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  • How to add watermarks-

  • How do I remove my watermarks?-

  • How I can remove watermarks on non-art images, like my Bio photo?-






    Q: How to add watermarks
    How do I add watermarks to my images?

    A: WATERMARKS:

    Following are the steps to add watermarks to your images.

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    First, enable watermarks:

    1. login to control panel
    2. click on the gear icon in top right
    3. click on 'Account Settings' (drop-down arrow, upper right)
    4. click 'Labs'
    5. for 'Enable Image Watermarks and Attribution,' add a check mark
    6. save changes

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    Next, create and add your watermark to your images:
    - from FASO control panel:
    - click 'Artwork' icon (upper row)
    - click 'Edit the Works Display' (upper left)
    - click 'Add Watermarks, Copyright Notices, and Attributions to your images'
    - Save Changes
    (These settings can be changed at any time. They're not set in stone.)

    Note: When you enter your info, you'll see a sample on the right.

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    - Artist Attribution - in the box to the right, add your name if you like
    - Site Attribution - add your website URL, such as http://YourName.com
    - Copyright Notice - such as 'All Rights Reserved'

    (The above 3 options will appear in the lower left of your images.)

    - Attribution Shadow Color - click to the right for your options.
    - Watermark Text - this is what appears on your images in the position and size of your choice.
    - Watermark Location - click on the box of your choice on the right.
    - Watermark Size - use the slider to choose the size. Drag and when you drop, you'll see the effect.
    - Watermark Rotation - if your watermark is centered, you can tilt it if you like. Click 'Horizontal' for options.
    - Watermark Opacity - 10% is faint, 100% is bold/opaque. Use the slider - drag and drop.

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    COPYRIGHT SYMBOL:
    The copyright symbol can be copied in one of the following ways:

    From your PC:
    a) Hold down the Alt key and type 0169 on your keyboard.

    b) If that doesn't work:
    -click Programs
    -click Accessories
    -click System Tools
    -click Character Map

    c) If you're using Windows 8 you can click the Windows key on your keyboard, or:
    - swipe your cursor in from the right edge of your monitor
    - click on the Search icon
    - under 'Apps,' enter 'character map'
    - click on 'Character Map' box on your monitor

    On a Mac:
    -press Option+G

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    HOW TO REMOVE:
    To remove watermarks, clear the text boxes out and Save Changes.

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    Notes:
    - If you clear or change the watermark, it might not reflect the changes immediately.

    - The Artist Attribution, Site Attribution, and Copyright Notice put three lines of text in the lower left corner. You don't have to use them all.
    If you just want 1 line, use the Copyright Notice field.
    Want 2 lines? Use Copyright Notice and Site Attribution.

    - It can take a few days for all of the watermarks to show on your site. The changes SHOULD appear in the portfolio immediately. However, we use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to speed up image delivery. The CDN keeps copies of images on their servers for up to 14 days to keep the images 'pushing out' faster. Bottom line: EVERY image on your site will eventually show the watermarks/attributions; It may just take a few days for the non-portfolio pages to update.

    - The watermark will not show on thumbnail images, as it's programmed to drop the watermarks/attribution for images smaller than 180px.


    Last Updated: 10/2/2015 9:26:06 AM


    Permalink to this article: http://faso.com/kb/?id=312


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    Q: How do I remove my watermarks?
    I added watermarks and have now changed my mind. How do I remove them?

    A: To remove watermarks, you will need to clear the text boxes out and Save Changes.

    - from FASO control panel:
    - click 'Artwork' icon (upper row)
    - click 'Edit the Works Display' (upper left)
    - click 'Add Watermarks, Copyright Notices, and Attributions to your images'
    - delete all text from all fields
    - Save Changes


    If you disabled the watermark feature, you will need to re-enable it to remove your watermark text (above).
    To re-enable:
    - click Gear icon (top right corner)
    - select 'Account Settings'
    - click 'Labs'
    - for 'Enable Image Watermarks and Attribution,' add a check mark
    - Save Changes


    Last Updated: 12/3/2015 5:28:14 PM


    Permalink to this article: http://faso.com/kb/?id=433


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    Q: How I can remove watermarks on non-art images, like my Bio photo?
    How I can remove watermarks on certain images, like my About the Artist photo?

    A: Here are the steps for removing a watermark on an Image in the Images folder, like your 'About the Artist' page photo or an image of someone else's art on your blog:

    from FASO control panel
    click Images icon (top row, 4th from left)
    click on the image to open editing screen
    for 'Exclude From Watermarking', select Yes
    Save

    Then to make sure it really saves the change:
    click Artwork icon (top row, 3rd from left)
    click 'Edit the works display'
    click 'Add Watermarks, Copyright Notices, and Attributions to your images'
    Hit Save Changes (*no changes were made)

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    If the 2 steps above are not recognized immediately on your website, you can also change the CDN number.

    To change the CDN number:
    from FASO control panel
    click Gear icon (upper right corner)
    select Account Settings
    click Other Advanced Odds and Ends
    scroll down
    for CDN Version, change value***
    Save

    ***The value in the CDN version field doesn't matter at all. The only thing that matters is that a new value is used. We usually base the value on the the date. But that is not a requirement.

    CDN stands for "Content Delivery Network." A content delivery network makes copies of the content (in this case images) and saves them on servers all around the country (and world). These are extremely fast servers and serve the images really fast.

    Since the CDN makes a COPY of the image, it will not have the latest copy when the content changes.

    Changing the CDN Version adds an extra url parameter to images to "bust" the old images cached by the CDN. In most cases, changing the CDN version will cause all images on the site to reload fresh. This is useful in cases where watermarks or replaced images are not updating properly.


    Last Updated: 5/31/2016 10:51:19 AM


    Permalink to this article: http://faso.com/kb/?id=441


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