Tutorial: Tile watermarking photos in waterMark V2 vs. bulkWaterMark

When I have seen the PMlabs waterMark V2 tutorial video by Kory Sutherland for the first time, I was really proud that someone has made a short video about my software. I never came up with a video by myself, so I am really thankful that Kory took over the duty and showed more than 25,000 users on YouTube how to use waterMark V2. The video demonstrates the basic workflow of the application and shows how to watermark your photos with tile watermarks, a feature that is actually missing and was often requested by waterMark V2 users.

When we got bulkWaterMark ready for release, I thought we must  do a similar video to Kory’s waterMark V2 tutorial since I was literally blown away when I’ve first seen it. When I released V2, I never thought of a video tutorial, I would rather have done a write-up of all steps for getting  pictures protected.

For bulkWaterMark we implemented a tile mode as a whole new option for stamping watermarks on your images. In the new version of the watermarking software, you just need to switch to the tile mode to achieve the same result as Kory, but you are done in a second and have a perfect tile watermark for any image size:

The video also demonstrates our new blending effects for watermark layers of any type. The watermark in the video consists of the drop image and a text layer that displays “drop”. While the text layer features linear gradient colors and the stroke effect, both layers make use of the fading mirror effect.

We hope you like the new features of bulkWaterMark we are show casing in the tutorial video. Stay tuned for more – I think the expressions feature should get a tutorial too… 🙂

Get details on bulkWaterMark and the best practices how to batch watermark your photos.


Welcome to my (our) new blog!

You might have noticed that my old website pmnet.info has been closed since a month now. And that you will get redirected to a new website called pmlabs-apps.com. This is because of the release of bulkWaterMark – the successor of the app you visited pmnet.info for: waterMark V2.

So the new waterMark V3 is a commercial software now. But why are you selling the new version? PMlabs waterMark V1 and V2 were one of the few freeware solutions to solve the photo protection problem that really worked without a shareware trap. Especially V2 was a success for me since the app was downloaded 200,000 times on my private website alone without counting the downloads on other websites and download directories. It was distributed as donationware to run the website, keep me motivated for bugfixes or new features and – of course – make some beer money. But: Donationware did not work – at least not for me.

So, I took it serious with the new version and released it as a freemium software. The software is now much more professional, functional and robust. It is built on a modular framework, allows extension via plug-ins and has an improved user experience. It is simply the best PMlabs waterMark ever released. But it’s not completely free anymore.

The deal is simple: If you want a better, improved waterMark V2 with a smoother and more modern user interface for free, you can decide for a freeware version that comes with a nag screen before stamping your photos with watermarks. bulkWaterMark Free is clearly better than V2, has the new image processing core and comes with full expression support.

If you want to show love for our work – our, because I’m not the only one working on it anymore – you can grab bulkWaterMark Basic for $ 9. It removes the nag and is the right choice for individuals that just need the basic feature set.

The full package with all the new fancy stuff like Photoshop-esque blending effects, tile watermarks, layer groups and proportional layer resizing comes with the Pro and Business editions priced at $ 29 and $ 39, whereat they have both the same features, but the Pro version is targeted for individual photographs and the Business edition for companies.

Finally, I hope you like the latest version of our waterMark. If you are interested in buying a Basic, Pro or Business license of bulkWaterMark, here a coupon to get a -15% discount off the app: PMNETBLOG. Enter the coupon code when checking out, it is valid until the end of January 2016.

And: PMlabs bulkWaterMark 1.0 is just the first step. We have a lot more ideas for the future. There will be a free PlugIn software development kit for bulkWaterMark in early 2016. This blog for example will feature tutorials and articles to showcase what bulkWaterMark can do your you.

Thank you for reading!

Stay tuned and protect your photos with watermarks the clever way!