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Image degraded after the watermark is applied (6 posts)

  1. Robert Dall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This Plugin would get a 5 star from me if it could just do too thing.

    1. Stop degrading the image when apply the

    When the watermark is applied the image it changes the intensity of colour and quality of the image.

    See Brown Bear photo comparison. http://cl.ly/image/3j0a311j3109

    When I tested another photo the effects were not as pronounced but still apparent. http://cl.ly/image/0C2E3x0y2h40

    I then tried this same test on a different WordPress install with a different theme and I had the same problem as mention above.

    I also uploaded images on the website with the same sizes with and without the watermark applied:

    Brown bear with watermark:
    http://test.robertdall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/alaska_katmai_np_130723_2359-1024x580.jpg

    Brown bear without watermark:
    http://emerald.robertdall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/alaska_katmai_np_130723_2359-1024x580.jpg

    The difference is clear. I was going to use this plugin for a photographers website. But if the plugin degrades the image we can't use it.

    I mentioned this in the support forums as well:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/watermark-plugin-changes-colour-of-image?replies=1

  2. dFactory
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the review Robert.

    This is an advanced users issue however. The difference between the images you provided is:

    1) Original image has ICC color profile info and the EXIF data
    2) Watermarked image has no ICC and no EXIF

    We'll try to do something with it.

  3. Robert Dall
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Thanks to looking into my issue.

    My Question would be why are you striping that information out wouldn't the photographer who wants to protect their image via a watermark care the most about image quality? Removing the ICC color profile and to a lesser extent EXIF will obviously degrade the image.

  4. dFactory
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 12 months ago #

    Do you think we are doing this intentionally?

    We're not. It's just being stripped while image regeneration and we just have to find solution to it (and we will).

    Removing ICC profile is not changing the quality of the image. ICC is responsible for color interpretation, it does not hold or remove any image data.

    I know the importance of this for professional photographers, and we'll definitely provide a fix.

  5. Robert Dall
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Sorry for the indignation… 

    Thank you for looking into my issue.

  6. fourth.generation
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Has there been any progress on this issue? Image quality is seriously degraded after adding a watermark, which more or less defeats the purpose of using your plugin... Just because we want our images protected does not mean that we want them to display poorly to clients.

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