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Watermark photos to protect your work

Protect your photos and digital artwork from theft and unauthorized use. Add a watermark to your photo for free and prove your ownership at a glance.

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Create a custom watermark

Make sure your brand gets the credit it deserves. Create a free, custom watermark for your photos, artwork, and promotional materials to let people know who they’re looking at. Use any identifying markers for your brand, including your logo, name, mascot, or signature. Customize the font and choose from our extensive font library. Then, download your watermark to use for all your photos.

Sign your work in seconds

Use our simple drag-and-drop tool to add your watermark to any photo. Resize the watermark to fit the image and place it anywhere on the picture. Rotate it as needed or tilt it to any angle to match your photo. You can also customize the opacity of your watermark to fit the look of your photos or digital artwork.

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Watermark all digital work in one place

With a Canva account, your working files are automatically saved online—including the watermark you created. Easily add watermarks to all your photos and digital projects for free, using any device, anytime you need to.

How to watermark photos

  1. Launch Canva
    Open Canva or download our free mobile app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Design a watermark
    If you don’t have a watermark yet, explore dozens of ready-made watermark designs you can personalize by typing “Watermark” or “Logo” in the search bar. You can also create a custom photo watermark from scratch. Start a new project, then use Canva’s text tool and extensive font and media library. Save it as a PNG image with no background. If you already have a watermark file, simply upload it to the editor.
  3. Upload your photo
    Upload the photo you want to watermark. Then drag and drop your image file onto a blank editor.
  4. Place your watermark
    It’s time to add your watermark to the photo. Upload then drag the watermark to the corners or splash it prominently on the center of the image. Adjust the appearance of your watermark and resize it as needed. Change the opacity to make it semi-transparent or fully opaque. Or copy and paste the watermark as many times as you like on your photo.
  5. Save your watermarked photo
    Download your newly watermarked photo. Save it as a PNG, JPG, SVG, or even PDF file.
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