NEWS7/14/18 iClock for Mac is now available on the Mac App Store to test out free 14 days before subscribing.Or get iClock for Mac or iWatermark Pro for Mac or Win direct from our site. This link will give you 20% off in your cart on any software on our plumamazing.com site.Also..If you’re interested Email us and ask to join the beta program and help test out the next version coming soon.Do you speak a language other than English? Would you like to see iWatermark+ in that language? We need translators who want to help translate iWatermark+ into a variety of languages. Help us do your favorite language. If you are a student of languages this is a good experience. We will add your name to the about box of iWatermark+. Translate as much as you want. We make it easy. Email us. Also we welcome video reviews in new languages for the app. This helps those in your country who don’t speak English find the app.——————————————–The new Instagram iOS app is out. Update the app then you can watermark photos in iWatermark+ and share directly to Instagram. Very convenient and a good way to accelerate your secure use of social media. Subtle watermarks are best. Remember to add #iWatermark to your post.We want you to know that we REALLY appreciate the 5 star reviews, there are almost 960 now. Thank You! Unlike a lot of apps we are constantly updating iWatermark+. Remember we love hearing your suggestions.If you like the continuing improvements and want it to continue, please submit an App store review and/or let your friends (especially photographers) know about the app. A simple mention by you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Pinterest, website, etc. might help someone decide to download it which helps us to keep improving it for you. Big Thanks!NEWS On the list of the 100 best apps of the year iWatermark+ is Number 4. Here’s a great overview/tutorial iWatermark+ Tutorial by Linda Sherman. More reviews on Pinetrest.We want to help all you creative people get your work seen. Follow iWatermark (@Twitter, @Facebook, @Instagram, @Pinterest, etc.) and tag your best artworks #iWatermark to be featured!Problem? Email us. A 1 star review on iTunes when you can’t find a setting does nothing for you or for us. Contact us and we can ask you questions and fix it or explain what you need to do. We love hearing from you so Email (details and screenshots help) if you have a question or problem that’s not covered by this manual. Thanks.Click here for the log of changes in iOS version.Or here for the log of changes in the Android version.
Videos TutorialsHere is a playlist of tutorial videos to give you a leg up on iWatermark+. This player will play a series of videos which you can stop at anytime. Individual videos are also found in their section below. Touch the top left of the player to see a list of tutorials. They include narration, if you can’t hear the tutorial make sure your volume is up and the silent mode switch is on.
OverviewThanks for downloading iWatermark+ the newest and most advanced member of the iWatermark family. iWatermark is the most popular multi-platform tool available on Mac & Windows as iWatermark Pro. 30% off for owners of iWatermark+. iPhone/iPad & Android (as both iWatermark and iWatermark+) . iWatermark lets you add your personal or business watermarks to any photo or video. Once added this watermark displays your creation and ownership of this photograph or artwork.What is iWatermark? iWatermark is software that allows a new kind of watermarking. It uses a variety of visible & invisible digital watermarks to connect the photo with it’s creator. Who is iWatermark for? Every person who takes photos & videos. We’ve been told it is essential for photojournalists, pro photographers, and people who use Instagram, Facebook and other social media sites. Why is it essential? Because it allows photographers to promote their photos to the max while preventing losing control and connection as the photos author. Now when a photo is shared the author/photographer can continue to be known and credited.iWatermark is Unique in Many Ways:✓ Available on all 4 platforms iOS, Mac, Windows and Android. ✓ It is both a regular app and an photo editing extension that can watermark directly within Apple’s Photos and other apps. ✓ Use one or multiple watermarks simultaneously on a photo or photos. ✓ Watermark videos with any of the 7 visible and 1 invisible = 8 total watermark types. ✓ Watermark photos with any of the 9 visible and 2 invisible = 11 total watermark types. ✓ Watermark 1 or multiple photos in a batch. ✓ Live interactive adjusting of effects like tint, shadow, font, size, opacity, rotation, etc. ✓ Live preview of watermark(s) on a photo before processing. ✓ 242 custom and 50 Apple fonts = 292 great fonts built in and ready to use for text watermarks. ✓ Over 5000 professional vector graphics especially for phototographers. ✓ Save all created watermarks to turn on/off, reuse, export and share. ✓ 11 kinds of watermarks. 6 watermarks are unique & exclusive to iWatermark (see below). ✓ iW•Cloud the only cloud backup of all your watermarks. Use them on Mac, Win, Android and iOS.We consider everything you do to customize a photo, to make it your own, a watermark. In the past watermarks were invented and used to ID items like stamps, currency, banknotes, passports and other official documents. Nowadays, in the same way, digital watermarks infuse your identity and style into your photos and videos. The photographer Ansel Adams had a distinctive style that marks his photos, just as the unique painting style of Monetmarks his paintings. Ansel Adams used black and white, clarity, contrast, huge, unpopulated, and majestic landscapes as his signature even though he also signed his work. Like the great photographers and artists you can style your work so that it is not only beautiful and recognizable but also helps protect your creations. This is why we see each of the items below even metadata, stegomark, resize and filters as watermarks because they can imbue a photo with your particular style.
