The following tutorial is going to show how to protect images with watermarks in Magento.
If you take your own product images for your Magento website, you can place a watermark on each image you have displayed on your site to prevent people from stealing your images.
NOTE: In Magento the watermark files can be uploaded in the following formats .png, .gif or .jpg images. You can place the watermark in a number of positions so that you can place it just the way you like.
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Let’s add our own watermarks:
Log into the Magento admin panel.
Navigate to System->Configuration:
Open Design tab and expand Product Image Watermark section.
There are four fields that define one watermark. These four fields are repeated for each image type available: base, small and thumbnail.
Let’s configure the base image settings:
Base Image Watermark Default Size – add image size here. You should format it like 200×100 (width x height in pixels).
Base Image Watermark Opacity, Percent – specify watermark opacity from 1 to 100.
Base Image Watermark – upload actual watermark image.
Base Image Watermark Position – define where watermark will be positioned in the product images (Top/left, Top/right, Bottom/Left, Bottom/Right, Center, Stretch, Tile).
Configure the same way small and thumbnail images settings.
Click Save config button to save changes:
Go back to the frontend and refresh the page to check how your watermarked images look:
That is the end of the tutorial. Now you know how to protect images with watermarks in Magento.
Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below: