WordPress plugins to Automatically Watermark Your Images

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It’s been a while since I published my post on why and how you can watermark the images you publish on the web (this helps both for copyright protection and brand awareness).

One of my sites relies on images heavily and I decided to automate watermarking. So in this post I am sharing two WordPress plugins that automatically watermark the images you upload and publish.

Watermark Reloaded

Watermark Reloaded is going to be my favorite plugin when it comes to watermarking images in WordPress. It has plenty of options allowing to customize the watermark text and position:

  • Specify the type of an image to apply the watermark to (thumbnail, medium, large, full size);
  • Specify the watermark alignment and offset;
  • Specify the watermark text;
  • Specify the watermark text font size and color:

Watermark Reloaded

After that, the watermarked image is going to look like this:

Watermark reloaded

Image Optimizer

While the above one is great if you want to watermark ALL images of the same type, this one can be used if you need to watermark selected / random images.

Image Optimizer: While you are not going to see all the listed features after you install this one, the watermarking ability is still there and working.

Just have the plugin installed and activated. Then go to “Settings” and provide the text you want to appear as a watermark:

Image Optimizer

After that (in the image uploading window) you will need to specify if you want the image and the thumbnail to be watermarked. The result looks like this:

Image Optimizer

Ann Smarty
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  • http://excentrix.net/ Kaye

    ok thanks for sharing ! :) I need that :)

  • Quentin Fadt

    Thanks you for the information. That could be fine if is include in the coming WP 3.0. Too many pictures are stolen, but for professional blog, take pictures is very expensive.

  • http://www.g3creative.co.uk G3 Creative Scotland

    My boss at G3 Creative Scotland says that this is long overdue.

  • http://www.atulyasolutions.com/ Wordpress Developer

    I am looking for this one. Thanks for sharing this. Here after I will use this plugins for all of my images. I have lot of wallpapers sites so I will use this plugins.

  • http://www.psd-dude.com PsdDude

    A site took one of my tutorials and posted as if it was its own….not only the images the hole content and this site is on 84 000 on alexa and i am on 400 000 ….cool!
    So it is a good idea with the watermark!

  • http://www.atulyasolutions.com/ Wordpress Developer

    I am looking for this one. Thanks for sharing this. Here after I will use this plugins for all of my images. I have lot of wallpapers sites so I will use this plugins.

  • http://www.psd-dude.com PsdDude

    A site took one of my tutorials and posted as if it was its own….not only the images the hole content and this site is on 84 000 on alexa and i am on 400 000 ….cool!
    So it is a good idea with the watermark!

  • http://techgyo.com TechGyo

    I tried this plugin but Watermark reloaded has conflict with other plugins and finally it will crash !! is there any way to add watermark to allthe existing images ?

  • http://www.techalam.com/ Nizam

    Really helpful, these plugins will be very useful, I will be trying watermark reloaded. Thanks :)

  • http://almostpeter.com Peter

    Thanks! I had a hunch there would be a wordpress plugin like this. Thanks for posting this.

  • http://blogging4backlinks.com Anirudh Bahadur

    My articles have been copied & stolen so many times by newbie marketers who don’t understand that copying content from other blogs/site doesn’t help anyone in terms of SEO. Same goes for the images. It is really frustrating to find out that a picture that I clicked is being used on some other blog without credit. Watermarking pictures & videos nowadays is the way to go if one wants to protect their media.

    P.S. Great post. I tried Watermark Reloaded after reading this post & it does the job! Thanks. :)

  • Keyword Name Removed

    Great article, at 8MediaCentral.com we have just launched our watermarking plugin – WP Image Protect available from the WordPress plugin directory. Unlike Watermark Reloaded it works on all the previously uploaded images as well as new image uploads without having to re-upload or re-process the images