Watermark on FB

Hello everyone!

Just a small reminder for the photographers that use social networks like facebook to promote their work

© Sid (Help)
PLEASE USE WATERMARK OVER YOUR IMAGES! Even the web sized ones!

You won't like to see your images used on the web with out knowing if it was stolen or downloaded, specially for non exclusive photographers!

Secure your potential sales even the small ones!

Wish you great sales! Cheers :)

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August 05, 2010

Mani33

Thank you guys for sharing this... YES it is important to read any license agreement before you share anything! Have a nice day all.

August 05, 2010

Damithri

Facebook did try and claim rights over photos that users uploaded through their terms and conditions, but because an issue was raised about this, they changed their terms.

Whenever someone uploads content onto a site it is best to read through the terms and conditions first because rights can be claimed to the uploaded content, whether or not you are using their name, etc. and if you don't read the terms - without your knowledge!

Same applies for photography competitions as another blog pointed out.

July 25, 2010

Darwinsm81

unless it was changed from the time that i investigated the information, i read it directly from the agreement about a couple of months ago.

July 23, 2010

Mani33

That is absolutely non sense Darwinsm81!
here is a link for the terms on FB http://www.facebook.com/terms.php?ref=pf
I have posted my watermarked images from DT, does that mean me & DT have shared the rights on these images with facebook?! NOWAY!

I haven't hear about that Adeliepenguin.
Maybe they claim the rights if you are using their name~, logo or even design in your photos!

July 23, 2010

Darwinsm81

actually i read that in FB if you upload your images they have rights to your images and they can do what ever they want even sell and it doesn't matter if you take em down either.

July 21, 2010

Adeliepenguin

You are so right about watermarking. Also, it is probably a good idea to check the terms of use of a site before posting an image. I have been told that some sites claim rights to your posted photos.

July 20, 2010

Mani33

Thank you all! ;)

July 20, 2010

FabioConcetta

Hi Maen,I also think you're right,tank you :)

July 15, 2010

Eclecticelegance

WOW. Interesting!

July 14, 2010

Dmccale

yep I am one of those.I will have to watermark mine.Thanks Maen

July 13, 2010

Mani33

I already heard that :))
Don't make refresh on the page after posting :)

July 13, 2010

Mani33

Oh yes these are allowed as I remember I read it somewhere, but better to contact the support about this issue! If you could have an answer I will be more than thankful to know

July 13, 2010

Mani33

For your uploads you can't use any watermark, the stock site(s) is responsible on this!

July 13, 2010

Ospictures

Watermark in some cases doesn't protect the picture and can be deleted with a new technique from CS5. The solution is in Digimarc, that really protect your picture and you can follow your images everywhere in web

July 13, 2010

Ospictures

I'm not sure I understood right. May I use a digimarc on my high res images for stock? Does anybody knows it? Watermark is not a problem for profis and especially for someone using photoshop CS5

July 13, 2010

Mani33

Ospictures The issue is not using a watermark for stock sites, but when you want to publish your work on any social site or your own site to protect them with a watermark not to be used illegally!
Some photographers publish their work on Facebook for example & don't use any watermark to protect them! Hope it's more clear! Cheers :)

July 13, 2010

Ospictures

I'm not sure I understood right. May I use a digimarc on my high res images for stock? Does anybody knows it? Watermark is not a problem for profis and especially for someone using photoshop CS5

July 11, 2010

Mani33

LOL!

July 11, 2010

Noonie

Yeah, someone named Dessie messed with one of my images on FB!! I have learned my lesson! LOL

July 07, 2010

Mani33

Thanks Ingrid & Claudio :)

July 07, 2010

Claudiofichera

Thanks for the reminder Maen!!!

July 07, 2010

Titania1980

Good tip! I don'0t have much photos on my FB album because of that fear, I didn't anyone to stole my photos, but I'm thinking in putting watermarked photos ;)

July 06, 2010

Mani33

You did well Leslie! ;)
Thanks Carol & Roberto :)

July 06, 2010

Wildmac

Great advice thanks Maen :)

July 06, 2010

Ponytail1414

Yep I took all mine down some months ago and replaced them with watermarked low-res gifs or stock thumbnails. Good advice.

July 06, 2010

Roberto1977

Yes, you're right! Thank you for the tip!

July 06, 2010

Mani33

Yes Margaretanne all images on DT are watermarked but not the thumbnail ones! I saw some people publishing their images using links from DT & other Microstocks sites!
By the way I think the watermark of DT is the best to use because it gives a good visibility to the image & keep it well protected at the same time.

Yes Sid it's the only image that I know it's number by heart! No 1 & it is number 1 :D

July 06, 2010

Margaretanne

Do Dreamstime Watermark them when you use their links ?

July 06, 2010

Justmeyo

Yes you have right:)

July 06, 2010

Sid

Yey, my pic :D

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