Watermarking

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  1. PeterBraden

    PeterBraden TPF Noob!

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    I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post in so appologies If i've got it wrong.

    I'm interested in what people do to protect their images. I've heard of watermarking but im not entirely sure what this involves. Is it the same as adding your name to the bottom of a picture in photoshop?

    How does everyone protect their pictures

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I believe that watermarking is to make a mark on a proof image so that people won't make copies. Ideally, the mark would cover the important parts of the image but still allow the client to see the image. It could be your name or logo or just the word "PROOF".

    It should be quite a simple process in Photoshop. However, if you are dealing with digital images, a simple way to protect your images is size & compression. For example, only post shots on the web that have been downsized and compressed...same thing for proofs on a CD. The idea being that the files would not be suitable for printing.
     

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