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Image Protection with Digital Watermarking – Plugins for WordPress

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Unique content is the thing that can be rarely found today. If you have a photo-heavy website and all pictures are yours, you would like to forfend them from illegal use. In this case you can use various extensions produced specifically for WordPress, they allow adding watermarks to your images, or copyright symbols.

Nevertheless watermark has never been a problem for an advanced Photoshop user. No matter how large Watermark symbols are they can be removed within several minutes, transparency of the whole image will deliver more difficulties for the “attacker”.

Into this blog post we’ve included WordPress Watermark Plugins that will protect your property from infringements. Feel free to use them.

Transparent Image Watermarks

Watermark your uploaded images using a PNG image file with transparency.


WP Photo Album Plus

Manage easily and display your photo albums/slideshows within your WordPress site. Add watermarks with a single click.


Signature Watermark

This plugin allows you to watermark your uploaded images using a PNG image file with transparency as well as text signatures.


Watermark Reloaded

This plugin allows you to watermark your uploaded images. You can create watermarks with different fonts and apply them to different image sizes (thumbnails, medium, large and full-sized) and position the watermarks anywhere you find it appropriate.


Scissors and Watermark

This extension adds cropping, resizing, and rotating functionality to WordPress image uploader. Scissors also allow to resize automatically images when they are uploaded and supports automatic and manual watermarking of images. Additionally, images that are resized in the post editor are automatically resampled to the requested size using bilinear filtering when a post is saved, which improves the perceived image quality while reducing the amount of data transferred at the same time.



The plugin allows you to display watermark within each image from your website. A hotlinked image is an image hosted on your website but displayed on another website by an unscrupulous webmaster. This overload the bandwidth of your website without bringing any visitor. This plugin transform this inconvenience into advantage by allowing you to display a link to your image on these images.


Watermark My Image

Watermark your images, by placing a simple, yet very customizable watermark beneath the original images (much like the 9GAG watermark). You can customize the height, the background color of the watermark. You can also choose which image sizes to apply the watermark to and the JPEG quality of the image (if the image is in JPEG format).


Lazyest Watermark

Adds Google Chart Images and Text as watermark to your images.



The plugin allows to resize automatically and upload pictures for your blog, generate thumbnails on client side and upload them to server. With this plugin you will watermark, rotate and crop images easily. Plugin will replace build-in WordPress flash uploader.


Header Watermark

Header Watermark provides you with extra flexibility and control over the header image(s) for your WordPress site:

  • Use any image from your Media Library as a watermark for your header image(s)
  • Control the placement and opacity of the watermark
  • Select any suitable image from your Media Library as your header image(s)
  • Control which images are used for random header images


If you have other extensions in mind feel free to mention them in the comments section.