Popular aspect ratios and compressing JPEG

by Lina Thorne Lina Thorne Updated · Posted in What's New In Watermarkly

Hello, everyone!

We’ve got some exciting news that we’d like to share with you.

Firstly, we’ve added a new feature to our Photo Cropper app. Now, it is possible for you to choose one of three popular aspect ratios: 1:1, 16:9, 4:3. Aspect ratio is the ratio of width to height of an image. If you select one of these three options, the proportions of the cropping area will be locked. For example, with 1:1 aspect ratio the width is equal to the height. If you choose this aspect ratio and make cropping area wider, its height will be equally enlarged. Our app has the fourth option – “X:Y”. It allows you to choose any ratio of width to height as there won’t be any locked proportions. The buttons with the aspect ratios can be found at the top of the Crop Photo app.

Secondly, there is a new online tool for compressing JPEG images. It’s called Compress JPEG, but we also have a tool to compress GIF and a tool to compress PNG. If you want your images to occupy less space on your computer or server, you can compress them. This process allows you to make your images smaller in size, but look just as good as the high-quality originals. With our new tool you can compress your photos right in your browser – you won’t need to install or download anything. It is easy to use, too. Just open the app, upload your images, click on “Compress Images” and the compressing process will start. In a matter of minutes – or even less, depending on how large your batch is – you will be able to download a zip-archive with compressed copies.

Lastly, you can process more photos with our web-based apps. This goes for all of our online tools. Previously, you could upload around 300 images, but now it is possible to process a batch of up to 2000 photos in one go! Please note, that this update is available if you purchased one of our three editions. The free version allows you to upload only up to 10 photos at a time.

Adjust the opacity of your watermark on every photo in one batch

by Lina Thorne Lina Thorne Updated · Posted in What's New In Watermarkly

Hello!

We would like to tell you about a few updates that Watermarkly has.

First of all, it is now possible to set different levels of opacity for your watermark on each photo in one batch. This feature can be found in the Preview section. Once you’ve created and customized your watermark, click on “Watermark Images.” This will take you to the Output Settings, where you will see the “Preview” button. Click on it. In the Preview section, you can look through all the images in the batch and adjust the size, the opacity, and the location of your watermark on each of them. To change the opacity of your watermark, drag the opacity slider until you get the desired result. Watermarks on other photos won’t be affected.

Aside from our watermarking app for PDF and photos, Watermarkly, we also offer two apps to crop photo online and resize images.These are Crop Photo and Resize Image apps that you can find in “Other Photo Tools.” If you used either of these apps before, you may know that they have a limitation: you can only upload a batch of up to 50 photos in one go. Now, if you purchase an upgrade, there is no need to worry about that anymore. You can watermark, crop, and change the size of 300 images at once. Please note that this is only possible in Google Chrome, Edge and Opera. Unfortunately, other browsers do not provide the necessary capabilities to work with a big number of photos.

Watermarkly’s app to watermark photos is available in major languages such as Spanish, German, Russian, and so on. We are happy to announce that we’ve added Portuguese to this list. Both our app and our website are now available in Portuguese.

Last, but not least, we’ve fixed a few bugs in our app to provide you with a more efficient and enjoyable experience.

Online synchronization of templates and watermark sticking

by Lina Thorne Lina Thorne Updated · Posted in What's New In Watermarkly

Hello! Watermarkly has three new features, and we’d like to tell you more about them.

Firstly, now your watermark can stick to the corners of your image as well as to its center. This feature will help you align your watermarks more precisely with corners, edges or the center of your photo. When you move your watermark closer to the center, for instance, you will see a purple dashed line. This means that you’ve reached the mid-point of the width. Another dashed line will appear when you reach the mid-point of the height. Now, you’ve placed your free watermark right in the center! What’s more, if you want to add more than one watermark – logo or text – you can align one watermark with another with higher precision than before.

What we are very excited to present to you is the online synchronization of watermark templates. This feature allows you to get access your synchronized watermark templates across all your devices. Once you apply a watermark to your image, it is going to be added into the list of the recently used templates, which are also automatically synchronized. Your templates will be uploaded to the cloud, so you can use them even if you switch devices. Synchronized templates are marked with a cloud icon.

It is important to note that only your templates will be synchronized. Your photos are never stored on our servers, and they never will be. If you click on the cloud icon, you can also download the template onto your computer as a file and send it to a friend or a colleague. Synchronized templates are available for free for 2 years for all the current and new clients.

600 new fonts have been added to our diverse library. We’ve unified the list of fonts in Watermarkly and its desktop version. As a result, each app has access to the same collection of 1000 fonts. You are sure to find exactly what you need.

All the functions are available for free for all of our current and new clients. Synchronization is free for 2 years after purchase.

How to Do a Hard Refresh in Your Browser

by Lina Thorne Lina Thorne Updated · Posted in What's New In Watermarkly

To make browsing faster, browsers save copies of website data as a set of files, which is commonly known as the cache. It might have gone unnoticed by you, but when you visit a website you’ve been on before, it always loads quicker than it did during your first visit. This happens because your browser stores a copy of the website in its cache. As you can imagine, this is useful for speeding up the loading process, but unfortunately, it can sometimes prevent you from seeing the updated version of the page.

For example, when we fix a bug in Watermarkly, we roll out a new version of the app. But you won’t be able to use it right away. You’ll have to wait for about 24 hours for the update to get stored in your cache. Fortunately, there is an alternative, if you want to try out the new version now. You will need to do a hard refresh.

A hard refresh clears your cache for a specific webpage, not for an entire website. This way, your browser is forced to throw away the outdated version and load the most recent one. Don’t worry! Performing a hard refresh isn’t difficult and takes less than a minute.

Here are the instructions on how to do a hard refresh in the most popular browsers.

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How to Open the Developer Console in Your Browser

by Lina Thorne Lina Thorne Updated · Posted in What's New In Watermarkly

An array of different things may lead to Watermarkly not working properly, and figuring out which one is the source of the issue in your case can be challenging. The variety of browsers and a ton of available plugins make this task even more difficult. The developer console in your browser can be of great help to us to determine what exactly is causing the problem, so we can then fix it. It logs all the information about the backend operations of our app. This information is a real lifesaver when it comes to troubleshooting.

If you are experiencing a problem with Watermarkly and have already contacted our support, you may be asked to send a screenshot of your Console in the Developer Tools. Here is how you can open it.

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