Adding watermark to PDF file or document is essential for online publishers for copyright protection. The watermark associated with the document shows the owner and creator of that document. The watermark may be your company name or logo. You can also specify a status such as a Draft or Confidential document, or identifying data pertaining to the document, such as the date the document is created or circulated.
5 Tools to Add Watermark to PDF Documents
Tool#1 – PDF Watermark Creator
Using this tool you can easily add a watermark or even your company’s name to PDF files quickly and easily. With this PDF watermark freeware utility, you can also number the pages of existing PDF files, add the company text logo or your copyright message and much more. Visit the download page here.
Tool#2 – jPdfTweak
It is most powerful open source GUI application using which you can perform number of task on a pdf file. With this tool you can combine, split, rotate, reorder (n-up, booklet), watermark, edit bookmarks/fileinfo/pagetransition, compress, encrypt, decrypt, sign, repair, edit attachments and more. Visit the download page here.
Tool#3 – PDFill PDF Tools
The tool helps you to Merge, Split, Reorder, Encrypt, Decrypt, Rotate, Crop, Reformat, Header, Footer, Watermark, Images to PDF, PDF to Images, Form Fields Delete/Flatten/List, and PostScript to PDF. The good part of the tool is that it is free for both Personal and Commercial use. Following two watermarking options are available with the tool-
- Watermark by Stylized Text – Add Stylized Text Stamp.
- Watermark by Image – Add Stamp using image file (bmp, jpg, gif, png, tiff, and wmf)
Visit the download page here.
Tool#4 – k2pdf
This is only free online PDF watermark tool I was able to find out. Visit the k2pdf page here.
Enter the required details. You can enter the text watermark in different available color formats. The file size should not exceed 25 MB.
Tool#5 – Adobe Acrobat
If you are having licensed version of Adobe Acrobat then you need not to try for other options. Visit Adobe to learn how to add Watermark and background images in PDF document easily.