Alti Watermark

Wordpress Plugin by alticreation

Alti Watermark
Alti Watermark
Wordpress Plugin by alticreation
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Presentation

This plugin allows to add a watermark on the images uploaded.

It applies the watermark on new images as well as images already uploaded.
By deactivating the plugin, the watermark will be removed everywhere.

What makes this plugin a really powerful one, is that the watermark is placed on your images through a htaccess and php file. This means your images are actually not modified. You can still download them from your FTP, and they will not have any watermark.

The watermark is only visible if you try to download the images from a web browser.

You have to know that :
* you need to be able to create a htaccess file in your uploads directory.
* you need the GD library.

 

FAQ

Can I remove watermark after it was added ?

YES, you can ! The watermark is applied in a way that doesn’t modify your original picture. By deactivating the plugin, the watermark will be removed everywhere.

How can I add watermark to pictures that were uploaded before the plugin was installed?

Once the plugin is activated, the watermark will be applied in all your pictures following the settings you chose previously.

I deactivated the plugin, but the watermarks don’t go away, what to do ?

Most of time, it’s a problem of cache.
Please, try to empty your web browser cache. If you have a plugin for cache, empty it also. That should fix the issue.
If these two solutions don’t work, I recommand to remove the htaccess file in your uploads directory.

 

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Questions and comments

  • Dominique Viard

    Bonjour,
    J’ai installé votre plug-in mais rien n’apparait sur mes photos … Pourriez vous indiquer ce que doit contenir le fichier htaccess ? je l’ai mis à la racine de uploaded.
    voici l’adresse de mon site
    http://erquy.dominiqueviard.fr
    Cordialement.
    D.V.

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Bonjour Dominique,

      Le fichier htaccess est généré automatiquement en fonction de votre configuration WordPress et des paramètres que vous aurez choisi, je préfère donc que vous suiviez les étapes suivantes.

      Je vous conseille :
      1. de désactiver l’extension Watermark.
      2. de la réactiver.
      3. d’appliquer le filigrane sur les images «full size».
      4. de choisir l’image du filigrane.
      5. de vider votre cache, c’est à dire le cache de votre navigateur web ET si vous utilisez une extension de gestion de cache, de la vider également.
      6. de vérifier à nouveau si le filigrane est présent.

      Si ces manipulations ne fonctionnent toujours pas, je vous invite à m’envoyer le contenu de votre fichier htaccess qui doit apparaître à la racine du dossier «uploads», je pourrais ainsi savoir d’où vient le problème.

      Note : Si vous utilisez Filezilla comme logiciel FTP, assurez vous d’activer l’option «Forcer l’affichage des fichiers cachés» dans le menu «Serveur» de Filezilla, ceci afin de voir apparaître le fichier htaccess.

    • Dominique Viard

      Bonjour Alexis,

      Rien à faire, j’ai eu une première fois une erreur d’acces. Mais le fichier .htaccess reste vide …

      A quel adresse mail puis vous envoyer ce fichier ?

      Dominique

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Mon adresse est : alexis -at- alticreation . com
      Je vais regarder ce que je peux faire, mais il semble que vous ne puissiez pas écrire dans votre fichier. Quelle est la version de php que vous utilisez ? Merci.

  • Salvador

    How can I move the watermark to the right-mid instead of having it in the bottom-mid?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      The simple trick is to create a png with a margin on the bottom of the watermark. This margin has to be transparent. That’s should work ! Let me know.

  • jp

    Hi, any possible way to have watermark scale up and down according to image size? I have some thumbnails, and would like the thumbnail to also be scaled down. thanks

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi JP, I know this can be a problem when you have to manage with different image sizes.
      The scale up/down feature will come in a future version.
      For now this functionality hadn’t been added because it slows down the display-time of images.

      But this is definitely an important option to include in the next version.
      Thanks.

  • Filipe

    Hi, Is there a way to only apply the watermark to certain post-types? where should I modify the plugin?

    thank you!

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hello Filipe,

      No this is not possible for now. I’m sorry. It would be quite difficult and heavy to apply the watermark to certain post types. The watermark is applied automatically on any image on the uploads repository. And so it’s not possible to know if an image belongs to a custom type, unless you give them a slug or a specific format with the «add_image_size» function.
      In this case I could help you modify the plugin !

      Thanks.

    • Filipe

      Thank you for your reply!
      In that case, a way to exclude de image from being watermarked would do just fine! maybe with a slug? or an option on the attachments page to exclude it?

