Watermark your assets

Adobe Experience Manager Assets lets you add a digital watermark to images. Assets supports applying an image as a watermark to other image files. Watermarks can help users verify the authenticity and copyright ownership of the assets. Also, a watermark can be used to indicate a document’s state like confidential, draft, validity, and so on.

To configure Experience Manager to watermark assets:

  1. A PNG file is applied as a watermark. Upload this file to your DAM repository.

  2. Navigate to Tools > Assets > Assets Configurations.

  3. Click System Watermarking Profile.

  4. On the System Watermarking Profile page, specify the image path uploaded to your DAM repository in step 1.

  5. Specify the watermark scale, ranging from 0.0 to 1.0, relative to rendition width, in the Scale field.

  6. Click Save.

    Asset Duplication Detector

    NOTE

    If you have configured System Watermarking Profile using com.adobe.cq.assetcompute.impl.profile.WatermarkingProfileServiceImpl.cfg.json configuration file (OSGi configuration), you can continue to use it, however, Adobe recommends to use the new method.

  7. Create a processing profile to leverage asset microservices to apply the watermark.

    Asset processing profile to create watermark

    Ensure that you enable the Watermark toggle while creating the processing profile.

  8. Apply the processing profiles to a folder to create watermarked assets.

Tips and limitations

  • You can use a single configuration to watermark all your assets. Only one image is used for watermarking and its width is fixed.
  • You can place the watermark at the center without tiling.
  • Text-based watermarks are not supported.

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