Hello everyone. I'd like to ask, what software would you recommend to apply a water mark to your photos. I frequently upload photos to my alumni website and not being the only amateur photographer I would like to make sure my photos are not "borrowed" without asking.
/I'm not sure I would say PM is a copyright/protection product. But it does support properly populating the EXIF data that is standard in most images. It also is good at rendering JPEG files from edited images so the copyright is a nice and easy feature.
I have found Photoshop Elements to be an easy way to watermark a photo. There is a video available to subscribers of Photoshop Elements Techniques magazine that describes how to create a brush with your copyright/signature information. Basically, you use a scanned image of your signature or create a text file in Elements and save it as a brush. It then becomes a brush available for all future photos - fully adjustable in size, placement, opacity and even color.
Here is an example of what mine looks like:
I then post my small file on the web for viewing. If someone wants to rip off a 150KB file and edit out my signature I guess I can't stop them. At least I know they won't be printing it out and making millions off of my work Attachment#1 (jpg file)