Work with Watermark in PDF via Java

Work with watermarks in PDF document programmatically using Aspose.PDF for Java Library

Most popular action with Watermarks in Java

Add Watermark with Java Library

Add Watermark to PDF File, we’ll use Aspose.PDF for Java API, which is a feature-rich, powerful, and easy-to-use conversion API for the Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from Maven and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.


    <name>Aspose Java AP</name>


<version>version of aspose-pdf API</version>

Add Watermark using Java

You need Aspose.PDF for Java to try the code in your environment.

  1. Load the PDF with an instance of Document.
  2. Create an instance of WatermarkArtifact.
  3. Set properties of WatermarkArtifact object.
  4. Add watermark using method Add of Aspose.Pdf.Page.Artifacts collection class.
  5. Save PDF file

Add Watermark in PDF - Java

This sample code shows how to add Watermark to PDF Pages - Java

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    // Open document
    Document doc = new Document(_dataDir + "text.pdf");
    FormattedText formattedText = new FormattedText("Watermark", java.awt.Color.BLUE,FontStyle.Courier, EncodingType.Identity_h, true, 72.0F);
    WatermarkArtifact artifact = new WatermarkArtifact();
    artifact.setArtifactHorizontalAlignment (HorizontalAlignment.Center);
    artifact.setArtifactVerticalAlignment (VerticalAlignment.Center);
    artifact.setRotation (45);
    artifact.setOpacity (0.5);
    artifact.setBackground (true);
    doc.getPages().get_Item(1).getArtifacts().add(artifact); + "watermark.pdf");