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Lisa Vollrath says
Really? I thought watermarking was a process you did on your photos in a certain way besides just typing your name?
Watermarking is layering a name, or other text, over a photo, to identify the owner of the image. It's not allowed on HubPages.
I have done this and it has been allowed to stay and I have seen others with it too; so apparently they allow it but rate it down?
I'm sorry my answer isn't the one you wanted, but there's no point in discussing what people might be getting away with. The official HP word on watermarking is here: https://hubpageshelp.com/media/Learning-Center-leg...
I am not disputing what you say; I am just wondering if it is against rules then why do they allow it? Shouldn't that hub be shut down or does it have more to do with whether a hub is commercial or not. I am not trying to irritate you; just get all o
Hmm, I wouldn't have thought that placing your own name on your own photos is watermarking but ... I would think it important to have one's name on it to prevent it from being stolen.
I notice hubbers here with high ranking do it but maybe it only matter for some? lol I will just have to remember not to be so bold! It is in the photo above though, can you see it?
What you are describing is EXACTLY what watermarking is. I've reported this question, asking for someone from HP to weigh in with the official policy, and the final word.
So it is OK as long as it doesn't have a big name or logo obstructing the photo! All I wanted to know. Thanks for calling in the big guns Lisa! Now we both know.
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Rachel L Alba says
You need photo shop to do it or I believe others here have mentioned some online places that are free where you can do it. One woman had her photo stolen and she was able to prove where it was being used that it was hers by the small name in print!