28 Places to Take Photos in Paris

The city of light is also a great place for photographers! The beauty and romance that Paris offers make it perfect for taking photos. If you are going to be in the area, there are some places that will give you the best opportunity to take amazing pictures. In this blog post, we’ll go over 8 of the top spots for photography enthusiasts visiting Paris.

1. The Arc de Triomphe

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The-Arc-de-Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous landmarks in Paris. It was commissioned by Napoleon and completed under King Louis XVIII between 1806 and 1836. The obelisk on top is called the “Regina” or “Queen” because it symbolizes female power, victory, and peace; Under the Arc de Triomphe is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of France.

The Arc de Triomphe is near the Place de l’Etoile. Outside this monument you will find a bronze statue that honors women who served with distinction during World War I: Genevieve de Galard du Gourbon (1878-1960), nicknamed Sister Agnes Marie; Jeanne Hébuterne (1901-1920) – Pablo Picasso’s mistress.

This place is at the crossing of 12 streets. It is hard to get here and it gets too busy. But there are many people who come here because they want to see the Arch. You can take a good photo of it even if you come late in the day.

2. Eiffel Tower

Eiffel-Tower

Eiffel-Tower

One of the most recognizable landmarks in Paris is, without a doubt, the Eiffel Tower. Built for the International Exhibition Expo to commemorate 100 years since France’s revolution in 1887 and 300 years of absolute monarchy;

The Eiffel Tower is always considered “the symbol of France and Paris”. Located just northeast of Trocadero (“the place where we watch”), it is visible from almost any point in the city. At nightfall, lights illuminate its lattice structure making it a breathtaking sight that can be seen for miles beyond the confines of the City of Lights. There are several vantage points within walking distance including Champ de Mars on École Militaire which offers an unobstructed view as well as a nearby stairs leading up to Trocadero with another great perspective; or you could simply walk around one side or other while admiring this magnificent piece of history.

3. Louvre Museum

Louvre-Museum

Louvre-Museum

Originally built as a royal palace by King Louis XIV, it was transformed into a museum in 1793. The Louvre Museum is home to the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat;

The Musée d’Orsay was originally built as an train station but has been transformed into a museum in 1986.

4. Notre Dame Cathedral

 Notre-Dame-Cathedral

 Notre-Dame-Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral is located on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cité. It is the cathedral of Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral was commissioned in 1163 and completed in 1345;

The Sacre Coeur Basilica, also known as The Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, is a Roman Catholic basilica on top of Montmarte that has become an iconic symbol for France. This church was modeled after Saint Peter’s Church in Rome and opened its doors to pilgrims on October 12th 204;

Montparnasse Tower (Tour Maine-Montparnasse) – Originally built as the headquarters for Air France, it became one of the most famous skyscrapers in all of Europe when it first opened up at 30 years old with 34 stories dedicated to office space.

5. Palace of Versailles

 Palace-of-Versailles

The Château de Versailles is built in the 17th century as a symbol of military power of France and as a demonstration of French supremacy in Europe. It is the largest palace in Europe and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Paris Opera – The opera house still operates today, attracting many visitors each year with productions of classic operas from around the world to modern musicals like “Crazy for You” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) – This iconic landmark stands at 324 meters tall and was built as an entrance to Paris’ 1889 Universal Exposition. Originally slated to be torn down after 20 years following its construction, it was saved by public demand who believed that there couldn’t possibly be just one copy of this impressive structure. It remains open for tours today; you can even take dinner up on top!

6. The Latin Quarter – Luxembourg park

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 The-Latin-Quarter-Luxembourg-park

The Latin Quarter is a place where many higher education institutions, such as the Ecole Normale Superieure or the Ecole des Mines de Paris, are located in. It’s also an area with many cafés, restaurants and bookstores.

The Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg) is a popular tourist destination for Parisians as well as visitors to the city. It was originally built in 1612 by Marie de’ Medici while she was queen of France, commemorating her husband Henry IV of Bourbon who had just died from wounds received at the Battle of Ivry-sur-Seine during the Franco-Spanish War. The park covers 26 hectares and includes formal gardens, lawns for picnics or playtime, lakeside trails, flowers beds amid groves of trees – some 250 meters long – which are ideal places to sit on a bench and enjoy lunch al fresco!

