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Question - Watermarks on pictures,

Discussion in 'Photography and Video Forum' started by slayaaaa, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Hi, just wondered how important it is to add watermarks to my pics. I'm not professional, just don't want anyone else claiming my pictures :S. Would this save me from loosing them to 'thieves'? :p Thanks!
     

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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    By all means add a subtle watermark, but it won't stop them getting yoinked one bit.
     
  3. Lenston

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    Easily removed unfortunately so doesnt really make any difference.
     
  4. elhomer12

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    They are easy to remove but I believe it is technically illegal to do so under copyright law, or something like that. I like to put a small watermark in the corner just so people know it's my image if it gets posted elsewhere for whatever reason.
     
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    It's not illegal to remove watermarks. You can edit any picture you want however you want. It's illegal to publish the photograph without permission though, and that's debatable under certain circumstances.
     
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    Watermark, or not - your legal position is exactly the same - no watermark does not mean no copyright
     
  7. Bunk3r

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    if you have your own website its handy as then it points people back to it when the picture is hotlinked elsewhere (Ive seen mine on a few foreign blogs etc). but yeah definetly keep them subtle.
     
  8. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Ah I see, thankss for all the replies and help. Might add one to my pics and a link to the FB page, we'll see, cheers!
     
  9. The Kwan

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    Dont know if all cameras can do it but My Nikon D300 can put copyright details into the exif data, I know that it can be stripped out easily too but it is a little extra protection that cant be seen.
     
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    At the end of the day, the only way to stop your photos being stolen is not to post them online.

    I used to watermark but don't bother anymore
     
  11. The Franconian

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    I think it is worth having a look into the terms of use of facebook, photobucket or whatever you use and what they say about
    the right to use your contents.
     
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