Adding Image Overlays

This document explains how to automatically add an image overlay to photos, to protect them from unauthorized copying.

Each club member can opt to include a graphic overlay to any uploaded photo. This overlay will be automatically inserted into the photo in order to obscure the details of the photo. Any non-club member viewing the photo will only see the version with the overlay added. Club members of associate or full member status will see the image without the overlay.

Example of a photo with the overlay added

To add the overlay to a photo, check the box "Add overlay to photo for non-members" (as shown below) when uploading the photo, or in the "Edit Photo" window.

This setting only applies to photos that are in public-viewable galleries or public-viewable contests, or when the photo is shown on the club's home page. A gallery or contest that is viewable by the public will have an eye icon () near the gallery/contest title.

See Copyright and Image Protection for further information about setting galleries and contests as public.