Siri Shortcuts: Applying a Photo Watermark

You can use the Shortcuts app to apply a watermark to a photo before sharing it on your iPhone or iPad. In this example, we'll take a transparent image file and have a Shortcut place it at the bottom right corner of the photo right from the Photos app. We can then share the photo. The watermark can be any image file. You can also manually size and place the watermark.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Siri Shortcuts: Applying a Photo Watermark”

    John Russell
    6 months ago

    Very nice. Any similar Automator technique on the Mac?

    6 months ago

    John: Not that I can think of. Of course there are many ways to edit images, but doing a quick watermark+share action like this in Automator would be tough as there are no good sharing options.

    Rod Dempsey
    3 months ago

    This is great. One problem. The image is overlaid at a fixed size, irrespective of the background resolution. Is there an addition to the shortcut to say keep the image at 10% of the width of the background image?

    3 months ago

    Rod: I don’t think that is an option. Most people would have images of the same resolution, taken by the same camera (the iPhone being used). And, after all, it is a “shortcut” so if you have more specific needs you can get an app or use an image editing app to do it. The idea here is to have a quick way to do it.

    Rod Dempsey
    3 months ago

    Gary, what I wanted was to be able to apply the same overlay to images that were downloaded from the web, or screenshots from the iPhone or iPad. I took it as a challenge to get this working.
    I ended up with the following steps
    • Get Details of Images to return the width of the background image
    • Calculate to determine the width at 10%. Width * 0.1
    • Set result to imageWidth variable
    • Now it is a simple process to set the width to imageWidth in Overlay Image.

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