Picture Watermarks/Copywrites

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (9 posts)
  1. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    I am curious how many of you guys watermark your pictures for posting on the web? It's something new I've been considering for my website, so I was thinking about rediting my own photos on HubPages with a watermark.

    Do you guys watermark or add a copywrite to your pictures or just add it in the caption?

    Here's something I watermarked for my website, what do you think?


    I'm thinking about other options for a better watermark, they include:
    a. stretch across picture but have the words lighter
    b. stretch half way across picture
    c. make smaller and darker and place near the main image
    d make smaller and leave opacity the same or make lighter and place near the main image

    What do you guys think? For HubPage images and those similar to the one I've linked for my site? I figure it would be a pain to go back and re-edit them all, but I'd rather not have my pictures used without my permission. I don't mind pictures of the dog toys in my latest hub, but I wouldn't feel comfortable someone using a picture of my dog or my reptiles for their own use (without my permission that is).

    I do want the words near the image so they can't be cropped out.

  2. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    Link one of your images without a watermark.

    So I can steal it.

    Just kidding.

    So I can do a few examples of what I've done.

    And it's copyright, not copywrite. wink

  3. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    I did realied the typo afterwards, but was in a rush and didn't have time to correct it. Thank you.

    Here's the same photo: http://www.goreptiles.com/uploads/3geckos.jpg

    I would love to see what you do with it.

    I'm curious if anyone puts a watermark on their photos for HubPages... Anyone?

    1. stephhicks68 profile image90
      stephhicks68posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Whitney, I've used a lot of my own images, but haven't put watermarks on them.  Occasionally, I note that they are copyrighted below the image, but that's as far as I have gone (for example, see some of my Bend, Oregon hubs...)

  4. waynet profile image70
    waynetposted 10 years ago

    I don't see the point of putting watermarks on images anymore, because with the captions I put the copyright signature line and if I wanted to add the exact date I uploaded it I'll add that aswell.

    More often than not images get indexed by google, especially new and original ones, and so the traffic potential of the alt tagged keywords bring me traffic on my hub pages and blogs.

    As soon as you create or write something, copyright is instantly applied, but to be safe add the copyright notice with your name and date if really necessary.

  5. embitca profile image87
    embitcaposted 10 years ago

    I don't really bother either. If I remember I put the little copyright symbol beneath them, but most of the time I don't remember.  I don't really worry about it too much as I don't usually upload the highest resolution versions of my images.

  6. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    For me it depends on where the image is going to be used or how much of an attachment I have to it before I put a copyright symbol on it. And I'm often giving away images for free use anyway (I have a lens that offers free royalty-free images for Hubbers, Lensmasters and other authors at Gather and Associated Content). But if you do need to slap something on it, I'll take advantage of that opportunity and make sure I put the website address on it, so people know exactly where it comes from.

    Personally I tend to favour the first one here, because it's unobtrusive. If anyone ever needed to crop it to remove the watermark it wouldn't take much for anyone to realise that the original owner is the person who has the most image still intact big_smile




    That's just a few ways. The only limit is your imagination and the bounds of good taste.

  7. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    Thanks darkside. It's definitely something to consider. When I asked my dad about it, he just gave me the first idea. He was busy though.

    I just haven't decided how I feel about people using the pictures of my pets. I don't care about other pictures.

  8. profile image0
    Marye Audetposted 10 years ago

    I text my images, especially my food images because my food blog tends to get scraped by blog-scrapers alot..it makes it easier at court. I guess the way you do it is however you are most comfortable with, I have seen numerous ways of signing the images and all of them seem reasonable to me.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)