Getting Started with 123 Watermark Software
Watermark Options and Layers

This is where you create your watermarks!

The layers section allows you to create or remove layers which form your watermarks. Each layer can contain text, borders, a cross or an overlay image. You can add, remove or copy layers in the top section. You can also rename layers by double clicking on the name and also enable or disable layers by selecting the checkbox next to the layer name:

Location and Transparency


Defines the overall transparency of the layer elements.


Sets the position of the layer.


This section allows you to fine tune the positioning of the layer either horizontally or vertically.


This section allows you to repeat the layer across the image from the starting postion either horizontally or vertically.


This section allows you to create text based watermarks, you can select a font, colour, alignment and style. You can also set a text outline and colour as well as text type:

Normal Text

Text is rendered normally.

Embossed Text

Text is embossed with a white border.

Transparent Embossed Text

Text is embossed transparently over the image.

Size and Angle

This section allows you to define the angle in degrees of the watermark text and the size either in points or as a percentage of the size of the image.

Image Counter

Counters allow you to add serial numbers to your images. You can set a start counter and define how much each image increments it as it is processed. If you want to save the counter value position between processing check the Preserve current counter value box to preserve. You must also save your session to ensure the counter is saved to disk.

Insert Symbol

Allows you to insert symbols not available on your keyboard:

You also have the option of inserting unicode characters (advanced) or launching Character Map to find your desired symbol to paste in.

Insert Counter

When a counter is defined you need to insert it in to a position in the watermark text. Click this button to insert the counter.

Insert Macro

This option enables you to read EXIF data from an image and insert it in to the watermark. For example you may want to insert the date and time the image was taken or the exposure settings:


The image overlay allows you to insert an existing image on to the layer as a watermark. For example a company logo:



This option will convert the overlay image to greyscale before rendering it on to the layer.


This option will transparently emboss the image over the target image creating a glass effect. You can also use the edge adjust to fine tune the transparency.


This option defines the size of the overlay as a percentage of the target image.

Advanced Options

For any transparent areas of the overlay image you can either specify to use the embedded transparent value or a custom value.


Draw a border around the image with a specific width, indent and colour:


Draw a cross with a specific thickness and colour through the image from top left to bottom right and top right to bottom left:

QR Code

Create a QR code that people can scan with their smart-phones. Type anything in the QR Data textbox such as a link to create a code.

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