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How to add a logo (watermark) into all hosted pictures ?


Dexter_X

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Hi,

We're beginning to face people using our graphic ressources to their own purpose without authorization. 

In order to make our images less attractive to those people, I'm looking for a way to put our logo into all the pictures hosted by the community (watermark). I've not found a standard option to do that, so there is maybe some trick to perform it (a daily cron for example ?) or a plug-in ?

 

Thankyou for your help,

Regards,

Z

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A watermark can be added to a Gallery image or a Downloads screenshot, but there is no provision to watermark Topic/Post attachment images in the current version.

(That's something which should be able to be done by a 3rd-party plugin, however.)

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To be honest if I were you I would rather not say anything aboud 3rd party plugins.

Having just one 3rd party plugin means that you're stuck on an older version of IPB and you're completely in the hands of the plugin developer when he prepares a version compatible with the latest IPB. Usually it takes some time and when the plugin is ready, the IPB version is again higher and not compatible with the needed plugin. So you can't upgrade to the latest version and that means you have no support - because the first question the support asks "what version are you running" and if your answer is not the latest version, then your case is closed with "install the latest version first".

This plugin hell is the most annoying feature of IPB in general. I'm not a newbie, I'm running IPB  for more than a decade and it's the same (or worse) with each new version. Due to lack of elementary features that are not in the IPB itself you simply have to use some plugin. Through the years I had to discard some nice features just because I can't accept this feature transfer to plugins anymore. Our board is down to one plugin (Attachment Watermarks by Makoto) and one theme. Previously running 4.2.8 for few monts I decided to update the testsite to 4.3.3. While we fine tuned the theme to look like it was in 4.2.8 version, we ended up with IPB on 4.3.5. Theme is finally working again but the plugin is not so another waiting and tuning with the author plugin is necessary. I really don't get the point why attachment watermarking is not included in the IPB itself, when customers are asking for it!

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.. because customers (in general) are asking for 1001 things all the time, so I imagine they are being prioritized.

You can do watermarking though without any IPB functionality, by utilizing htaccess modrewrites on a server level for jpeg / jpg / png images. Plenty of resources available on google how to do that. For nginx too.

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On 2/6/2019 at 12:25 AM, Dexter_X said:

Thankyou @Fred Krugger but in the comments it seems not compatible with IPS4.3.X and it does not allow to add watermark on already uploaded pictures...

Hi @Dexter_X,

The plugin actually is 4.3.x compatible (though it looks like there's a glitch with the "Compatibility" field on the IPS marketplace right now).

4.4.x compatibility will still need to be tested, however, which I hope to do for all my applications soon.

Adding watermarks to existing uploads is not currently possible but may be implemented in a future update.

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1 hour ago, Makoto said:

Adicionar marcas d'água a uploads existentes não é possível no momento, mas pode ser implementado em uma atualização futura.

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1 hour ago, Makoto said:

Adding watermarks to existing uploads is not currently possible but may be implemented in a future update.

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2 minutes ago, DawPi said:

Sorry then. 🙂

It would require making a copy of original images so the server quota should be twice bigger. 

what about using php-scripted images where only the watermark is added to the original one(s) ? It does not require to copy and may take less place in the server...

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1 minute ago, Dexter_X said:

what about using php-scripted images where only the watermark is added to the original one(s) ? It does not require to copy and may take less place in the server...

Doing this on-demand would be very resource expensive without some form of caching.

If you want to use my plugin and have it apply watermarks to all existing attachments as a one-time thing, I can build a custom script for you to do this, but it will need to be done as a paid service.

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