Tuesday, February 28, 2012

batch watermarking using picasa

I had a few questions on my last post about "batch watermarking" photos for use on your blog. As I said before, I think it's a good idea to watermark all your photos because there are some really dishonest people out there who will try to pass YOUR idea off as their own. TRUST ME.

I like using Picasa because it's FREE and EASY! In my "other life" I am a photographer and use Adobe's Lightroom for my professional pictures because I add a graphic watermark to my photos. For now, we'll use Picasa.

When you're in your Picasa gallery, select the photo(s) you'd like to watermark. See the screenshot above. To select multiple pictures click the first picture, go to the last and as you click on the last, hold down the "shift" key to highlight them all.

Go up to file,then scroll down to the option "export picture to folder".



This pop-up menu will come up. Up near the top, just click where you want your watermarked pictures to go. Down on the bottom there is a spot where you can check "watermark". Click the box, then right below it you can type in your web address/blog name, etc.




...and THAT'S IT! I learned the hard way, I hope this helps some of you out so you can learn from MY mistake. And please, pin away from my blog. I love seeing the things you extrapolate from my lessons and make into your own!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Joanna, when I wathermark my photos my name coms down in the right corner, do you know how to move it higher up or mor in the middle?

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    1. yes, that's a picasa thing. there isn't a way to put it anywhere else. if you use another program you can put it wherever you want, but not in picasa :(

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    2. May I ask how to edit the style, fond, color and so on?

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  2. do you know how to take the watermark off after you have done it?

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  3. You can batch watermark your photos on Picasa by manually adding text. All you do is add text to one photo; format and place it how you want it to be on all the pictures. Then on that picture, go to Edit > Copy Text. Then view all photos and select all the pictures you want watermarked. Hit Edit > Paste Text. Voila!

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    1. This sounds SO easy. Thank you. I need to start watermarking all of my photos again for my blogs, but I've been lazy because it seemed like so much work.

      I don't want to have the watermark on the original pictures most of the time. What is the best way to make and organize a bunch of copies at once?

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  4. I was googling and yes this is really helpful!

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  5. Thank you SO very much for providing this info, It has been SUCH a blessing!

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