7. Moulin Rouge

Moulin-Rouge

The Moulin Rouge is a cabaret known as the spiritual birthplace of the famous French Cancan. It is located in Paris, on the Rue de Clichy. The building has variously housed a theatre, restaurants and businesses through its history – but it first opened as a dance hall for entertainment of Parisian society (though not all were welcomed!)

8. Disneyland Paris

Disneyland-Paris

Disneyland Paris has two theme parks: Disneyland (with Sleeping Beauty’s castle) and Walt Disney Studios. Disneyland Paris has been a popular tourist destination for European families since it opened in 1992. Visitors can explore the many attractions including three theme parks (Fantasyland, Adventureland and Frontier land), five themed hotel complexes, sixteen restaurants ranging from luxurious to quick-service as well as other entertainment venues like the Cinemagique theatre or Videopolis

The first phase of this enormous project is now complete: opening on 15 April 1989 with just one theme park – Eurodisney – which welcomed some 12 million visitors that year! The second part of its development saw the construction of Walt Disney Studios complex in 1994 followed by a third major section called Village de la Magie.

9. Opera Garnier

Opera Garnier

Opera-Garnier

Opera Garnier, a masterpiece of the 19th century theater art architecture is without doubt one of the most prestigious buildings in Paris. Moreover it’s also been ranked as 2nd on The Guardian’s list for best opera houses behind Milan’s Teatro alla Scala which ranks at number 1.

If you want to take pictures outside then we suggest coming early as there are often long queues and crowds with people waiting their turn to go into this stunning building. Unfortunately sadly too many tourists frequent this area so if that isn’t what you’re looking for than steer clear! There are plenty other companies around here including banks and cafes where locals work during office hours or lunchtime breaks – although exploring these might not be possible either due to

10. Pont de Bir Hakein

Pont de Bir Hakeim is a bridge that crosses the Seine river in Paris. Its architecture and design are pretty unique and highly photogenic, with it being made of steel to form 2 levels: one for motor vehicles on top while pedestrians have their own level below them as well as the metro crossing over both sections! It’s an amazing viewpoint for Eiffel Tower lovers because you can see its beauty from this point without having to go up all those stairs like at Montparnasse tower or Notre Dame Cathedral. Many famous movies such as Inception showed some scenes filmed here too – no wonder why many people want photos taken near it when they visit Paris!

11. Pont Alexandre III

The Pont Alexandre III is such a beautiful bridge! It was built for the Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) of 1900. Its Art Nouveau Style makes it one my favorite bridges in Paris and is classified as French monument historique since 1975, so I couldn’t help but add this to the list. Many people come here for photoshoots (wedding, couples,…).

12. La Maison Rose

La Maison Rose is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. The pink building has been featured on Instagram many times, but it had another meaning before social media became so big – this was the meeting place of important artists like Pablo Picasso during its golden era in Paris. You can read more about that here! In recent years, La Maison rose underwent restoration to return it back to how things were at the beginning: an artist’s hang-out with good food and coffee where you could chat endlessly without being interrupted by anyone else.

The café’s heyday came after World War II when famous French artists frequented La Masion Rouge because they admired its owner Andree Hacquard as well as her housekeeper.

13. Musée Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau Museum is a Parisian gem. It’s filled with items from Gustave Moreau’s personal collection, including heirlooms, paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculptures. Of course we can’t forget to mention the most impressive part of the museum: The stunning spiral staircase on the second floor while first floor of his house-studio set up more like home with apartments; 2nd & 3rd floors spacious art studio

The Gustave Moreau Museum in Paris is definitely one for everyone who has ever wondered what it was like inside an artist’s workshop or perhaps how painters lived during that era!

14. Square Louise-Michel

After visiting the Montmartre neighborhood and Sacré Cœur, you might want to start making your way down Montmartre hill towards a metro station. On your descent, make sure take the stairs directly in front of basilica to explore Square Louise-Michel. This park offers spectacular views of Paris with stunning carousel that also has plenty of photo opportunities!

15. Le Consulat

If you’re looking for an adorable café with a rich history, then Le Consulat will be your perfect destination. Located in Montmartre (just across the Sacré-Cœur), this restaurant is easy to visit if it’s on your bucket list of things to see while visiting Paris. As these parts are very popular among tourists, expect prices here to be relatively high but don’t worry about that at all – as long as you go before noon! You’ll want a wide angle lens and early morning light so when people do show up later they won’t take over every photo from where ever their seat may have been located inside or outside.

