Some of you may of noticed that the past few days I have begun to watermark my photos. I really wish I had started sooner but we cant change the past. Here is why I decided to do it. When checking my stats I noticed some really weird referring urls and it freaked me out. The were leading back to mostly sites from Russia and they were definitely not family friendly if you get my drift. It really bothered me, but my husband told me not to worry about it, these thins happen. Then a few weeks ago I was reading one of my favorite blogs from Mrs. to Mama and Becky wrote a whole post as to why she started to watermark her photos. Her story creeped me out even more and I decided this was something I NEEDED to start doing ASAP. A few days later Becky did a great tutorial on how she she watermarks her photos. She mentions two programs one being Lightroom (which I don't own yet but NEED!) and the other being Paintbrush, which I do have but I seriously can not figure it out. So whats a girl to do now that the beloved picnik is going bye bye. I decided to use a new site called picmonkey ! I seriously love it! So here are my easy steps for watermarking if you decide its something you would like to do as well.
1. Head over to http://www.picmonkey.com/
2. Upload your picture
4. Type whatever it is you want to watermark with, I use my blog url some people do their name.
I always use the font "Shadows Into Light Two"
5. Make sure you place the text in the center of your photo so it can not be cropped out. Also make sure to adjust the fade so its nice and light and focus is brought to your photo and not the text.
6. When you are happy with your photo click Save!
Also picMonkey is awesome for a ton of other stuff to and its free! Until I decided whether to buy Lightroom or Photoshop Elements, this will be the program I will using. It's slightly annoying because you need to do each picture separate, but it gets the job done (for free) and your photos are safe!
( by the way, this is Noel, our Maltese! She wasn't to crazy about the kiddos so shes been living with Nana and papa but we hope to bring her home in May and give her a try with the kiddos again, since she seems to slightly be warming up to them, I miss her cuddled into me in bed badly, and since getting a puppy isn't the the most wise thing to do considering my current health issues