How to Watermark/Copyright Photographs

tiyu143

Member
Now a days any photo uploaded in the Internet are used in many ways by many people, so to avoid that there is need of copyright of photos. Hence, please tell me the process or method of copyrighting the photos.
 

Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
Re: Copyright of photos - how can be done??

You need an image editing program to insert copyright notice, though there are several softwares available, I’ll be using Irfanview in this example.

Step 1: open the photograph and edit and resize it to your liking.

Step 2 press and drag over the area where you want the copyright notice to appear (like in the image below).

step-1.jpg


Step 3: Click on edit and then click on insert text into selection.

step-2.jpg


step-3.jpg


Step 4: choose the fonts, size, color etc. and type the copyright notice and click ok and it will appear on the selected area :)

Ps. topic moved to photography section and made a sticky to be beneficial for more people.
 

hitanshu

Master of the OT Universe
Re: Copyright of photos - how it can be done??

Another batch processing way is to open irfan view.
Press B, brings up batch processing dialog. select images you wish to convert, output format, then under that there is advanced options. under that dialog box, select overlay text, and choose appropriate location. works for basic stuff just fine.

for complexer watermarking with images/text et al, simple script with windows DIR command, perl etyadi se search replace and imagemagick commands all into one batch file - much less complicated than it sounds :)
 

tsk1979

Reclaimed and Recycled
Re: Copyright of photos - how it can be done??

I use faststone for bulk, but it is somehow screwing up the EXIF in some weird way.
What about irfanview, does it preserve the exif completely?
 
Re: Copyright of photos - how it can be done??

I normally use PS CS2 for this. This would preserve your metadata.
you can also set transparency on the copyright text making it look less intrusive on the photo.
 

tiyu143

Member
Re: Copyright of photos - how it can be done??

I have started using Irfanview.... and I think its really good and easy.
 

Salil

Super Moderator
Staff member
Re: Copyright of photos - how it can be done??

Good. Now you can post the photos you have copyrighted here.
 
Re: Copyright of photos - how it can be done??

I may be wrong, but from what I recall, photographs taken by you are copyrighted automatically, notice or no notice. I guess the notice just serves as proof. Kinda clueless on that.


Hi guys :D
 

rahulzzz

Member
Re: Copyright of photos - how it can be done??

just watermarking on sides dont work anymore. any 1 can just crop it and use it again.. we dont have any fool proof way untill and unless we watermark right in the middle like anupm sir.
 
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