Mass Watermark 1.9

Mass Watermark 1.9

Reviewed by Gary Oldwood

"Watermarking Images has never been this easy"

Overview

One of the most common and efficient ways to protect your images (other than locking them in your drawer) is by adding watermarks. Although possible, it’s quite difficult to remove a watermark from an image and the results aren’t always satisfying. Mass Watermark is a program used to add watermarks to your images and has many additional features as well (resizing, cropping, editing EXIF data, etc.).

Installation

Installation is pretty smooth and has no difficult steps. All you need to do is click Next a few times and then wait for the main installation process to finish, which won’t take more than a few seconds. The setup package is clean from viruses, spyware or other kinds of malware. It doesn’t install any additional 3rd party software either (e.g. toolbars).

Supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Interface

At first glance you might find the program a bit intimidating, but don’t worry- you’ll get used to it very soon. At the top left is a window which basically lists all added files, and the window next to it is the preview screen for the selected image. In the lower half of the main window you can see 3 boxes filled with options. The first one is used when you want to add a text watermark and edit its font, color, size, etc. The second box is used when you want to add an image/logo watermark that can be transparent, resized, cropped etc. The last box contains settings that can convert, resize, optimize, etc. the image you want to add the watermark on.

Pros

There’s a big amount of features that make the program useful for various cases. The watermark can either be a text with user-defined font, size and color, or it can be an image/logo of your choice which can be resized and cropped. In either case, the watermark can be positioned freely in the image as well as have its transparency adjusted. The watermark placer is a feature which gives you the ability to move the watermark on the image using drag and drop, plus rotate it and resize it.

But that’s just half of what Mass Watermark can do. Manual optimization of the images is possible by adjusting brightness and contrast or using effects like sharpen, blur, smoothen and mean removal. You can also edit metadata/EXIF info and last but not least, convert the image to another format (supported output formats are JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF and TIF).

Cons

If you have a Windows 7 custom theme installed, than you might experience this bug: often crashes on different occasions, such as when changing text color or when attaching the image watermark to the text watermark. We did experience this during our test but a fix should come out soon. Author's note: Only a very few people have reported such a problem; this tend to occur when a custom theme is installed. I will investigate the issue and let you know when it is solved.

Limitations

The trial version adds the Mass Watermark logo on all processed pictures.

Alternatives

Batch Photo Watermarker (paid) is a software designed to add watermarks to images easily. The main advantage of this program is that it can process images in batches. SizeRox (paid) is another tool that you can use to add watermarks to your images.

Conclusion

Although it is a powerful program, there are a few bugs that need to be fixed before it can be considered as a stable solution.

Top user review

Very nice... until you format the computer!!!
by misidro on 8 Jul 2014
Rating: (Medium) for version 1.0.3

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I'll not use a software that is so tied to the OS, and if anything wrong happens, they will decide if you have or not the right to reinstall it again. It's very nice, but STAY AWAY !!!
Pros
All the good described by all:

- Easy to use and great User Interface
- Process 100s of Images with few clicks and within Minutes
- Inbuilt Watermark Placement Options
- Create Stylish Branding for Website/Company using Watermark Designer
- Feature to Add EXIF Info
- Upload Watermarked Images to Picasa/Flickr Easily
Cons
The license is tied to the OS, if anything bad occurs, and you don't have time to deactivate the software (how to do this? Ask the support!), the key doesn't work anymore.

You'll have to open a ticket on the Mass Watermark support, for one time your license will be activated. If any bad happens to your disk, you decide to upgrade the OS and you simply forget to deactivate the program, you will receive the answer that I've received below from the support:
"Sorry for any inconvenience caused.But the discounted license only allows limited activation.
Before you reinstall your OS there is an option to deactivate Mass Watermark. When I checked your last ticket I have found that we mentioned this to you. (my note: you don't have the right to forget this...)
I don't mean that you are trying to violate the license terms but as per our policy there is nothing we can do.
You are free to use any software of your choice."

This is the consideration granted to the customer !!!!! Stay away!!!
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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Mass Watermark on 7 Nov 2018 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Mass Watermark Antivirus Report
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