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Can anyone recommend a site to add a watermark to photos?
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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.
If you Google 'add a watermark in.......' And then add your choice of imaging software, you'll find plenty of tutorials.
Why deface a picture? When it is shown under your name we all know who produced it.
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.
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.
Thank you for that, very wise words.
If you don't want your picture to be downloaded by anyone, the answer is simple. Don't upload it anywhere.
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.
That sounds great, thank you but I don't have photoshop!
Do you have Lightroom - you can add a watermark when you export if you do.
watermark is very important because is one of the safest ways for you to keep the authorship of the photo.
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!!!!
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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