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Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer or simply just a hobbyist, if you take a lot of pictures and share them on the Internet you’ll need some kind of protection to keep your images safe from copying, hotlinking and any kind of use without consent.
You can use scripts and plugins to prevent people from hotlinking or right-clicking and saving copies of the images. You can also use software to embed a digital watermark on your images. Personally, I use Adobe Photoshop Elements for embedding digital watermarks on some of the images I post here on JaypeeOnline. However, Photoshop Elements is a bit of an overkill for most users and also a bit expensive. If you only need a program for adding digital watermarks, then you might want to try out Aoao Watermark for Photo.
Aoao Watermark for Photo is a professional-quality image protection solution that provides users a fast and easy way to embed watermarks without image quality loss.
- Customizable visible or transparent watermarks(text, image and frame)
- Batch watermarking – watermarking 300 photos less than 1 minute
- Full control over placement and size of your photo watermark
- Awesome watermark library — 150 + free watermark materials
- Convert images to popular image formats like JPG, BMP, GIF, TGA, etc.
- Minimum: CPU 800Hmz, 256MB RAM, Disk Space 20 MB
- Recommended: CPU 1G or higher, 512MB RAM or more, Hard Disk 10 GB or more
Aoao Watermark for Photo is simple and straightforward. Just open the program, click on Add Files to load the photo that you want to embed a digital watermark into. You can also load multiple photos by either loading them individually using the Add Files option or if you have all the photos you need in one folder, click on the Add Folder button and it will automatically load up all the photos in that folder. With its Batch Watermarking Mode, it can watermark 300 photos within 1 minute saving you much time and effort if you do it individually.
Once you have the photo/s that you need, click on Next Step. From there, you can proceed to add a text or image watermark, insert picture frame effects, and crop, resize or rename the photo. When you’re done, just click on Save & Create a New Layer then click on Next Step. You can then change the DPI (dots per inch), output format (jpeg, gif, bmp, png, etc.), and change the image quality.
If you want you could even upload the processed images directly to your website via FTP. Once you ready to process the image, just click Run and the program will perform all the options that you selected.
Aoao Watermark for Photo offers many customization options for the digital watermark. For Text, the user can choose from different font styles (based on the fonts installed in the computer), choose to make it underlined, bold, italic, vertical, and alignment (left, middle, right) or choose the size, color, height, width, and spacing. For Image, the user can customize the width & height of the image and add a shadow effect. For both Text and Image, the user can rotate the watermark up to 360 degrees and change the opacity level according to their preference.
If you want something more professional looking than a text watermark, you can ask or hire someone to create a logo for you and use Aoao Watermark for Photo to insert that as a digital watermark on your photos. Before you watermark your photos, make sure that you back them up and/or set up a new folder for the watermarked images to be saved.
Aside from adding digital watermarks to your photos, Aoao Watermark for Photo includes an EXIF Editor that allows you to add or edit the image metadata.
After trying it out for several days embedding digital watermarks on individual and multiple photos, I can say that the Aoao Watermark for Photo software performs well and does what it’s supposed to do. It ran smoothly and didn’t hang or crash while I was using it or while it was processing the images. I’ve also compared the files before and after it was processed and there was no loss in quality.
Like I said earlier, if you’re looking for a program that will help you protect your images/photos from any kind of use without your consent, then you should try out Aoao Watermark for Photo. It’s easy to use and it gets the job done.
You can download and try Aoao Watermark for Photo for FREE and if you like it, you can purchase it for $29.90. It also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee in case you change your mind. For more details check out the official website of Aoao Watermark for Photo.
Our friends over at AoaoPhoto Digital Studio have generously provided FREE Aoao Watermark for Photo licenses to all JaypeeOnline readers & visitors. To claim your FREE license, just Like our Facebook Page and then leave a comment below using a valid email address and the license will sent to you via email. But don’t delay because this is a limited time offer and will only be good until June 24th.
DISCLAIMER: AoaoPhoto Digital Studio provided the premium license for the Aoao Watermark for Photo software used in this review but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.