It took me reading another image theft or using another person’s image without asking permission before I decided to look for ways to watermark my own pictures.
I am only an amateur photographer and most of my photos are of my children and other family members but since I upload them to the internet, it makes me want to mark them. I am not really concerned with photo theft but I am most concerned with inappropriate use of my pictures.
There are a couple of free applications on Google Play that allows you to mark/edit your photos but I like the “Add Watermark” app.
The app that i’m using is free and there is some limitations but it serves its purpose. The only noticiable difference from the paid, full version for me is the use of your own image as watermark and the automatic sharing of your photos.
The app has a very good and user friendly interface. You can edit old photos or take a new picture and put watermark. The general setting is where you can edit your image or in my case I can edit the text which ill be using as watermark. It allows you to edit the font, color, shadow among others. The text option also allows you to use “placeholders” e.g. date, filepath or time etc. Clicking back button brings you to “home” where you can edit the watermark placement, size and also there is a rotate function. The finished product can be saved in the app itself or to a custom folder.
The only downside is you have to do it manually but having it for free does not make it as big as an issue as to when i have to pay for it.