Protecting your Copyrights

If you post photos you have taken, you need not worry about infringing on someone else's rights. However, you do need to keep in the back of your mind that you have rights to protect too. Copyright laws are there to protect you. Be sure to place a visible copyright notice on your blog or website, and if necessary, watermark your image. Watermarking, or placing an opaque mark over your photo can deter photo swiping, but also lessens the overall impact of your image, so keep that in mind.

To create a watermark on a photo, you will need some type of photo editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop. Or plug watermarking into a Google search to find out about watermarking software and tutorials.

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