Watermark multiple photos online

The simpliest and fastest way to consistently watermark your web photos online

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How to watermark photos online for web and social media

Watermarking may be useful for different reasons. If you run a blog or share some pictures on social media, branding the pictures with a watemark is a good practice to prevent an unwanted use by others. Of course, you may also check if any of your images have been used without your permission.

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Now, you only must to create a visual template to automate the watermarking of batches of images efficiently with no effort.

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1. Design your watermark

First, we need to create our watermark. A watermark is usually a graphic element with some degree of transparency that we overlay onto an image. It may be a logo, an icon, a text, a shape, or it may consist of any combination of them.

Let's consider three possible watermarks for three different blogs, the cooking blog Spoon, fork, and knife, the ecocamping site Under the sky, and the leisure sailing business Sailing with Robinson. In every case, we'll overlay a transparent logo, a text and a shape to brand the images of each blog.

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The logo can be an image or vector graphics that we have designed, bought, or simply found in a free repository. Here I'm using three icons shared by Annalise Batista in Pixabay.

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sailing icon

2. Create your visual template

After login to Abraia's console, we go to the editing tool and we upload an example image. Uploaded the image, the first thing is to set the image size. If it means a change of aspect ratio, the smart cropping will guess the best crop. Alternatively, we may select one we have previously uploaded in the navigation tab and then proceed to editing.

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Now we can upload our logo or icon and place it to our convenience. Next, we add a text closely related to the blog. If the text is white we may place it over a semitransparent black box. In case it is black we may use a semitransparent white box instead. And so on.

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When the design is ready, we just need to save our template as an action to be ready to watermark new images and photos.

3. Watermark multiple photos

Created the template we proceed to the bulk processing tool to configure the watermarked variant which we want to create.

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Now we only have to upload the batch of images to watermark. We wait a bit (depending on the number of images uploaded and the variants created) while the images are being processed. And finally, we download all the watermarked images.

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We can see how Abraia's smart cropping algorithm works out the best part for each specific image. This is a powerful capability of Abraia's image editing templates.

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We can also find a copy of each variant created in the corresponding folder, accesible through the gallery.

4. Configure a local watch folder

Sometimes we want something even more automatic. So we can also configure a local watch folder, which is going to watermark all the updated images in that folder.

You just need to use the Abraia's gulp plugin. Once the plugin is installed, we only need download the configuration from the console (in the left-top corner of the bulk tool), and use it in our setup. Place this JSON file in your configured setup, and start the watcher, it will create the variants with the watermarks defined in the template for any image added to the watched folder.


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How to create consistent images for all your social media

Mantaining a visual consistency across all your social media channels is more important than ever. Using a consistent and uniform tone both in visual and voice through all your post and communications with your audience is of major importance to build brand recognition.

Five basic rules must be followed to give images your personal stamp, maintaining brand consistency and recognition.

  1. Use a consistent color palette to give your business an identity.
  2. Use the same two or three fonts at most.
  3. Use the same logo or brand watermarking.
  4. Use image filters to impart a similar look and feel to all your photos.
  5. Use text overlays to claim your images.

Thus to create images to post on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We just need to use or create a template, and configure our design to automatically generate images by bulk.

1. Create the design from a template

The easiest way to start is from a previous design. Download this instagram post template and upload it to your account. Then go to the editor tab and change the text message and the square color to customize the template.

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2. Configure the social media channels

Customized the template we need to create the configuration for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We just need to select the social channel from the presets toolbox and save every perfectly size design.

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3. Create your multichannel images

Now, we need to configure the social media channels in the bulk tool to start creating our images. We add three variants an configure the design for every network and change the renaming policy.

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Start uploading your photos to get your multichannel design.

How to create Polaroid like photos automatically

To make your photos look like polaroids, it can easily made in just 3 steps:

  1. Create the polaroid design to use as template.
  2. Configure the bulk processing tool.
  3. Drop your images to bulk process your images.

1. Create the polaroid design

Download the polariod template design and upload it to your account. Then, go to the editor tab and customize the design or change the text.

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2. Configure the bulk tool

Once the template is ready, got to the bulk tab and select the template in the action column. Then, select the image width (recomended 1080) and the output format (PNG for transparent background or JPEG for white background and lower size).

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3. Upload and bulk edit images

Now, you just need to drop or upload your photos to get the polaroids.

Download the zip with the images perfectly optimized for web. So, you are ready to safely use this images directly in your web, blog, or to upload to any social network.


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