Image Agent review
In a world of social networks, image sharing sites, Facebook and websites, protecting your images has never been more important. There are lots of horror stories of photos being taken from websites and being used for DVD covers, illustrations and even advertising. Even something more innocuous like sending proofs of wedding photos to a client can backfire when those lo-res images end up on their website or being printed, without them paying. One way of making sure this doesn’t happen is to watermark your images, either with graphics, lines or text.
Doing it to 500 photos though is a burden which is where Image Agent comes in. Files in all main formats can be dragged and dropped on mass into the interface. From there they can be converted to alternative file formats and saved, be resized and renamed or have watermark features. This is where you really save time and money as the logo and text can have specific opacities and be positioned in any of seven specific places. The watermark lines have four patterns with control over colour and opacity.
There are a few things this could do better – there’s no preview and you can only see one set of parameters at a time, but it really is a simple, fast and useful option for photographers.