Visual Watermark software review - A must app for the photographer in you

With the widespread usage of digital cameras, smartphones, and the other gadgets, every one of us has become a photographer. So how would you protect the intellectual property from being stolen without getting any credit? That is where watermarking tools come to your rescue. Visual Watermark is one such application that aims at protecting your rights on the digital image produced by you.

Photography has been one of the major parts of our day to day life. And it would go without saying that you would be clicking photos of landmarks, or sites that are worth visiting - and share them with your friends or even to the world at large. But, can you ensure that someone would steal them? You can copyright your photographs by watermarking them. You can just add your name or any other information you may want to. If you are into a business, you may consider adding your contact details as well.
There are many tools available that would help you watermark your images. Visual Watermark is one of the modern software tools that excels in what it does.

What is Visual Watermark?

To begin with Visual Watermark is a software that helps you watermark your digital images. The software was initially launched for Mac OS. Now it is available for Windows as well. The best point that goes in its favour is that it is supported on (now almost obsolete) Windows XP also.
The software has a lot to offer concerning its functionality. You can get over 100 images watermarked in just under one minute. That should in itself speak about the performance of Visual Watermark. The batch watermarking ability has been one of the major advantages that Visual Watermark in sharp contrast to the competing products like Adobe Photoshop.

Interface and performance

Installation is quite simple and easy to follow. You just have to download the setup file and install it the way you would install any other regular software. No unnecessary steps and menu items.

Even with the regular working of the tool, there is no complicated menu structure involved. The options to add watermarks are quite resourceful. The watermarks are fully customisable. You can define the text and its format as per your preferences.

The Visual Watermark would let you add your business logo as the watermark as well. However, please note that the logo you are using as the watermark needs to be permitted to be used. The software lets you customise the position, size, colour and the transparency of the watermark you have chosen.
The Visual Watermark provides you an easy way to copyright your images. The performance is quite excellent with an easy to follow and understand interface.

Some of the Salient features that make it stand apart

Visual Watermark is one of the best tools to watermark your digital treasure. And the fastest one at that. You can watermark over 100 images in just under 1 minute - provided your computer supports such a speed. The developers even claim that the software would allow you to watermark even 50000+ images without any issues in one go.
Batch Watermarking is the top most feature that sets Visual Watermark apart from other products in the same genre. Batch uploading is a natural process and makes your task simpler. You just need to drag and drop any number of images to the drop area, choose a watermark template you would want to use on these files, and you are ready to go.

Highly customisable templates would make the task of watermarking quite a breeze. You can add any combination of text and logos. You can use the watermarks in an unobtrusive way or choose to use them as a stronger protection. The tool has over 260 fonts, 66 effects, and 100 transparencies to choose from.

Wider range of Watermark templates can be a great reason for opting for the Visual Watermark. There are 12 different watermark templates available to choose. Once you choose the basic style of the watermark, you can customise it using different fonts and effects. The complete process of watermarking should take less than a minute. Isn't that something quite user-friendly when you compare it to the competing products which offer you a complicated way to watermark and protect your image files.

Visual Watermark supports an impressive range of formats of your digital image. The tool can work with files in PEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF and BMP formats. It does preserve the EXIF data on your JPG files besides not playing havoc with their quality.

Added copyright data to your image files is another advantage associated with Visual Watermark. The software adds your contact and other details to your images. The copyright details are embedded inside the watermarked images and can be viewed by users by accessing the details of the picture file.

Subscription Plans

Visual Watermark is paid service. There is no free service available. However, you can decide to try the software before you buy it. The trial plan will come with limited functionality. Please be aware that the trial version will add the new watermark that would indicate that the watermarking has been done with the trial version. Check out the example image here below.

You have three plans to purchase the tool. All the fees mentioned here are one time. There are no periodical subscriptions involved in any of these plans. You would only need to visit the website to buy the software.

The basic plan is priced at $19.95. You can use it only on a single computer. It can be utilized for personal use only. There are some restrictions on the fonts and speed of performance.
The Plus plan is priced at $29.95. It can be utilized for personal and commercial use. The plan is meant for two computers and offers faster speed.
The Premium plan is priced at $39.95. The plan lets you use the software on up to 10 computers at a time. The plan can be utilized for personal and commercial purposes.

All the above plans come with a 30-day money back guarantee. Payment modes supported are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, PayPal, Amazon Payments and bank wire transfer.

Pros and Cons of the tool

The software comes with its set of advantages and disadvantages associated with it. It may be a good idea to look into them before taking a final call on buying the tool.

  • The batch processing of the digital files is one of the best features of the tool. It will let you process almost all your files in one go.
  • Convenience is the key to the popularity of the app. The UI is simple and easy to understand.
  • High degree of customisation.
  • Faster speed of performance.

  • The tool is not available on iOS.
  • Folder view is a little rigid.
  • Too much of simplicity may be not suitable for professionals and experts.
  • The tool suffers scaling issues in some cases.

Overall review of Visual Watermark software

Well, though we may not rate it as the highly commendable watermarking software, Visual Watermark happens to be one of the best options when it comes to the simplicity and usefulness. The ability to use it for multiple files simultaneously would be the best feature that Visual Watermark can be considered to be one of the great alternatives. We would advise our readers to try it once, and we are sure you will fall in love with it.

Article by Timmappa Kamat
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Guest Author: David Moss27 Dec 2017

I use this software weekly and I love it. It saves me a ton of time each week. I used to manually number images with Photoshop. Now the process takes about 30 seconds instead of 30 minutes.

The developer responds to comments and questions fairly quickly as well.

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