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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by sunforged4 years ago
Hubpages wants original works.Hubpages suggests original images to accompany original work.Hubpages doesnt allow Visual Artists to use traditional and accepted best practices to protect their images (unobtrusive...
by Shorebirdie2 years ago
I always use visual watermarks with all my online photos. I don't feel comfortable using my photos online without them. Almost all my photos that transferred over have them. I heard that photos...
by Mary Hyatt13 months ago
I thought it was against HP's policy for writers to use photos from those sites where the watermark is on the photo. I see lots of photos I'd like to use, but they would have a watermark.I just read a Hub where...
by World Religion3 years ago
Correct. Easily noticeable marking, signing or watermarking of your photos in any way is not permitted.If you upload unoriginal photos make sure they are copyright free or available under creative commons.
by Shadaan Alam3 years ago
I am really stressed out, whenever i am writing hub i always get a mail from HP sometimes it says hub has unrelated links, sometimes unrelated products, sometimes it says it is overly promotional etc etc...the saddest...
by Jane@CM5 years ago
I sell some of my photos and was wondering is it okay to now watermark my own photos that I post in my Hubs - not real clear on the guidelines. Thanks - Jane@CM
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