Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

Image Watermark is a all-in-one image protection watermark plugin for WordPress. The plugin allows watermarking of images that are already uploaded to WordPress. It is one of the most popular watermark plugin with currently 20,000+ active installs. This plugin is different from other watermark plugin as it protects image theft by disabling right click of the images. In this post, I will show steps to watermark images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress.

Features of Image Watermark Plugin
  • Automatic and manual watermark is possible.
  • Bulk watermark to older images is also possible.
  • A lot of plugin configurations can be updated including setting of image quality, position, size, offset, opacity, image format and most importantly, image protection.
  • If watermark is not applied to full size images, restoration of original images without watermark is possible with various image regeneration tools in WordPress.
  • The plugin is updated by its author very frequently till date which shows it a compatible and secure plugin inside WordPress platform.
  • GD Library and ImageMagic is supported.

Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

Step 1: Plugin Installation

Go to Plugins > Add New. Then search for the keyword “image watermark” and click on the “Install Now” button.

Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

Click on “Activate Plugin” to activate it.

Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

Step 2: Plugin Settings

After activating the plugin, go to Settings > Watermark to change settings of the plugin.

Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

On the Settings > Watermark page, there are four different settings available in this plugin.

General Settings

Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

Under this heading, following settings options included:

  • One can enable either automatic or manual or both watermark for the uploaded image.
  • Watermark can be enabled for different sized images, i.e. full, large, medium, medium large, post thumbnail, thumbnail. Similarly, it can be enabled for either selected posts or exclusively for all the posts.
  • Front end image uploading can be enabled.
  • Settings can be deactivated. If deactivation option is checked, all the database settings will be removed on plugin deactivation.

Watermark Position

Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

Under this heading, following settings options included:
• Watermark alignment can be set to 9 different locations.
• Watermark offset can be set for both the axes in pixels.

Watermark Image

Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

Under this heading, following settings options possible:

  • Image can be selected for watermarking.
  • Watermark preview can be viewed.
  • Watermark size can be set to original, custom, scaled. If custom is chosen, its size can be set in pixels.
  • Ratio of watermark in relation to image can be set in 1 to 100 scale.
  • Watermark transparency and image quality can bet set.
  • Image format can be set to either baseline or progressive.
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Image Protection

Watermark Images with Image Watermark Plugin in WordPress

The most remarkable feature of this plugin is that it protects the images used in website. It has following protection settings:

  • Right click on images can be disabled.
  • Drag and drop of images can be prevented.
  • Use image protection settings for logged-in users.

These setting options clearly signifies Image Watermark as a great plugin to use in an easy, compatible (with latest WordPress releases) and secure environment.

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Dhiraj Bikram Khadka

Dhiraj Bikram Khadka

Dhiraj Bikram Khadka is a Freelance Technical Writer cum WordPress Developer. He has been working in this area since 2006 AD. As a Web/WordPress Developer, he works on HTML/DHTML, CSS, PHP/MySql, javascript, jQuery, AJAX and more... Having a degree of M.E. (Information Systems Engineering), he is more interested towards contemporary developments in golbal technical arena. His hobbies include reading articles about Theoretical Physics, travelling and making friends. He is currently working as techinical writer for mustbeweb.com.

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