How do I watermark my photos?

Adding a Watermark is one of the ways to protect your photos in the gallery. You can create a text watermark or upload an image watermark which can be applied to the images in the gallery.

Watermarks will not be applied to prints ordered through your Pixieset Store.

Creating a Watermark:


To create a watermark, go to Options, and scroll to the Watermark section on the left. You can create a Text Watermark, or Upload an image to use as your watermark.




Adding a Text Watermark


A text watermark can be created through Pixieset by typing in a custom text, you can then adjust the settings to ensure it will reflect how you want it to look on your images.

To create a text watermark, select Text Watermark and enter the text that you'd like to use (don’t worry, you can change this later!), and click Create



In the Edit Watermark window, you will be able edit the text, change the font, color, scale, opacity and position of watermark to ensure it will appear exactly how you want it to be.


You can preview the changes you have made on the preview image to the right of the settings. You can toggle between the landscape and the portrait view to see how the watermark will look on different image orientations. 



Adding an Image Watermark

If you have a custom watermark or logo that you’d like to use to protect your images, uploading an image watermark is the way to go.

To add an Image Watermark, click on Upload Image Watermark and then upload the file. We recommend uploading a PNG file with transparent background with a minimum width of 1600px. 



Once you've uploaded your watermark file, you can now customize it with the similar options as the Text Watermark (scale, opacity, position etc.)


Remember to Save your changes once you are satisfied with how the watermark will look. Now you are ready to apply the watermark to your images!


Applying the Watermark



Now that you've created your watermarks in Pixieset, the next step is to apply the watermark to your images!

Applying the Watermark when creating a new collection:


There are multiple places where you can select which watermark to apply to images. When you create a new Collection of images, you will be able to select which Watermark you'd like to have applied. Note: If you have created Collection Defaults, your watermark setting will take on whatever you have set under the Collection Default.


Applying the Watermark when uploading photos:


When you upload your images, you will see a drop-down menu which shows you which of your Watermarks will be applied. You can change the watermark applied for this batch of upload, or "No Watermark", if you wish.



Applying the Watermark to existing images in a collection:


You can also apply a new watermark, or change the watermark applied to existing images in the gallery. To do this, go to the Collection and photo management view, select one or more images you’d like to make this change to, and select the “Watermark” option under the More drop down menu.


Select the new watermark (or No Watermark to remove a watermark) you’d like to apply to these photos. Note that it will take some time for these photos will be reprocessed with the new watermark, these photos will be unavailable to view in the gallery during this time.



You can also choose to Apply this change to all photos in this collection. This will include all the photos in each of the sets in this collection. 


What happens when I order prints via Lab Fulfillment?


Your prints will not have a watermark on it. When an order is placed for prints on a watermarked image, we send in the Original image with no watermark to the Lab.

Will my watermark show up on images downloaded?


If you are delivering digital downloads (via Collection Download), or selling digital downloads (via Store), the Watermark will not be applied to the downloaded files.

The only exception being the Web Size Downloads (640px, 1024px and 2048px), in which you will have an option to choose whether you want the watermark to be applied to these files.

To change this option, click on Advanced options > Apply Watermark to Web Size Downloads. You can check or uncheck this option here.



Please note that making this change will not affect photos that are already uploaded. If you would like this update to be applied to existing images in a collection, you can do so in the collection photo management panel by selecting the images and adjust the Watermark Setting. See How do I edit or remove a Watermark on an existing image? below.

How do I edit or remove Watermark on existing images?


You can edit or remove a watermark on existing images on a collection by collection basis. Once you are in the Photo Management view in a collection, you can select one or more photos that you would like to make the adjustments on, and select the Watermark settings button under the More dropdown menu.



Select the new watermark (or No Watermark to remove a watermark) you’d like to apply to these photos. Note that it will take some time for these photos will be reprocessed with the new watermark, these photos will be unavailable for viewing in the gallery during this time.

You can also choose to Apply this change to all photos in this collection. This will include all the photos in each of the sets in this collection. 




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