How do I add, change, or remove watermarks in my galleries?

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You can create a custom text or image watermark that will be applied to the photos in your galleries. This watermark will be removed before your files are sent to the lab for printing and before your files are sent to clients as digital downloads.

To be sure your watermark fits your files correctly, we do recommend uploading photos to your galleries that are at least 3,000px on the longest side.

Add a Watermark 

You can save multiple watermarks! To create one:

1. Go to Photos > Watermarks

2. Choose a "text" or "image" watermark

For image watermarks, we recommend uploading a high-resolution PNG file with a transparent background, though JPG files are acceptable, as well. The maximum size we will scale your image up to is 1000px on the longer side, so if you upload an original that is this large at least, your watermark image should retain its original clarity. (If you start out with a small file, the image can lose some clarity as it is stretched.) 

3. Adjust the Watermark Settings.  You can choose the position of the watermark on your images, as well as the size and opacity.

4. Save!

Apply a Watermark

You can choose a Default Watermark on the Watermarks page, as well as turn on watermarks for all future uploads. You have the opportunity to change this before uploading new photos.

When you upload new photos to a gallery through the web-based uploader or the Desktop Uploader, you will have the option to select one of your watermarks right on the upload screen. 

Change or Remove a Watermark 

Keep in mind that adding a watermark or editing an existing watermark will only affect future uploads. These changes won't affect photos that are already in your galleries, but you can always refresh the watermark to update it in the gallery. Here's how:

1.  Go to Photos > Galleries and click into your gallery

2.  In your gallery, click the "More Actions" button in the top right

3.  Select Refresh Watermark

4.  Choose the new watermark you'd like applied, or turn the slider bar off to remove the watermark

5.  Click "Apply Change"
 

The photos will temporarily display as "processing." As the watermark changes are applied, you will see the images come back into the gallery.

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