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Fighting Illegal use of Images
The support that :iconwatermarks: has seen is an evidence that people care about the safety of their works, that people worry about their works being stolen.

This is a good sign, in that it may create a positive wave where people start to use watermarks and other type of protections on their digital shared images.

Please get one thing straight - there is no such thing as something 'not good enough' for people to steal. Everything can be used incorrectly. It's up to you to prevent that to happen to your own work.

Fortunately, it is possible to see fantastic art works here in deviantART, that are protected with watermarks, and in a way that does not reduces the quality of the said piece. This is what we should all strive for.

If you know of any other method of watermarking, or digitally protect one's images, please, share it with the group; it could become one of our next tutorials.

Again - Thank you to each and everyone of you that added our tutorials to their favorites, that added this account to their devWatch, that has promoted this resources account on their journal or signature, or that has started to use watermarks on their photos. Especially for this last one; Thank you!.

That is why this account exists.

Mission Statement</u>

The idea behind :iconwatermarks: is to raise awareness as to the problem of image theft.

Never as now has it been so easy to inappropriately use an image without having the proper permission to do so. One can see, everyday, somebody complaining about seeing their work stolen and posted on another website, page, blog, journal, and, in some cases, even been used with commercial purposes.

Image theft is a problem of the digital revolution, and this account was opened to try and help stopping this unwanted phenomena, and that by:

º Explaining how to add an - effective - watermark to one's digital files, (photos, scaned paintings, etc);

º Answer questions about the rights an artist has over his/her artwork;

º Explain to newcomers to the artistic scene why is image theft forbidden, and why they shouldn't do it;

º Remember DA members of their responsability towards the deviantART policies and Etiquette;

º Create an open group of discussion about pleaseant yet effective watermarks, and create a space for suggestions, ideas, inniciatives, etc.

Feel free to support :iconwatermarks: watermarks by giving your contribute to this account in the ways you think more appropriate, but, above all, by:

adding a watermark to your shared digital files!! </u>

Most often, people who use the images of others do so unaware of the copyright protection towards the images that they are using; adding a watermark will prevent them from doing so, and, even in cases of actual image theft, will make the use of the image far more difficult, and, hopefully, not worthwhile.

Do what you can do to stop image theft - add a watermark!



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insanitywolffix Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you ACTUALLY make a water mark for traditional Art?
the-squid-kid Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How Do You Make A Watermark?
Cloux00 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone sent me a correspondence message asking to submit my work to their group gallery. I already put a watermark on my art. If I submit it to the group gallery, will it disable the watermark?
Rumbawolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. It shouldn't.
TheNewFaceInTown Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, um so how do you exactly make a watermark? 
cattawall Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I add the water mark prior to adding the photo to the site.. What I am curious about is who decides the cost of a photo etc?
Sherry-Fox-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I only get the option to add a watermark on just a few of my drawings. do they have to be a certain size to do so?
Clayflamingo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I watermark all of my art, but could art thieves who trace work still steal my art just by tracing over it or does the watermark tend to steer them away from it?
Zachary-Ryals Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Artist
What is the point of making your art ugly so no one will steal it?
VultureMedia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey guys. I can only pick a water mark over previews when selling prints, but during adding description I can not see add water mark. Can I get help please
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