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Which images do you watermark?

 
luithbert
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Mar 12, 2010 22:34 |  #1

Do you watermark only images posted online or also printed ones? I have some headshots I took of a friend and he might need them for some professional work. I would just add my signature logo small at the corner. I would like to hear how and when you guys do it. Thanks in advance for sharing!




  
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Mar 17, 2010 15:46 |  #2

I do anything that hits the web.


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Mar 18, 2010 09:30 as a reply to  @ Kleppy's post |  #3

Everything that is made on TFP-base is watermarked. I've seen non-watermarked pictures of me showing up on facebook and such, so I don't send the original versions to the models anymore. The version for print also have a small watermark somewhere


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Mar 20, 2010 03:08 |  #4

Pretty much most things you don't get paid for I would watermark to begin with.




  
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Mar 20, 2010 19:21 |  #5

Theft is rampant. You should watermark everything you're not paid not to. At least then when someone steals it you may get a bit of advertising.


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Mar 20, 2010 19:29 |  #6

Nothing ever, unless it was a pro-bono shoot for an organization or good cause in which case they get a little one in the bottom corner. I don't even do it for shoots for friends or when I'm just kicking around taking photos that will likely end up on facebook.

I'm simply not worried about it.

they do nothing but annoy, in my experience. it can seriously detract from a photo.


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Mar 21, 2010 05:02 as a reply to  @ mikekelley's post |  #7

It really depends on what you shoot. When working with models, it's great advertising.


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Mar 21, 2010 14:44 as a reply to  @ Cpt.Vanquisher's post |  #8

Like others - I watermark anything that I post on the web. I had one photo that I had taken and posted on a photography web site. I found my photo on another web site and posted a reply to the thread asking the person that posted it where he had taken the photo - "couldn't remember" was the reply. I then posted - well I can tell you exactly because I have the other three photos that match it. His post was removed.


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Mar 24, 2010 13:12 |  #9

Right now I have SmugMug setup to watermark my photos, but when they are printed or downloaded the watermark is removed. I've debated for a while whether or not I'd rather have a small watermark on all photos, or a larger watermark only for online use. I decided to have prints come out clean and watermark free.


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Mar 24, 2010 13:59 |  #10

Hello!
Ok, I understand that I need to "watermark" my photos, with all honesty, I am not computer friendly like it seems with everyone else, so any and all info. would be greatly appreciated.
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Mar 24, 2010 14:07 |  #11

Shar~0325 wrote in post #9862660 (external link)
Hello!
Ok, I understand that I need to "watermark" my photos, with all honesty, I am not computer friendly like it seems with everyone else, so any and all info. would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

I use SmugMug, which lets you upload an image to use as a watermark and will automatically watermark all the images you upload.


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Mar 25, 2010 05:39 as a reply to  @ geoff5093's post |  #12

I use Lightroom. It watermarks my pictures when I export them


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Mar 25, 2010 09:54 |  #13

I usually watermark anything I upload to the web. All the photos going to friends, etc or printed out I leave watermark free.
I didn't like the watemark in Lightroom (or couldn't figure out how to use to deliver the resuts I want) and I've just started learning PS, so for the time being it's an extra step in PSPro Photo. :(


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