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.
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.
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.
(to be continued, we are updating this article)
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.
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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A picture is worth a thousand words. Many home buyers will first look at the image of the house to decide whether this house is for me or not. The impression of the picture will make the person continue to go further or not. If the house is not good and everything was messy, not clean, and untidy, will you buy this house?
If real estate images look pretty good, buyers will be willing to make decisions.
More and more homebuyers say that they often go online and visit websites to find their home. They also say that professional photos are important to their home buying experience.
Real estate image theft
Many people complain that their real estate images are stolen and used for other purposes. If you have invested a lot of money and time in taking professional images, will you be angry if someone else takes them and use them without your consent? Yes, of course.
Nowadays, it is easier and easier for other people to download and save images from the Internet. Anyone can download and save by right-clicking and choose to save the images. Many website owners have disabled the right-click option, but there are still more ways to steal the images.
So what is the solution to this problem? The answer is you should watermark or add text to your real estate images.
How to Put Text over Real Estate Images
To put text over real estate images, you can use many image editors or watermark software. But you often have many real estate images and you need to add text to all of them fast, we recommend you use watermark software. Watermark software makes the watermarking process easier and quicker than image editors.
In this article, we will show you how to put text over your real estate images by using Watermarkup. Watermarkup is a web-based application that helps you add text to multiple photos easily and quickly.
In the free version, you can add text to 3 images at the same time. And you need to repeat the process more if you want to add text to a large number of photos. But in the pro version, you can watermark 30 photos at the same time. We are testing to make the application have the ability to watermark 50 photos at the same time. For example, if you have 60 photos that need watermarking, you only need to repeat the process 2 times.
The first thing you need to do is to visit the application here.
After that, you need to upload the photos to the application. The application doesn’t store any photos of yours, so you don’t need to worry about your privacy and image theft. We cannot access your photos.
After you upload the photos, you need to click on a photo you like and make it appear on the main canvas. After that, you can continue to add text or your logo to the real estate photos.
You need to click “ADD TEXT” to start putting text over your images. If you are using the free version, you can watermark up to 3 images at once. When you add a text object to each photo, the text object will appear automatically on other images. That is batch watermarking.
After you change the properties of the text and you are satisfied with the text and the results, you can download the images to upload to other platforms or your websites.
You can download each photo by clicking “Download” or download all photos by clicking “Download all”.
If you get stuck while using the watermark application, you can visit the blog post to find out more. We illustrated carefully about how to use the watermark application.
In the 21st century, technology is more and more advanced and plays an important part in our lives. Thanks to the Internet, now we can connect with friends around the world via social media platforms. We can read news and watch videos for free. We can also have opportunities to create online stores to sell your products to other people that are far from your place.
If you are selling online, the initial things, that you need to have, are products and photos of your products. But in this digital era, other people can easily steal your photos and use them for their stores.
To protect your hard work and not let other people use your photos without your consent, sometimes you wonder whether you should watermark your digitals or not.
Should I sell digitals with a watermark?
The answer is Yes. Many online stores and sellers around the world often face the same problem that their photos or their digital assets are stolen and used for other purposes.
If you go online and visit many forums related to eCommerce, online selling platforms, and social media places, you will see a lot of complaints from many sellers. If you sell your products on Etsy, you can see that many product photos of Etsy sellers are stolen. It is not a new thing.
To prevent the situation, you should watermark all your product photos before posting on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Watermarking your digital assets is not only a good way to protect your assets but also a powerful marketing tool for your company and brand.
Many shops and online sellers often add watermarks to their product images to make customers remember their brands easier.
When users and customers share the images, other people will know who created the images and know more about the brands. That is a powerful marketing way and the cost to make the watermarks is really cheap.
You can watermark your product photos or prints or designs and upload them to your online store/platforms. But remember that you shouldn’t upload the original photos or digitals. You should watermark and upload lower resolution versions and keep the high quality and original versions private.
When customers purchase your digital products or photos, at that time you should show and give them the original version you created.
A few things to consider
When you plan to sell digitals on the web, you should always have your own licenses. You can create your own licenses or read other licenses for reference. When you sell photos, designs, arts, and graphics online, licenses are important. They will tell your buyers about what they can do with your products and what they cannot do. The licenses are also your best friends when it comes to copyright protection. Several eCommerce platforms also have their own licenses and before you sell your digital products on the platforms, you should read them carefully.
You should often check whether your digitals or photos are stolen or used without your permission or not. There are many ways to check this. You can use Google Image Search or often visit other stores to check. This habit will help you protect your digital products better.
Nowadays, many people complain that their images on Facebook are stolen and used for other purposes.
Stealing photos are one of the main problems users have to deal with while using Facebook. Many content thieves are willing to take your images and use them for their profiles.
But Facebook and other social media platforms also have solutions to solve these problems and they will take any actions to remove the stolen photos. They will even ban the accounts that will steal other images.
Facebook and other social media platforms have their policies that are related to copyright and privacy. They have always helped you if you need something to report and their support team can help you if you contact them directly.
How to report the stolen photos on Facebook
You need to follow the steps below to report to Facebook that your images were stolen.
Find the photos on their Timelines or in their “Photos” section.
You need to click on the post or the photo to make a pop-up appear. The popup will show the post, photos, and comments.
From here, you can click on “Options”. It is near the “Tag photo” and “Send in Messenger”. You can find the options at the bottom of the images. The options are also near “Like”, “Comment”, “Share”.
You choose “Find support” or “Report Photo”. After that, you can continue the steps to report the stolen photos to Facebook and they will take some actions and notify you later.
You can also try another way to report the violated photos on Facebook by filling a form to contact the Facebook team.
You can choose “Photo” for the first question, “Other photo” or “Profile Picture” for the second question.
Consider watermarking your photos before posting on Facebook
Image and content theft are now not rare. They can steal your photos and other content without hesitation.
Another way to protect your photos is by watermarking your photos before posting on Facebook. When you do that image thieves will find it hard to use your images again somewhere else.
You can use different image editors or watermark software to add text and logo to your photos. Watermarkup is a good online watermarking tool that helps to watermark your photo easily and quickly. The application runs in your web browser, and you don’t need to download or install it. You can use the application for free to watermark multiple photos at the same time.
Don’t post your original images with high quality on Facebook
Because your photos are easily stolen, so it is better if you can reduce the size of the images and keep your high-resolution images private. By doing that, the thieves will not have your original files and if a dispute happens, you will have the rights and proofs to prove that you are the owners of the photos.
If you are worried about the photos you share on Facebook that may be stolen, you had better not share them or only share the photos that are not important.
Nowadays, online content theft isn’t a new problem with Internet users and creators. People easily download and share digital products like ebooks, videos, and files with their friends. You will never know when other people use your products without your consent.
Images and photos are in the same situation. Images are one of the most popular file types on the Internet. Photos are very important to modern websites, blogs, desktop, and mobile applications. And creators often use watermarks to protect their copyrights and ownership.
Watermark can be understood as bits that are used to insert into images, documents, videos, and audios. The watermark can include the name, address, website, and information about the creators of the products.
The importance of watermark
In the digital world, watermark plays an important role in protecting photos and media. A company can watermark their documents as “Confidential” and “Draft” and other employees will know that the documents will only be used for limited purposes.
Digital watermarks are used for not only protection but also marketing purposes. When the watermark can easily be seen by many people, your company and brand will be known better.
Types of digital watermarks
For image watermarks, there are mainly two types of digital watermarking: visible and invisible watermarks.
Visible watermark: Visible watermark can be a visible text and logo placed on the original photo. People can make the text and logo more transparent to look good with the photo context. This kind of watermark is often used because other people will easily see the information about the owners of the image. People can use image editors or watermark software to add text, logo, and templates to their photos.
Invisible watermark: Invisible watermark is different. It cannot be seen by human eyes. Only specific software and applications can detect the watermark.
