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.
You can see that the application has a simple layout with a toolbar at the bottom of the screen. The toolbar contains some functions of the application: Add text to photos, Add logos to photos, Choose pre-built text templates to add, Clone (Copy) and Remove (Delete) text/image objects, Backward and Forward ( if you are familiar with Photoshop, these functions are the Z-index function.)
The right sidebar contains some options to upload and download photos.
The left sidebar will contain the previews of the photos. You will see the bar after you upload some images to the application.
And the central area of the application is the main canvas. Your photos will appear here when you click on the preview of each photo. When there is a photo on the canvas, you can choose options to add text or logo to your photo.
How to add watermarks and logo to 30 photos at a time
Step 1: Upload
The first thing you need to do is to upload your photos. If you don’t upload them, the application cannot understand what you want to process.
To upload photos, you click on the button “UPLOAD PHOTO”. In the free version, you can upload 3 photos at a time and watermark 3 photos at once.
In the pro version, you can upload 30 photos at a time and watermark 30 photos at the same time. We will test to increase the number of photos in the next version. The file types should be PNG, JPG, JPEG.
After uploading your photos, you will see the left sidebar and the previews of your uploaded images. But at this time, you cannot see the main canvas.
You need to click on one of the uploaded images. The image you clicked will appear on the main canvas. If you want to change the image to edit, you click on the preview of that image. When you edit, add text, and add your logo to the image that is on the main canvas, the rest of the images will be automatically applied. But we have an option for you to edit each image separately.
When you see one of the images on the main canvas, you can use the functions to add text and watermark to your photos.
Step 2: Add watermark to photos
Add logo to your photos
If you have already had a logo, you can click on “ADD LOGO” to get started. There is an open window for you to choose your logo. The file type of your logo should also be PNG, JPG, JPEG.
After you chose your logo, the logo will be added to the current photo. To move the logo, you need to click on the logo to select it. After being selected, there are small squares around the logo and when you hover over the logo, the mouse icon will change.
To move the logo, you need to left-click on the logo and hold your mouse to move to the area you want. You will have the freedom to move your logo and resize it. To resize it, you move your mouse over the small squares, you will see that you mouse changes and you can resize the logo.
The logo is also automatically applied to other images. To check this, you can click on the preview of each image, and you will see that.
After you are satisfied with the position of the logo, you can move to the next step: Download.
Add text to photos
You need to click on “ADD TEXT” to add text to your photos. You can choose the color when you click on the color picker. You can choose the font you want and other properties. After that, you click on the last button (+) to add your first text to your photos.
Make the text Bold
If you want to edit the text like what you want, you need to double click on the text object. After that, you can type and edit it.
You can also resize the text and move it to the place you want by clicking, holding your mouse left, and moving it.
You can copy the text object by selecting “CLONE” or use Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V. But remember that if you want to copy a text object, you need to select it first. The same process is applied to change its properties. If you want to edit its color, opacity, fonts, and other properties, you need to click to select it first.
Add text templates to your photos
The text templates are the ones we designed for you. You simply click on the template you want and edit it like edit any text objects we discussed above.
But when it comes to text templates, sometimes some templates are multi-part watermarks. For example, the second template is illustrated below. The template contains two smaller watermarks: John Doe Photography and www.website.com.
You can click one each smaller watermark to move it or edit its properties.
But when you want to combine them, you can press and hold Shift while clicking to select two smaller watermarks. They will become one bigger watermark. From there, you can move the bigger watermark to anywhere you like.
But currently, you cannot edit the properties of the bigger watermark. You need to select each smaller one to edit and combine again.
You can see that the template or the text will be applied to all other images as well.
But we also provide you with an option. Because the text will be applied to all the photos, but we provide you with the ability to edit a single image. Sometime because of the size and the resolution of the images, you would like to change the position of the watermark. To do it, you can click on the small black square near the preview of the image you want to change.
After you click on the full black circle, the circle will lose a half of it. It means that the image can be edited now without affecting other images. You can move and change its properties without affecting the rest of your images.
Step 3: Save your photos to your computer.
There are two options for you to choose from when it comes to downloading. The first option is to download each photo that is already on the main canvas. The button “DOWNLOAD” will help you do that. If you want to download another image, you need to click on the preview of that image to make it appear on the canvas. If the image isn’t on the canvas, you cannot download it.
The second option is to download all your photos in the left sidebar. You only need to click on the button “DOWNLOAD ALL” and after that, you can download a zip file that contains all watermarked photos.
If you need more help, you can contact us via email at [email protected] or via our social media accounts here.