      Regards

    • Filipe

      Hello again,

      Any news regarding this matter?

      Thank you!

  • Mike Jezz

    I have installed this plugin, but when I try to access a picture it says : “Warning: imagecreatefrompng() [function.imagecreatefrompng]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /home/www/gamehub.dk/wp-content/plugins/alti-watermark/watermark.php on line 40″

    I dont have a GD Library and I don’t know what it is? Installation is pretty unclear.

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi Mike, if you don’t have GD Library, you cannot use this plugin !
      GD Library can be activated on your server. If you cannot do it yourself ask you hosting provider if he can activate this option.
      Sorry that you cannot use it properly :(

  • writecharlie

    Some images are not displaying watermark, while others are. Am I missing something obvious??

    • writecharlie

      I’ve just spotted what’s gone on. This plugin only works with jpegs I’m guessing. It doesn’t with pngs. I’ll reformat them. Thanks for a great plugin :)

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi Writecharlie, yes, that’s a limitation that has to be upgrade soon. Happy you enjoy the plugin ! :)

  • naoise

    Hi,

    I have the same issue as posting below, the watermark is displaying on just a few images, but not on most. All images are jpg. Thanks in advance :)

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi naoise,

      can you send me your website url, so that I will try to find out what’s the problem ? Did you try to empty your cache ? Thanks !

    • Naoise

      Hi, thanks for reply.

      my website is: http://naoise.blacklabelcode.com/

      I’m afraid I don’t know how to empty cache? I am quite new to all of this.. please note for the “make an oder” page the watermark is working as its functioning through a seperate app. Its just my main galleries “Dublin, Kildare, WIcklow, etc” where the watermark only works on 2, abye 3 images.

      Thanks alot for your time !

    • Naoise

      just to let you know my website is now hosted on http://www.naoisek.com , any help is appreciated as I really do not want to launch my site until my images are more protected

  • daniel

    Had the same problem, the watermark only shown on images that is content size width. If it’s bigger and using timthumb, it doesn’t show.. FYI I tried both settings – full image and show on thumbs larger than 300x. i think it had something to do with timthumb. Do i have to manually rebuilt thumbnail for this to work?

    • daniel

      no response on my question alti? at least give me some clue on how to make this work

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Sorry for the delay. I think that there is a conflict with the «timthumb» plugin. Can you give a link to a page where you have the problem ? Thanks.

  • Steve

    Hi,
    What type of file do you upload when choosing a watermark?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      You can upload a JPG or PNG. If you prefer a transparent background for your watermark, create a PNG with transparent background.

  • michael

    http://www.yiehunited.com, i donot why the watermark did not appear in my pictures. i have already installed it

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi Michael, I think you experiencing issues with the plugin because your images doesn’t have clean name. For example, one of your images has the following caracters : 20140322_122814_调整大小1.jpg?resize=279%2C171
      This is not supported by the plugin fr now. You need a name like : 20140322_122814_1.jpg
      It’s important that you filename has to end up with «.jpg» and not «.jpg?something…».

      Tell me if it solved your problem.

  • Adam

    Hi, Could you have a look at my site http://www.kldphone.co.uk
    I have added your watermark plugin but it seems to only be added on the banners and the new series. All of the other images it will not work.

    Could you guide us please?!

    Adam

  • littlebluedeer

    Great plugin, thank you so much. I have the settings set to only generate the watermark on images larger than 300px but I noticed the full-size watermark is appearing on the thumbnails in full size below my sliders (using Royal Slider plugin), as on this page: http://www.kathleendipaolodesigns.com/kitchens/

    Any way to disable watermark on the thumbnails there?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi littlebluedeer,
      We have a small bug here ! To fix and make it works on your website you need to modify some lines in the htaccess.php file from the plugin. If you don’t feel confident doing this I can send you the file so that you can test it. If it fixes your problem it will be included in the next plugin update. Thanks. PS : give me your email address, or send me an email at alexis -at- alticreation -dot- com .

    • Subotai

      Hey there,

      I’m running todays update of the plugin, and having a similar bug to this. Although I have the settings set to only apply the watermark to the full size images, it puts it on all my thumbnails also. If this was fixed, and a facility to position the watermark added, life would be perfect. Ah well, we can but dream!

      C

  • http://www.crease.me.uk/ Crease

    I installed the plugin as it sounds perfect for what I need but once install some of the images in my site and the media library cant be found? What could be causing this?

