The watermarking should work in both. Only difference, in 2.5 watermark image should be smaller than image to watermark. this restriction has been removed in gallery 3.0
first test watermark.. (you can decide later if you want it permanently or keep it on the fly)
1. go to ACP->vbgallery->Modify settings.
2. scroll down to section uploading
3. in that section go to setting:
Permanently Watermark Images and set it to NO
then the most important, right above, setting Watermark Images
there you must enter the full path (not the url!!!) to your watermark image file.
if your watermark file is vbgallery_overlay.png
and you place your watermark.png in your gallery/images/misc directory (there should be an example watermark file there) the path could be:
This is an example path... you MUST set to the real path to the watermark image!!!
(use the included vbgallery_overlay.png just to test - included only in vbgallery 3 beta)
If it is working, you can now create your own watermark image file.
You can use *jpg files, *.png files or *.gif files.
*.png files are better because you can set transparency !!!!
make sure the setting "watermark files" reflects the new filename you created.
If you got it to work, then you can change the placement of the watermark in setting: Watermark Location (second in setting in section uploading)
If you have lots of traffic, it is better to set watermark permanently to YES
But attention, once images are watermarked permanently you cannot change anymore. and watermark will only apply to new images. For old images, you will have to go ACP->vbgallery->maintenance and select "watermark images".
NOTE: Only do the permanent stuff if you are completely satisfied with the non-permanent watermark!!!!
PS: your watermark png image should be 24 bit (otherwise transparency will not look nice) for 2.5 users (the example png is not included, here is the vbgallery_overlay.png you can test with as attachment)
Last edited by Luciano; July 10th, 2010 at 12:46 AM.