fireworks or GIMP but it is really a big time taking job to watermark the images in the softwares mentioned above and also you are not gonna install heavy softwares like Photoshop for just watermarking.
There are some good and free softwares available on internet which you can use to watermark your images quickly and easily.In this post i m listing 6 free software for watermarking of images.
FastStone Image Viewer
An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping,color adjustments, musical slideshow and much more.
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other
graphic viewers, whose whole “creativity” is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 8+ years).
XnView, a software to view and convert graphic files, really simple to use.XnView exists for Windows, MacOS X, Linux x86, Linux ppc, FreeBSD x86, OpenBSD x86, NetBSD x86, Solaris sparc, Solaris x86, Irix mips, HP-UX, AIX !
ImageXYZ v1.0.1 is a utility to watermark your copyrighted images using single or multi-line text with virtually any font installed on your system. You can specify the font properties (type, size, bold, italic, etc.) and choose the fore color and shadow color of the watermark. The brightness level of the watermark and shadow colors are adjustable as well. The watermark can be located anywhere on the image by using X and Y scrollbars. The final image can be saved as a bitmap (.bmp), jpeg, (.jpg), tiff (.tiff) or png (.png) image or you can simply copy the image to the clipboard
PhotoWatermark Professional is redesigned from scratch and more specialized in professional watermarking. A feature centered interface setup with clearly readable buttons lets you find the proper commands easily.It supports a mixture of text and image watermarks of any complexity. A variety of styles including outline,gradient or texture fill, inner shadow, soft shadow, glow, drop shadow, 3D shadow, emboss and engrave render you watermarks that speak of professionalism.
uMark – a utility for marking the images and photos with a copyright notice or your company logo or both. What can you do with uMark?
* Add visible watermark to hundreds of images at one go
* Batch convert and rename images
* Generate thumbnails
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