Copywriting pictures

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheMasin9, May 6, 2006.

  1. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

    TheMasin9

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    How do i put a copyright on digital pictures before exporting them to clients. I just did a weeklong photoshoot and clients are wanting copies of thier pictures. Trouble is they want them digitally, what is the best way to go about making sure that my name sticks with any manipulation/distribution/etc that the photos may go through. Can i embed it in the metadata, place it as like a little logo/stamp thing on the pictures? Thanks
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Go to goggle.com and enter two words into the search box "photoshop watermark" with no quotes. The search turns up any number of tutorials on how to do this.

    here is just one example
    http://www.ephotozine.com/techniques/viewtechnique.cfm?recid=339

    That said, I think these thinks look ugly. And worse why not write "I don't trust you" and everything you hand over to clients. Why don't you just give them screen resolution proofs?
     
  3. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    You can use photoshop to watermark yor photos but, that is no gaurantee that someone wont be able to remove it. With the right amount of time I can remove any watermark you put on a photo, so it's not 100% fool proof, but most honest people wont ever bother with trying to remove it. It may discourage the average person from stealing your work but if someone really wants it they will remove the watermark and use it. The best thing you could do is to submit low res shots on the web (72dpi) and make them small (200 X 300 or so) so people can't enlarge them and print them. Good Luck.
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Some people put invisible watermarks on their pics. You can only find it if you are looking for it. Most people won't ever notice it's there. That way if someone does steal a pic, you can prove that the pic is yours.
     
  5. TheMasin9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    invisible watermark

    could you possible explain how?
     
  6. virividox macrumors 601

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    i second the idea of sending low res ones for proofing
     
  7. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    what are "screen resolution proofs"?
     

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