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To echo the words of others, I cannot and will not help you here. You are asking for knowledge on how to remove a copyright owner's SIGNATURE from THEIR WORK. Sorry, but that's wrong. If you want a signature-free copy, you should be contacting the owner of the work to see if they will offer you the right to purchase a COPY — however it is up to them whether ...


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Good Gravy, thanks for posing this question. I have struggled with this question for years, wanting my images to be seen as they are, not marred with marketing clutter. Being a full-time professional (and sole income provider) I have come to this conclusion...Watermarks are wonderful, powerful and absolutely necessary! Pros: They protect your property by ...


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Most people use watermarks to prevent the photo from being used by other people without consent. The best way to do it is to have it on the actual subject itself, but at a very low opacity. Once the photographer decides to sell/give the photograph away, he can always share the hi-res image without the watermark. Having said that, it you want to have a ...


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As already noted, this question is at least borderline "opinion-based"... But for my 2¢ I think the watermark is a) too prominent & b) in the wrong corner. It looks more like an artist's signature than a copy-protection device. This was just a quick 2 min tweak. I dropped it to 25% opacity & moved it bottom right. I think if you're going to have a '...


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Yes, you can do this in Photoshop. All you need is to expand the canvas (Image > Canvas size) and then add you logo, name or other decoration into this new space. Please note that this is extremely easy to remove from the image (just by cropping), so it does not really fulfill the same function as watermark.


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Yes depending on what camera you have. Did you read the manual?


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A single watermark is most common, and mainly serves as a notice that the image is copyrighted. A single watermark is often easily removed with editing, like photoshop's content-aware fill. They tend to be a semi-opaque grey in order to not ruin the picture entirely, while being visible enough to serve their purpose. An important point is that an image is ...


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What you are describing is digital watermarking. This isn't the same as traditional watermarking where the watermark is clearly visible, but rather is a way to encode information in to the storage of a photo in which it is difficult to detect and remove. It's not a perfect science and certain types of compression will frequently destroy many digital ...


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I assume you are talking about watermarking images you post on the internet, put in your portfolio or otherwise distribute "for free", paying customers are likely to get somewhat upset if you give them watermarked images. There are 2 ways people use watermarks: Marketing tool - you circulate watermarked images in the hope that people will see the images ...


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Bottom line is: you can't protect against this. If the images are shown on the screen, they are in the memory of the client computer and can be extracted one way or another. You can make this slightly harder, for example by capturing right-clicks in the client's browser but that's only a small hurdle for people to jump over - they can either install a ...


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Not really. You need to understand that the watermark is not ‘levitating’ above the original picture information, but has replaced it. So whatever was in the place where the watermark is now, does no longer exist in the picture you have. To ‘remove’ the watermark, you can use programs that copy data from nearby over it. Depending on the size and location, ...


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Steganography is the study and practice of hiding information. According to the linked article, digital information hidden in files such as photographs is often lost during printing, so that's going to be a hurdle for you if you want to prove that a particular photo is yours. One technique that could work is a version of the way art is authenticated at ...


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There is no Official Rule for this, of course. General practice suggests that a lower-corner will be less intrusive, and that in left-to-right reading cultures, probably the lower-right. However, this is very context-dependent — if the composition puts an important element in that corner, don't cover it up. So, as a very first pass, I'd say "tend towards ...


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Lightroom does this very well, plus it will handle other exports steps simultaneously. It is very easy to do. Just enable the watermark section in the Export dialog. You can use image or text and adjust transparency, position and scale. All the watermarks on Neopanoramic which you can see here are generated by Lightroom. You can contrast this with service-...


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Digital watermarks do exist and they are what you are looking for - but they are not the answer to your problem. You have the copyright and so you can sue them if they do anything with your pictures without permission - in order to make is easier to prove it's your picture you should register your image with the government organization that deals with those ...


