How To Watermark A Photo

A good photographer will think about ways to mark a photograph in the context of the Internet. Photographers of all sorts love to display their images and new photos on the Internet. There are a lot of photography websites where anyone can display their images and receive feedback or even discuss the primary topic of the photograph. However, the best photographs are usually the target of Internet content theft. These people look for interesting images and upload them to their blogs and websites without a referral link. It’s hard to secure your property against such people, but an extremely well-known and effective way to protect your property is to watermark the photograph.

What are the best ways to watermark your photo?

There are many kinds of watermarks that we come on when surfing the Internet. The most well-known is the author’s name or web address, which is located in the lower right corner of the photo. It indicates who owns the photo and the best place to go to ask for authorization to make use of the image. However, this type of watermark can be overturned. It can be done using photo editing software such as Photoshop, in which you can paint over the watermark or simply copy the image area with no watermark. That’s it.

The second type of watermark for a photograph covers the entire image with special graphic patterns or phrases (author link or name). It is possible to do this using offline or online image editors. This watermark offers effective protection for the photo. However, it does make the image less appealing and can make it more difficult to distinguish the essential elements within. To get around such security, the thief must have strong graphic editing skills and be able to spend lots of time using graphic software. In the end, even that effort isn’t a guarantee a good outcome.

Each photographer must decide which kind of image security is most appropriate for their requirements.

What should you do if found your image being used without your consent?

Try to contact the owner of the site, who is the one who has used your image, and requests that he remove it from the site (or include a link on your website). Your image may have been added to the site by a user, and the owner will take it down after your request. If that doesn’t help, contact the hosting company and Internet supplier of your site (the hosting provider can be located within the “whois” information of the website’s domain). The letter should state where the work that is copyrighted is on the internet, as well as the date it was first created or published, and if it was registered and titled with copyright, the registered copyright number. Most hosting providers will deal with unjust customers.

If you’d like to be secure, be aware of the photo’s watermark before uploading it to the Internet.

One of the most popular sites which allows you to place a big and tiny text watermark on your photo is iPiccy, an online photo editor. Simply upload your photo and then go to the text and add a text to the photo in just a few minutes. Go to the online editor for photos, and you’ll find more advanced photo editing tools.