March 25, 2010

Watermarking Photos

I remember Donnarence's post regarding the Importance of Watermarking Photos.

"What is a Watermark? - a pattern of bits inserted into a digital image, audio or video file that identifies the file's copyright information (author, rights, etc.) The name comes from the faintly visible watermarks imprinted on stationery that identify the manufacturer of the stationery. The purpose of digital watermarks is to provide copyright protection for intellectual property that's in digital format." - from Donnarence.

While I was browsing the net, I saw two sellers that used OUR photo in their online shop. Take a look for yourself.

In the 1st pic, she even placed her own watermark in OUR photo! My friend Joseph Ong took the pic (15 pc concealer palette) for Jessie Glova Cosmetics. I even acknowledged him in my product review of the said palette (see link below). And in the bottom pic, she even cropped my watermark!

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Here's my original photo:


I placed the original watermark at the top portion of the photo, and I recently edited it and placed another watermark in the center.
Click here to see my original post.

EDIT (3/29/2010):
Already talked with the seller and she apologized in behalf of her friend who uploaded the photos. Matter is already settled =)


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The 2nd seller, she's using OUR picture without placing proper credits.

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To these sellers, PLEASE if you want to use MY/OUR photos please include a link to this blog. That's all! Do NOT claim it as your own coz its really rude & offensive.



18 comments:

Camille(SHOBE) said...

panu ba ginagawa yun,kasi nakaktamad pag nilalagay ko isa isa sa photo hehe

K said...

oo nga eh may alam ba kayong watermarking freeware?

Khymm said...

shobe, you can edit your pic online sa PICNIK or if you have Photofiltre or Adobe you can use that too. =)

Khymm said...

@k - try the ones I mentioned above =) Picnik and Photofiltre is free lang..

Lady L said...

mga tamad na sila to take their own pix Ms. Khymm. okay lang if they ask permission from you but by cropping out your watermark, it is considered STEALING tsk tsk tsk

Khymm said...

@ Lady L - yes, stealing is the right word LOL.

Ghie said...

I use powerpoint mas nadadalian akong gamitin yun eh.

Askmewhats said...

there's a lot of them online, and it is difficult kc we took time and effort to take shots and they just easy grab and copy it...you're right, at least an acknowledgment or probably just leave the original watermark!

Jing said...

MTF sila ! ang hirap kaya magpicture!

mukha naman lahat ng pix niya dun eh tinanggal mga watermark. ang tiyaga! ang hirap kaya nun!

nikkiz. said...

This happened to me before when I didn't watermark my photos. It was an online seller from another country that shipped internationally pa!!! Imagine that...as in nagulo ang mundo ko...war kami...to the point na she stalked me, my blogs and spread bad rumors about me when we didn't even know each other except that I was a previous customer who only said good things about her and her company. Sya pa galit when she was the one who stole MY photos. They even had the date stamp on the corner but she erased them and put her own watermarks on my photos. Ayun, she immediately stopped all international shipping (sa US na lang).
After that I started watermarking ALL my photos even the old ones I posted in my blog and I didn't put it just on the side but on the whole picture kahit na 1 liner lang as long as matakpan yun product and swatch with my watermark. Kahit face ko or eye shot nilalagyan ko pa din ng watermark.

Khymm said...

@ ghie - I don't know how to use powerpoint LOL. tinuruan naman kami nito ng HS pa ako hehe

@ askmewhats - you're right Nikki! tumpak..

@ Jing - LOL! ang tiyaga nga nila haha

@ Nikkiz - tagala sis? grabe naman! oo nga noh, kaya ngayon di ko na ilalagay sa gilid yung watermark, sa center nalang hehe thanks for sharing! ==)

Ghie said...

@Khymm LOL! Yun lang kasi alam kong mas madaling gamitin compare sa mga watermarking freeware

@Jing oo nga, mahirap kaya magtanggal ng watermark lalo na kung nasa gitna ng item.

@sis nikkiz sobra naman yun, sya na nga kumuha ng pictures mo sya pa galit...

K said...

magandang watermark yung gitna tapos semitransparent para kahit anong gawin nila hindi matatanggal harhar

Witoxicity said...

It's so pathetic that they would just steal your photos AND take credit for them! It's a good thing you spotted them. :)

Crystal said...

i don't always watermark photos, but when i do swatches i make sure to watermark them. maybe i should transfer the watermark to the center.

oOchaOo said...

nako. nakakainis naman yung mga ganyan sis.bad vibes! ^__^

herroyalbleakness said...

im sorry that happened to you khymm. it's sad that intellectual rights aren't really a big deal in our country.

sana lang kahit sa mga ganyang bagay, maging honest mga tao right? ano ba naman yung i-credit yung source diba?

Khymm said...

@ K- yes, yan na ginagawa ko sa center nalang para di nila mabura LOL

@ herroyalbleakness - thanks sis! at least di lang nila binura yung watermark.. grabe talaga!

UPDATE: i tried to contact them pero no response pa si seller 2. Si seller 1 naman she said she'll investigate pa! its obvious naman sa akin yun eh I emailed her the link of my post pa! GRRR..

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