Although digital watermarks are often understood as tools to protect copyright, we can use text watermarks for different purposes like adding notifications, descriptions, symbols, and icons. Sometimes people can use watermark software to create even memes and fun photos to share with their friends.
When to use invisible watermarks
Invisible watermarks are often embedded into the image and only special software can detect them. The watermark is used to prove ownership when a dispute between two parties happens. Because invisible watermarks are hard to see and often used to identify the rightful copyright holder, they are not so popular and not easy to make.
When to use visible watermark
Visible watermarks are more popular and easily perceived by human eyes. And it is easier to add visible watermarks to photos by using photo editors or watermark software.
People can use visible watermarks to protect their photos better. Because it is visible, other people will know that you are the owner of the photos and they will not dare to steal them.
In our opinion, if you are selling your photos or want to protect your images from theft, you should choose visible watermarks. Visible watermarks are the most popular and will protect your photos better.
If you are looking for watermark software to watermark your photos, you can try Watermarkup. It is a web-based application that you don’t need to download and install anything. It is free and used by many people around the world.
When it comes to watermarking your photos, you need to have a logo or it will be easier if you can have a design of how your watermark looks like in your photos. After that, when applying the watermark and logo in each photo, you can easily adjust to make your overall photos look great.
But with different photos, you may need different colors for your watermark. Because each photo has its unique content and colors. But the key point here is that you should choose the colors that go well with your photos and don’t get too much attention from viewers.
1. Things to remember when choosing the colors for your watermarks
The watermark should not be too obvious to distract the content of the photos. You can change the opacity of the color to make it more transparent. That will not affect much of your photos.
If you have a logo, you can choose the colors of the watermark that are included in the logo. It will create color harmonies for your photos and they will look better.
If you have a website, you can consider choosing the colors from your website to make it go well with the general context.
The colors of watermark sometimes are neutral and not too bright and obvious. The reason is that the watermark will not distract your viewers from the main content of the photos.
You should consider the position and the size of the watermark when choosing the colors. Because the position, size, and colors of the watermark can play big parts on how your watermark looks in the picture.
2. White and its shades are often used as the color for watermark
If you see many photos on the web, you can easily recognize that many photo owners often use white, grey, and shades of the colors to watermark their photos. Of course, choosing the color will be based on the photos themselves.
If your photos are not bright, you can use white, grey, and shades of them as your main color of watermarks.
3. You can have different colors for watermarks
To make it easier for you when watermarking photos, maybe you will need to have different watermarks for different photos. So you can choose different colors for your watermarks.
You can test and choose 2 or 3 best colors you like and they look good in most of your pictures. You should save them for later use because creating watermark again will waste a lot of time and energy.
4. Another way to choose the color for your watermark
There is another way to choose the right color for your watermark. It is observing and seeing how other photographers and photo owners watermark their pictures.
By seeing and observing what other people are doing, you will find great colors and inspirations for your watermarks.
You can go to stock photography websites, photo forums, photographer groups on Facebook, social media accounts related to photography and selling images. Especially, you should frequently visit websites and observe people that are selling photos. Because when selling photos, people often watermark their digital assets and reduce the image sizes. You can learn more about choosing the right colors for your watermarks.
Some examples of watermarks
If you need an online photo watermarking tool, you can use Watermarkup. It is free and easy to use. You can watermark multiple photos at the same time and don’t have to download anything to install on your computer. All the photo watermarking is processed in your web browser.
In this digital era, nowadays everyone can copy and download images, videos, software from the Internet to their computers. And it is easy to duplicate or replicate the files from one version to many clones. Users can simply copy and paste to achieve the task.
People can steal your images from your website and social media accounts very easily. Some will use them for personal purposes, but unfortunately, many others will use the photos for commercial purposes. Many online stores are complaining that their product images were stolen and used by other shops. You have invested your time and money in the photos and now they are being used by others without your permission.
