How to Batch Watermark Your Photos for Copyright Protection

March 3, 2008 – 4:49 pm

A watermark is a translucent text or image that is deliberately pasted on a digital photo to offer some simple copyright protection for a photographer. Normally, a text watermark will show the photographer’s name or website so viewers will instantly know who the photo owner is or where the photo was originated from. In this post, I will show you on how to watermark your photos in batch, using FastStone Image Viewer. This is a simple way to protect your rights, so nobody else can claim that your photos belong to them without your consent.



Steps to Batch Watermark Photos with FastStone

1- Launch FastStone Image Viewer. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it here.

2- On the menu bar, click “Tools -> Batch Convert/Rename“.


3- Select the “Batch Convert” tab. Next, browse for your photos and use the “Add” or “Add All” button to add your photos to be watermarked later.


4- Next, select the output folder where your watermarked photos will be saved to. Tick the “Use advanced options” checkbox and click on the “Advanced Options” button.

set-output-folder-and-go-to-watermark tool

You can choose to watermark your photos with a text (choose step 5) or with an image (choose step 6)

5- Select the “Text” tab and tick the “Use Text” checkbox. Add your text and don’t forget to choose its position inside a photo and opacity level. You can also custom select your text’s font type, color and size. Click OK and proceed to step 7.


6- If you choose to have an image watermark, select the “Watermark” tab and tick the “Use Watermark” checkbox. Browse for any image that you wish to use as a watermark. Choose also the watermark image position inside the photos, its opacity level, and other optional settings if you feel necessary. Click OK and proceed to step 7.


7- Click on the “Start” button to start the batch watermarking process. Wait for the process to finish and click “Done“. Check out your newly watermarked photos inside the output folder that you’ve specified above.


Additionally, you can also add your image EXIF data as the text watermark for your photos. The way to do it is by selecting the appropriate attribute from the “Insert Variable” button at step 5. With FastStone Image Viewer, digital batch watermarking can be done easily in less than 10 minutes. Try it today!

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  1. 17 Responses to “How to Batch Watermark Your Photos for Copyright Protection”

  2. This can come very handy sometimes. Good tutorial!

    By Jawwad on Mar 3, 2008

  3. I think i should start adding it to the images in my blog.

    By Madhur Kapoor on Mar 4, 2008

  4. @Madhur: You should do it if you want to make it more personal and protect your images.

    By Syahid A. on Mar 4, 2008

  5. this software are very suitable for photographer, mostly they need bulk watermark and upload to their image gallery

    By iCalvyn on Mar 13, 2008

  6. @iCalvyn: True enough.

    By Syahid A. on Mar 13, 2008

  7. I needed the watermark for some photos that I took of recent plane crash (everyone was ok). Thanks!!

    By Kickmaster on Apr 6, 2008

  8. is their is any thing to remove watermark from photo ? i am looking for that desperatly

    By BlogsDNA on Jul 28, 2008

  9. @BlogsDNA: Not yet!

    By Syahid A. on Jul 28, 2008

  10. Thanks for the info. Here is the alternative way:

    By dora on Dec 1, 2008

  11. Thank you so much for this information on Watermarking photos, Worked Great

    By Tom on Aug 30, 2009

  12. wow tq…now i knom how to do it
    mow it really fast

    By adzrollz on Sep 3, 2009

  13. I use Batch Watermark Creator to do that. More information at

    By John on Feb 27, 2010

  14. can we remove a watermark from a photo?

    By abhay dwivedi on Sep 30, 2010

  15. Great work!!!
    I had never heard of this program, very fast and simple, I had to batch watermark over 600 photos and this came in really handy. Thank you for the great information. :)

    By Kyle G on Nov 14, 2010

  16. You can use this application for batch photo watermarking: *ttp://

    By florin on Apr 7, 2011

  17. Thank you so much for the tutorial…loving it!

    By Lsa on Jun 12, 2011

  18. Can you have more than one line of text in the watermark?

    By Barbara Ford on Feb 29, 2012

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