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What is a watermarked image?

  1. Charity Squid profile image79
    Charity Squidposted 5 years ago

    I received a message on one of my hubs that I have a watermarked image or video.

  2. 2uesday profile image86
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Photographers put watermarks on photos to protect there copyright. It can be faint or bold a name or logo.

    1. Charity Squid profile image79
      Charity Squidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.  Is that the same as pixelated?  Not sure what that means?

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No.  A pixilated image is an image that is blown up beyond its capacity to stay integral.  You'll see the little pixels or boxes around the edges of pixelated images if you look closely or under a magnifying glass.

        A watermark is superimposed over an image so the image cannot be illegally used for profit.  If you're using a watermarked image, it's probably ok as long as you're not selling the image without the creator's permission or making profits from their creation.

        1. Charity Squid profile image79
          Charity Squidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, but I was told to remove the watermark image.

        2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          But Hubpages does not allow watermarked pictures in hubs.

          1. couturepopcafe profile image60
            couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Did not know this.  Even with creator's permission?

            1. 2uesday profile image86
              2uesdayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Even if it is your own photo - I think it could be flagged.

            2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
              Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yes.

              "Images that are low resolution, grainy, or pixelated detract from the aesthetic appeal of a Hub and are prohibited. For the same reason, images or videos that contain prominent watermarks are also prohibited. This rule applies even if they are your own photos or videos, or photos or videos that you have the legal right to use."

          2. Charity Squid profile image79
            Charity Squidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It was an inocent mistake.  I could hardly see it.  Then when I magnified it, I saw a very blurred "C" hidding under the image.

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
              Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              It can happen smile Where did you find it?

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago
  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    It means you picture have words or symbols superimposed on them--usually because the creator is trying to protect their rights over the image.

  5. 2uesday profile image86
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    No pixelated is when the image is not clear,  a pixel is a 'measurement' term used for the 'dots'in photos, you see the term 'pixel'when you are photo editing.

    I am sure there is a more accurate way to describe this hope you can understand it.

  6. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I see one video with a word on the bottom right, I am guessing that is the one.

 
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