Perspectives on Watermarks (and Various Methods to Protect Your Images)

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I don’t know if everyone follows daily post, But this is a great article with some awesome tips, some I’m even implementing as my works continue to be lifted, so I apologize in advance for the upcoming watermark changes 🙂

The Daily Post

Photographers sharing their perspectives on watermarks:

Jeff Sinon, Jeff Sinon Photography
Mary McAvoy, The Ripest Pics
Karla Aguilar, Traveller Soul
Richard Smith Jr., Reckless Pixel
Marcus Kazmierczak, Mkaz.com
Jen Hooks, Light Candy
Pam Kocke, Pyjammy’s {Identical} Triplets
Donncha Ó Caoimh, In Photos
Stephen McLeod Blythe, All My Friends Are JPEGs

Many photographers display watermarks — commonly known in the form of a visible marker such as text, a logo, or a signature — on photographs for various reasons, while others strongly prefer not to add them. Here, we’ve asked a handful of WordPress photographers their takes. You’ll read a mix of opinions from bloggers who take pictures for different reasons, their various experiences and methods, and links to other sources of information.

Like other roundups on The Daily Post that compile the best practices of bloggers, our goal is not to tell you what’s “right” or “wrong,” but to present a range of perspectives so you…

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17 responses »

  1. Interesting article. It’s a shame there are such low-lifes out there making this into a discussion. I did the through the middle branding for a time when I knew (but couldn’t prove) someone was taking my photos. Now it’s more subtle to acknowledge it was my capture plus it’s more as a reminder for me to know I’ve blogged it, lol! 😉

    • Oh there are many many ways believe me, from labelling to watermarks, I check every so often when with general searches, there are a few individuals who I haven’t followed back who still copy my material and reword it to sound like their own, low life’s indeed :-/

      • Mine was actually someone I personally knew which really made me boil but once I let it drop in a conversation how I was now digitally watermarking all photos so at anytime I could pull up and see where my photos were they seemed to stop. I’m glad they never checked to see that it wasn’t “quite” as easy as that but at least it was enough to have them question themselves. Talk about bottom-dwellers…

      • Loads of them are bottom dwellers, Like one guy that still follows has at least 70-80 likes a day but none of his writing are original, now THAT? is infuriating :-/

  2. I also find this interesting because at some point i asked myself if i need to put a label on my photos and i did it. Because they are my work. I just learned how to do it subtlely. 🙂

  3. I’m sorry people are still lifting your stuff! I doubt anyone would do that with mine but should I write a book one day I want to be able to prove the work was mine and not the person who took it from my blog.

  4. I’m trying to promote my running medal frames. I found where someone was using an image of one of my Boston Marathon frames on a site.
    I get so few comments and likes on my blog, getting my photo poached was somehow encouraging!
    Andy

    • I suppose that’s one positive way to look at it, though it can still be kinda frustrating though when I’ve put effort into it only to have it lifted :-\

      • I know. I guess I’m starving for attention. 😉 As a blogger & business I often feel like I’m just mumbling to my self.
        e-books are so easy to rip off. One down load and then send it to all of your friends. There must be some way to tie a file to a single IP address or something. The guy who figures that out will be rich.

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