Many photographers are worried that the moment they post their photographs online they’ll be copied and passed off as someone else’s, or used by others without the photographer’s knowledge and permission. I’m sure that does happen, but I also see things from a slightly different perspective. I work on a magazine where we find lots […]
A way of marking images as your own property to prevent others from passing them off as their own or earning income from your work. Watermarks are visible on the image, which is a downside, but they do act as a visible deterrent and warning that you take image copyright ownership seriously.
If you want to show your pictures online, it makes sense to add a visible watermark. It’s not just to stop people pinching your pictures and passing them off as your own because there’s another serious point – by the time it’s been re-posted, re-tweeted, re-pinned and re-blogged a dozen times, any indication of who […]