The iWatermark+ 11 Unique Types of Watermarks
|Any text including metadata with settings to change font, size, color, rotation, etc.|
|Text on a curved path.|
|A graphic is usually a transparent .png file like your logo, brand, copyright symbol, etc. To import.|
|Vector Graphic (Coming for Android)||Visible||Photo&|
|Use over 5000 built-in vector (SVG’s) to display perfect graphics at any size.|
|Border Graphic (Coming on Android)||Visible||Photo&|
|A vector border that can be stretched around an image and customized using a variety of settings.|
|A kind of barcode with information like email or url in it’s coding.|
|Sign, import or scan your signature into a watermark to sign your creations.|
|Adding information (like your email or url) to the IPTC or XMP part of the photo file.|
|StegoMark is our proprietary steganographic method of embedding information like your email or url into the picture data itself.|
|Resize (Coming for Android)||Visible||Photo||Change the size of a photo. Particularly useful for Instagram|
|Custom Filters (Coming for Android)||Visible||Photo||Many filters that can be used to stylize a photos look.|
Why iWatermark?Photos from cameras are anonymous. When you take a photo and share it, your friends share it, then their friends, then total strangers. Each time it has less and less and eventually no connection to you. To the rest of the world your photo is ‘creator unknown’. Many a great photo has gone viral (become wildly popular) that lacked any clue to the owner’s identity. That means, without any way for others to give acknowledgment, thanks or payment to the owner. The solution to this problem is iWatermark, whose purpose is to infuse your photos with your identity in a variety of ways, visible and invisible. The technologies in iWatermark and the 11 watermark tools help you to sign, personalize, stylize, secure and protect your photos.iWatermark on the surface may seem somewhat similar to graphic apps like PhotoShop but iWatermark takes a significantly different angle. iWatermark is designed to process one or many photos with a variety of watermarking tools, all constructed for a unique purpose, to suffuse each of your photos with your identity as a photographer.– Digitally sign your photos/artwork with iWatermark to claim, secure and maintain your intellectual property and reputation. – Build your company brand, by having your company logo on all your images. – Avoid the surprise of seeing your photos and/or artwork elsewhere on the web or in an ad. – Avoid the conflicts and headaches with plagiarists who claim they didn’t know that you created it. – Avoid the costly litigation that can be involved in these cases of misuse of ip. – Avoid intellectual property squabbles.Using iWatermark and one or more of the 11 different watermarks types can help protect photos and get photographers the credit they deserve.
Important PointsThere are two apps on iOS and Android: iWatermark+ FreeMany people try the free one first to try out the app and features. It has an icon with Free on a green banner. It has no ads and lets you use all features but also adds our watermark to every photo that says, ‘Created with iWatermark+ Free’. You are welcome to continue using it or upgrade to the paid app which does not have our additional watermark. iWatermark+This paid version supports the evolution of iWatermark+. Every time someone buys a copy it supports more programming to improve the app which benefits everyone. Yay! The paid app does not add our watermark on your photo only yours. After getting the paid version remember to delete the free version as you no longer need it.The apps share preferences so any watermarks you created in iWatermark+ Free will be available in iWatermark+ when you purchase it.There are many other versions for Mac, Win and Android you can find on our site.IMPORTANT: iWatermark+ only watermarks a copy of your photos. It never changes the original photo. For safety do not delete your original photos and always remember to back them up.iWatermark+ comes with 2 libraries of additional graphics. 5000 SVG (renders perfectly at all sizes) graphics of all kinds of objects and symbols and 50 bitmap graphics (can be pixelated on high res photos) signatures of famous people, logos, etc.iWatermark+ makes it incredibly easy to create watermarks and soon you’ll want to create your own. Save your watermarks for instant reuse to cover a variety of needs and types of photos.iWatermark is not just an app but also an ‘Extension‘ which can be used within the iOS Photos app as well as other apps. This means you can now quickly have access to the watermarking abilities not just in iWartermark+ but also within other apps, this can be very useful.As an extension used within Apple’s Photo app, iWatermark watermarks but the saving is handled by the Apple Photos app. The Photos app saves all changes to a photo in that photo, so the watermark and other changes are saved as layers. If you want to remove it you hit Edit again and hit Revert to go back to the original photo.
