With a well-designed and easy-to-navigate interface, PhotoMarks gives users multiple options to customize their text and logo watermarks without losing quality. The program offers available previews for each step and a well-written tutorial. It processes images quickly and without any hiccups.
This software comes with a free trial version that adds a watermark on output. To remove the watermark, you need to purchase the full version for $29.95. Upon startup, the program offers a link to tutorial that can help new users find their way and learn more about each option, but most should be able to jump right in. The program's interface consists of a step-by-step wizard. The steps to follow are: Add Photos, Edit Photos, Setup, and Process. These steps are also included in the main menu. The program lets you choose a group of photos, which you can drag and drop into the interface. You can then edit these photos by applying specific filters, adding text and logo watermarks, decorating, and transforming. However, you can't do much professional-grade editing to your photos, save for cropping. You can crop photos, individually, but you have to do it by pixel, not by creating a box around the photo like you would in other programs. Once you've finished editing, PhotoMarks processes your images in a batch. It's fast enough and you can choose where the finished photos land. This lets you keep a backup copy in case you mess up.
PhotoMarks takes some of the work out of adding filters to your photos, although it's no match for top-tier freebies like GIMP. However, this program is not really an image editor but more of a batch watermarking tool, and as such it functions as intended. Novice users will particularly appreciate its intuitive interface and the tutorial that walks them through each available option.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of PhotoMarks 1.0. The trial version contains watermark on output.
Here is what PhotoMarks can do for you: Batch Photo Processing with Support for Multi-Core Processors; Completely Customizable Text Watermarks with Pixel-Perfect Positioning, Tile Mode, Rotation, Multiline Text, Custom & Textured Fonts, Shadow, Stroke, Bounding-Box, and more; Completely Customizable Logo Watermarks with Pixel-Perfect Positioning, Tile Mode, Rotation, Scaling, Stroke, Shadow, and more; Smart Resize Filter that Makes the Difference between Landscape and Portrait Photos, for Automatically Reducing Image Size in Pixels; Auto Rotate Filter for Automatically Rotating Photos to the Right Orientation or Just Use a Predefined Rotation; Graphically Decorate Photos with Beautifully Designed Grunge, Vintage, Picture, and Shape Frames, add a Shadow Effect, or a Simple Border; Completely Customizable Rename Filter with Keywords and Search & Replace in Filenames; Upload Directly to FTP or Send via Email; Upload your Watermarked Photos Directly to Flickr; Easy to Use User Interface with Previews for Every Step of the Process; Support for 50 Image Formats, Including RAW Formats from DSLR Digital Cameras; Save Settings as Profiles and Easy Reuse Them Later.