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Are we allowed to have watermarked pictures in our hubs?
I'm confused. When I look at what makes a hub featured, it clearly states, legally obtained, no watermarks. In addition, when I made my own eternal on some of my personal photos, I was told I couldn't use them. Do why do I see hubs with watermarks?
I could be wrong, but I hope not. I believe it is OK to use a small watermark on our personal photos.
Oh, dear....I'll be waiting for clarification on this question!
I am also confused by this.... Usually from what I can see it is hubs that are of lower quality, so perhaps the writer isn't aware of the requirement? I'd still rather be safe than sorry :-)
You see hubs with watermarks because no one has reported them and the moderators have not noticed them on their own.
For guidance on using other people's photos: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use
For guidance creating and correctly attributing your own photos: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Taking-Great-Photos
The recommendations for attributing your own photos, adding a copyright, etc. are at the bottom of the most previous document. The problem you likely had with your own photos was that you put a mark of some sort on the photo itself instead of under or above it.
Hope this info will be helpful to anyone with questions on this issue.
Thank you, Au fait. It is because of these cuisines that I am asking this question. My own watermark was no big deal. I just thought since it was my personal photo I could protect it from others, but, I HAVE reported watermarked photos with no result
On the rare occasion I have reported watermarked photos they have been removed fairly soon. It's been a while and some things seem to slide more now than they used to. You can protect your photos, but not with a watermark on the photo.
That's right, Randi, no watermarks. But you should be able to use your own personal photos, with your own eternal on them. Good question. I am thinking that a fellow friend hubber, who is a photographer, had a bit of trouble using her own photos with her signature, but maybe no longer. I hope you find out about using your own photos, as that is what they always tell us is best to use.
by Kate Swanson6 years ago
Could one of the HubPages team confirm the official position re watermarked pictures? I know the rules say "prominent" watermarks are not allowed, but I can also understand the desire of Hubber photographers...
by World Religion5 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 alocsin6 years ago
Are we allowed to put website addresses and watermarks in videos for video hubs?These would be for videos we create specifically for our video hubs.
by JP Carlos7 years ago
Where do hubbers get pictures they put on their hubs? It's supposed to be their own right? But there are some whose pictures are definitely not theirs. Can we simply cite the URL of the source?
by Nspeel6 years ago
How do I contact hubpages to let them know there is a mistake on my hub being flagged?
by Susannah Birch6 years ago
I'm aware that many people who have take their own photos and added them to hubs have been unhappy about the "No watermarks" rule on Hubpages.There is a simple way around this - that should both protect your...
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