Sometimes when you need to protect your blog images, you may need to watermark them. This watermark adds an overlay with whatever image you want so if someone is using your image, that mark will indicate that it belongs to someone. It can prove to be proof if someone steals images from you.
For example, one of my blog friends has been taking pictures of her family, and shares them on her website. However, I recall several years ago that she blogged about people stealing pictures of her children. She found one of them being used on some other blogger’s personal website. That blogger had pulled a lot of pictures together to try to put a believable story about who they were. My friend reported them, and ever since, has been watermarking her images.
Scary, huh? Well, your reason for wanting to watermark your own images may not be the same.
With these tools, you upload an image for the watermark overlay, and then the image you want watermarked. You can be as obvious or as subtle as you want with the image you want to use to overlay. For example, if you are selling images, and someone tries to download the image, you could put a bigger overlay that is visible, but also still displays the image. A lot of stock photography websites do this. An example of this is the stock photography at 123RF. They have a subtle, but large image of a camera in the middle of their pictures, as their watermark.
If you don’t have a graphic editor of your own, no worries! In this post, I’m giving you 8 options to be able to watermark your images. Of course, there are a ton of more tools, including free online graphic editors, and most of the list have nearly the same purpose. However, from experience, sometimes websites happen to be down, or overloaded, so that’s why I put this little list together.
8 Free Online Tools to Watermark Your Images
Do you watermark your images? What is your favorite tool.