How many of you have iPhones?
I do. I love mine. I had an Android before and it just didn’t compare to the elegant functioning of the iPhone or the quality of the iPhone apps.
The camera, of course, is the function on the phone that I use the most frequently. Instagram has saved me from boredom in many a carpool line. (Follow me here if you’re an IG’er too!)
However, I always felt a bit naked, throwing my photos out on Instagram with no watermark. But I just recently found a watermarking app for iPhones that is so easy to use!
You can use your own graphic watermark or logo, or you can create your own text based watermark within the app.
Once applied, you can change the position of a graphic watermark with your finger, and you can adjust its opacity and size as well.
If you use a text based watermark that you created within Marksta, you can change its color, add lines above and below it, even add a drop shadow or repeat the watermark as a border around your image.
Marksta will even create a solid color border around your image.
How to use Marksta
- After installing the app on your device (it works on iPads as well as iPhones), email your logo to yourself if you’d like to use a graphic watermark. Open this email on your device and long click on the watermark to save to your Camera Roll.
- Marksta looks like this when you open it:
- Click the camera button at the top left to open a photo from your Camera Roll that you’d like to watermark. Bet you figured that one out already, right?
- Tap the Layers button (3rd from right) and click on the Image option for a graphic watermark, or Marksta for a text based one. Tap Display also, if it’s not active.
- If you selected Image, you’ll probably see a Marksta graphic like the one in the image above. Tap somewhere on your photo to close the Layers dialog, then tap on the orange graphic. You’ll go directly to your Camera Roll to select the watermark that you saved there earlier.
- Or, for a text graphic, click on the word Marksta to edit and replace with your own text.
- To resize either text or a graphic, use a two fingered pinch.
- When adding a border, it defaults to 0 size, so you have to increase it before you can see it. Use the two finger pinch again.
- To move your watermark, simply drag it.
- To rotate, hold one finger on the watermark and twist with another finger.
That’s it! The in-app instructions are very helpful too! Just tap the i button.
It doesn’t appear that this app is available for Androids yet. Android users, what do you use to watermark? Post your suggestions in the comments – I know the other readers will appreciate it!
And now that we all know how to watermark on our iPhones, I highly suggest that you do. It’s the best way to protect those beautiful images you take!