I don't believe that including a discrete copyright notice in the corner of the image would pose a problem. However, the correct method would be to include a link in the image attribution but this would count towards your outbound link count.
Of course, if you don't own the image copyright then you shouldn't tamper with the image at all.
Also, it all depends what your motive is. Is it to prevent others using your image without permission or to drive traffic towards your website?
Just checked the HubPages link provided by Daisy and it says:
"images or videos that contain PROMINENT watermarks are also prohibited. " (My emphasis). Therefore, wouldn't a discrete copyright notice be permissible?
Marketing Merit, watermarks or notations of any kind (or degree of opacity) are not permitted on images in Hubs. If the image is yours, there isn't any need to place a copyright notice on it. It already is copyrighted if you created it.
Thanks Daisy, of course you are correct. My comment was intended to highlight the anomaly in the HubPages guidance between the page you referenced and this one...
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Mode … ow-Quality
No, you cannot watermark your images.
The HP Learning Center article "A Guide to Proper Image Use on HubPages" states, in part, that "on HubPages, it is not OK to use an image with a watermark. Watermarks detract from a Hub's overall appearance. If you own the photo, we recommend attributing your photo to yourself in the attribution box."
The quote that I have provided is from this article:
A Guide to Proper Image Use on HubPages
Daisy's answer is on target. This was covered in the Apprenticeship program - the HubPages policy is no watermarks on images, period - not of any sort, including discrete copyright notices. Same with videos.
Thank you for the clarification Daisy and SidKemp...you live and learn!
One thing I just read is that Adsense will not approve of an image with a watermark..meaning some embedded image going across it...See the learing center for images..that is where I just did some reading. Best to you
Watermarked images are against hubpages' quality standards so are likely to cause your hubs to get unpublished
You could consider putting the website address for your images when adding them.
The key to success on hubpages in many ways is enticing and holding a viewers attention. I know personally if I see photos on a website which are watermarked it shows a sign of poor quality and I'm highly likely to click away quickly
No... we can't watermark anything. When I first came to HubPages I had heard about the term "watermark". But, I really didn't know what that meant. After posting a YouTube video that had the owner's website address showing in the screen, I subsequently learned from the HubPages team, the true meaning of watermark. No, we cannot watermark our images with our own domain/website!
Even thought Hubpages stated no prominent water marks, from reading through the forum and hubs, I gather water marks of any size and shape, whether prominent or not are very much frowned upon. I would advise against water marking your photos.
by World Religion 6 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 Gabriel Wilson 5 years ago
Hi to all you hubbers,I am just wondering: am I abandoned and alone in my singular thoughts or perhaps there are others like me! Surely in the year of moving forward and acquiring (hi squidoo's) it is time to preserve our copyright, perhaps it is time for a watermark. I expect many of you feel the...
by Mary Hyatt 4 years 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 the author used one of these, and the name of the site shows clearly on the...
by Zooloot.com 7 years ago
I posted a photo hub and had all positive responses to a photo that I took with my cellphone. The image is clear and has my own 'copyright' mark on the picture. I am shocked that someone would actually say this image is 'not up to standard' as it has since been featured on other sites and repined...
by sunforged 7 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 watermarks)Only A NAIVE online creator would be ok with that policyYou want original...
by valeriebelew 7 years ago
What is a watermarked or pixilated picture?What is a watermarked or pixilated picture on a hub?? I was told to change one, and don't have a clue what they are talking about.
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