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The Case Against the Photo Watermark

3 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Inevitably a time will come around when a budding photographer decides to start “taking this seriously,” “discouraging image theft,” and , “gaining exposure.” And they do this, of course, with a watermark .
Now mind you, before I get to the nitty-gritty of why this is BS, I'll cover the surface level problem with this.
First, 9/10 watermarks made by a beginner look horrendous. Too big, too small, too opaque, too transparent, or gaudy. Not to mention most beginners haven't settled into a legitimate business name by the time they start watermarking images. So ten years later they can look...
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