If you often take screenshots and usually watermark them before uploading, you may want to consider using a program that can watermark your screenshots automatically after capture to save time. I’ve tried Screenshot Captor, PicPick, Greenshot, HotShots, SnapDraw, Skitch, ScreenSnag, but only ShareX that offers the auto watermark capability.
ShareX is an open source program that lets you take screenshots of any selected area with a single key, save them in your clipboard, hard disk or instantly upload them to over 30 different file hosting services
ShareX is designed to run on Windows operating systems. Both the portable and installer are available for download.
How to watermark screenshots automatically after capture
1. Configure watermark
The full path to the watermark configuration:
Task settings >> Image >> Effects >> Watermark configuration.
You can apply a text or image watermark to your screenshot. For a text watermark, you can choose the type, change the size and color of the font, adjust the position, and add gradient background. The option is pretty limited for image watermark as you can only adjust its position and hide it when the image captured is smaller than the watermark.
2. Activate auto watermark
Go back to the main interface, select “After capture” option on the left side, and click “Add watermark” to enable the automatic setting.
It is possible to add both text and image watermarks, but it can only be done in Image Effects Configuration (Task settings >> Image >> Effects >> Image effects configuration). And don’t forget to select “Add image effects” in the After Capture task to apply the effects automatically onto the screenshots.
As a matter of fact, configuring the watermark in “Image Effects Configuration” provides a little bit more flexibility. For instance, you can strikeout, underline, italicize and bold the text; adjust the text shadow offset and background padding.
The only thing missing here that I want is the transparency effect.
Download ShareX from GitHub