Adding a watermark is the most common method used by photographers to protect their works. If you haven’t done this before, you might be wondering if adding a watermark is a hard task. No. At all. If you use GIMP, you can do it in minutes, even seconds!
What is GIMP?
GIMP — stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program — is a popular open source photo editing tool. It is well-known as a free alternative to Photoshop. To create a watermark in GIMP, you can take advantage of the Text tool that is available on GIMP. Follow the steps below if you want to apply a watermark on your photo using GIMP.
Adding watermark in GIMP
- Open a photo you want to add the watermark of.
- Click the Text Tool on the toolbox. Alternatively, you can also click the Tools menu and select Text.
- Select the area where you want to put your watermark and type your preferred text.
- You can beautify your watermark by changing the font style, font size and font color.
Make it transparent
If you want to create a big sized enough watermark and want to put it in the middle of you photo, it would be much better to make it transparent. When you add a new text in GIMP, a new layer will be automatically created. You can change the capacity value of the font layer to turn it into transparent.
- On the Layers dock (usually on the right side), select the font layer and lower the capacity value.
Adding a watermark may cause your photos look a bit ugly, but it useful enough for building your presence on the internet.