How do you add a "watermark" for on line posting

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  1. Micky Do, Jan 28, 2015
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    Micky Do

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    Some photos or albums I have posted on-line (on Facebook etc) have been shared, thus crediting me as the photographer. But recently some have been "stolen" and appeared elsewhere under the name of someone else. It has not been a big deal, but I would prefer be acknowledged…. or at least a thank you would be appreciated.

    Therefore, I would like to know how to watermark my work, but have not been able to find out how to do it.

    I don't have any fancy photography app, just iPhoto.
     
  2. hagr182 macrumors regular

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    As far as I know, I could be wrong, iphoto doesn´t support this feature. Your best shot would be to buy LR or use a free photo editing software, there are a few out there like gimp that will help.
     
  3. jms969 macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't that just piss you off!!!

    Everyone says to not make the watermark intrusive, if you do that it can be cropped out.

    I put the watermark right across the middle of the photo...

    You can do a watermark with both Lightroom and Aperture
     
  4. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the information…..

    I have a Fuji X10 camera and an early 2009 Mac Mini, so iPhoto is adequate for my simple needs. Just photos to put on sports club social media pages, and a photo or two for the local press most weeks.

    Aperture or Lightroom would be nice to have, but don't justify the expense at this stage.
     
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    Anything on Social Media is ripe for copyright infringement whether it's watermarked or not. SM users just don't care about that stuff. It's a see-like-take mindset. As for the local press, they should credit you whether the image is watermarked or not. They get it. Or at least did in my era...

    Dale
     
  8. Micky Do thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the links, they are certainly worth looking into.

    I guess plagiarism is just something we have to live with on social media…. A pity because crediting is is easy as "sharing", thus providing a link back which folk could find useful. At work (as a university teacher) I get quite a bit, but am not so tolerant….. Not tolerant of it at all actually!

    One of the local newspapers is good about crediting those who provide reports and / or photos. They have often used my photos even when they have had their own staff on the spot. I know the guy who started it quite well. He likes to do things the right way, and it shows.

    The longer established one is less scrupulous. Having had less than pleasant dealings (socially) with some staffers there, I am not surprised, but cannot be bothered getting bothered. What comes round, goes round.
     

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