How to Watermark (Quick Start)
Overview1. Select media (photo, photos or video). 2. Then select (highlight or checkmark) a watermark or watermarks. Or, optionally, create a new one by importing or from the 11 watermark types, hit ‘Done’ 3. Save or share your watermarked photo to the Camera Album (this puts it in the Camera Album and also the iWatermark+ Album), Email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinetrest, Buffer, or Evernote, etc.
NavigationAt the bottom of the main screen is this navigation bar.
Select Media | Info | Watermarks | Settings | Sharing | HelpThe icons in order: Select Media – Options: Select photo, ‘Select Photos’, ‘Select Video’, ‘Paste a Photo’ or ‘Import Files’ – In ‘Select Photos’ to select multiple images: tap and image then go to the last photo and double tap to select all the photos from the first single tapped to the double-tapped one. ‘Select Photo’s and ‘Select Video’ come from the camera album. ‘Paste a Photo’ comes from what you copied previously. ‘Import Files’ opens the Apple ‘Files’ App to allow choosing from cloud services like iCloud, DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. Info – View photo info, metadata and StegoMark in a photo. Watermarks – Select, create, delete and organize watermarks. Above the badge 2 indicates the number of watermarks selected for use. Settings – Change watermark settings for last selected watermark. Share – Via email, save to, Facebook, Flickr, etc. A badge here means the number of photos ready to share. Help/About – Leads to this manual, app info and preferences for this app.
Quick StartOpen iWatermark+. This what we call the Canvas Page. Where you create and preview your art work.1. First, touch the ‘Select Media‘ icon at bottom left of the above screenshot to select a photo, photos, video or [sta_anchor id=”selectmedia”]import file (from cloud service)[/sta_anchor].2. Touch the ‘Watermarks’ icon at the bottom of the above Canvas Page (above) to see list of watermarks on what we call the Watermarks Page (below). You can also select ‘Create Watermark’ here but we go into that elsewhere in the manual.3. Next tap on the left side of the watermark ‘Copyright’ (above). At a tap the watermark goes from grey/inactive to blue/active/highlighted/ with a blue checkmark in front to indicate the watermark is now in use. Touch the ‘Done’ button to return to the main screen (below) and now you will see that Copyright watermark on the Canvas Page.4. Adjust it by touch and gestures (above). Or go to the settings via double click to the watermark or touching the settings icon (above).IMPORTANT: The example above uses 1 watermark but iWatermark+ allows not just 1 but selecting 2, 3, 4… or more watermarks simultaneously.5. On the main screen click the share button in the nav bar to share your first watermarked photo. Yay! You just watermarked your first photo, simple. But wait! There’s more…
Gestures Available on the Canvas Page– Touch the watermark and drag to move. When you drag close to a corner it will snap to that corner. – Use pinch and/or zoom to change the size of the watermark. – To rotate the watermark put thumb and forefinger on the watermark and twist. – Double touch a watermark to go direct to the settings for that watermark. – Magnify a small square area of the canvas with touch and press (also called 3d touch).
Gestures Available on the Photo Selection Page
Duplicate, delete or lock a watermarkQ: How do I duplicate a watermark? A: There are two ways: 1) Changing the name of any watermark will duplicate it. To test put a 2 after the name, hit done, you now have a new watermark exactly like the old one. 2) On the Watermarks page slide a watermark left to reveal lock, duplicate and delete buttons. Lock – locks the watermark on all the time. Selecting it again does not turn it off. This is for watermarks you want on all the time and don’t want to turn off by accident. Duplicate – takes a watermark you like and clones it. You can then use as a starting point for a new watermark. Delete – deletes that watermark entirely. No getting it back.Notice that landscape orientation (below) removes status (carrier, time, battery) at top, providing more room.The quick video below shows how it’s done.
