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Adding a Watermark to Your Image

2013-03-28 16:46:34 GMT

Why should you watermark your photos? Not only does it protect you, but in the world of digital images and social media it’s a subtle way to promote yourself or photography business.


Here’s step-by-step instructions how to add a watermark to your images in ACDSee Pro 6:

  1. In Edit mode, in the Add group, click Watermark. A watermark displays in the center of the photo by default.
  2. Click Browse, select your watermark, and then click Open.
  3. Click and drag the watermark to reposition it anywhere on your image, or click Center to quickly position the watermark image in the center.
  4. Drag the marquee handles to resize the watermark image.
  5. Select Maintain aspect ratio when resizing if you want to resize the watermark image without distorting it.
  6. Select Apply Alpha Channel to apply the alpha channel if it is present in the watermark.
  7. Select Apply Transparency to make a color in the watermark transparent.
    The default color is white. You can enter the RGB value of the color. If you don’t know the RGB value, move your mouse over the watermark preview thumbnail on the Edit panel, and then click on the color that you want to make transparent.
  8. Select an option from the Blending Mode drop-down list to specify how you want the watermark to blend into the underlying image.
  9. Drag the Opacity slider to specify the transparency of the watermark.
  10. Do one of the following:
    • Click Apply to add the watermark to your image, and keep the Watermark tool open.
    • Click Done to add the watermark to your image, and leave the tool.
    • Click Cancel to discard your changes and leave the tool.

You can also save your settings as a preset for future use.