Watermark on FB


posted on 5th of july, 2010

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 :)

Comments (36)

Posted by Mani33 on August 05, 2010
Thank you guys for sharing this... YES it is important to read any license agreement before you share anything! Have a nice day all.
Posted by Damithri on August 05, 2010
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.
Posted by Darwinsm81 on July 25, 2010
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.
Posted by Mani33 on July 23, 2010
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!
Posted by Darwinsm81 on July 23, 2010
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.
Posted by Adeliepenguin on July 21, 2010
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.
Posted by Mani33 on July 20, 2010
Thank you all! ;)
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 20, 2010
Hi Maen,I also think you're right,tank you :)
Posted by Eclecticelegance on July 15, 2010
WOW. Interesting!
Posted by Dmccale on July 14, 2010
yep I am one of those.I will have to watermark mine.Thanks Maen
Posted by Mani33 on July 13, 2010
I already heard that :))
Don't make refresh on the page after posting :)
Posted by Mani33 on July 13, 2010
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
Posted by Mani33 on July 13, 2010
For your uploads you can't use any watermark, the stock site(s) is responsible on this!
Posted by Ospictures on July 13, 2010
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
Posted by Ospictures on July 13, 2010
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
Posted by Mani33 on July 13, 2010
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 :)
Posted by Ospictures on July 13, 2010
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
Posted by Mani33 on July 11, 2010
LOL!
Posted by Noonie on July 11, 2010
Yeah, someone named Dessie messed with one of my images on FB!! I have learned my lesson! LOL
Posted by Mani33 on July 07, 2010
Thanks Ingrid & Claudio :)
Posted by Claudiofichera on July 07, 2010
Thanks for the reminder Maen!!!
Posted by Titania1980 on July 07, 2010
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 ;)
Posted by Mani33 on July 06, 2010
You did well Leslie! ;)
Thanks Carol & Roberto :)
Posted by Wildmac on July 06, 2010
Great advice thanks Maen :)
Posted by Ponytail1414 on July 06, 2010
Yep I took all mine down some months ago and replaced them with watermarked low-res gifs or stock thumbnails. Good advice.
Posted by Roberto1977 on July 06, 2010
Yes, you're right! Thank you for the tip!
Posted by Mani33 on July 06, 2010
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
Posted by Margaretanne on July 06, 2010
Do Dreamstime Watermark them when you use their links ?
Posted by Justmeyo on July 06, 2010
Yes you have right:)
Posted by Sid on July 06, 2010
Yey, my pic :D

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