Types of WatermarksiWatermark has 11 major types of watermarks, text, arc text, bitmap, vector, border, signature, QR, metadata, StegoMark, resize and custom filter. We’ll start with the Text Watermark.Insert Tag is important click here to learn more.Font: Select one of the many fonts available in iWatermark. Text and the font are displayed in the actual font face, wysiwig (what you see is what you get). Preview the font on your photo by touch and holding down on the little eye at bottom left. Fonts & colors you use all the time can be favorited for quick access. Click on a font you like hit the heart to turn the icon solid blue and it switches to a new sheet and adds the font there. Tap the heart anytime to see your favorites. TIP: Use the search field at the top to search by name (easier then scrolling thru 300 fonts) or for font types like “mono” or ‘”script” and font language types like “Indian”, “Russian”, “Japanese”, “Korean”, “Thai” and “Arabic”. TIP: Touch and hold on the eye icon, at bottom left, to preview the font on your photo as you adjust any setting.Size – touch and drag the slider back and forth to get just the right size. Pinch and zoom of the watermark on the photo can also be used when you are actually on the main page. TIP: Typing a size into the field next to the slider can give a size from 0 to 150% . Whereas the slider only allows dragging between 0 to 100%. If using Absolute Positioning (read here) the font size changes to pixels 6-255 pixels. It’s also possible to type in decimals like 75.5 for exact sizes.Angle – drag the slider to rotate the watermark. Or type in the field a whole (e.g. 14) or decimal (e.g. 14.5) number into the field. It is also possible to rotate a watermark from the main page. Put 2 fingers on the watermark and twist to rotate.Opacity – set the opacity/transparency of the watermark. Transparent left and opaque right.Color – set the color of a watermark easily by tapping a color. Settigns – Tap edit at top right or the settings icon at the bottom to edit a color. RGB or HSL values as 0..255 integers, or as 00..FF hexadecimals. (below). Favorites – At the bottom tap the heart icon to go to the favorites page. Tap a cell to assign that color to that cell. Eye Dropper – Tap his icon to go to the Canvas Page and use the center of the magnifying glass to select a color on your photo. This is a great way to get a color for your watermark to have it blend in subtly on your photo.
Here is a video of some of those details.Effect – None – allows choosing a text color Engrave and Emboss – effects with optional transparency. Both make for an excellent and subtle watermarks.If transparency is off best results are achieved when text color is white or light colored. When text is dark or black, very little if any difference is seen between engrave, emboss and none.Shadow – set the color and opacity of the shadow of the watermark.Text Effect – Off, Engrave or Emboss effects. Only available for Text and Arc Text watermarks. Best results are achieved when text color is white or light colored. When text is dark or black, very little if any difference is seen when fx is on or off.Backdrop – select the color and opacity for the square background just around the watermark.Position – If you are a beginning user touch and drag a watermark to change it’s location is more then adequate in most cases but the Position or Tiling setting allow more precision.Position of a watermark can be set in 2 ways: 1. By dragging on the Canvas Page. 2. By touching via the highlighted text opposite the word ‘Position’. (Left-Bottom, Right-Top, etc. text. See screenshot below) or double touching the pin icon. 3. For even more control over watermark location tap on Nudge at the bottom.Then on the Canvas Page you will see this:which you can then use to nudge the watermark around in small increments.When you move a watermark to a position you are pinning it there. A Pinned watermark is referenced to left, center or right and top, center and bottom. In the screenshot below the watermark is at ‘Left’ and ‘Top’.Auto Switch: This is on by default and the recommended setting. When Auto is on (green) and you drag the watermark around with your finger or use the slider you will feel some ‘stickiness’ when the watermark gets close to the corners. This is the pinned corner and you will see a little pin icon there. It maintains its position by the percentage left, top corner. iWatermark decides what corner it is pinned to The opposite is ‘Manual’.Manual (not green) allows the user to pick the pinned corner. Click on the Left, Center, or Right and Top, Center or Bottom. Example for using ‘Manual’ setting might be where you have a batch of photos which are both low resolution and high resolution. If you want a long piece of text to be in the same top left location on each photo then set the position to top and left and turn off Auto.TIP: The position of a watermark is shown by the blue white pin icons on the preview photo page (see below). Try moving the watermark around with your finger and see the pin icon move to the other corners as you approach them. Double touch the pin to go to the position settings.Tiling – is for special cases where you want to put a watermark across a whole photo multiple times making it difficult for people to copy or use your photos by cropping. Turn on by flipping the first switch in Position displayed in the screenshot above. Turn switch to green for tiling.The settings for tiling are pretty obvious. Move the sliders and instantly preview the changes. Size – reducing/enlarging the size displays more/fewer copies of that watermark on a photo. Gap – gap between each copy. Horizontal Offset – moves all the copies right or left Vertical Offset – moves the copies up or down. Angle – changes the angle of all the copies. Opacity – changes the transparency of the watermark of all copies. Experiment with tiling using preview. Typically tiling is done with 1 watermark