You know how it is. You take a photo of something amazing that happened, post it on social media, only to discover later on that someone has copied your image and shared it on their networks, claiming not to remember where they got the idea from.
The best solution is to place a watermark within your image to help people ‘remember’ where they go the image from. Acknowledgement of correct credit is all you ask, but adding a watermark could delay you sharing the image. Well, that’s where a new app ‘PhotoMarks’ for iPhone and iPad becomes very useful (the app is also available for Mac & PC, which we review further down in this article).
Simply add a photo from your library, enter your text (and logo, if required), and then easily share your image to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or e-mail – it’s that simple.
On the down side, the app only works in portrait configuration, which is fiddly on the iPad or larger iPhone – where landscape use would be beneficial. But if you’re wanting to rightly watermark the amazing work you create, then this is a great app to have to hand.
Watermark is also available for Mac & PC
For more detailed, and precise watermarking, the Mac & PC apps are incredibly powerful, but remain intuitively easy to use. In fact, you can watermark (or copyright) on a batch of photographs, rather than going through each single photo that requires work. I think this is crucial for budding photographers, but also the app includes a range of filters, frames and cropping tools, which have handily accessible. I was particularly taken by the shadow effect on the (raised) text (see image), which added an easy and unique dimension.
Click here to view/download from the PhotoMarks website
If you’re not a fan of sharing images in the fear that people will ‘acquire’, or use as their own, get watermarking, and protect the credit that is yours. PhotoMarks apps will do the job quickly, efficiently and easily for you.
UKEdChat did not get paid for this article. We were provided with promotion codes from Bits&Coffee to access the app.