Thursday Two Questions Meme - Watermarks
Photo of the Oriental Trumpet Lily taken at the SF Botanical Gardens
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I have begun to sell my photos in my new collectibles store as desktop wallpaper in order to test the waters, so to speak and see if people like my photography. If they do then I will create some other way to present them and sell them.
When I put the photos up in my store, I put my store initials and date on them as a watermark. I had a discussion with another community member in the forums that mentioned anyone can erase the watermark without hurting the photo in any way. He then took one of the photos I had displayed to show me it can be done. He was right. He erased the watermark without hurting the photo.
Of course when I really thought about it I realized that when someone buys the photo, they will get the raw file emailed to them and basically with that can do anything they like with it. Not to mention, when I post them here on my blog I don't even include a watermark.
I think I'm just beginning to realize when you put something out there on the internet it's basically for sharing.
My two questions this week are:
1. Do you watermark your photos?
2. Does it bother you when someone uses your photos or work without permission?
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