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What about displaying a low-quality and low-resolution thumbnail, to advertise what image they are about to pay for; and a small detail in full resolution and final quality, to advertise what quality they are about to pay for?


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Simple: pay the photographer the agreed upon rate. He or she will then deliver on the agreed upon photos. Can you remove the watermark? Well, if you have to ask, then you don't have the skill. And even if you did, it would most definitely be immoral and quite possibly be illegal. I'm sure Dante would rank such an action right next to hypocrisy.


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I would not bother. Just keep the RAW files or at least keep the higher resolution JPG for yourself. Nobody else can have them, so you can always proove that you are the original photographer. No need to use watermarks for that. Just put your names in the EXIF or IPTC data so you can easily be found for those people who want to contact you. Just use ...


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Try a Google search for "how to watermark images android". I found this which seems like what you want: iWatermark for Android Secure and protect your photos. If you are a photographer or artist iWatermark works for you to by adding a visible personal text or graphic watermark. You could also take a look at some more involved options: http://xjaphx....


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There certainly seems to be a disconnect between the style of the photos and the style of the signature in the watermark. It's like looking at an edifice built in the Greco-Roman temple style with the expectation that there will be words chiseled in bold upper-case Latin above the entrance, yet looking up and seeing an inscription in Comic San Serif. Or ...


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In Lightroom, you'd have to do this via the Print module. Create a template with an Identity Plate which contains your name/signature/logo and print your photos using this template to jpg (or whatever). (Random YouTube tutorial for this: https://youtu.be/l7LzNNNFqHU)


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To add to the answer about Lightroom you can add watermark also in development module. The only remark is watermark will be inside the photo! In menu: Edit->Edit Watermarks... Select text and/or image which will be your watermark. Save it as preset. In Develop module in Export select Watermarking and preset you create on point 1 Edit 1: The same preset ...


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For your level of work, neither Photoshop or Lightroom is needed. Just get an account with an online photo gallery/selling site and they should automatically be able to generate lower quality previews and watermark them for you. You don't need software like Lightroom or Photoshop to do that kind of very basic work. If you really want to do it yourself. ...


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If both image have exactly the same size, this is pretty easy. Using an image editing program supporting layers (Paint.Net, Gimp, Photoshop), you can load each image on a different layer, one on top of the other. Then, carefully select the area you want to remove from the top image (make sure you are working on its layer) and remove the selected area. The ...


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Ok. I am not sure what you are asking, but I can try to guess. If a photo is already uploaded, it is rather difficult to modify, as that copy is no longer on your computer. I suggest downloading the photo, applying the watermark in photoshop/gimp (A free, open source version of photoshop), and re-uploading. I am not sure if this will preserve the metadata ...


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Unfortunately the digital revolution is a two-edged sword: It allows mass distribution of content at a much lower cost than the days of print catalogs. This makes it easier to get your content in front of the eyes of potential buyers. It also makes it easier for everyone else to publish content, to the extent that the sheer volume of content available is ...


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Sure. Create a watermark using the logo and use either Photoshop or Lightroom to apply it to a batch of images. If the photos are varying dimensions see here for how to apply it uniformly.


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No. The feature is not available in NX-D. In Capture NX and NX2, according to nx101.com, while there is no built-in watermarking functionality, you can "fake" your way to a watermark by using the brush tool to draw a watermark, then blend it to your photo. You can then save the steps as a custom action so you could apply it to any other photos. It's ...


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The most important thing is your time. Most photographers attempt to recoup the cost of their time shooting in the sale of prints. To me, this is a faaaaaaaaar outdated business model. Sometimes we don't get to choose our clients, as in the case of contracting with local high schools to do senior portraits. In these cases, you are contracted to shoot ...


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The canonical utility for batch image processing is ImageMagick. Its convert command/component can change format, change compression parameters, and add text to a picture. It is free, open source, and can be used either as a command-line utility or as a library with binding for all major languages (Java, PHP, Python...).


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