How to add a simple transparent text watermark to the image in ASP.NET using Watermarking SDK for .NET

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How to add transparent visual text watermark in ASP.NET web-application using Bytescout.Watermarking SDK for .NET

This sample demonstrates how to add simple transparent text watermark to the image file using Bytescout.Watermarking SDK for .NET with ASP.NET

Download source code: (240 KB)

Input image:

sample input image

Output image (as seen in browser):

Sample output image with transparent text watermark added

To use Bytescout.Watermarking.SDK in ASP.NET project just do the following:

1) Run Visual Studio 2005
2) Create new “Web-Site” project using Project Wizard
3) Click “Website” menu and then “Add Reference” command in this menu
4) “Add Reference” dialog will appear. Select “Bytescout.Watermarking.dll” and click OK to add a reference to Bytescout.Watermarking SDK component
5) Then copy and paste the following code into the “Default.aspx.cs” file (see below)

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using Bytescout.Watermarking;
using Bytescout.Watermarking.Presets;

public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

// Create Watermarker instance
Watermarker waterMarker = new Watermarker();

// Initialize library
waterMarker.InitLibrary(“demo”, “demo”);

// Set input file name
string inputFilePath = “my_sample_image.jpg”;

// Add image to apply watermarks to

// Create new watermark
TextFitsPage preset = new TextFitsPage();

// Set watermark text
preset.Text = “Bytescout Watermarking”;

// Add watermark to watermarker

// clear http output
// set the content type to JPEG
Response.ContentType = “image/jpeg”;
// add content type header
Response.AddHeader(“Content-Type”, “image/jpeg”);
// set the content disposition
Response.AddHeader(“Content-Disposition”, “inline;filename=my_sample_image.jpg”);
// Set output directory
waterMarker.OutputOptions.OutputStream = Response.OutputStream;
// Apply watermarks


Download source code: (240 KB)

You can also use EXIF macros to watermark images with their extended information. See this sample to view tutorial