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    6 Apr 2014 - 11:08 PM


    Can anyone recommend a site to add a watermark to photos?


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    7 Apr 2014 - 9:31 AM

    Why? You own copyright anyway. When voting in competitions I never vote for one with a watermark, I'm not alone. Some competitions don't allow them.

    keithh e2 Member 1023169 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Apr 2014 - 9:35 AM

    If you Google 'add a watermark in.......' And then add your choice of imaging software, you'll find plenty of tutorials.

    7 Apr 2014 - 11:27 AM

    Why deface a picture? When it is shown under your name we all know who produced it.

    7 Apr 2014 - 11:44 AM

    Wow such varied responses but thank you all for your comments. I have Googled this many a time however I am not sure which one to go with hence my asking for one that you may have used and could recommend using on a Mac Book Pro.

    I want to put a very small watermark in the corner of my photos as I don't want anyone viewing my website to download and use the photos, passing them off as their own. Its a little bit like an artist putting their signature in the right hand corner of a painting. That is all.

    I'll continue to Google.


    saltireblue Site Moderator 44027 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Apr 2014 - 11:57 AM

    Be aware that it takes only a matter of seconds for anyone using image editing software (CS6, et al) to completely remove any trace of a watermark using the content aware tool.
    A watermark is absolutely no protection.


    7 Apr 2014 - 11:59 AM

    HI Malc

    Thank you for that, very wise words.

    7 Apr 2014 - 12:38 PM

    If you don't want your picture to be downloaded by anyone, the answer is simple. Don't upload it anywhere.

    teabelly  332 forum posts England
    7 Apr 2014 - 2:14 PM

    Hi PeachesMum,

    I have created a little "Action" that I made in Photoshop, I use it on a regular basis.

    1.Create New blank layer
    2.Use the Type tool in White to type your copyright
    3 Make the type bevelled and set the blend mode to lighten about 30% normally does it for me

    If you save this as an action it helps quickly repeat it on other photographs.



    Hi Teabelly

    That sounds great, thank you but I don't have photoshop!

    DalesLass e2 Member 32101 forum postsDalesLass vcard United Kingdom
    8 Apr 2014 - 11:13 AM

    Do you have Lightroom - you can add a watermark when you export if you do.


    8 Apr 2014 - 2:32 PM

    watermark is very important because is one of the safest ways for you to keep the authorship of the photo.

    9 Apr 2014 - 2:54 PM

    Quote: Watermark is very important because is one of the safest ways for you to keep the authorship of the photo.

    But it is not the safest!!!! it is not even safe. The way to get and keep authorship forever is, take a photograph. The authorship and copyright are automatically yours.

    Looking at your portfolio, I notice that you do not use them anyway!!!!

    Last Modified By Evertonian at 9 Apr 2014 - 2:57 PM
    kapongola  2 Tanzania, United Republic of
    23 Jun 2014 - 12:17 AM

    Hello Peachsmum,

    If you have a Mac, checkout for iwatermark

    There is a great tutorial here http://laycockdesigns.com/watermarks/iwatermark-tutorial/

    all the best

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