16. Sinking House in Montmartre

If you’re looking for an optical illusion that will blow your mind, then look no further than Sinking House in Montmartre. I recommend trying to get this photo directly after visiting Sacré Cœur because the church is on your left and Paris lies before you when taking a picture of the house—which if you wanted to be captured as well, have someone else take it from behind so they can shoot over the railing. To make sure that building looks like it’s sinking instead of staying put or falling down , tilt your camera at an angle parallel with grassy hill rather than straight-on; do not forget about framing out one side by cutting off any interfering objects with each other (for example trees).

17. Sacré Cœur (front façade)

On the way up Montmartre hill, you’ll be able to see Sacré Cœur’s iconic dome. The church is a must-see for any tourist visiting Paris that wants an incredible view of the city and its landmarks from above! When I visit this landmark in particular, I enjoy taking pictures with it as my backdrop because they always turn out beautifully thanks to all those gorgeous French architecture details. My favorite spot on top of Sacré Cœur? You guessed right: In front of those beautiful stone steps leading up into what could easily pass off as one big cathedral made mostly out marble – not too shabby if you ask me!

18. Rue Crémieux, the most colourful street in Paris

Rue Crémieux is the most Instagrammed street in Paris, and it’s paved with setts. It has a rainbow of houses that are painted every color you can imagine on one side.

19. Shakespeare & Company

This legendary bookshop in Paris is a truly beautiful place. The books are arranged nicely and the staff really take care of you when you come into this store. They sell new, second-hand and antiquarian books as well as promoting talented artists from all over the world with their work on display inside or outside for everyone to see at any time! I took my mom here last week because she’s an avid reader like me, but also loves going out around town exploring different places which make her happy too! It was such a great experience walking through these stacks of paperbacks until we found just what we were looking for.

20. Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole

In the beautiful city of Paris, Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole has a pretty façade with eau-de-nil, half covered in rambling bougainvillea. The café is tucked away behind Notre Dame Cathedral and remains relatively unknown to tourists making it perfect for coffee or picturesque photographs! In summertime you’ll be able to enjoy drinking your drink outside on their patio which overlooks one of the most famous areas in France: Les Quais Seine.

21. Le Recrutement Café

This Parisian cafe with a beautiful Eiffel Tower backdrop is one of the most popular spots on Instagram, and has been visited by many influencers in fashion and travel. Besides being an amazing photo spot for photos of the famous landmark, it’s also just as picturesque when photographed from its own vantage point. The colonnade makes for great scenery behind your picture-taking subject: pedestrians enjoy looking up to see street lights lining this steel structure that runs over two levels – at top level you’ll find metro line 6 trains running through while below there are vehicles allowed such as cars or bicycles; walkways allow space between these layers so people can still cross each other without interference.

22. Le Conciergerie

Learn about the past and present of Paris as you tour an important landmark. Located next door to Sainte-Chapelle, this is a building that was home for some time to Marie Antoinette during her imprisonment before she left France forever in 1791 on what would be called “The Flight.” Although not large by any means, visitors will still get quite the history lesson when they stop here!

23. Montparnasse Tower

You know how it’s said that Paris is the City of Lights? Well, this spot will make you believe. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night because Montparnasse Tower has something for everyone! Come at sunset to enjoy one last view before heading home and linger into evening as we do in France; come during a full moon when there are no stars – yes, really! The tallest building in all of Europe also offers unparalleled views from its observation deck 260 meters above ground so don’t miss out on your chance to take pictures with the Eiffel Tower while creating memories worth sharing.

This place is amazing – trust me, I’m not lying- just ask anyone who lives nearby.

24. Trocadéro Gardens

The elevated area of the Trocadéro Gardens is one in a million. It’s not every day that you find yourself with camera in tow, capturing some pretty special moments and memories to last a lifetime. The scenery here at this beautiful location makes for postcard perfect shots of the Eiffel Tower which can be shared effortlessly on all your social media pages and help bring those who haven’t been there yet even closer to Parisian culture!

Paris photography tip: Paris is a world-renowned city for its art and culture. One of the best times to explore it’s beauty appears as early in the morning, before most tourists arrive!

