You don’t have to break the bank to create your own watermark and resize/optimize your photos for your blog with Paint.net. Personally, I use Photoshop and have a video about how to do that here and also the less expensive, easier Photoshop Elements tutorial here, but I understand how expensive that is if you simply want to optimize your photos for the web and (optionally) watermark them.
The only catch? Paint.net is for Windows only.
There are actually a lot of cool things you can do with Paint.net and unfortunately I’ll only be covering what you need to achieve these results. But feel free to do your own experimenting… YouTube has a wealth of them.
I hope and believe that the fiscally challenged bloggers will enjoy this tutorial and find it enlightening. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments!
This is part of a series I’m creating on blogging for success–so there’s more to come!
Downloading free Paint.net
In this video, I’ll show you how to download and configure Paint.net on your computer. The video is because I’ve had so many people have difficulty and it believe it or not, it is easier these days, because in the old days, the download page was full of other download links… these days there is a little stepping through to successfully download it.
Once you have downloaded it, you’ll want to use it to edit your photos. I’ve created a playlist on YouTube here. You can skip right to the third video for editing your photos.
Meanwhile, here’s a (rather long, sorry) video on how to create a watermark and afterwards how to resize and embed the watermark in a photo.
Creating a Watermark in Paint.net
Again, hope you enjoy this!
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