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Can I watermark images?

Started by on Dec 28, 2017 – Contents updated: Jan 08, 2018

Dec 28, 2017 21:59    

I searched the documentation but can only find a mention of a watermark for images. I'd really like to use a watermark as my images are often stolen. Not much I can do about that but at least they would have a watermark with a link back to my site.

Dec 30, 2017 16:32

I did find the plugin and documentation. The first place I tried to read about it was a 404 link.

Anyway, looks like it won't let me choose a specific folder only so the watermark plugin won't work for me.

Dec 31, 2017 11:57

@thatgrrl the plugin you're talking about is this one: It adds watermarks to uploaded files at the moment their thumbnails are created, so, when you attach a file to a post, the thumbnails will get the watermark, however, the original files wont.

Also, as you said, currently it's not possible to define rules to tell the plugin what images to process and what images to ignore. It would be relatively not too difficult to add this feature, but as said before, the watermark will be applied to the thumbnails only, so the original image remains untouched.


Dec 31, 2017 15:33

Thank you for the reply. I've found Cubecart which will work for selling images as downloads online. So I'm going to find something to watermark all the images I show on my site. Maybe the watermark plugin will get some features in another update of b2.

Jan 05, 2018 06:51

@thatgrrl be aware that b2evolution creates thumbnails on-the-fly, in order to be displayed all across your front-office. So if you add watermarks to the original images, the automatic resizing may make smaller images do not look as you want. I'm not saying you can't do it at all, just recommending to test with a few images and see how b2evolution displays them, so you can make adjustments accordingly.


Jan 06, 2018 00:08

Is there a way to avoid having all the thumbnails made? Looking for a way to do so is on my list of things to do.

Jan 07, 2018 21:58

@thatgrrl there is no way to avoid thumbnails creation neither from backend, nor using configuration parameters. That's how b2evolution warranties that your images will adjust well.

Watermarks would be a problem on small images, but I have seen that you use large thumbnails, so the watermark would work. As said before, you should test with a few images and see how it goes.

Jan 08, 2018 02:57

Thank you. Will see how it goes.

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