I use Windows Live Writer to upload most of my photos for blog posts because it provides an easy and convenient way to add a watermark to all my photos. Not only is it easy, you can also set the watermark to default so you don’t actually have to do it for each individual photo. Live Writer will just remember your preference and do it for you.
Here’s how I do it (I’m assuming you’ve already downloaded Live Writer and are slightly familiar with it, if not don’t worry it’s not hard and it’s free).
- When in Live Writer, insert a photo into your post, then select/click on it to bring up the “Picture” ribbon.
The Picture ribbon lets you do all sorts of nifty things to your pictures, but I’m just going to focus on three elements.
The three areas I’ve marked above let you resize the photo, bring up the watermark options and then set to default.
- Begin by setting the desired size for your photo.
- Then click on the watermark option. A prompt box will appear.
Fill out what you would like the watermark text to say, choose the font and font-size, and position. Once you are done, hit “okay”, and the watermark will be applied to your photo.
- Great, but if you don’t want to do that for every single photo, there is one last step. Make sure the picture you just watermarked is selected (click on it to select it), on the “Picture” ribbon of Live Writer find the “Set to default” option and click on it. Now every subsequent picture you load in this and any other post on Live Writer will load with the properties you’ve chosen. Tada!
You can always make changes to the size, alignment, and framing, but it is nice not to have to fill out the watermark info for every single picture.