Watermarks on our own photos

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  1. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 10 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

    1. wheelinallover profile image77
      wheelinalloverposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I put a copyright under my photo's now, I know they can still be stolen but hope people have enough respect to take the copyright with the picture. I have been looking for a way to embed the copyright in the photo itself but don't know if hub pages would even allow that.

      I think a if person comes up with a simple program which embeds copyrights they could make a lot of money. If this happened I think hub pages would allow it but honestly have no idea.

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 10 years ago

    Hey Jane,

    Watermarked photos are not allowed on HP.

    1. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Second foot shot, two shots in one day - well that about does it for me.

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Jane, I neglected to say that you could email staff Team@Hubpages.com, with regards to your own photos. Your personally owned ones.

        I know they do not allow watermarked photos taken from other places. So, I suggest ask? wink

  3. recommend1 profile image61
    recommend1posted 10 years ago

    If you email and get a response please post it here - my guess is that uploading to Hubpages means Hubpages own the rights, however, we should be able to watermark our own pictures !

  4. Danette Watt profile image83
    Danette Wattposted 10 years ago

    well I can't imagine that HP would own the rights to a photo I took and posted with a hub that I wrote under my profile name. That doesn't make sense to me.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      During that process the photo us uploaded into your photo gallery and that seems to be the sticker.  It is apparently not an easy job to get photos out of that gallery.

    2. recommend1 profile image61
      recommend1posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Because you post them as Hubpages first, and they can become subject to any change in TOS that HP chooses to make at any time it suits them.  I guess in any change you would have the right to remove them, but that would entail removing an integral part of your hub.

  5. theherbivorehippi profile image68
    theherbivorehippiposted 10 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Mode … ow-Quality

    At the bottom it says that they are prohibited, even if they are your own photos. Can't say that it makes sense to me but....that's what their rules say.

    You would think you would be able to mark them so others can't steal them, right? Guess not. hmm

  6. Michael Willis profile image69
    Michael Willisposted 10 years ago

    I read where the violation is a "prominent watermark" on the image or a video.
    I "mark" my own images with the "circle c" copywrite symbol and my name. It is not prominent, so it does not take away from the appearance of the image on the hub.
    But, a thief can still take our images if they want them bad enough.

  7. recommend1 profile image61
    recommend1posted 10 years ago

    What possible LEGITIMATE reason could HP have for banning watermarks on our own photos ?????????????????

  8. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 10 years ago

    I found this information about locating copied (stolen) images on the net. it's a plugin for Firefox
    http://www.tineye.com/

 
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