is used to add extra protection to a photo. But, for fun you can turn on 2 or more tiled watermarks simultaneously for a special effect.The tiling above is using 1 Text Watermark but it is also possible to use Text Arcs, Graphics and other watermark types. They can be more subtle then the above but we wanted to make the tiling obvious even at a small size for the manual.Metrics – This final setting is only visible if turned on in preferences. We recommend you DON”t turn it on because 99.99% of people do not need it. The choice can be very confusing. If you turned it on and understand totally the difference between Relative (%) and Absolute (pixels) then here is more info.Relative (%) – the default setting, simplest to understand and use. Does exactly what most people want. In relative mode position is set by % from edges. No matter size of photo you will get the visually same results. Watermark size/position are affected by photo dimensions. On the photo page you can drag a watermark to any position on the main screen this setting allows you to set the relative position of the watermark (by %) irrespective of the size and orientation of each photo in a batch. Example: in a batch of 2 photos, one low and the other high resolution, a border watermark set to be approx 10 pixels wide on one low resolution photo might when measured be 20 pixels wide on the high resolution photo. In the past we only had a “Relative” mode, but some users requested an “Absolute” one.Absolute (pixels) – set everything, position, fonts, borders, graphics and everything is in changed to work in pixels. “Absolute” metrics mode makes sizes/positions of everything independent of photo size. Watermark size and position will remain the same (in pixels) for all photos. Example: in a batch of 2 photos, one low and the other high resolution, a border watermark set to 10 pixels wide would on both photos be exactly 10 pixels wide.Insert Special CharactersAt the top of the keyboard in ‘Text Watermark’ settings is this:The first 3 are pretty obvious tap those to insert those characters (copyright, registered trademark and trademark symbols).Insert Tag – Tags are incredibly useful!Use ‘Insert Tag’ at the top of the keyboard (seen above) to put Metadata (like camera model, creation date, sequential numbering, file name, location, etc.) from that photo or video into a visible watermark on that photo or video. There are some example watermarks that come with the app but you can use these to create your own customized watermark to display a variety of info on your photos that will be different depending on the metadata in that photo.To use Tags touch the ‘Insert Tag’ button you are taken to this page:Each tag has a format, it always starts with a % so that the program can identify that it is a tag. Under the tag is the info from the metadata in the selected photo. If no photo is selected (the photo that shows on the Canvas page) the example info is generic.Each variable that stores a particular piece of metadata from a photo. Here you can touch one of the metadata variables (tags) to insert that photo info as a text watermark. That text watermark can be formatted and other text added to help describe and explain the tag.To see this in action, touch one of the above tags and then you have a text watermark like this.In the above example the %CAM1 is a variable that holds the camera model info that is pulled out of each photo. ‘Camera:’ is just a description/label for the info that will follow it. In a batch of photos from different cameras that watermark might print Camera: Nikon on the first, Camera: Canon on the second and Camera: iPhone 6 Plus on the 3rd.See the fainter watermark at the bottom of this photo which shows the Camera used and other info.It is amazing what adding 3 watermarks and a tag can do for a photo.One particularly useful tag is %WCNT. Use this with a batch of photos to put a steadily incremented number on a photo. So, if you have 300 photos in a batch and you have a text watermark with this tag like this: Number %WCNT of 300 Then each photo would have a watermark saying something like Number 17 of 300.We are constantly adding to the tags. To learn more about tags go to Text Watermark click Insert Tag and look thru the info on each tag.TIP: It’s not possible to have different fonts and font sizes within one text watermark so if you want to do that make two separate text watermarks.
Arc TextAn Arc Text Watermark produces a watermark of text on a curved path. Below are all it’s settings, more settings then any other watermark. The best way to understand these is to experiment and test them out. It has more settings then just a ‘Text’ watermark. Those additional settings are described below.See explanation of the first text settings Name, Text and Size in Text watermark above.Spacing – adjusting the space between letters. Similar to kerning but kerning adjusts the space between 2 particular letters whereas ‘Spacing’ adds or subtracts space between all letters equally.Radius – adjust the radius size in % up to the maximum horizontal or vertical length whichever is smaller.Size to Fit – automatically resizes the circle based on word length and font size.A to ∀ – flip the text.Angle – drag the slider to rotate the text around the ring. Or type in the field a whole (e.g. 14) or decimal (e.g. 14.5) number into the field.Inner Circle – controls the color and opacity of the inside of the circle.go here. For info on how to create a png file go here. Q: Why use .png with transparency for a logo watermark on a photo?
|1. CORRECT||.png with transparency|
|2. WRONG||White background is caused by using either:a) .png without transparency or b) .jpg|
- Our stamp logo, is a PNG with transparency. This PNG has areas that are transparent so only the stamp is seen surrounded by the blue background.
- It is the same graphic but either a jpg or a .png without transparency so the white box shows around the second stamp.