25. Sainte Chapelle

The Sainte Chapelle Church’s stained glass windows are a perfect way to photograph the beauty of this historic church, and on sunny days, its colors cycle through purple and red.

The cathedral is also home to some incredible sights like ornate stain-glass windows that feel sacred under their influence – even though they’re just decoration!

This stunning French cathedral that’s perfect for photography and Instagram. The interior contains a staggering 1113 stained glass windows, and the building as an incredible high ceiling so make sure to use your wide-angle lens when taking pictures! We recommend buying skip-the-line tickets in advance if possible because there were huge queues on our visit – this ticket allowed us walk straight past them.

The Sainte-Chapelle, built by King Louis IX in 1248 and consecrated on April 26th of the following year. The chapel was commissioned to house relics from Christian lands outside Jerusalem held at that time as well as those acquired during the Seventh Crusade (1249) led by Saint Louis himself who died before reaching his goal but had established a solid reputation for piety and justice amongst Christians of all denominations.

26. Sacre Coeur

The views of Paris that you will see from the Sacre Coeur are nothing short of breathtaking. One could spend an entire day up on Montmarte and not get bored at all- there is plenty to do, such as visiting its beautiful white church or catching a show in one of their many theaters. But for those who want stunning views but little else, it’s worth climbing your way up to the top!

27. The Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier is the oldest opera house in Paris and it’s interior is a feast for the eyes. I would recommend using your best camera to take photographs as you don’t want to miss out on any of those intricacies that are so detailed – they’re too good not to capture! The balconies, ballroom, etc. all have stunning architectural features that make them look like another world entirely once inside this grand building; but be warned: if photography isn’t your thing then some people may find it dark because there really aren’t many natural light sources aside from windows near ground level which can also obstruct sightlines at times due their placement around corners or just behind columns.

28. Les Bouquinistes

The riverside Bouquiniste book stalls are the perfect backdrop for a quintessential Parisian shot. The old books and paintings will frame your photo with Notre Dame in the background or you could get an even more iconic picture by shooting from across on l’Ile de la Cite, framed up against one of those famous bridges that crisscrosses it’s way across to both banks of this most well-known body of water!

If you are traveling to Paris, make sure to visit the most popular locations for taking photos. You will find plenty of other picturesque places as well that do not require a trip on foot or by metro, but if you have time we recommend checking out some of these spots. The bottom line is this – take your camera with you everywhere! Whether it’s day or night, rain or shine – there will always be something beautiful waiting to be captured at any given moment.

 

How to Download All the Photos at once

To Download all the photos you watermark at once, it is very easy. Simply click on the “Download All” button to download all the photos as a zip file.

Download Photos
Download Photos

If you want to download each photo individually, simply click on the “Download Current” button to download the image which is appearing on the main canvas/editing scene.

 

How to Switch between Single Mode and Batch Mode

The single mode is designed to watermark each photo separately. And the batch mode is used to help you watermark multiple photos at once.

To switch between two mentioned modes is very simple. First, when you want to edit in the batch mode, remember to choose “Select All” or tick to choose the photos you want to watermark in bulk.

Select All the Photos
Select All the Photos
Mark the checkbox to choose
Mark the checkbox to choose

All the selected photos will be added the same watermark or logo. That is to help you watermark in bulk easier and quicker.

The photos, which are not selected, will not be affected or added like other photos you selected. It also means that if you don’t select them, you can’t add watermark to them at the same time.

To switch to the single mode, you simply uncheck the box of the photo you want to watermark separately.

The photo will be affected or linked with other photos. The purpose of this functionality is to help you watermark more flexible. For example, you want to place your watermark at the right bottom of the photo for 20 images, but you want to put the watermark in the middle of a specific photo. You simply uncheck the box of the photo you want, and move the watermark to the place you wish.

uncheck the box
uncheck the box

The First Thing to Do to Watermark Multiple Photos at Once

After you upload your photos to the watermark application, you need to select all the photos to watermark them. Otherwise, you will not watermark all the photos at once.

First, you need to select all the photos by marking the checkbox.

Select All the Photos
Select All the Photos

After that, when you click to choose watermarking photos by adding text or logo, the same text or logo will be applied to all the photos you selected.

How to Change the Opacity of Text and Logo

First, you need to click on the text and the logo.

