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Watermark your photos taken with your smartphone with Snapseed app

Add text to your image
Written by Antony Pratap

Should I watermark my photos taken with my mobile before posting it online?

It is a personal opinion.

I would suggest you to watermark them strictly. If not now, when the Internet is going to be taken up by Mobile Photography, you’ll find that all the photos you posted are free for others to manipulate them. If you will be sharing your landscape, or travel, or food photographs on your blog, website, social-photography platforms, it is better you watermark them.

I would not suggest to watermark photos for Instagram because the size it allows to be visible.

Note: These are for photographers or aspiring photographers and not for selfie lovers et all.

How do I watermark my photos?

Snapseed allows you easily to add a watermark on your photo taken with your mobile phone.

Know a bit about Snapseed app:

Snapseed editing app by Google

Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google.

Features:

• 26 tools and filters, including: Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Transform (see list below)

• Opens JPG and RAW files

• Use the stack to re-adjust edits later

• Selective filter brush

• All styles can be tweaked with fine, precise control

• Insights feature with tips and tricks about Snapseed and general photography

Download for Android phones.

Download for iOS (Apple phones).

After installing the app on your mobile, tap the icon to launch it.

Tap to open Snapseed app

Tap anywhere and your Gallery opens.

Gallery launch

You can either take a photo and start editing or choose one from your mobile phone.

Choose a picture to edit using Snapseed

 

Tap the Pen icon, and then tap Text to start adding a text on your photo.

Add text to you photo using Snapseed

 

Double-tap to change the text.

Easily watermark mobile photos

 

Type the text you would like to add as a Watermark on your photo and tap OK.

Watermark photos taken with your mobile

 

Add text to your image

 

Change the colour of your watermark.

Using snapseed you can change the colour of your watermark

 

Change the opacity of your watermark.

Change opacity of your watermark

 

Change the style of your text, and tap the Tick icon to apply.

Using snapseed add cute text on your photo

 

Tap Save, and tap Export to save a copy of the photo with the watermark on it.

Save the watermarked photo

You’ll find the photo in your Camera Roll or Gallery.

About the author

Antony Pratap

Bangalore based photographer providing niche services. Shoots mostly using iPhone and wishes to help others shoot better using their mobiles.