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PROTECTING YOUR ART ON-LINE

Posted by Gail Daley on Friday, February 6, 2015 Under: Business Development

Watermarking for Digital Images

Watermarking your work can be a way to protect your art from pirates, but nothing is foolproof. There are a couple of different types of watermarking you can use: visible and invisible.

Invisible Watermarks: Can be used for copyright protection and recognition of digital images. Unfortunately an invisible watermark may slightly alter your image. Also the technique is so new that there is not yet an “industry standard.” Please be aware also, that watermarking has not yet been tested in the court. However, most commercial printers such as Kinkos and Copy Max’s Impress use software that can detect watermarks and will refuse to make copies when they detect them. Eikonamark is one of the Software programs available for casting "invisible" watermarks on digital images and detecting these watermarks. However, I have never used it so I don’t know how much distortion it will cause to your images.

Visible Watermarks: Putting a visible watermark on art that you post to your website identifies it as yours and hopefully discourages pirates. If you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, look under the “Security” section of the setup dialog. You can add a semi-transparent overlay to many images automatically when you use the Web Photo Gallery Creator feature. Watermark Factory is one of the software programs to help you to protect images. You can add a visible watermark to your digital images and photos. The watermark can be your copyright or the URL of your site or your logo or just about anything else you choose.

 Books on and about Copyright

The Permission Seeker's Guide Through the Legal Jungle  by Joy R. Butler

All About Right for Visual Artists  by Ralph E Lerner & Judith Bresler

The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook by  Nancy E Wolff

The Writer's Legal Guide: An Authors Guild Desk Reference  by Tad Crawford & Kay Murray

Digital Copyright By Jessica Litman

 

In : Business Development 


Tags: watermarking  copyright infringment  art 

PROTECTING YOUR ART ON-LINE

Posted by Gail Daley on Friday, February 6, 2015 Under: Business Development

Watermarking for Digital Images

Watermarking your work can be a way to protect your art from pirates, but nothing is foolproof. There are a couple of different types of watermarking you can use: visible and invisible.

Invisible Watermarks: Can be used for copyright protection and recognition of digital images. Unfortunately an invisible watermark may slightly alter your image. Also the technique is so new that there is not yet an “industry standard.” Please be aware also, that watermarking has not yet been tested in the court. However, most commercial printers such as Kinkos and Copy Max’s Impress use software that can detect watermarks and will refuse to make copies when they detect them. Eikonamark is one of the Software programs available for casting "invisible" watermarks on digital images and detecting these watermarks. However, I have never used it so I don’t know how much distortion it will cause to your images.

Visible Watermarks: Putting a visible watermark on art that you post to your website identifies it as yours and hopefully discourages pirates. If you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, look under the “Security” section of the setup dialog. You can add a semi-transparent overlay to many images automatically when you use the Web Photo Gallery Creator feature. Watermark Factory is one of the software programs to help you to protect images. You can add a visible watermark to your digital images and photos. The watermark can be your copyright or the URL of your site or your logo or just about anything else you choose.

 Books on and about Copyright

The Permission Seeker's Guide Through the Legal Jungle  by Joy R. Butler

All About Right for Visual Artists  by Ralph E Lerner & Judith Bresler

The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook by  Nancy E Wolff

The Writer's Legal Guide: An Authors Guild Desk Reference  by Tad Crawford & Kay Murray

Digital Copyright By Jessica Litman

 

In : Business Development 


Tags: watermarking  copyright infringment  art