For text:

Text Opacity
Text Opacity

You use your mouse to click on the percentage button that is next to the text color. Here in the above image, that is the “98%” small button.

The opacity button
The opacity button

After you click on the button, there will be a color picker for you to change the color properties. Please look at the image below and you will see that there is a small bar. The bar is used to change the opacity of text. You can move to change the opacity value as you want.

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The Opacity Value

For Logos:

You can change the opacity of logos by changing the value in the opacity small bar. You use and hold the left click to move and change the opacity value.

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opacity of logo

 

How To Resize Watermark, Text, and Logo with Watermarkup

When using Watermarkup, currently we are creating a font-size picker, but you can still resize the watermark, text, and logo easily with a few simple steps.

Step 1: First you need to click on the watermark, text, or logo you want to edit and resize.

small squares around the watermark.
small squares around the watermark.

Step 2: You will see that there are several small squares around the watermark. You move your computer mouse into the corners or the small squares. Your mouse will change its symbol. And now you can use your mouse to change the size by holding left click and moving the pointer.

logo's small squares
logo’s small squares
use these squares to resize
use these squares to resize

The List of Tutorials to Get Started with Watermarkup

Hi friends,

We have compiled tutorials from other posts into a list of guides for you to make it easier for you to use our software. If you cannot find the guide you need, simply contact us via [email protected]  or our social media accounts. We will respond to your questions as soon as possible. Thank you.

Our Public Roadmap for Watermarkup

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Watermarkup Roadmap

Hi friends,

We constantly update and improve Watermarkup. We hope that you enjoy the software. Here is the list of new features we will create in the next months. If you want any features, simply email us via [email protected] or our social media accounts. You can find them here  https://watermarkup.com/contact.html

Our Public Roadmap:

  1. More watermark templates
  2. Create your own custom watermarks and Save them
  3. Text alignment within text box. Also, object alignment relatively to the canvas;
  4. Add a toolbar of symbols: Copyright, trademark, rights glyphs;
  5. Font size picker;
  6. Add text strikethrough, bullet list, and number list.
  7. Add text strokes
  8. Add newsfeed
  9. Object Alignment

We attached several new screens related to upcoming features.

Editing Text:

Add Text to Photos
Edit Text Watemark

Object Alignment:

watermarkup roadmap
Object Alignment

Text Templates:

Text templates
Text templates

Create Templates:

Create Templates
Create Templates

Thank you and we hope that Watermarkup is useful for you.

Watermarkup Team.

How To Price Stock Photography

Photographers and stock photography
Photographers and stock photography

The demand in stock photography

A stock photo is a photograph licensed by an artist to be bought and distributed for commercial purposes. Becoming a successful stock photographer is an art. We have compiled a guide on how to price stock photography, with tips and tricks for stock photographers and stock photographers.

There are typically two types of stock photos, which are now called “stock photos.” There is microstock photography, which is now satisfying the demand for cheaper stock images, and there is a great interest in macrostock photography.

Macro-equity agencies rely on exclusivity to get a higher price for images, while midstock and micro-equity agencies rely on the sheer number of options. The fee for a single image instead of a large number of different images also allows you to sell the same image to multiple customers, which is great for stock photographers but may not be preferred by customers who want to create unique campaigns and marketing materials.

With the increasing popularity of digital media platforms, the demand for beautiful stock photos is growing. As the market becomes more accessible, camera phones produce high-quality footage, and more and more people use Internet technologies, an endless stream of images seems to be pouring into stock exchange agencies.

Bloggers, authors and online entrepreneurs want beautiful images, but cannot afford the cost of traditional stock photos. The photographers who are able to break into the traditional stock photo market are able to satisfy their needs. When you refer to stock photography, you usually speak of microstock photography. Before we dive any further, we have to dive a little deeper.

If you submit your photos to a stock photo website or a microstock agency, you retain the copyright to the photos. As a photographer, the copyright remains with you, but you are licensed and sold on the market, which means that you can continue to produce and process on that basis.

Types of licenses and how to price

There are various types of licenses that websites and photo agencies can use, which you should consider when selling your photos. Normally, most stock photo sites have a flat fee that buyers simply pay to use their images. This fee is considered similar to a one-time user agreement, but does not allow the buyer to resell the photos or claim ownership of them.

