Watermarks - Watermarks

DPG allows you to automatically watermark images by applying an overlay to any image profile. You can add as many different overlays as you need and use them for different purposes.

You could use a small logo in the corner of all of your portfolio images for branding.

Alternatively, apply an overlay across the middle for proofing in client delivery galleries.

When applying overlays to a set with a large number of images it may take a significant amount of time to update all the images. When possible create your image profile in a set with just a few images to allow you to preview the overlay quickly.

Overlay files should be in PNG format and can contain transparent or semi-transparent areas. We recommend that the overlay be at least 2048px wide, so you can be sure it will look great even on large image versions. Larger is always better than smaller, as DPG can scale the image down to fit the area needed.

Overlays work on all image types including animated GIF files.

Many templates will create two image profile versions, one for normal displays and one for Retina displays. Make sure to apply your watermark to both versions. Retina images can be identified by the @2x in the image profile name.

Example site

You can see examples of watermarks in action here

Sample file

This is a sample overlay file that you can use for testing. Just upload it to your account and follow the steps below.


Upload your watermark image to the assets set of your website, making sure to give the image a title so that it's easy to identify.

Update the relevant image profiles in your website gallery set with the overlay settings you would like.

If you are just starting out we'd recommend you use these settings:

  • Overlay source: Your Watermark
  • Overlay scale: 10%
  • Overlay position: bottom right
  • Overlay offset x: 50
  • Overlay offset y: 50

You can preview how your watermark looks on each version on the image review screen.

Before adding a watermark to an entire set, it's a good idea to apply it to a single image first. This allows you to make sure that you're happy with its appearance and make any necessary changes.