NextGEN Photo Gallery Plugin Watermark Fix

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ViewDemosI love NextGEN Photo Gallery Plugin and all the other addons. I have noticed that getting an image to work as a ‘watermark’ can be buggy, but the fix is easy. I searched Google and found never ending threads with no answers so I thought I would post what works for us and hope someone with the same problem gets some relief.

The problem seems to be that the watermark image url CANNOT be relative. If you use a url such as:

/wp-content/uploads/images/watermark.png   or

wp-content/uploads/images/watermark.png

The watermark doesn’t show up (even though it might on the preview). Simply change to an absolute url:

http://www.yoursite.com/wp-content/uploads/images/watermark.png , then apply the watermark to your galleries again through the “Manage Galleries” page. Should work now, at least that’s how we have solved the problem.

Good luck.