Applies watermarks to your images.
Ability to apply watermarks on images. Requires an active graphics toolkit to actually perform the image operations (imagemagick, netpbm or gd).
When you now add images to your gallery the watermark will be automatically added.
If you watermark full-size images and use any print service modules such as Shutterfly then prints will include the watermark.
If you want a full-size image with the watermark but also allow printing without the watermark, edit the photo or album settings to add a resized image with size = 100% and watermark resizes but not the full-size original.
If you want hotlinked images to have a watermark too, follow the next steps: (hotlinked images are images directly linked from other websites and also images you show in full size image popups)
WARNING: If you enable hotlinked image watermarking and you also use the Shutterfly module, the printed pictures from Shutterfly will contain the watermark. To avoid this:
If you want that all images added by all users are unconditionally watermarked with a watermark image you define without letting anyone a choice to choose a different or no watermark, this is how you can configure it:
A professional looking, embossed watermark can be achieved by making a watermark image using a white/grey coloured font on a transparent background. You then also make the text itself partially transparent and apply some effects in the layer properties window. Save the watermark as a PNG file. Gallery2 will overlay the original image and achieve a nice look.
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Example of Watermarked Thumbnail __MAGIC_REMOVE__43973__
Example Watermark __MAGIC_REMOVE__43968__
It has been suggested that this works better when using ImageMagick or NetPBM instead of GD.
Take a look at here for an example of it in action. (Thanks to user turnbulm for the note.)
When reuploading images via the reupload module, watermarks are not added to the images.
You may also want to check out the Gallery 3 user contributed emboss module which provides an alternative method for watermarking your photos