Watermarks

If you go to the expense of creating your own original product images, there is not much you can do to prevent unscrupulous competitors from stealing them with the click of a mouse. However, you can make them a less attractive target by placing a watermark on each image to identify them as your property. A watermark file can be either a JPG (JPEG), GIF, or PNG image. Both GIF and PNG file types support transparent layers, which can be used to give the watermark a transparent background.

The watermark used for the “small” image in the following example is a black logo with a transparent background, and saved as a PNG file with the following settings:

  • Size: 50x50
  • Opacity: 5
  • Position: Tile

Tiled Watermark

To add watermarks to product images:

  1. On the Admin sidebar, tap Content. Then under Design, choose Configuration.

  2. Find the store view that you want to configure. Then in the Action column, click Edit.

  3. Under Other Settings, expand the Product Image Watermarks section.

  4. Complete the Base, Thumbnail, Small, and Swatch Image image settings as follows. The fields in each section are the same.

    • Enter the Image Opacity as a percentage. For example: 40

    • Enter the Image Size, in pixels. For example: 200 x 200

    • Tap Upload, and choose the image file that you want to use.

    • Set Image Position to determine where the watermark appears.

    Product Image Watermarks - Base

  5. When complete, tap  Save Config .

  6. When prompted to refresh the cache, tap the Cache Management link in the system message. Then, refresh the invalid cache.

    Refresh Cache

To restore the default value:

Tap Use Default Value ().

To delete a watermark:

  1. In the lower-left corner of the image, tap Delete ).

    Delete Watermark

  2. Tap  Save Config .

  3. When prompted to refresh the cache, tap the Cache Management link in the system message. Then, refresh the invalid cache.

    If the watermark image persists in the storefront, return to Cache Management and tap   Flush Magento Cache .