With Picfair Plus, you have full control over how watermarks appear on the images on your Picfair Store. With our watermarks feature, you can upload your own, or you can even remove them altogether. In this guide, we're explaining what watermarks are, why they are important, and how you can customise them for your Picfair Plus Store.
What are watermarks and why are they important?
Watermarks are a semi-transparent image or design that appears on top of your photo to protect it from unauthorised use. Watermarks are designed so that they cannot be removed and strongly discourages images from being used without the photographer’s permission.
All images uploaded to Picfair are protected by the Picfair watermark, which includes your name and the Picfair logo. Images are only released without their watermarks when a buyer purchases them.
As a Plus user, you have full control over how you want watermarks to appear on the images on your Store by being able to upload your own watermark. This is useful for enhancing your Store’s brand whilst also protecting your images. You also have the option to remove watermarks altogether.
Configuring watermarks for your Plus Store
You can configure watermarks by going to Advanced Settings on your Store Settings dashboard. Here, you can customize your watermarks, by initially switching the toggle button to green which will indicate that custom watermarks are enabled. Then, you will see the option to remove watermarks entirely or choose your own watermark.
If you select Remove Watermark all watermarks will be removed from your images. Please note, watermarks will be only removed from your personal Store.
If you select Custom Watermark you will be prompted to upload your own image file, which will be your watermark. We recommend a PNG file with a transparent background. You can also alter its opacity. This means you have full control over how ‘transparent’ you want the watermark to appear. The higher the percentage of opacity, the less transparent and more prominent your watermark will appear over your image. We recommend trying different levels of opacity until you find the amount you like.
Many users choose to turn their logo into a watermark, and you can learn how to do this with our additional tutorial, here.
As you'll see below, the opacity is automatically set to 50, and you can choose between 0 and 100. The smaller the number, the less transparent your watermark will be.
Examples of different watermark settings