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How to Add Watermark to Photos

Last Updated on Aug. 26, 2021 – by David Morgan
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Watermark Your Photos

Whether you're a professional photographer or just take photos for fun, you deserve credit for your work. Unfortunately, many photographers fall victim to photo theft, especially on social media.

One way to prevent photo theft is to watermark your photos or place a superimposed overlay on the picture with your name or logo. Adding a watermark to a photo is easier than you might expect.

Learn how simple it is to put a watermark on your photos below.

Instructions on How to Put a Watermark on a Photo

If you haven't done so already, you'll need to download a photo editor. We will be using PhotoDirector. It's a professional photo editor available to download for free on Windows and Mac.

1. Upload Your Photo to PhotoDirector

The first step is to upload the image you would like to watermark to PhotoDirector. To do so, open the software and click the Library tab on the upper left of your screen. Next, click on the Import button. From there, you can choose to add photos from your hard drive or SD card.

Import Your Photos

2. Open Watermark Creator

Next, navigate to the Guided tab at the top of the page. On the left-hand side of the screen, you will see dozens of guided editing tools that you can use to transform your photo. Scroll until you find the Watermark Creator. PhotoDirector will open an editor that you can use to add text and images as a watermark and change the information within it.

Watermark Creator

3. Edit Your Watermark

Using the Watermark Creator tools, spend a few minutes adjusting your watermark settings. Ensure that it suits your artistic style and includes enough information to prevent anyone from stealing your images. The best watermarks prevent thieves from cropping or editing the image around the watermark without taking away from the beauty and visual appeal of the photo.

Completed Watermark

4. Save Your Photo

Once you are satisfied with your watermark, save and export your image.

Add a Watermark to Your Photos With PhotoDirector

In a perfect world, if a social media influencer or business wanted to use your photos, they would ask your permission, give you credit, and even pay you to use the picture. However, the digital nature of modern photography makes it easy for anyone to screenshot images or save them to their computer with a simple right-click.

Adding a watermark may not prevent all forms of photo theft, but it certainly helps. At the very least, if someone wants a clean copy for business or personal use, they will need to contact you directly to ask your permission.

Watermarks also make your photos identifiable as your own, serving as a marketing tactic to further your photography brand. If users decide to pass your images around the web, anyone viewing them will instantly know the photographer and be able to contact you about future work.

PhotoDirector features an easy-to-use interface that allows pro photographers and beginners alike to apply cool AI-powered effects, watermarks, and much more—you can even 'photoshop' photos without photoshop.

Download PhotoDirector today to upgrade your editing process and apply watermarks with a few clicks of a button.

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