Consider that this aspect of the business is no longer as lucrative as it used to be, and many stock exchange agencies now offer millions of images online. Instead, you may consider sharing your images on other sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media sites. The price of stock photos on these sites has fallen significantly in recent years, and many of them now offer more than half a million images online.

Not all companies can afford to hire photographers to take pictures exclusively for them. With an initial payout of less than a dollar per image from stock photo agencies, many photographers find the opportunity attractive because they can make money from the photos they have already taken, whether they are marketing or selling their own stock photos.

As a result, online stock photo sales have become popular in recent years, allowing companies to access generic stock images at a fraction of the cost.

As a photographer, you need to sell your stock photos to earn a decent passive income. As stock photos have become popular on websites, more and more professional photographers are asking themselves the question “How do I sell my stock photos?” and what do I pay for them?

Successful British photographer Cathy Yeulet says she receives a basic subscription for her photos: “I get a monthly fee of about $1,000 to $2,500 for a stock photo and $1,200 to $2,300 for the photos.

Note: It is possible to get more money if your photos exceed a certain download threshold or if you sign up to be part of an exclusive program. At iStock, contributors receive an entry fee of $1,000 to $2,500 for a stock photo and an exclusive contribution rate of $45, which increases with the number of images uploaded.

Archive photography is an integral part of the photo industry, but it also costs buyers much more than taking their own photo shoots, which cost between $1,000 and $2,500 to organize and shoot. Although competitive, the field of stock photography has been a boon for technically oriented photographers, as taking portraits and weddings is a great opportunity to invest in creating and marketing a quality product to unknown potential customers.

Note: when you submit your photos to sell on various platforms or you plan to sell on your website, you should consider watermarking your photos and only give your clients the original versions of your photos after they pay for them. You can use Watermarkup to watermark multiple photos at a time before uploading. It’s an easy to use watermarking application.

How To Protect Images You Post Online From Image Theft

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Protect image from theft with a watermark

More than 80% of the images uploaded and posted on the internet are stolen or used without permission from their photographers or owners. With the popularity and fast growing improvement of the Internet, it is very easy for users to download, copy, use, and redistribution.

We will have a look at different ways you can use to protect your assets from theft, but first we need to know how to find your stolen images.

How to Find Stolen Images

The first thing you need to know is that not all people have intention to steal your images. Sometimes many bloggers or publishers don’t know what they have done wrong. They don’t know that they cannot use your images in the blog posts, presentations, documents, and other materials. They also don’t know that they have to ask for your permission or leave a credit to the original creators.

You can find your images used by someone else in various ways. Here are a few ways you can try.

1. Stumble Across It

Although it sounds unusual but sometimes you can stumble across your stolen images. The more content you post online and the more images you share, the more often you can find your images online, especially your best images. The image can be in Google Image search, an online article, a social media post. Sometimes you can find your image in banners or advertisements.

2. Reverse Image Search

There are several online tools that you can use to search for the stolen images. You can try TinEye, PicSearch, Google Image Search, Bing Search.

TinEye is the first image search engine that helps you websites that copy your images. You can upload or drag and drop your images to start your search. You can also use an URL to start the reverse image search. The tool will crawls the web and find your stolen images.

You can also use PicSearch, Google or Bing Image search to find your images. Some websites will not change your file name, so it is easier for you to use the name to search. PicSearch is not so pupolar now. Google and Bing are still the leading search engines.

3. Use a Backlink Monitoring Tool to Find Your Image

You can use a backlink monitoring tool to find your images. There are many tools out there like Ahrefs, Spyfu, Semrush. They are all leaders in the industry.

You can use the tools to check whether sites leave a link in the stolen image or not. This is called “hotlinking”. Hotlinking means that a website will display an image that is linked from another source/image hosting. The link will get all the data whenever the page is loaded or the image is requested for access.

How to Protect Images From Theft

Now we will explore some ways to help you prevent your image from theft.

1: Never Upload Your Photos in High-Resolution

There are several research and studies that have shown an interesting fact. The most stolen images are often high-resolution images (Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels). If you want to protect your images, try to avoid uploading high resolution images. The thieves will not want to steal your images.

Besides, you can try to resize or reduce the image quality before uploading. Some low-resolution images will not look good on high-resolution screens. And this will demotivate thieves.

