Easily create a transparent watermark with GIMP

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Easily create a transparent watermark with GIMP

This article explains how to create a basic transparent watermark with GIMP.


The trick is to superimpose a text or image over a transparent background.
  • Launch GIMP
  • Click on "File" > "New"
  • Define the Width and Height
  • Go to "Advanced Options"
  • Next to "Fill with:" and select "Transparency".
  • Click on OK to validate.
  • Now simply enter the text of your choice.
  • Click on File > Export as
  • Select a file name and a destination to save your file.
  • Expand the "Select File Type" option and select PNG:
  • Click on Export and confirm:
  • Your watermark is ready for use!
Jean-François Pillou

Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of CommentCaMarche.net. He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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