Add Watermarks to Media

You need to create a media transcoder setting to add a watermark, but first you must upload the watermark image to assets.

 

Step 1: Add the Watermark Image to Assets:

  1. In the Navigation bar, go to Applications > Assets

  1. On the Asset Manager page, click the Browse button to select your file and upload your watermark image
  2. The watermark MUST be a transparent PNG file
  3. Copy the Absolute URL of the watermark image. You'll need this for later

 

Step 2: Create a Media Transcoder Setting

  1. In the Navigation bar, select Settings > Media Transcoder

 Note: If you cannot find the Media Transcoder in the navigation bar, contact Newzulu Support to check permissions

  1. On the Media Transcoder page, click the 'New' button
  2. Fill in the required fields:
  • Export format: Select an image export option (either JPEG or PNG)
  • Apply to Filetypes: Select a file type from the options
  • Auto-Convert check box: A new profile is made every time a media item is uploaded
  1. From the Resizing Method drop-down list, select an option
  2. Fill in the other options that apply to watermarking images, which include:
  • Resample: Keep this checked to maintain image quality
  • Width: Select width in pixels
  • Height: Select height in pixels
  • Quality: Select an option higher than 80%
  1. In the Watermark Asset URL field, paste the Absolute URL path that you copied earlier
  2. From the Watermark Position drop-down list, select an option

  1. Click 'Save'

 

Optional: Add a Media Transcoder Setting to Your App:

  1. In the Navigation bar, select Applications > Applications
  2. On the Application page, select an application you want to apply the watermarked images to
  3. Under Sections, open the Application templates
  1. For the community application, edit the transcoder profile in the Mediadetail template by adding the new Media Profile Setting ID number
  2. For the contest application, edit the transcoder profile in Entry template by adding the new Media Profile Setting ID number

 

To preview media transcoder settings:

  1. In the Navigation bar, select Media > Media
  2. On the Media Overview page, double-click a media item
  3. On the Media Details page, under Tools, click Media Options
  4. On the Media Options page, Transcoder Profiles, click your watermark option
  5. Click the Create button to create a new file

An image will be created using the settings of the Media Transcoder

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