2: Clearly State that Your Images Are Copyrighted

Another method you can combine with other strategies is to clearly state that your images are copyrighted on your website and social media accounts.You can also mention the licenses of your images and include some warnings if people violate the licenses. You can clearly mention that illegal use of your photos will lead to serious fines

Although this statement will not fully protect your pictures from theft, but it will make some people worry about using your images without your consent.

3: Include the Copyright Owner and Source in the Image Itself

You can mention on your website that they must credit to you or leave a link to your original source if you plan to make some photos free to use. Actually it can be a good marketing strategy for you.

However, you can also include information about your copyright owner and source in the images. Despite the fact that the information can be easily cropped out, but you should do that if you don’t worry about the quality of your images. If your clients and people want to use your original photos, they should contact you to purchase the premium or high-resolution photos.

This will lead to our next method: watermarking your images.

4: Protect Your Images with a Watermark

You can make a watermark and add it to the images before uploading to the web. You can find some tutorials on the web on how to do it. Here on Watermarkup, we also create some tutorials for you to add watermark to your pictures.

You can use our application to add watermark to many pictures at the same time. That will save you a lot of time and energy.

Many potential thieves will not want to use watermarked images for their personal and commercial purposes. So watermarking your images can be a good strategy for you. And please make sure that your watermark is not easily removed by choosing a proper position.

5: Overlay Your Image with a Transparent File

Another method is to put a transparent file over your image. The file has the same format with your image. This way will prevent image thieves from downloading your photos by right-clicking or to copy or open the images in new tabs to save to their computers. This method also works if you know HTML.

However, some image thieves still can download your images by using some software that can scrapes all the images from your websites. And they can also find the screenshots of the images via Google Image Search.

6: Block Right-Click Functionality

Blocking right-click option is a useful way to prevent your images from being stolen by users. When you don’t allow this feature on your website, users will find it extremely difficult to save your images.

If you are using a WordPress website, there are many plugins to help you do that quickly and effortlessly.

However, this method has its downsides. Other useful options will not be available when you disable this features. And some users still take screenshots to capture your images.

Although it is not a perfect way to protect your images from theft. But it is still worth-trying.

7: Use Plug-Ins to Stop Screenshots

As we mentioned earlier, some users still can find ways to steal your photos. And there is an easy way to do it. That is to take screenshots of your pictures. However, you can try some plugins to disable it or prevent a page from being taken screenshots.

If you are using WordPress websites, you can find some plugins for it. One example of this is the No Right Click image plugin from WordPress. The plugin will disable taking a screenshot of your image.

But if you upload your photos other websites and platforms, this way can’t help you protect your photos.

8: Upload Your Images Part-By-Part

There is another intelligent way to protect your images. That is to upload your images part-by-part. Some call it “section-by-section”. It means that thieves cannot download immediately. They have to download each part of your image and join the parts into an original image.

Some thieves will find it difficult and don’t want to pursue stealing your photos. But the downside of this way is that Google may not index or show your images in its Seach Results. And this downside can lead to a decline in your traffic, and maybe the sales.

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 What To Do About Stolen Images

When we know that someone is using our photos, the next step is to explore options to prevent the situation from happening again. We will provide you several ways that work well with image theft.

1. Analyze The Stolen Image

The first thing is to make sure that they are not using up your server’s bandwidth when they use your images. If they give you a backlink or give you a credit, sometimes it is fine. If they don’t credit you, you can send an email to notify them that they should give you a credit. This will provide you a backlink that is helpful for SEO and improve your ranking in SERP.

2. Send Polite Takedown Email

If you simply want them to remove your image from their websites, you can write an email to express your concern. In our experience, most website owners will be willing to do that.

 

3. Send More Aggressive Takedown Email

If there are no replies from the people who stole your images, the next step is to follow up and send another email to remind them to take down your image. 

 

4. File a DMCA Takedown Notice

If nothing happens and they don’t remove your images from their website, you can file a DMCA takedown notice . This will help you a lot when it comes to image theft.

Summary

It is obvious that you should protect your images on your website. If you have already invested a large amount of work, energy, and money in your images, you should find ways to protect them too. We expect that now you have understand several ways to protect your images.

What has been your experience with your photos being stolen? Feel free to discuss with us or let us know.

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