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Introducing NEW Watermarking Features_ Protect Your Photos in Style

Introducing NEW Watermarking Features: Protect Your Photos in Style

by Southie Williamson on Feb 9, 2024

Calling ALL photographers, designers, artists, and digital creators! We understand how important showcasing your portfolio is to your business, but in today’s digital world, we also know it can be dangerous if shared unprotected. That’s why we’ve been hard at work, building a revamped way to protect your creative work with style and efficiency.

Today, we’re thrilled to unveil a significant upgrade to our Watermarking Addon!

It’s not just about keeping your intellectual property safe but also about presenting your work the way YOU envision, which is why we’re delighted to share new features that let you easily add watermarks while maintaining complete aesthetic control. For photographers, this means a streamlined workflow and peace of mind.

Now, lets get down to business and see what these awesome new features do!

Protect Your Work with NEW Custom Watermarking

As many of you know, Envira Gallery’s watermarking addon already offered the ability to add an image watermark to your photos. However, oftentimes you may want to add text, like your name, instead of an image.

Many photographers also want to adjust how and where the watermark appears such as the color, position, and size. All of these changes can turn a simple process into a tedious one. At Envira Gallery, we take pride in being the go-to WordPress gallery plugin, so we fixed the problem!

Text Watermarks + Built-In Previews

With Envira Gallery, you now have the added option of creating text watermarks right inside the gallery customizer. Plus, you can see exactly how your text or image watermark will look with the new built-in preview.

Envira Gallery watermarking - Add text watermark

Just select Text, type your word or phrase, customize the typography, and immediately see how it’ll look on your images.

Granular Control Over Appearance

Want to change your watermark’s position or size? Perhaps you want to rotate your watermark, so it doesn’t obscure an important area of your photo. No problem!

Envira Gallery Watermarking Settings

With the new watermarking features, you can customize:

  • Text Appearance – Select font, size, and color (including transparency).
  • Image Scale – Adjust the size of your watermark image.
  • Position – Choose a corner or select center display.
  • Rotation – Rotate your text or image to an exact degree.
  • Margin – Set the space between the edge of your photo and the watermark.

Repetition for Maximum Protection

Want to add a watermark that will repeat vertically and horizontally throughout the image? This ensures that no one can crop the watermark out of your photo for unauthorized use.

Just check the box to enable Repeat, and Envira Gallery will make it happen.

Envira Gallery Repeating Watermark Example

Keep Your Original Images Pristine

Protecting your images is key, but you also may need the non-watermarked versions in other areas of your site. For example, you wouldn’t want to show watermarks in a client proofing gallery.

The new watermarking features make keeping original copies seamless. When adding a watermark, just click the box next to Keep original images. Then, Envira Gallery will automatically create a copy of your original image without your watermarking settings applied. Pretty cool, right?

Well, that’s it for this release. We hope you love these new features! If you haven’t already, update your Envira Gallery plugin now to start using them right away.

The Watermarking Addon is available to Plus users and above. Upgrade today to protect your images!

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