Most charities and non-profits build up a collection of photographs and other images related to their cause, ready for use in promotional materials or on the web.
When sharing these images online there’s always the chance someone might ‘borrow’ (also known as ‘steal’) your images and use them as their own. An easy way to avoid this is to add a watermark to your charity images and it’s really easy to do.
A free online watermark tool
Upload your images
You can choose to upload images from your computer or you can grab images straight from your Flickr, Facebook or Picasa (google) accounts, and you can upload up to 5 images at once. There’s also an option to resize your images if required.
Set up the watermark
You can add any text you like for the watermark (your website URL might be a good idea to grab the attention of a few extra visitors) and the style (white on black, black on white, background opacity etc.) and placement of your watermark can be customised.
The sample image updates as you change the settings, so you can see a preview of how the watermark will look before you save your changes.
The result – a watermarked image!
Once you’ve got the watermark settings as you want them, hit the ‘Continue’ button and your watermarked image will appear, ready to save to your computer or upload direct to your Flickr, Facebook or Picasa accounts.
My experience of this service: Having just discovered picMarkr I’ve used it to add a few watermarks to images on my non-profit site SaveTheStrays.co.uk. I’ve found it to be really easy to use and it creates a stylish looking watermark with minimum fuss! Definitely recommended.
Ready to add watermarks to your charity images?
» Visit picMarkr.com
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