- Go to the Watermarks Page, choose ‘Create New Watermark’ then choose ‘Bitmap Graphic’. Now in the settings for ‘Bitmap Graphic’ there are 2 buttons:
- ‘Pick’ which allows you to choose your logo from your camera album or
- ‘Paste’ which allows you to paste items you have copied.
- Go to the Settings Page for this watermark and change to your taste.
The QR example image below holds our website url, https://plumamazing.com. Both the camera apps on iOS (in iOS 11) and the pure Android Camera app can scan and act on the info in a QR codes. Chrome also can read QR codes on both Android and iOS. There are also many other QR scanner apps available in the app stores. Scan the QR code below and you get the choice to go to our site automatically. You can make one for your site or to any page with any info you want to display.Usage examples. QR’s can be handy as a watermark on photos and other graphics that can hold name, email, url to take people to your site or other info depending on your creativity.1. Someone might have QR watermarks for a bunch of photos and each QR could lead to it’s own web page with information on location, conditions, pricing, etc.2. Watermark your photos with a QR that contains your url, email, copyright and other info. Good for maintaining your connection with a photo for Facebook, Twitter and other social media. When you upload a photo to a social media sites they often remove metadata. Social sites do not remove visible watermarks like text, signature, graphics or QRs.3. Make an instructional video to Vimeo, YouTube, etc. or your site. Put the direct link to your video into a QR. Get some of the paper for printing out stickers and print out a bunch of these QR codes. Now slap this QR code onto a manual. When the user needs more visual help they can scan the QR to go directly to the video.Create QR-Code Watermark! From the ‘New Watermark’ page select ‘QR-Code…’. Give it a name and adjust to your taste. Keep in mind if you reduce the size and opacity it may get difficult for the scanner to read all the info. Experiment and read more about QR’s on the web for more info.TIP: Click here for more info on QR Code and readabilityTo Read StegoMark Click HereClick here for the definitive reference.
NavigationAt the bottom of the main screen is this navigation bar. Each of the icons on the navbar takes you to a page that oversees one component of watermarking.
Photo(s) | Info | Watermarks | Settings | Sharing | HelpThe badge 2 on the stamp icon shows the number of watermarks presently selected.The share icon will also show a badge of the number of photos ready to be shared.StegoMark – to read embedded StegoMark. First open the photo with the StegoMark. If you or someone else has used a StegoMark on a photo then to read the message it contains go to this panel and enter the password or no password (if it was created without a password) to reveal the message text. No password means any iWatermark+ user can decipher the message. Once you enter the password if there is one click the ‘Detect’ button to reveal the text message.Metadata – button at top left for EXIF, IPTC, etc.Technical information about an image (EXIF) is created by the camera. Content information (IPTC/XMP) is created and added by you, the photographer. EXIF, IPTC, TIFF, XMP are all different formats for saving info into photos. They have evolved over time. To learn more you can use your browsers to find more info.
Video InfoVideos also have info. Once a video is on the main screen click the icon to get info about a video.The ‘Video’ tab shows technical info on that video.If a metadata watermark is created (below) and it is used to watermark the video with that info.Then when that video is imported it will appear under the ‘Credits’ tab of Video Info like this:
SettingsChange watermark settings for last selected watermark. Touch setting icon on the main page to go to the settings page for the presently selected watermark. You can also double tap a watermark on the main page to go to settings for that watermark too.
Share/ExportIMPORTANT: Apple allows multiple items to be shared to the Camera Album but only 1 item at a time to a Sharing extenion.Share allows exporting your watermarked photo(s) and video thru sharing extensions via email, save to camera album, airdrop, print, copy, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Also if you have their app installed on your device share to GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Tumblr, Pinterest, Evernote, Buffer, LinkedIn etc. using iOS 8 sharing extension feature. Sharing extensions are put into apps and allows sharing files to that service. For example download Pineterest to your phone and you will now find that you can share from the iWatermark+ or Photos app directly to your Pinetrest account. Same for Tumblr, Evernote and other services that have their made their own app with built in sharing extension.In the screenshot above notice that there are a number of 3rd party sharing options, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Evernote, Hootsuite, Buffer and a growing number of sharing apps support this exchange of info. Scroll right to see more. So, the sharing extensions available depend on what apps you have installed.IMPORTANT: Missing export extension? If you have an export extension like Instagram, Tumblr, Evernote, Buffer, etc and you don’t see it in the list then scroll all the way to the right and hit the ‘More…’ icon there you can turn on the ones you use, turn off the ones you don’t and rearrange the list.Instagram – download the Instagram app and iWatermark+ will show it in the above sharing/export area. Take a square photo in Apple’s camera app. Watermark in iWatermark+ then select Instagram in the sharing area (above) and it will take the watermarked photo straight into Instagram where you can apply filters and upload to Instagram. iWatermark+ is the simplest way to watermark a photo destined for Instagram.Facebook sharing is built into iOS. For Flickr, Twitter, Evernote, Tumblr, Buffer download those apps to have them show up for use in the sharing area.The ‘Share Extension” allows other apps to offer new export options in iWatermark+Whereas the previous ‘Photo Editing Extension’ allows apps that edit photos to watermark photos using iWatermark+.
