Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OOPS!!! I Forgot to Watermark Blog Photos

The other day, in all of the excitement over my first post, I forgot to watermark my photos.

Here is an example of a photo without a watermark
When you watermark your photos, you are letting everyone know that these pictures belong to you; not because you do not want them to use them.  Please give credit where credit is due.

A photo with a watermark

"Wandaful Wonders" in the bottom right hand corner of photo is a watermark.

After I published the post, I panicked; thinking watermarking pictures is going to be a GREAT BIG DEAL.
So, I did the faithful Google search, and found more information than I needed (which I love).  I learned that you can use free programs, purchase programs, read "how to articles", and watch Youtube videos on how to watermark pictures.

Then I searched "How to watermark pictures using Picasa." Picasa is a photo-editing program that I normally use.  "Picasa 3 is a software download program from Google that helps you organize, edit and share your photos.  It is free and easy to use."

I have uploaded the instructions from Picasa and Picasa Web Albums Help.

From Picasa: Adding watermarks to photos

You can help protect your images by adding a watermark to your photos. A watermark in Picasa is white text that's added to the lower-right corner of photos during the export or upload process. To add a watermark to a photo, please use the following steps:

During export

  1. Select the photos you'd like to export.
  2. Click the Export button in the Photo Tray.
  3. Select the 'Add a watermark' checkbox.
  4. In the watermark box, enter your watermark text.
  5. Click OK. Your photos will be exported with your watermark in place.

While uploading

  1. Before you upload, click Tools > Options (Windows) or Picasa > Preferences (Mac).
  2. Select the Picasa Web Albums tab.
  3. Select the 'Add a watermark for all uploads' checkbox.
  4. In the watermark box, enter your watermark text.
  5. Click OK. All uploaded photos will possess your chosen watermark.
Picasa will never make changes to your original photo file. Exporting and uploading pictures with edits or watermarks applied creates an edited JPG copy of the original photo.
updated 10/09/2010

Since, I am on a huge learning curve regarding every aspect of blogs and blogging, this is what I am going to use until I expand and develop the blog site.

I hope this small bit of information has helped you.  I know it is not the first time this topic has been discussed, however, I know there are others, who can use the budget-crunching information.

My Boon-A-Rang Table is almost complete.  Soon, I will be sharing the completed table in its honored spot.

Thank you for your comments on the blog and Facebook.  I welcome all comments.

Make it a Great Day!


1 comment:

  1. Picasa is what I use for everything. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following.


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