What is photo watermarking?

Watermarking is the process of adding (usually semi-transparent) image or text over the top of your photograph. You might watermark a photograph to identify that it belongs to you, embed business information (like an email address or url), or just for fun (adding a silly message).

You might have seen watermarks when browsing stock-photography sites (like Shutterstock), or when previewing images from a professional photo-shoot.

If you’re interested, here is the origin history for the term ‘watermark’.

How to watermark your photos

First, click ‘Get Started’ in the top right corner of the site. This will take you to the photo watermarking app. You don’t need to create an account, you can get started right away.

Any watermark you design will be automatically added to all of the photos you have selected, so you can watermark all your images quickly.

1. Select the photos you would like to watermark

You can select up to 10 photos at a time to watermark. Click browse, then select whichever photos you like.

SnapSentry will display a thumbnail of each image in the sidebar, when you click a thumbnail, you’ll see a preview of that image with your watermark in the editor.

You can always add more photos to watermark during the rest of the process, so don’t worry if you don’t select all 10 photos right away.

2. Design your watermark

Click Add Watermark to a watermark to your image. You can create a text watermark, or a logo watermark.

Text Watermarks

Simply type your text into the input box and select the font, color, and opacity of your text. Click on an image thumbnail to preview what that image will look like with the watermark.

Logo Watermarks

You can choose any image you like for your watermark, by default it will be 100% opaque, but you can adjust that in the sidebar.

3. Preview your finished watermark

Click each thumbnail to preview how each image will look with your fancy new watermark.

4. Download your watermarked images

Once you’re happy with how your watermark looks, simply click Download and SnapSentry will build you a zip file of full-sized, watermarked, images.