Using Automator with iPhoto or Preview

I'm brand new to iMac. I love it, just having some learning curves.
I have over 14,000 photos needing my watermark. How do I use automator to do this quickly instead of one photo at a time with preview?

I didn't see a watermark option for graphics files in Automator.
However, I think every photo processing app will batch convert all of your files and some of them have a watermark option.
From a google search, Aperture provides a watermark option and batch processing.
In Photoshop Elements, you can "Process Multiple Files…" which allows you to add a text watermark.
I don't know if GraphicConverter can add a watermark.

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