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liceo Registered since 05th Aug 2008Tue 21-Aug-12 06:34 AM
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Antioch, US
          

Hello everyone. I'd like to ask, what software would you recommend to apply a water mark to your photos. I frequently upload photos to my alumni website and not being the only amateur photographer I would like to make sure my photos are not "borrowed" without asking.

Any suggestion will be quite welcome.

  

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Tue 21-Aug-12 09:46 PM
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Atlanta, US
          

I use Photo Mechanic since it works very well with Nikon post processing software. Photoshop Elements and Lightroom have a similar capability.

The other trick is to keep the image size small - to the point where it is not useful for anything beyond the web and a small print.

Eric Bowles
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liceo Registered since 05th Aug 2008Tue 21-Aug-12 10:12 PM
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Antioch, US
          

Thanks Eric. I will give it a try this weekend when I plan to photograph outdoor places around the neighborhood.

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 21-Aug-12 09:54 PM
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Chicago, US
          

You could also add your copyright information to the Exif and XMP meta data. And you still may want to pursue users who use your images with authorization or your copyright could mean nothing.

George
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liceo Registered since 05th Aug 2008Tue 21-Aug-12 10:14 PM
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Antioch, US
          

I've heard of this method before but I have never tried it out. I'll be doing some reading about those topics this weekend as well.

Thanks George!

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Tue 21-Aug-12 10:35 PM
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Atlanta, US
          

I have both the copyright field filled out and the comment section with my name and website. It makes it pretty easy to track unless someone strips out the data during conversion.

Photo Mechanic and others are also useful for any kind of information you want tagged into the image.

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liceo Registered since 05th Aug 2008Tue 21-Aug-12 10:39 PM
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Antioch, US
          

The way you describe its fucntions it is a complete copyright/proteccion software of digital photos. I will explore all the options and try it with dummy photos.

Thanks again Eric!

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Wed 22-Aug-12 04:35 PM
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Chicago, US
          

Since copyright laws around the world are changing and digital media has caused a number of changes, you should discuss this with a copyright or intellectual attorney.

George
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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Wed 22-Aug-12 04:42 PM
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/I'm not sure I would say PM is a copyright/protection product. But it does support properly populating the EXIF data that is standard in most images. It also is good at rendering JPEG files from edited images so the copyright is a nice and easy feature.

Eric Bowles
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jimsanders Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Mar 2008Mon 27-Aug-12 03:06 PM
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Buffalo, US
          

I have found Photoshop Elements to be an easy way to watermark a photo. There is a video available to subscribers of Photoshop Elements Techniques magazine that describes how to create a brush with your copyright/signature information. Basically, you use a scanned image of your signature or create a text file in Elements and save it as a brush. It then becomes a brush available for all future photos - fully adjustable in size, placement, opacity and even color.

Here is an example of what mine looks like:





I then post my small file on the web for viewing. If someone wants to rip off a 150KB file and edit out my signature I guess I can't stop them. At least I know they won't be printing it out and making millions off of my work

Attachment #1, (jpg file)

  

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