Automatic Watermarking Of Images

How To Add A Watermark File To MyPhotoApp

The option to Automatically watermark gallery images when you upload them is available in the professional subscription level of MyPhotoApp

To add watermarks to your images, you first need to go to the setup tab and then click on the watermark tab to upload a watermark PNG file to be optionally added to your gallery images.    You can only have one watermark per Brand. If you wish to change the watermark at any time simply repeat this process with the new watermark PNG file you wish to use in future. 

Once you have uploaded your PNG file there will be an option for watermark placement in the gallery settings to add a watermark to images when they are uploaded. 

Click on the Gallery settings cog and select the settings menu. 

By default, the watermark placement is set to none.  To choose to have a watermark added to the images you upload you need to click the drop-down arrow and choose the placement option you want from the list to turn on automatic watermarking.  

Click Save to update the gallery settings. Any images you uploaded to this gallery will now have the watermark applied at the location you specified.

NOTE: Because watermarking is applied to images on upload.  Only images uploaded to your gallery after you have turned watermarking on will have the watermark applied. Any existing images in the gallery prior to watermarking being turned on, will not have the watermark applied.

If you do not want a watermark applied, simply turn off watermarking by selecting none as the watermark placement option. 

How To Create A Watermark PNG file

A Watermark file must be a PNG file that has a transparent background.  Besides a transparent background, the color RGB (0,0,2) is also considered transparent. You can easily create A watermark in Photoshop and save it as a PNG file. The size of the file should be suitable for the size of the image files you intend uploading to the gallery.  

The watermark will be used as the size you upload unless the width is larger than that of the image file being uploaded.

  • If the watermark width is larger than the original width of the image being uploaded the watermark will be resized to the width of the image keeping the height proportional.  
  • If the watermark height is larger than the height of the image, it resizes the watermark to the height of the image keeping the width proportional.

The watermark is then placed on the image at the location specified in the gallery settings.  If the watermark placement was set to a location including left, right, top or bottom the watermark will be placed 5% from the edge of the image.  

NOTE:  the watermark is applied to the original image file Before any resizing takes place with regard to the maximum upload file size set in the Gallery settings.  Therefore If your original file is larger than the watermark file the watermark will appear smaller.  To avoid this export your image files to 2048px on the long side in readiness for uploading to your App.

Here is an example of watermark created in Photoshop with a 50% white background, a logo and the text Proof.  It is 2048px on the long side so it will span the width of images no wider than that when applied. 

And here is an example of an image with the above watermark applied where the watermark placement was set to center middle

 

And here is another example using an updated watermark I have uploaded with the opacity of the text and logo reduced to 75% and the watermark placement set as bottom middle which works much better.   

 

Attached is an example watermark file kindly provided by Bill Tucker. You can download it and take a look at it in Photoshop if you want to get an idea of what a working watermark file looks like.  

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