How to Add Watermark to Images in OpenCart?
Studies show that people remember only 20 percent of what they read and retain 80 percent of what they see. These proves the power of images for a successful eCommerce stores running.
If you take your own unique product images for ordinary products you sell or photos of your own handmade items, you can protect them using watermarks.
Why to Use Watermarks for Your OpenCart Images?
If you are selling photographs, paintings or other artworks this is must-do action to make sure that you gain profit if the person likes your photo and wants to download it.
Moreover, you don’t want the competitors or other random people over the web to use your images, so copyrighting it is the great idea.
Additionally, often watermark identifies your company name, so this is one more way to advertise yourself and popularize your brand. Even if image will be copied from your site, the watermark can act like a compass for customers to follow to get back to you.
How to Copyright Your OpenCart Images?
Default OpenCart back-office does not offer this functionality, but it can be extended easily with the wide range of extensions available online.
One of such extensions is Store Manager for OpenCart that does include functionality to add watermark when uploading images for your products.
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Step 1. Enable Watermark Overlay Image
Having Store Manager for OpenCart downloaded and connected to your site, you can implement necessary changes to proceed with protecting your products pictures and photos.
To access Watermark settings screen within the application you need to open Preferences window (F12) and click the tab ‘Image Watermark’.
To enable this option you need to check the box ‘Add image watermark’.
Step 2. Make Necessary Settings
- Filename - this setting allow you to select the file that will be added at watermark overlay image. Use ‘Browse’ button to select it from the folders at your local PC.
- Opacity - select the percentage to adjust the transparency of your watermark
- Align (horizontal and vertical) - allows to set the position of watermark overlay image
- Watermark re-sizing - enabling it you can set scale of watermark in percent of total picture size
Step 3. Add New Images
After the settings were set, all the new pictures that you are going to add either manually or automatically will have watermark image.
Please note, watermark image will be added to new images only. If you need to add watermark to your existing images, you can to re-load them.