The Internet has made it easier than ever to share images, which means it's also easier than ever to steal images. In many cases, a watermark may be the only thing standing between your intellectual property and a potential thief. Though we generally think that watermarks are a great way to prevent unauthorized use of your images and ensure that your name stays connected to your work, some ways of applying watermarks are better than others. UMark Lite is one watermark program that did not particularly impress us. Although it works, it's not as versatile or efficient as … Read more
The Internet is a bit of a free-for-all in terms digital media; most people have no qualms about saving--and using--other people's images without permission. This can be prevented to some extent with the use of watermarks. Image Watermarks is a basic program that allows users to apply watermarks to batches of images, discouraging their appropriation by unscrupulous Internet users.
The program's interface is simple and not particularly attractive, but it's easy enough to figure out. Users simply select the image or folder of images that they want to use, design their watermark (or load a previously designed … Read more
Just about everybody has a digital camera or picture-taking cell phone, to judge by the number of photo editors out there. Manatee's PhotoWham stands out from the crowd with a unique angle: You set your resizing, renaming, and watermark preferences once, and then drag and drop single images, folders, or whole batches of files for quick, automatic processing. It can add specific text to the beginning or end of file names and save to specific directories.
This compact tool has one of the simplest interfaces we've ever tested: just a main display and two buttons--one activating a settings … Read more
The Internet is full of people with questionable morals, and even people who don't typically engage in thievery don't think twice about appropriating other people's images they find online. There's nothing worse than coming across one of your photos or other images only to find that it hasn't been attributed to you or, even worse, has been presented as someone else's work. Batch Photo Watermarker is an easy way to place highly customized watermarks on your images, ensuring that your name will never be separated from your work.
At first glance, the program's … Read more
Watermarks are an important part of image processing if you want to share your images online without the fear of having them ripped off by unscrupulous strangers. uMark Professional is an extremely versatile, yet easy, way to leave your mark on your images, letting the whole world know that they belong to you.
The program's interface is plain and intuitive, with its features arranged in four separate tabs. Users simply select the image or images they want to watermark and then adjust a series of text and logo options. uMark allows users to enter text and then specify its … Read more
Batch Photo Factory lets you quickly apply frames, watermarks, and new naming conventions to a large batch of photos in one fell swoop. While we weren't entirely impressed with its frame options, it performed well in tests.
The program's interface is bland and contained a few spelling errors but was nevertheless functional and easy to navigate. A left-side pane displays the selected image file or folder as well as a file renaming option. We opted to use a common base name with sequential numbers, but you can also keep the original file name and add a prefix. As … Read more
Watermarks can add a professional touch to any document as well protect content from plagiarism. Advanced Bulk PDF Watermark Creator makes it incredibly simple to add watermarks to multiple PDF documents.
The application's interface is plain and partly truncated at the bottom, though none of the buttons were cut off. We tried to resize the window but were unable to do so. The program is broken down into four steps that are labeled on the interface. First, we had to select the input directory and add the PDFs we wanted watermarked. Second, we entered the text for the watermark. … Read more
pdfMachine is a multifeatured program that allows users to convert documents into PDF files with a variety of extra options. Unfortunately, although the actual conversion is quick and easy, we found the rest of the features quite unintuitive.
We tried several times to review this program and kept putting it aside, thinking that it wasn't making sense because we were tired or distracted or otherwise mentally unprepared to deal with it. We finally came to the conclusion that the problem wasn't with us. The program's interface looks nice enough, with a sleek design and attractive graphical buttons. … Read more
PDF Watermark Remover is an easy-to-use tool that removes embedded watermark images from PDF files. Although it can't remove other types of watermarks, it works quite well if embedded images are your main concern.
PDF Watermark Remover's interface is sleek and seems fairly intuitive at first glance, though it quickly became clear that the program doesn't work exactly as expected. You open the target PDF, and in one pane the program displays thumbnails of all embedded images that it can remove. You simply add the desired images to the removal list. This is quite easy when working … Read more
Bytescout Watermarking embeds custom watermarks in digital images. You can protect your pictures from right-clicking thieves with this easy-to-use program, but it also has a several other useful tricks up its sleeve.
The program's interface is clean, functional, and easy to navigate. The question mark icon at the top right opens the Help file. You can select single files or a whole folder of files to watermark. Underneath the Advanced tab, you can fine-tune the position of the watermark, which is handy for preventing it from covering up something important in the photo. You can orient watermarks vertically, horizontally, … Read more