How to Insert a Watermark in iPhoto

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How to Insert a Watermark in iPhoto
Watermarks make duplication and image theft more difficult. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Although there's no easy way to create a watermark using the basic iPhoto program, Apple does offer an iPhoto add-on called Impression that allows you to do so. This watermark can be a barcode, a logo, or text. Watermarks are useful if you wish to keep your digital images from being stolen on the Internet or used without your permission.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Windows 7

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  1. 1

    Go to the Apple Webpage and search the site for Impression. Download the program and install it.

  2. 2

    Open iPhoto. Go to File, then Open. Find your image and open it in iPhoto.

  3. 3

    Go to File and select Export. Select your photo from the list in the Export pop-up window.

  4. 4

    Click on the Impression button in the Export pop-up window. Use the Impression buttons to select a watermark image and place it where you like on your image. The source file for your watermark can be PSD, PNG, or RTF files.

  5. 5

    Export your watermarked image as a new file.

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