If you use a lot of images for your writing projects, you may feel the need to protect the images using watermarks. But adding watermarks to a large number of images can be time consuming if you have to do them one by one. Several websites allow you to upload small batches of images for bulk watermarking. While this may be a good option for users who don’t want to install a program on their PC, it may not be convenient when the number of images to be watermarked are large. uMark Lite is a free tool that lets you batch watermark images for free with very little effort on your part.
How to Batch Watermark Images for Free
1. Download the free watermark software uMark Lite.
2. A uMarkLiteSetup zip file will be downloaded. Extract the contents of the zip file to a new folder and then run the setup.exe file.
3. The uMark Setup wizard will open up. Follow the steps in the wizard to complete the installation.
4. To use the application for you, you will need to register with your email address. Enter your email address and click Activate.
5. uMark LIte will tell you that it has two modes; a free mode which is free to use personally and professionally; and a Professional Mode which includes advanced features. The tool automatically runs in the Professional Mode for 15 days before reverting back to the free mode. If you find value in using the Pro mode, you can buy a license. Click Continue.
6. You can add a context menu shortcut to Windows Explorer for quicker access and you get a bunch of useful tips on using the tool, by way of a small pop-up window.
7. The uMark application has a neat clean interface. To add images to be watermarked, click Add Images. Navigate to the folder containing your images, select the ones you want to watermark, and click Open.
8. Then click the Add Watermark button. You can add a text, image or previously saved watermark.
9. For instance, to create a text watermark, click Add Text Watermark.
10. In the Watermark Settings window, enter the watermark text, choose a font, tiling, padding, or transparency option, select a position and click OK.
11. You can save the watermark by clicking the Save icon and giving it a name in the Save Watermark settings dialog box.
12. Click Start Watermarking. In the Output Options window, select an output location, image format, resize settings if desired, and click Start. If you want to retain the settings on the window, click Set as Default.
Notes: Ensure you save the watermarked images in a different folder to the one containing the original images. Else ensure you rename the watermarked images. The watermarking process will fail if the images to be watermarked are saved in the same folder as the originals with its original name.
Have you downloaded and used uMark Lite? What do you think of this free batch watermark software?