How to Create Watermark in GIMP

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.

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Written by Al Putra

An open source user, Manchester United fan and CC0-licensed stuffs lover