How to Add or Remove Watermarks on PDF Documents

It is highly important to save documents with a protection from replicating your valuable documents without your permission. For that you can give secure passwords, to protect it from editing, you  can disable editing option. But still some problems still remains. Users can easily print the document, copy, paste documents… So there is something to visible to users that the content is copying or printing without permission or a duplicate copy. You can Watermark your document, the watermark maybe text or an image that appears either in front of or behind existing document content, like a stamp. Thus by preventing users from simply copying the document without displaying your watermark object.

Remove Watermark using Adobe Acrobat Pro

Add Watermark using Acrobat

If you want to protect your document “Confidential”. You can add a text watermark containing the text  “Confidential” to pages with sensitive information.

To add watermark in Acrobat DC, Choose Tools > Edit PDF > Watermark > Add To apply the watermark selectively to individual pages, click Page Range Options. Then specify a page range and choose a Subset option, as needed.

Remove Watermark using Acrobat

To remove watermark in Acrobat DC, open a single PDF. Choose Tools > Edit PDF > Watermark > Remove. To remove watermarks from multiple PDFs, close any open PDFs and choose Tools > Edit PDF > Watermark > Remove. In the dialog box that appears, click Add Files, choose Add Files, and then select the files. Click OK, and then in the Output Options dialog box, specify your folder and filename preferences. That’s all.

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In Acrobat PRO, Open the PDF file that you want to add watermark, go to View > Tools > Pages. View Pages Menu. In the Edit Page Design subsection, select Watermark > Add Watermark. Add Watermark Option. You can specify the Source, Appearance and Position of your watermark print.  In the box appearing in the text option, type your watermark text, or select an existing source file of your watermark image. Select the font size, colour, opacity, rotation angle . In the Appearance Options section,  there are some choices, Show when printing, Show when displaying on screen, or Keep position and size of watermark text consistent when printing on different page sizes.

Other Methods– Online Methods

If you don’t have an Acrobat, you can use third-party apps and tools to add watermark to your document. Some tools are installable, some are available online, some are paid version, some are free version. Let’s check some of them

ilovepdf

(http://www.ilovepdf.com/)

Ilovepdf is such kind of a tool. You can stamp an image or text over your PDF in seconds. Choose the typography, transparency and position.

Sejda

(https://www.sejda.com/

Sejda claiming, the documents are uploaded over a secure connection and it stay private. You can remove it after being processed.

pdfdu

(http://www.pdfdu.com/)

PDFdu is another application, you can quickly and easily add watermark to PDF document file. Add image watermark or text watermark. You can set the font size, angle, opacity, font color.  You can set the watermark image watermark in the upper or lower, rotate the stamp text,set the stamp position, X and Y offset.

To remove watermark form PDF file

PDF Watermark Remover

(http://www.pdfwatermarkremover.com/)

It is an easy-to-use utility to help you to remove any embedded images from PDF files, such as Logo, Watermark, Stamp, Signature, etc.

You may noticed that creating watermark for your PDF file is a great way to secure your PDF documents. It protects your document from copying or plagiarism. You can customize watermark depending on your needs. You can have your watermark print appear either in clear or faded style and in any size you need. You can set it show when printing or show when displaying on screen. Which watermarking tool you are using and discuss your experience.