If you share photos, you never know what others will use your photos. The scenario is even worst if you post your photos on web. Others may take your photos and claim that they are the original author. Some others may even put a hyperlink and link to your photo directly. You not only lost your work, but also hurt your website traffic. The purpose of adding watermark to a photo is to protect from others staking claim to your work and intellectual property.
There are other ways to protect your photos, but they are not the final solution.
Even others get your photos, it always go with a watermark on it. The watermark works as your signature. You put a watermark on top of the photo and just like a signature. They get your photos and get your signature too.
You should takes following steps when using Photo Watermarking software.
1. Separate your original copy.
You should keep them in a separate and safe place. You should not edit your original photos.
2. Prepare the working copy.
Make a separate working folder. Select the photos you want to watermark and copy them to the working folder.
3. Start your watermarking process and remember to work on your working copy.
4. You keeps the original photos, but also have the watermarked photos.
In generarl Watermarking software, you are provided with two types or styles of watermark.
– Text Watermark
You can type anythings as the watermark text. For example, “Sample”, “DEMO” or “Restricted” etc.
The software may also provides defined text, like current date/time, filename, copyright symbol and used as watermark.
– Image Watermark
You can use your company logo or image as watermark and add on top of your photos.
Some advanced watermarking software also provide tools which can make your photos as sample.
They can generate thumbnail or add some patterns on top of the photos.
This is extremely useful if you want to keep the completeness of your photo while protect your intellectual property.