This thread isnt directed at anyone in particular so dont get offended. I often see people using watermarks as a means of preventing others from stealing their pictures and using them in ads, websites, whatever......But how often does this really happen?? I personally dont use watermarks because a) I really dont think my pics are that good......yet:thumbup: b) I dont know how to put them on my pics and Im too lazy to learn. c) None of my favorite professional photogs seem to use them and they dont seem too concerned with it. Honestly Ive only been shooting since March or so and I would be flattered if someone stole my pics.........My flickr if someone wants to steal my pics Flickr: NAmpaipast's Photostream I'd like to hear from people who had their pics stolen and what they did about it.