Sunday, May 17, 2009

how to add a watermark to a photo in picasa

so, here was the question I was asked today, what is the easiest way to add a watermark to a picture?

my answer, with picasa from google, here's what you need to do.
  1. download and install picasa
  2. launch picasa and let it start indexing your pictures
  3. find the picture you want to add the watermark to in picasa
  4. double-click on the picture
  5. the picture will then come up in a photo editing tool where you can edit your picture
  6. once you have your picture the way you want it, click on export at the bottom of the screen
  7. take note of where picasa is going to export your file to (the file name will stay the same, but it will be in a different directory, so it won't change your original picture)
  8. at the bottom of the export screen, click on the add a watermark checkbox.
  9. enter the text you want displayed in the watermark in the add a watermark field
  10. click on ok
see, now you have a watermarked picture, wasn't that easy?