    Image not found?!?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Most of time it’s due to a conflict with another plugin or a corrupted htaccess file presents in the upload folder.

  • Ralph Sutton

    How do I get it to add a watermark to images in the featured or blog posts? Or does this only work on images in an online gallery?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      It works in any pictures that you upload in your upload folder. You have to know what is the size of your featured images to set correctly the height option of the plugin. For example, if your featured images are 450 pixels height you should set the option as following : Apply watermark on image with height > 400 px.
      Thanks.

    • Ralph Sutton

      It’s kinda weird – – I made a post – – on my actual wordpress site – no watermark.. but on the post that went to facebook automatically – it is there. Any thoughts?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hey Ralph, explaination can be that facebook is using a different size of your featured image, or that you didn’t empty your browser cache. Can you give me an example with a link ?

  • NCG

    Hi, i have just install your plugin and set the watermark, but then when i download picture it didn’t have watermark. Can’t you help me?

    My site is: http://www.nguoichoigame.com. I have htaccess file in uploads directory and GD library enable. In setting, apply to images only fullsize.

    • NCG

      Ahh, i clear the cache and it seem to be update, but like Crease below, the images in my site and the media library cant be found!
      I have to deactive your plugin then all my image display well again :(

  • Larry

    Hi, sorry but what is GD library?

  • Shiran Gonen

    Hi,
    Installed the plugin here: http://canna.bi/1io4KX5 – but it doesn’t seem to work

  • Ian

    can i put the watermark in the middle

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi Ian,
      for now this option is not possible.

  • Warhangel

    If I enable this plugin, then on my website (http://cookery.warhangel.ru/) all the pictures stopped to show. When trying open any of them by click on it I get “Error 500.” Disable all other plugins does not help. Changes that plugin makes an empty file /wp-content/upload/.htaccess I see. Primary file .htaccess – empty. Web Hosting Control Panel says that GD library is connected. What could be the problem?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi,

      I don’t really see where is the problem, given it seems you have the right setup to run it.
      I would think it is due to a conflict with another plugin that manipulate the .htaccess from the upload folder.

      But the Watermark plugin should remove the lines from the htaccess so that it doesn’t break any other plugins.
      Could you fix your issue since then ?

    • http://cookery.warhangel.ru/ Warhangel

      Hi,

      No – still does not work :( And in the WP4.0 too :(
      And I have no other plug-ins that use the file .htaccess from the upload folder – I created it specifically after installing this plugin.

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      could you erase the .htaccess file manually and try again to upload a watermark image and tell me if it fixes the issue.

    • http://cookery.warhangel.ru/ Warhangel

      1. Uninstall plugin.
      2. Erase .htaccess file manually.
      3. Install plugin.
      4. Activate plugin.
      5. Again upload watermark image via settings and update settings.
      Still does not work…

    • dianapublic

      Same issues here. No images appear now.

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Give me an url so that I can check, and also give the content of the .htaccess. Thanks !

  • Vlaoff

    Bonjour, j’ai installé
    le plugin sur mon site mais il ne semble rien faire. Pourtant j’ai bien la
    librairie GD (vérifié à l’instant) et le fichier htaccess est bien créé
    dans le dossier uploads. J’ai également vidé le cache et je n’ai aucun autre plugin
    qui gère les images. Que faire ? Voici une image hébergée sur mon site http://www.studio-konfetti.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/9112.jpg

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Bonjour Vlaoff,
      Je ne sais pas vous avez pu resoudre le probleme depuis. N’hésitez pas à m’en faire part.

  • Kenny Ming

    How can I exclude one picture from getting watermarked. Like the header

    • Eva

      Hi! I also have the same question, your work is working beautifully on my daddy’s website (paintings you see) but there is a Header image, which is full size.
      Is there any option to exclude one image ? (Headers?)

      Manythanks.

    • eva

      I just know that the plugin applied to JPG only, how about I save the Header as PNG? Will it be exluded?
      Well I have tested, that worked quite nice for me, the only drawback is that the PNG file is much larger than the JPG.

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi Eva,

      exactly for now, plugin shows watermark only on JPG files, so any other image format will not be watermarked.

  • Roland Gauthier

    Hi. After confirming that the GD library is on my server, and creating a .htaccess file in uploads, I activated the plugin and added my watermark image in the UI. Unfortunately, after reloading my site all my images were not found (broken link icons). My site is set up to have the wordpress folder in a /wordpress subdirectory. Is that compatible with your plugin configuration?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi Rolland,

      the plugin is made to be compatible to any change in folder naming. Could you find a solution since then ?

