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Theo
Date Posted: Apr/14/2011 10:23 AM
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Hello all, I have a question on watermarking. If I were to post photos on the web do you think it's better to add your full name or email address or both? PS-Where did everyone go???

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Apr/14/2011 2:37 PM
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A lot put company name or email so customers can contact them. The problem with watermarks is if they are subtle they'll be ignored or removed and if they are suitably obvious they tend to obscure the image, it's always a bit of a trade off.

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Theo
Date Posted: Apr/15/2011 8:46 PM
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Thanks Wayne, I guess I'll use it like a business card for advertising.

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Apr/16/2011 4:24 PM
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Which way are you doing it? via a brush or action in photoshop or with lightroom ? Just courious. I use an action for photoshop. And lightroom for images that run through there, as I don't use LR for a lot of my personal stuff..

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Theo
Date Posted: Apr/23/2011 2:19 PM
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I;m using LR. Putting TTm Photography on the lower left and email address on lower Right. Like I said just using it for advertisement. People keep using my photos for their profile pics on facebook. Might as well get a little credit.

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Camera Happy
Date Posted: May/27/2011 11:03 AM
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I use both LR and PS for my workflow. I've found that placing my website url is also a nice "watermark" - e.g. www.photoactiveone.com and that is all folks need to get to you and more of your work without doing a search for your company. Every little bit helps...

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jasonbrien
Date Posted: May/22/2012 4:33 AM
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If you are going to use a watermark, care should be taken to ensure that the watermark is effective, not only for proving that an image was modified, but also for educating the would-be pirates about copyright and ownership. Ideally, the watermark should be a copyright symbol along with the name of the owner, and the URL of the owner's web site, if applicable.

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: May/22/2012 3:22 PM
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Your copyright should also have the date Eg Wayne Clarke © 2012

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kennymc
Date Posted: May/23/2012 3:19 AM
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This link is useful for those in the UK and may well be of use for those in other countries...
Copyright advice

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