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Should we watermark our photos?

  1. jfay2011 profile image58
    jfay2011posted 5 years ago

    I haven't been watermarking my photos but tomorrow I've got to watermark my paper doll ones and re upload them to my paper doll website.  It's still early, but I don't want anyone stealing my beautiful stuff and ideas.

    1. jfay2011 profile image58
      jfay2011posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Okay,  maybe I'll upload a few more of the paper doll ones here before I water mark them for Vistaprint.  I have to for the actual paper doll website where I want people to purchase my sets.  Otherwise I might be having people just going in and copying them for free.  And then I 'm nowhere.

  2. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    it is against the rules here to have watermarks on photographs/images even if they are your own photos. You can find out more about it at the Learning Center.

  3. QuestionMaster profile image89
    QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago

    This is a highly argued topic. Hubpages doesn't allow watermarked photos, but at the same time, this is one of the best ways to protect your copyright. I believe if you email them directly letting them know, some people have had success in being able to use their own water marked photos, but it depends.

  4. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    I was not aware that they were willing to make exceptions so it is useful to
    read this QuestionMaster.  I am finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the changes here.

    Maybe HubPages moves to fast from one thing to another for someone like me. Never a week goes by without something to readjust to.

    1. QuestionMaster profile image89
      QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately I can't absolutely guarantee they make exceptions - I've heard several mentions of it.

      The annoying thing is that no matter how many back posts and staff posts I've checked in the forums, staff have always refused to give a definite answer about whether or not watermarking our OWN photos is allowed.

 
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