  • Adit Norma J. Daniel

    Hello
    something is wrong – attach a photo
    I cant upload thew water mark
    can you give me instructions please
    Thank you haead for this wonderful aid
    Norma

  • fufu

    Super plugin, très efficace. cependant, si les noms des fichiers image comportent des caractères “spéciaux” (par exemple : Countryside’s-stadium.jpg, Václavské-náměstí.jpg, etc…), alors le fichier ne s’affiche pas… Peut-être est-ce du à ma configuration de Worpdress, qui est somme toute très out of the box.

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Bonjour fufu,
      normalement tous les caractères sont supportés, mais il est possible que ce soit la cause du probleme dans votre cas. Il est parfois difficile de supporter tous les cas de figures, notamment les noms avec des caractères non standard. Pour rappel, il est preferable de donner un nom sans aucun caractere special aux fichiers. Merci du feedback,

  • Leandro Sebastian Riviello Are

    Hi! I installed the plugin, check for the GD Library (is enabled) and all my images are JPG, but I still cant see the watermark. My site is http://www.fullbeta.com, please can you help me? Thanks!

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hola Leandro,
      Everything seems to be properly set up on your website. I don’t understand why it’s not working.
      Can you check if an htaccess file has been created on your uploads folder ?
      If yes can you send me the content of this file to alexis @ alticreation dot com. I will try to help you !

  • Jon

    Hi, uploaded a watermark but i no longer need it. I followed the instruction to deactivaite the plugin to diasble the image, however
    , this has not seemd to work?

    Could you please help me?

    I thank you in advance for the support.

    Jon

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi jon,

      If you deactivated the plugin, the watermark is no longer on your images. You are maybe experiencing a cache issue. Try to display your image again, or give me a direct link to an image which has still the watermark, I will check for you.

  • rewalax

    hi,i’m using Nginx server, .htacess file is not supported,how can i use this plugin on Nginx server?

    • rewalax

      anybody here?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hello Rewalax,
      I’m sorry but there is no other way than create this htaccess file to make the plugin work. Sorry :(

    • rewalax

      i know nginx doesnt support .htaccess, but it does support rewrite! i think there must be a way to solve this problem. can you please help me find a solution? i really need and love this plugin! thank you

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      I’m sorry but there are not enough people who are asking for a support for nginx, unfortunetely. What you can do, is using the tool that nginx suggests to convert an htaccess to a compatible nginx file : http://winginx.com/en/htaccess
      I hope I had more time to develop this feature.

    • rewalax

      i solved it myself,here is the solution:

      my wordpress.conf:

      #=====================
      location / {

      try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

      }

      # Add trailing slash to */wp-admin requests.

      rewrite /wp-admin$ $scheme://$host$uri/ permanent;

      rewrite “^/wp-content/uploads/(?!.*-([0-9]{3,5})()([0-9]{1,2}).jpg(^?([a-z0-9-_=&]+)){0,}$)(.+)(.jpg)((?[a-z0-9-_=&]*)*)$” /wp-content/plugins/alti-watermark/watermark.php?imageRequested=$6$7&watermarkName=http://www.0349x.com/wp-content/plugins/alti-watermark-data/watermark.png;

      #==========================

      but i’m not sure if this is the best solution(i’m not very familiar with nginx rewrite rule),hope Alticreation can upgrde this plugin to support nginx!

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Where do you host the file ? In which folder, I could include it in the next version !

    • rewalax

      on nginx server, you need to modify the nginx.conf(or vhost.conf) to support rewrite(on Apache server,you just need creat a .htaccess in your web folder). so here is part of my nginx.conf(/usr/local/nginx/conf/):
      #=================
      server
      {
      listen 80;
      #listen [::]:80;
      server_name http://www.0349x.com 0349x.com;
      index index.html index.htm index.php default.html default.htm default.php;

      include wordpress.conf;

      access_log off;
      }
      #=================

      and my wordpress.conf(/usr/local/nginx/conf/) was posted above.hope this can help you.

    • rewalax

      anybody can help me?

  • Mobile PC Rescue

    Great idea but you need to be able to turn it off for some images too, like the Header of your site :/ Looks stupid having a watermark on your site logo

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      I agree, but to make it smooth and fast, the rules to apply the watermark are really few. Is a list of exceptions words in which watermark will not appear is a good idea ? Will it fix your problem for instance ?

