Pro Smuggers can display their images on SmugMug, big and beautiful, and place custom watermarks to protect them.
No worries, watermarks will not appear on prints ordered through SmugMug.
FYI: We only watermark images that are 801px and up on the longest side. We do not watermark photos whose longest side is equal to or less than 800 pixels because a display copy and the original are the same image. The default proof watermark will apply to the Large display size. Custom watermarks can be set to apply on any size down to the Small display size.
I want one!
First: make a JPEG, GIF or PNG image of your watermark. PNGs with transparency (like the example shown at the top) are a great way to get your name or logo on your work without covering too much area.
Tip: Here's a step-by-step tutorial.
In New SmugMug Navigate to the photo and Click the wrench icon > Use As > Watermark
If the gallery is set to SmugMug style it will be located in the lower right under the photo. In other styles you will need to click on the photo to enter the Lightbox view. The Photo Tools wrench will be located on the lower right under the photo.
We'll take you to a place where you can fine-tune its placement on your images. Play with the slider to set its transparency and pick the smallest size you want the watermark to apply.
In Legacy SmugMug Navigate to the photo and choose Tools > This Photo > Make into Watermark.
We'll take you to a place where you can fine-tune its placement on your images. Play with the slider to set its transparency.
Don't forget to give your watermark a descriptive name! This will help you identify and choose the right one when you're applying watermarks.
Click Submit to save your changes.
Go crazy. Create as many exotic watermarks as you'd like. Want to change your logo? Edit & delete watermarks in your Account Settings under the Business tab.
Want watermarks applied while you're uploading photos?
Go to your gallery settings, choose yes for Watermarking, and choose which watermark you'd like applied. From now on, photos you upload to this gallery will automatically get watermarked.
To apply watermarks to photos already in a gallery:
In New SmugMug
Go to the Organizer and select the gallery you want to watermark. Click the wrench icon > Watermarks
In New SmugMug Only, the watermarking feature will not be available while hide owner is active.
In Legacy SmugMug
Choose Watermarking from the Tools Menu. Then choose thumbnails, choose add and click the watermark button.
Tip: Block access to your originals. We don't watermark originals because we use them to make prints.
Change your mind? Remove watermarks from many or all photos in your gallery:
In New SmugMug
Go to the Organizer and select the gallery you want to unwatermark. Click the wrench icon > Watermarks. Then select your thumbnails, choose remove and click the watermark button.
In Legacy SmugMug
Choose Watermarking from the Tools Menu. Then select your thumbnails, choose remove and click the watermark button.
Edit or Delete watermarks
After you create a custom watermark, you'll find you can tweak or delete watermarks in your Account Settings. Click the Account Settings button on your SmugMug homepage and look for the Business tab, then "Branding."
Changes will only affect photos you watermark in the future, not photos you've already watermarked.
If you want the changes to take effect on existing photos, just apply the updated watermark via the Tools Menu.