How people steal images from the web
It is very easy for people to download or save images from the web to their computers and drives. They can simply right-click on the image they want, and they can choose “Save images as…” and the image will be downloaded to their computers.
Some people will use the web browser to download all the web page. And in the downloaded folders, there will be your photos. They can choose “Save page as…” to do so.
Many stock photos are now shared on illegal websites and hosting. Users can go there and download them.
How you will be affected if someone steals the assets
First, you will be very angry about that. You invested time and money to take the pictures and bring them to the world.
If you are selling your products online, your competitors and other online stores will use them for their websites. Customers will be confused because of the same product photos in many stores. Your brand and business will be affected a lot.
If they are scamming people to get the money, customers will lose their trust and no longer believe in the stores that have the same product photos.
How to prevent your website from image theft
Disable right-click option on your website. The Right-click option is the simplest way to download and save images from computers and drives. So if you disable this feature, users will find it hard to save your photos. Many CMS platforms are providing their users with many useful tools to disable the option. If you are using WordPress, Shopify, or BigCommerce, many plugins help you do that. You can search in the WordPress plugin store and find some good ones. If you are running custom made websites, you can hire developers to help you do that.
Adding a copyright notice and the usage permission related to your images. Add an announcement about the permission of your photos will be a good thing to notify your users. If you specify the rights and the limitations of your image usage, they will not dare to steal your images and use them for their purposes.
Watermark your photos. This is a useful way to protect your photos. When they see your watermark and brands, if they save and download, they cannot use them for their websites. Moreover, watermarks are good ways to promote your website and products. There is much software that helps you watermark your photos. Several applications help you add watermark to each photo separately. Other applications help you watermark batches of photos at the same time.
Never share high-resolution quality images. It is a useful way to protect your photos. Users can only download your compressed versions of your images. And of course, the qualities are not good enough as the original versions. When you own your originals, you still have the right to control what you have.
Add a DMCA notification to your website. This is another way to show your visitors that your website, content, and photos are protected by DMCA. This will discourage thieves from trying to steal your images.
If you are a photographer and planning to submit your photos to photography websites, you should read carefully the instructions, licenses and what they would do with your images. Do the websites allow users to download your photos for free or low-resolution photos?
In general, it is easier and easier for people to download and save images from the Internet nowadays. But to ensure that your photos will be protected and not be downloaded illegally, you should combine all the above-mentioned ways we suggested in the article.
When you share your photos on social media platforms or you need to send your demo photos to your clients, you should watermark the photos to protect your assets. Watermarking one photo is not a hard thing. But it will be really boring if you must add a watermark to 30 , or even 100 photos to share with your friends or clients. Imagine that you have to add a watermark to 200 photos, it will be a nightmare.
However, there is a solution to the issue. You can use the website https://watermarkup.com/watermark.html to add your logo and text to 30 – 40 images within seconds. Currently, the application works best on a desktop. We are experimenting and we can increase the number of images you can add watermarks to per time you upload your photos. It means that you can watermark 50 photos at the same time and you only need to repeat one more time to watermark the rest of your photos.
To add your watermark to your photos, you need to go to our website where we host our application there.
Steps to Add Watermark and Logo to Multiple Photos at once
You go to the web-based application by clicking on the link: http://watermarkup.com/watermark.html. After that, you need to upload your photos to the website by clicking the “Upload” button. You don’t have to worry about privacy because the application doesn’t store any of your photos. All the watermarking happens in your browser.
In the free version, you can choose up to 3 photos. It means that you can watermark 3 photos at the same time. By upgrading to pro membership, you can watermark 30 – 50 photos at a time. You will be able to upload 50 photos at the same time and add a watermark to all the photos.
After uploading the photos, you can see the previews of all the uploaded photos on the left of the application.
In the below picture, there are three thumbnails of the photos we uploaded. But we need to make the photo appear on the main area like the picture to start watermarking.
The images are shown in the left of the applicationYou can click on the thumbnail of the image that you want it to be shown in the main area of the application.