- About – company, programmers, version info, send to friend and rate this app.
- Help – this manual
- Support – how to contact us with suggestions, bugs and questions not already answered in this manual.
- Preferences – These are best left as they are unless you understand them completely. That means reading the area below. If you want to change them back to the original settings then hit the Defaults button at top left.
Batch ProcessingTo batch process choose Select Photos, select 2 or more photos, select a watermark(s) and export to the Camera Roll. After the first photo is finished you will get this dialog.TIP: In ‘Select Photos’ to select multiple images: tap and image then go to the last photo and double tap to select all the photos from the first single tapped to the double-tapped one.Selecting “Batch Process All” allows iWatermark+ to take over, watermark, and export all the photos without user intervention.IMPORTANT: Due to Apple API limitations, batch processing, without intervention, is only possible to Apple’s Camera Roll. Exporting multiple photos to Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc. can only be done sequentially, one by one.
Action ExtensioniWatermark+ also acts as an Action Extension that means it acts like a Photo Editing Extension (see above) but the only difference s that instead of working in Apple Photos it works in other apps like Apple Mail and photo editing apps by other developers. Also it does not keep watermarked photos in the camera album but only in the iWatermark+ Album.
iW•CloudOverviewiW•Cloud is the one and only watermark cloud service. iW•Cloud is for backup and sharing of watermarks created with iWatermark. Why was iW•Cloud created? Because iWatermark+ users are creating more and more useful custom watermarks that they want to use on other iPhones and iPads they own and also to share with their family, company and/or colleagues.In addition to private watermarks iW•Cloud allows for public/shared watermarks too. Your watermarks are protected even if you delete the app or change to a new iOS device or have multiple iOS devices.Each user is gifted space to store 3 watermarks in the cloud. Additional space for more watermarks is available via iW•Cloud subscriptions for 100 or 5000 watermarks. The subscriptions help support the cost of Amazon Web Services (AWS) services we use each month.
Once you click the cloud (above) you will see the iW•Cloud Login Page (below). Tap ‘Create Account’ or ‘Log in with Facebook”.
Once you create an account you will see this Account Page (below).
The first time you hit the Create Account button the Account Page won’t have any info. Add your name, a password twice and pick a picture or take a picture of yourself then hit the Create button at top right and you will be logged in and see the iW•Cloud Home page (below).
1. Account Settings1a. Account – the place to change your name, your picture, login and password. 1b. Statistics – the place to check out how many watermarks of various types you have in iW•Cloud. 1c. Usage Plan – here you can see and change your subscription within iW•Cloud1d. Advanced – this has a couple settings most people won’t need to change. Here you can turn on/off access to watermarks made on other platforms like Mac, Win, and Android.The other setting allows setting the timeout. This is the time that the app will wait for a response for iW•Cloud. With a very slow internet connection it might help to increase the number.
4. Assets– assets are watermarks you have uploaded. Below in the second half of the iW•Cloud Home page you can see the Assets available.IMPORTANT: Assets can be reside loosely in the Asset area or in Albums that you create. All loose (in the root) watermarks are private, they cannot be made public. Watermarks in Albums you create can be either private by default or set to be public and therefore visible to other iW•Cloud users using Search or Browse.Create Album – just gives you a album (folder) to name and which can hold a group of watermarks that you want to keep private or make public.It is not essential to make any Albums, it is still possible to upload your watermarks, they will be in the root and not in any album.Albums are Private (by default) or Public by changing the setting (see below). If you upload watermarks and have not created any Albums those watermarks will be at the root or loose at the same level as Albums.
5. Upload– if you have created watermarks of your own (this does not include sample watermarks) then when you hit Upload it will display those (like in the screenshot below). Select watermarks, you’ve created, that you want on iW•Cloud and hit the Upload button at top right.Above a watermark is selected and highlighted in blue to it’s right is an i icon. Clicking the i reveals the upload info page for the watermark (below). Here you will see a preview of the watermark, description that you can add, who the author is and size (see below).
