Thursday, 11 June 2009

Are Your Online Images Safe?

Theft of images is becoming more widespread with the advent of the various photo-sharing websites. One US family have just discovered that one of their family photographs has been used as an advertising post in a Prague supermarket.

Read more here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8094420.stm

If you regularly upload images to photo-sharing websites then it's best to visibly watermark your images with the international copyright symbol and reduce the file size which will reduce the probability of an image being lifted for commercial use as it will not be a usable size and it will need serious retouching.

Here's an example of a watermarked image from a recent show I was involve with:


I haven't got the time to go into watermarking and resizing images today, but will do so sometime soon.

Have a great day.

Ian

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