Quite a while ago I wrote an article that outlined how to watermark your photos for free through a program that works with iPhoto. Well, earlier this year that free program stopped working. At least it stopped working for me. So I had to go on the hunt for a new way to watermark photos.
Whenever you are blogging you should watermark your photos for a few reasons:
1 – It’s a fun way to let people know where to find you. If they like the picture they may want to visit your site and a watermark will tell them where to go.
2 – It’s a fun way to make sure that people can’t swipe your photo and act like it’s theirs.
3 – I can’t think of any other reasons right now but I’m sure there are some…
Eva has a friend who is a blogger (and who paid off a ton of student loan debt by working on a cruise ship). Mel told us about PicMonkey when we asked her how she created such cute photos for her site brokeGIRLrich. I’m so glad she did!
PicMonkey is a free program that allows you to do all sorts of editing on your photos. Of course, anyone can use it, and it can be a lot of fun if you want to create your own collage or invitation for personal use.
Here are some examples of what I have done for TGC’s recently:
As you can see I’m not doing anything fancy with it but I am learning more and more about how to use PicMonkey to create images for Pinterest and other social media. In fact, I just noticed that you can create comic book characters in PicMonkey!
PicMonkey is easy to use and they come up with new things to try often. I used the free version for months before I went ahead and spent money on the paid version. It’s only $33 a year – so less than $3 a month. Since I use it fairly often I thought it was worth a few dollars a month. The upgraded version gives you a lot of extras (that you really don’t have to have) but I purchased it mainly for the fonts. I wanted to be able to use any font they had available.
I may try designing our Christmas card this year. If it turns out decent I will share it with you here. Have fun editing all your photos!
PicMonkey doesn’t know who I am and I am not being paid for this review (unfortunately). Regardless, it is my honest opinion.