6. Refresh– the Refresh button reloads the directory (albums and watermarks) from iW•Cloud. Typically you should not have to press this but if something is out of order or missing then hit the Synch button. It is non-destructive and can’t hurt anything. The button is 6 in the bottom nav (below).If you select a watermark like My Photo Filter (above on iW•Cloud Page) that is loose or in an Album you will see a preview of the watermark, description that you can add, who the author is, whether it is private or public, date uploaded, size and star rating (see below).Star Rating – how the public rates a watermark.You can cancel an iWCloud subscription yourself at any time by following these steps.If you have questions not covered in this addendum to the manual write to email@example.com. Suggestions also welcome.
PurchaseTo upgrade from the free to paid version of iWatermark+ click the button on the main page. This will take you to the iTunes App store and iWatermark+. Or search for iWatermark+ in the iTunes app store. Thanks for upgrading! There is an amazing amount of time and energy that has gone into creating this highly sophisticated app. By purchasing, you and your friends are directly supporting the continuing evolution of this app. Thanks from the crew at Plum Amazing!
FAQOther Versions of iWatermark QuestionsQ: What is the difference between iWatermark+ Free and iWatermark+ both for iPhone/iPad? A: They are exactly the same except that iWatermark+ Free puts a small watermark that says ‘iWatermark+ Free’ at the top of every exported watermarked photo. Many will find this meets their watermarking needs or at least allows testing the app fully. Otherwise upgrade to the regular version which eliminates that watermark. In the Free version a button to upgrade to the regular version is on the main page. Upgrading supports the evolution of iWatermark+, a small price for such a sophisticated program.Q: What is the difference between iWatermark+ for the iPhone/iPad and Android and the desktop versions for Mac/Win? A: Desktop computers have faster processors and more memory, so they can handle photos that are much higher resolution. The desktop versions are easier to use on large batches of photos. The desktop version is another link in the chain of a photographers workflow. The iPhone/iPad version are designed to allow you to use touch to change the various parameters. Both are designed to fit their hardware. For more info tap here iWatermark for Mac and iWatermark for Win. With this link you get 30% off on either of those or you can get any of our Mac software like iClock (highly recommended productivity replacement for the Apple menubar clock). This is a link that will put a 30% off coupon in your cart. Contact us if you have any question. Our site is Plum Amazing.AndroidQ: Is there a version of iWatermark+ for Android? A: Yes, iWatermark+ for Android is here. Please let your Android using friends know about it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.plumamazing.iwatermarkplusThe older iWatermark for Android is here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.plumamazing.iwatermarkQ: How do I add my custom fonts on Android? A: To load your custom fonts, copy the ttf file into the folder ‘iWatermark+ Fonts’ to your device storage/SD CardGraphic and Quality QuestionsQ: How do i create the special type of graphic, a logo that has transparent areas that can be used as a watermark? A: That type of graphic is called a .png with transparency.If your graphic designer created it then ask for a high resolution PNG file from them.To do it yourself use Photoshop, GIMP (free on Mac and Win) or similar app then follow these steps.
1) create a layer and paste your graphic object. 2) magic wand all the whiteness, then hit delete. You are left with the checkerboard background which is 3) hide the background layer 4) save as PNG. A transparency cannot be created with .jpg it must be a .png with transparency file.The Preview app on Mac OS can also be used to make a .png with transparency. More here.For details search the web for a tutorial on creating a PNG graphic with transparent background.Q: How do I import a logo/graphic from a Mac, Win PC or the web onto my iPhone/iPad. A: There are a number of ways.
- Email (easiest) – email logo or graphic to yourself. Then go to that email on your mobile device and click and hold on the attached file to save it to your devices Camera Album. Next Create a Graphic Watermark.
- Apple’s Airdrop – if you are familiar with it Airdrop can be used to import logo/graphics onto an iPhone/iPad. Info on Airdrop on the Mac. Info on using Airdrop on iPhone/iPad. To share a png logo from Mac to iOS, hold the control key and tap the logo file and in the finder on the Mac and a dropdown menu appears. On this menu choose Share and in the next dropdown menu choose Airdrop. When Airdrop appears after a moment or two it should show your iOS device, click once on that and it will show progress of sending the file and a beep at the end. If no iOS device appears then make sure Airplay is turned on for your iOS device. Next Create a Graphic Watermark.
- From the iPhone/iPad or Mac you can Copy & Paste a graphic direct into the Graphic Watermark.
- Scan Signature Watermark – can be used to import a signature or scan in an image. It uses the camera to scan a logo on paper and produce a PNG file. Using the original artwork will be higher resolution. Go here to learn more.