Watermark Your Pics

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by ritchiem, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Is anyone interested in getting their pictures watermarked? Watermarking is a great way to stop people from stealing your pics off of the internet. Watermarking does not alter the quality of your pictures, it just adds your website or company name in very faint lettering anywhere you like on the picture.

    Let me know if you are interested.

    here is an example

  2. J Haugner

    J Haugner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Do you see the water on your own site?
    Does that show up only if the picture is lifted?
  3. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    The watermarks are there 24/7
  4. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

  5. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    They are a great way to deter people from stealing thats for sure.
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702


    What is the technique you are using for watermarking?
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    My photo editing software that came with my digital camera allows me to put text anywhere on the picture. I put "picture property of jason rose" on all pics that I am using on e-bay to sell items. I had an incident where I was selling a 4 wheeler and had another guy steal my pics and listed them as his own the next day, thus competing with me for bids and stealing ppl from me with his scam ad.

    Ok, I assume it is best to put your "watermark" in a spot on the picture that would be hard to erase with an editing program right? like in a place where there is a multi colored background as opposed to putting it over one solid color where it could be blended out. I haven't used my new "copyrighted" pics yet, but i hope it works.
  8. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    It is crazy the amout of theft when it comes to pictures.

    I just use a simple watermarking program called Rea Watermarking, cost about $90.00 (business licence) it is great! I can watermark all of your pics at once, takes about 1 min to do 50 pics. You can change the watermark to whatever style, font etc...
  9. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,909

    and for those of you that don't have the need to batch-process watermarks, just open your pics in your favorite graphics program and add a semi-transparent (read: faded) text overlay or your logo to the pic.

    actually come to think of it, many of the programs allow for batch-running that process, so you could do it that way as well.

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