There are three options to watermark your images:
When you decide to make a text watermark, you can edit the color, its opacity, the position, and the font. Remember that you can copy and paste the text by using CLONE or REMOVE. Use the + button to add the text to your images.
The great thing is that you can see the watermark appear on all the uploaded photos.
If you choose to add your logo or text templates, the application will help you add it to all photos. In the free version, there are four templates for you to choose from. If you upgrade to become a pro member, you can use more templates and save your text for later use.
If there are some issues with the watermark and the picture, you can choose to switch the editing mode to edit each photo separately.
After you find the photo look good with the watermark, you can download the photo by choosing DOWNLOAD option. It is below the UPLOAD PHOTO option.
When you choose to download all the photos, the application compresses them as a zip file. It is a better way to save you more time from downloading. If you have to download 50 photos separately, it will be a nightmare.
In summary, watermarking multiple photos at the same time is not a difficult task. You can save more time by using Watermarkup. Let’s get the watermarking task done easily and quickly.
If you have any questions or get stuck when using this application, you can see the full documentation here for your reference.
When it comes to watermarking your photos, there are various options for you to choose where to place your watermark on your photo.
To find out the best place to place your watermark on a picture will depend on the specific photo. It means that you must have to know the colors, the person, and the landscape and choose a proper position to put the watermark.
But there are several places that you may like and use very often.
Here’s in this article we will mention several popular positions people often choose to add a text or logo to their pictures. And you can use the ideas to apply in your photos.
The bottom right
It is undeniable that the bottom right is the most popular position that photographers and other people often choose to put a watermark. You can see hundreds of photos on the Internet, and the bottom right is mostly preferred.
Why? Because the bottom right is often a proper place that is easy to read for human eyes. We often read text or sentences from left to right. And the first thing we will see is the content and picture itself. The logo or watermark will be the last thing we see (from left to right). Because of that, the text and logo will not distract from the content.
But there is a problem with this position. The bottom right corner is also easy to be cropped by people who want to steal your assets. They can use photo editing tools to crop the picture and remove the watermark.
The bottom left
The next position you can choose is the bottom left of the photo. Although we can easily see the logo or watermark right in the beginning when we look at the picture, it is fine to put the watermark there. You can edit the size of the watermark to make it not so big that it gets too much attention from viewers.
However, the bottom right corner is still more popular than the bottom left. Many professional photographers still use this position for their photos.
The picture below is an example. The bottom positions are often okay because they will not distract too much from the main picture. You can also reduce the opacity to make the watermark more transparent (for example 60%) and look better.
The centered position
Many photographers often choose this position when they are selling their photos on the web. They create a big watermark and place it in the center of the photo. You should only use this position when you plan to sell the photo and you should reduce the opacity of the watermark.
When you use this position, it is very hard for thieves to steal your images because the big brand or logo will disappoint them. Of course, it is really hard to use watermark remover or software to remove the watermark from the photos.
The downside of this position is that because the watermark is so big, the main content will be affected. You can consider using this when you show demos or examples of photos you will sell. Your customers will have to buy to get the original and high-resolution files.
Put many watermarks across your photos
A lot of people will put many watermarks across their photos when they are selling photos on the web. You can also see that many stock photography websites will use multi watermarks on their photos.
This will help to prevent users from stealing their images. If users want to get the high-resolution images, they must pay.
Here is an example:
You can see that it is not easy to remove all the watermarks on the above photo, right? You can use this example when you plan to send your client a demo photo of your products or services. If you want to make the photo look better, you can make the watermarks more transparent by changing their opacity values.
The position you like
It is okay to have the positions you like. If you find that other places are okay to use with your photos, you should use them.
In general, choosing the most suitable watermark position is up to you. You can be creative and decide where you should put the text or the logo. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. You can try and learn from it to make your photographs better next time.
Things to remember
When choosing the perfect watermark position for your photos, you need to consider one thing.
You will not want the watermark to distract from the content of the photo. So please consider your photo first before watermarking.
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