Watermarks tips

15 Nov

Watermarking your photos on the internet is essential to protect your work.
A watermark is a nothing more then a logo or a word superimposed on top of your image. To be efficient it needs to be visible and difficult to be removed, although a subtle transparent mark if more then enough to deter internet thieves. 

Creating a personal watermark is simple, there are many online software you can use. My favourite is www.picmarkr.com ,  it lets you add watermarks to your images online for free. You can watermark 5 photos at the time with just 2 clicks. You can create a text line and position it wherever you prefer, or if you have a logo you can upload  it the same way.

Photoshop is what I normally use. If you have the software, simply use the type tool and place your text over the photo.

If you have the budget you can buy software that watermarks your photos invisibly and lets you search for places where your photos are being used . They  do cost around £40 per year. I never had one, but sometime I wish i did!

Whichever method you use, don’t place your watermark on the originals.  Always create copies of the photos you want to watermark, and then place the watermark on the copies you have created.

Watermarks will sit on top of your photo, effectively altering the look of the image. Although this is the idea of the watermarking process, some buyers prefer not to see any text on the photos they buy, especially on the actually panties.
My advice would be to place a more prominent watermarks on ‘display’ photos and a less visible one on buyers purchases. Unless of course, you know your buyer and you don’t feel as a watermark is necessary at all.

Protect your photos, they are as important and valuable as your used panties.
If you would like a bespoke watermark designed for you especially, feel free to email me. Its free!

 

Original article on my Ask Serena column. 

 



11 Responses to “Watermarks tips”

  1. The Bratness 16 November, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    I was wondering if there was something cute (bratty, sassy) you know… ME… that you could create for me. But I use a mac and I’m not sure how easy it would be to put on my pictures? For the first few times I was posting pictures I had downloaded this dumb little program called iPaint or something and I was able to just write my name somewhere on the pic but it is such a serious PITA!!

    So I didn’t know if you had any experience with macs and putting a watermark on pictures without some crazy software being downloaded (like Photoshop) to make it happen?

    Thanks Serena!!! :)

    Xoxo,
    ~Bratty

  2. Serena 16 November, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    Hs sorry. I didnt have my 17th coffee this am.
    Yes you can edit your panty trust page, add photos etc. I think its a copy and paste HTML job via your control panel. I dont remember for sure, but I’m sure they’ll be able to help if you get stuck xx

  3. penelopesusedpanties 16 November, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    oh wait , think you may have miss read me. Im happy with the pictures you have up on HERE as you did a review for me.

    I meant on panty trust. Im looking at other girls profiles and im wondering if they were able to change their pictures throughout the membership as there are some i wish to have up that i did not send via email to support.

    your profile looks all super spiffy on there!

    haha gosh, I’m such a perfectionist.
    xx

  4. Serena 16 November, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Yes I can add change and delete – send it over.
    I’m sure your Panty Trust acceptance will be instant!
    X

  5. penelopesusedpanties 16 November, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    If i found out, that anyone was abusing someone elses pictures, I would rain on their parade so fast!

    People never seem to amaze me. dumbfucks.

    I’m lucky im large, psh who steals a fat girls photo aye? lol. Want to start eating over at mine? :P

    have a good day sweetie,

    Panty trust stuff is almost done, Just doing my profile now and then I gotta wait to be accepted WOO :D

    I hope your able to add additional pictures as I want to put the one of my face up you have on your site linking to moi :)

    MWAH x

  6. Serena 16 November, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Right so P.
    There is nothing like accidentally finding out that your photo’s being used on someone else’s banner : /

  7. penelopesusedpanties 15 November, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    Great Post S, It is always important to watermark your pictures, It takes an extra bit of time, but looks professional. :)

    MWAH
    P
    x

  8. Serena 15 November, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    Hey Minx, yes I made the red watermark, it was part of my former Serena’s Secret website http://serenassecret.com/images/ss_logo.jpg
    : ) Glad you like x

  9. Bex 15 November, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    I’m going to try picmarkr, see if its easier that way :-)

  10. Naughty Minx 15 November, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Thank you Serenaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! I never thought of that but I am new. I love your red logos. Did you make it?
    xOx
    Minx

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