Better Blog Challenge Day Eight: Watermark Your Images

by Katy on October 8, 2011

For a long time I was unsure how I felt about watermarking images. It seemed like a lot of work. It also seemed a little pretentious–I mean, not every image you take is really worth stealing, right?

My mind has been changed, however. I met a woman from Microsoft who told me that watermarked images is one of the first things they look at when deciding whether or not a blogger is serious about their work. The introduction of bookmarking services like Pinterest have further convinced me that everyone needs to be watermarking their images. Images are being shared faster and going further–make sure everyone knows who created the fabulousness!

You  can, of course, watermark your images in Photoshop, but not everyone has Photoshop. Here are a few free options if you’d like to watermark your images.

1. Picnik. Picnik is a free, web-based  service that allows you to write text on your images. Simply upload a photograph and under the Edit tab, click on “text.” Type you text in the box and adjust the size and transparency until you are happy.

2. Windows Live Writer. The other option is to write your posts using the free program Windows Live Writer. You will have to download this program to your computer, but once you do, you can write and format your posts on your desktop, and even your pictures as well.


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  • Carlie Kollath Wells

    Good idea. I’m going to try Picnik for Thanks for the suggestion.

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