Thursday, February 15, 2007

How to watermark in IrfanView

The program I use for watermarking is called IrfanView or I-View for short. Here is a short tutorial on how to use this program to watermark your cards or pictures.
It can be downloaded for free at http://www.irfanview.com/

First is just the card

Next you draw a text box on the picture where you would like the watermark. All you have to do is click on the picture and draw. If you don't like where it is you can Undo the box.


Next you go to the Edit Menu and tell it you want to insert text into the text box. I have highlighted it here.

Then decide what you want the text box to say. Here I am typing in the text. If you want a copyright symbol just click on Append Copyright and it will show up for you automatically. No having to remember codes and using the ctrl button at the same time. Yay for that! As you can see here I have added my text and chosen the font. When you chose the font and font size is when you also may choose a color. I usually use Gray, Silver, or White depending on the card.

Finished Card with Copyright Information Watermarked on Photo!



10 comments:

Susan said...

Thank you so much.... this really helped.

Stamping with Michelle said...

Thanks for posting this. I have been going crazy trying to learn how to do this but did not know what it was called--thanks again!!!
Michelle

Andrea said...

Thanks so much for this. I've tried and tried to do this! Now I know what I've been doing wrong -- not drawing the text box.

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yatie chomeyl said...

thanks for the tips.

Anonymous said...

Why do you call it watermark? It is simply text. If the text was partly transparent, looking like embossed, that is what I call watermark.

Lynda said...

I second Anonymous, it is not watermark at all, just simple overlay text with specified color. Calling it watermark is kinda misleading.

Bento Box said...

Thanks so much for this! I already use Irfanview but didn't know about this feature! Going to try it out now!

Animesh said...

Thanks. This helped me today :).

el the man said...

can we set the text to a transparency level?