FAQ

What is digital watermark ?

A digital watermark is a common feature in may photos, graphics and other images, especially on the web. A watermark can take many forms. Most often, a watermark is a logo, icon or url, which is applied to the image as a semi-transparent overlay. Consider the following common watermarking scenarios: Photographers may watermark their images, especially high-resolution photos, which could otherwise be used to create unauthorized prints. Stock photo sites apply watermarks to their graphics and photos to prevent unauthorized use. You must purchase the image in order to obtain an un-watermarked version. An artist or graphic artist may watermark photos, graphics and other images in an online portfolio or sample images that are displayed online.

What is secret watermark ?

Secret or invisible watermark is a type of digital watermark which is not visible by human eye, but can be embeded to photo using our watermarking software. This is most advanced way of protecting your photos and is ideal way of watermarking photos for photographers since photographers often prefer to keep images in original visual state rather than altering the looks of the original image. Using secret watermark will protect your photo from being stolen and yet keep in it's original state visually.

Do I need to register to use this watermarking online service ?

Yes. You are required to register in order to use this online watermarking service. As well you can Login with Facebook.

Why should I place watermarks on my photos ?

Watermarks are an extremely effective way to protect your images. Often, un-watermarked images can be alienated from the rightful owner as webmasters and bloggers who are often ignorant when it comes to matters relating to copyright scrape the image from your website or online photo collection and republish it without your knowledge or consent. While the individual who republishes the image may credit you, the next person who comes along and swipes the image from the site where it was republished may not and as the cycle of swiping and republishing continues, the image's original owner becomes a mystery. Before you know it, you've been alienated from your work! But if the image is properly watermarked, it's exponentially less likely that you'll become alienated from your work. A watermark allows you to effectively stake your claim to the image, so it's always clear who owns the image. Watermarking is an easy but effective way to protect your images.

Which files extension are allowed ?

Currently accepted file types are .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .tif, .tiff and .bmp.

How do I place watermark on images ?

The position and size of the watermark will be determined by the precise intention behind watermarking. A small watermark in the corner of the photo can be used to stake your claim to an image or graphic that you wish to mark as your own, without necessarily discouraging republication. The only disadvantage of a small watermark in the corner is that it can be easily cropped off. A large watermark in the central portion of the image is used for images that you do not want republished or reproduced without your knowledge and authorization. These larger watermarks are placed over the central part of the image and they're much more difficult to remove with an image editing program like Photoshop. These are some of the basics of watermark usage. It's wise to protect your images with watermarks, particularly if you stand to profit from your work.