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.

The Opacity VAlue
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.

opacity of logo
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

Our Public Roadmap for Watermarkup

watermarkup roadmap
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

protect image from theft with a watermark
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.

(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.

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.

If you liked this article, we really appreciate if you can share it with anyone who needs it. We will fight against image theft together.

How to Find a Watermark on an Image

a Watermarked image
a watermarked image

You are planning to use images from the Internet for your project, and you don’t know whether the images are watermarked or not. Many photographers or creators don’t want other people to use their images without their permission. Some creators will give the images for free, but many won’t. To avoid copyright issues, you should know about the owners of the images you are using. After that, you can contact them to ask for the use and their permission. Some will allow you, but others will require you to pay to use their assets.

Many people add watermarks to their photos to protect them from theft. 

But you need to know that there are two main digital watermarks people often use to add to their photos. They are visible and invisible watermarks.

How to find a visible watermark on an image

Visible watermark

visible watermark
visible watermark

A visible watermark is often a logo, signature, or a piece of text. Some photographers and companies use their logos as their watermarks. They can reduce the opacity of the logo to make it more transparent and look better with the photos. Other people can design and add text to the photos. They can add their addresses, websites, links, phone numbers to their images and documents. A large number of people will use their signatures as the watermarks, especially professional photographers. 

We call it “visible watermarks” because the watermarks are easily seen by human eyes. We can easily detect them on any images or documents. 

First, you need to know that the places people often choose to watermark their photos. Many people like the bottom right corner of the image. Others like the bottom left corner. But many people can choose different places because it will depend on the content and images themselves.

You will need an image editor, browser, or software to view the image first. There are many image types: PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF…, and not all applications can display special image types.

 After that, when you look at the places we mentioned or any other areas on the image, if you find any logos or sentences, words, they are the watermarks. Many owners will make the text or logo more transparent, so sometimes you need to zoom the image to find the watermarks. 

Invisible watermark

Invisible watermarks are harder to find and not easily seen by our human eyes. The invisible watermarks are not logos or signatures, and we cannot zoom the image to detect them. To find the kind of watermark, you need to use special software or applications. 

Many companies create that kind of software for you to use. You can try to search for more information on the Internet, and you can find the right software for you.

Some software will allow you to add invisible watermarks to your photos and detect them as well. 

But this kind of watermark is not so popular, and you can always find the visible watermarks easier on most images. 

How to Put Text over Real Estate Images

how to put text over real estate images
how to put text over real estate images

The importance of real estate images

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.

Watermarkup Interface
Watermarkup Interface

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. 

Upload photos
Upload photos

 

Main application
Main application

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.

 

main application
main application
Bottom toolbar
Bottom toolbar

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.

edit text
edit text

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.

watermark real estate images
watermark real estate images

You can download each photo by clicking “Download” or download all photos by clicking “Download all”.

Upload photos
Download photos

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. 

How to watermark your photos (full documentation)

Watermarked Real estate image
Watermarked real estate image

If you have any other questions, you can contact us via [email protected] We will be very happy to assist you.

How to Report Stolen Photos on Facebook

How to report stolen photos on Facebook
How to report stolen photos on Facebook

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. 

  1. Find the photos on their Timelines or in their “Photos” section.
  2. 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.
  3. 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”.
  4. 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.

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/144059062408922?ref=u2u

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.