  • Seawolf

    Hi, I’m using the plugin and seems to be a perfect answer to our situation, however it is applying it to all images that are visible on the web site as well. I thought this only applied them to images that were downloaded. Is there a setting somewhere that I’m unable to find to remove the watermarks from the actual displayed images on the web pages? Thanks for the great work and idea!

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi, any picture downloaded in the uploads folder will have the watermark. Any pictures that are visible in media gallery from your wordpress admin will have a watermark following the settings you chose on watermark admin page.. So if you host your logo, or other images needed by the website layout in the uploads folder, so YES, the images will have a watermark. Good practice is to separate images of the website layout in another folder that is inside the theme folder.
      Let me know if you have any other question.

  • escapee2012

    I installed the plugin, I have the Portfolio Press theme. It only showed the watermark on the portfolio thumbnails on the homepage, but not on the large pictures in the post. I have deleted the plugin, yet the watermarks still show on the homepage thumbnails. I’ve cleared caches, deleted browsing history, yet they still show. I want it gone. http://royaltyfree-rvtravel.com/

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      I dont see any watermark on your website. Did you fix the problem ?

  • Farrah

    Hi.

    I’ve installed this plug-in and I have also uploaded my watermark yet all my pictures seem to be the originals still. There is no sign of a watermark. (Cookiesandsnaps.com)

  • South Under Car

    Does not even work, once activated all images stopped showing.

  • MetteH

    Just like you have the “on generated thumbs of height = 100 or higher

    What about just being able to set it to a certain height? that one can pick by one self?

  • natka

    Hello – what can I do to check to see if my site is set up “correctly” to this plugin? When I enable this plugin, my images on my posts do not show anymore. When I disable it, they show again.

    What permisions should I have set, and what should be in my htaccess file? Thank you!

  • JustMe

    After installing of an underconstruction-page plugin the watermark png image just disappeared from all the pictures.

    This is the plugin that I’ve used https://wordpress.org/plugins/underconstruction/ but then even though it’s been totally deleted (I mean all the traces in the database were deleted too) it still contiuned not showing the watermark image. Any ideas why it is behaving like that and
    Is it posible to fix this problem and if so how?

  • V_L

    Oops! This plugin does not support NGINX server…

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Sorry, not yet.

  • Maria Ricci

    my url is http://mariariccihealth.com. I have deactivated the plugin. I’ve emptied the cache. I’ve even removed the cache! I removed the htaccessfile. I still have a problem with the watermark not being removed from my site. What do I do?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hello Maria, you should reset the cache of your plugin : WP-Super-Cache. Thanks.

  • Karthik

    Hi,
    I have activated watermark plugin & added watermark image. But images in my site displayed without watermark. How to do this?

  • davet

    Hi – just installed the Watermark plugin. GD is installed according to phpinfo() and the .htaccess file has been successfully created in the uploads directory. I have set it to > 100px and uploaded an image. Unfortunately the watermarks aren’t appearing. Not cache plugins are installed and I have tried different browsers. Website is http://www.joannaeardley.co.uk/wordpress/. Any advise to get it to work?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Hi davet,

      In this picture I see a watermark : http://www.joannaeardley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Home_21.jpg?test

      Is this ok ?

    • davet

      Hi – yes that would be fine (perhaps better in the middle) – but I don’t see it displayed on any of the images on the website. I’m a mis-understanding something?

    • davet

      My apologies – the watermark is there – just not very visible on many of the photos – looks like I just need to brighten the watermark image. I’m assuming its not possible to place the WM in the middle? Many thanks for your quick response and help.

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      You cannot place the watermark in the middle for now. But one temporary solution would be to add much more margin in your watermark image on the right and bottom. So that the watermark would appear less in the corner.

    • davet

      Thank you – that’s a good suggestion. Just one more question – when the images are viewed on the shopping pages, the watermark is displayed correctly – e.g. http://www.joannaeardley.co.uk/wordpress/product/aw5a2773-digital/ but if you click on the image to enlarge it in the lightbox the watermark is missing.

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Yes. Actually the watermark is not missing. But the watermark has only one unique size for all images. So the watermark looks big on small pictures and small on huge pictures.
      I know it’s a concern.

  • Hector Lopez

    ¿How I change the position of the watermark for top left corner?

    • http://www.alticreation.com alticreation

      Sorry Hector, you can’t for now.