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Giveaway Friday: Protecting Your Pictures Is Particularly Painless (How To Watermark Images)

Today’s giveaway is something any computer user/photographer can take advantage of.

In most of the photos we post online, you can see our Copyright and the name of the place where we were when we took the photo.

Some people have told us that the watermark interferes with the pictures, but we have the originals, and the idea is to protect the pictures while giving them context.

(So while we could make our watermark smaller, we choose to keep it larger.)

Today, I’m going to show you how to watermark any photos you want using the exact same tool we use, and you can make your watermark any size you want.

The program we use is called Fast Image Resizer for Java (FIR4J) which is basically geek-speak for “really-cool-program-that-resizes-and-watermarks-pictures.” The program is free from SourceForge.

You can download it for free here.

Some genius built it.

So once you have the program on your computer, unzip and run it.

There are lots of options you can use within FIR4J, and I run through a few of the basics in the screen capture video below.

If you have ever wanted to watermark your photos in bulk, or watermark them in a simple way, I highly recommend fir4J.

It has saved us gobs of time (that’s the official amount of time – gobs) while sharing our travels with people via our website in the photos we watermark.

You don’t have to comment or anything today… because the giveaway is right here in the videos below. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to watermark images, these videos will be a big gift for you.

Basic Watermarking

How To Watermark Images (Advanced)

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