Image copyright software that protects one or a ton

Protecting your images—or just adding a “watermark”—was always a good trick when using image software, but now it’s possible to quickly and easily add embossed text, outlines, or other text and images to your primary image using iWatermark.

This simple-looking product sports a lot of features and supports almost every conceivable file type. A very simple, clean drag-and-drop interface works beautifully and just requires a few preference adjustments to place your mark on your work. Additionally, the software supports Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) and International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) preservation code. These bits of protective data are considered the industry standard by press photographers for indicating the copyright, camera type, settings, and other data found most often in JPEG, TIFF, Photoshop, RAW, and AVI files. An important thing to note is that iWatermark creates a new file of your image that includes your watermark instead of modifying your original. You can work with groups of images as well or just one at a time; the choice is yours.

My only real issue with iWatermark is that I’d like more information on which settings work best (for printing the image, for example) or at least indications of what is acceptable for what purpose. There are some other watermarking shareware items out there, but none are this comprehensive and offer support with the IPTC format. Items like EasyBatchPhoto and DropWaterMarkX also add watermarks, but fall short of the full scope of what iWatermark offers “under the hood.”

If you post your photos on the Web for friends and family, or if you just want to protect that which is yours in the world of online images, iWatermark is a functional and easy-to-use option.

PRICE: $20
FROM: Script Software