The Internet is a bit of a free-for-all in terms digital media; most people have no qualms about saving--and using--other people's images without permission. This can be prevented to some extent with the use of watermarks. Image Watermarks is a basic program that allows users to apply watermarks to batches of images, discouraging their appropriation by unscrupulous Internet users.
The program's interface is simple and not particularly attractive, but it's easy enough to figure out. Users simply select the image or folder of images that they want to use, design their watermark (or load a previously designed one), and save the images in the desired location. The program allows users to both create custom text watermarks and insert logos and other images as well. There are plenty of options for customizing text-based watermarks, including controls for font, color, size, position, opacity, and more. Users can save watermarks for later use, which is always a handy feature. The program's built-in Help file is brief but adequate. Overall, Image Watermarks didn't have any features that set it apart from the many other watermark programs we've seen, but it works well and is easy enough to use.
Image Watermarks is free to try, but the trial version, appropriately enough, places a watermark on all saved images. The program installs politely but leaves a Start menu item behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.