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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hi there, how to set my pictures shown here by me to copyright.
    I took a quick look but did not find ou how.

    Thanks for replies and help!

    Best regards, Hermanb
     
  2. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Morning everyone!
    All my images are copyrighted by me.
    How and where can I set this?
    Took another look at settings, but unfortunately I did not succeed.
     
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Looking at the https://www.photographerslounge.org/f17/site-rules-terms-service-4/
    it seems you only give permission to display the image on SC, and other than that, all copyright remains with you.
    I suppose you could add a text to each of your gallery images and in your signature confirming that you keep copyright, or you could add watermarks.

    From wikipedia:
    Copyright - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    so as long as you haven't given someone permission to use your photos, they don't have that permission, regardless of whether or not you marked your images as copyright protected or not; it's up to them to attain your permission to use the photos in any way. Ofcourse in the world of the Internet, there's only so much you can do to effectively prevent unauthorized use of your works, so if you care about that, explicitly stating your copyright holdership with every image is probably the best you can do.

    As an aside, it might be nice to add a list of copyright options next to the gallery images, just like you see on flickr?
     
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  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Thanks for your reply Bart!
    Which (free) software you recommend to add text and/or watermark?
     
  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    you could do it in Paint if you wanted to (make sure to set the background of the text box to transparent), but as far as I know you can't make the text itself semi-transparent so if you want it to be subtle, Paint might not be the way to go.

    For more sophistication and versatility, you can use the GIMP (it's my go-to program for everything I can't do in Lightroom, it's a sort of free Photoshop competitor, minus the raw capabilities)

    If you already have Lightroom, it has a watermark option in the export dialog
    There're a couple of online watermark programs but I don't like them.
     
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  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Have a look at Tineye - that's very useful to see if someone has used your image elsewhere. I have successfully taken action a couple of times to protect my copyright.

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
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  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    You can use UFRaw as a plugin for the Gimp.
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've looked at tineye before, but the difficulty for me is that it's one-image-per-query isn't it?

    You and I have a similar number of images on Flickr for instance ... it's a lot of copy/paste to check out a whole photostream, or am I missing some part of the jigsaw?
    Did you use tineye to actually find out that you had been breached ?
     
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  9. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    If you use Lightroom, copyright can be added within the application, and is applied as an option during export.
     
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