How to Automatically Watermark Images in WordPress

Making a website into an online brand  is an art and there are not many artists out there for you to hire, even if you do it would cost you  lot, instead of hiring an outsider who has not much knowledge of your vision you can do it by your self easily, each and every web site on the internet has a purpose and only the team behind the making of the site will have deeply driven knowledge into that vertical. I hope you all have heard this famous quote ” A picture is worth a thousand words “.

The one thing which is common with all the websites on the internet is Images. Most of us spend a lot of time on search, editing or even making these images, but really not  many spend time on branding these images, one good and easy way to brand your images is to Watermark them. The good news for WordPress users is there is no need for you to manually watermark these images again, instead there a zillion[not really] good plugins available for free with, some of the few very good watermarking plugins that I have personally used on many of my other websites are as given on the list below. Now, watermark images in your wordpress site easily.

Best WordPress Watermark Plugins :

1. Watermark Reloaded WordPress Plugin

This WordPress plugin allows you to watermark all the images you upload Automatically. This plugins gives you the capability to create watermarks on images with variety of fonts and then apply it to images of various sizes (thumbnail images, medium sized images and also large and full size images) just by positioning the watermark. Download Link

Features of this plugin:this is the watermark reloaded wordpress plguin

  • Set Watermark opacity
  • Automatic image watermarking
  • watermark in the background
  • set color text as watermark
  • watermark with outline text
  • watermark using many variables, use where required
  • upload time option to turn off the watermarking
  • And Many more

this is a watermark-reloaded-wordpress-plugin, use it to watermark images

2. Signature Watermark WordPress plugin

This is an excellent plugin for watermarking images, you can watermark a text or logo on the image or in the background of the images as well. This plugin adds a watermark image as well as add a signature to all uploaded images as you require, using PNG images with transparency. Download Link

Basic requirements for this plugin are :

  • PHP5 [Every one has it]
  • GD extension for PHP [Available in php by default].
  • FreeType extension for PHP.

This is the Signature Watermark images in wordpress plugin

The setting page for this watermarking plugin is shown below.

this is the default Signature Watermark settings page

3. Scissors and Watermark WordPress plugin:

Scissors and Watermark wordpress plugin to automatically watermark all images

This WordPress plugin does a lot more than just watermarking images, what is also does it adds cropping, resizing, and rotating functionality to WordPress’ image upload and management dialogs. Scissors and Watermark WordPress plugin also allows resizing of images automatically when they are uploaded to the site and it also supports automatic and manual watermarking of images. Additionally, images that are resized in the post editor are automatically resampled to the requested size using bilinear filtering when a post is saved, which improves the perceived image quality while reducing the amount of data transferred at the same time.

So which plugin are you going to use to watermark photos in your wordpress blog or website ? Got any other good plugins in mind? Let me know.

About Mazhar

Computer Science Engineer, Cloud Architect, Programmer, Currently Employed as the Head of E-Commerce at one of India's largest Men's Apparel Brand...
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