To put a, so called, watermark on your photos — it’s such a personal thing, and there are arguments both for and against. After four, five years of taking photos, I still haven’t made up my mind whether I want it. Guess that says something about me, if nothing else.
Since I got the Mac I’ve been using iPhoto a great deal, but also my usual Picasa.
If you want to use the watermark feature in Picasa, you type in the text and that’s it. There aren’t any options to set colour, font or anything.
In iPhoto there is no watermarking feature at all. So, if you desperately wanted to watermark your photos, you’d have to open them, one by one, in the “preview app” and use the ‘Annotate’ feature. That’s one helluva procedure!!!
Today, I found a free plugin for iPhoto [iBorderFX]. It’s basically for adding borders, but you can skip that and just add the watermark. I just tried it on one squirrel and it worked swimmingly. In this example I did add borders … I had options to adjust the transparency of my watermark, as I don’t like them to be intrusive if I want them at all.
In this example, I’ve made it easy for any thief, hellbent on stealing my squirrel, but this is just an example. I could have put a big one all across, and set the transparency really low, but I didn’t want that.