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Copyrighting your photo's ©?

Unread postby craigsa » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:48 pm

Hi guys

I have read up all over and nowhere can i find an answer, so please help me to get this right. I know there is a way to © your photo's in Photoshop all at once somehow or so i have been told, Please help me.

If this topic has been discussed already, sorry, just lead me in the right direction, Thanks
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Unread postby richardharris » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:04 am

The only system I know of within Photoshop is the Digimarc one - which you need to register (not done this so do not know the cost) to get full functionality. Has the advantage of working with most file formats, is virtually invisible, and survives a lot of editing.

Presumably, as it is a standard PS filter you can automate its use and use a batch process to apply it to multiple files.

Hope this is useful.

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Re: Copyrighting your photo's ©?

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:06 am

Just use the text tool, and type 0169 while holding the Alt key.
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Re: Copyrighting your photo's ©?

Unread postby Meg » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:09 pm

I think if you record the equivalent of a macro in photoshop (the name escapes me now, sorry) when doing what DQ suggested, then open all your photo's, you should be able to run and save them all in one fell swoop - good luck!
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Re: Copyrighting your photo's ©?

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:19 pm

An Action.

But an easier way may be to use Bordermaker actually. You do not even need Photoshop then.
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Unread postby richardharris » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:48 pm

Not sure who is right, but the replies are about different things!

The use of the alt0169 key presses etc simply puts some text into the picture, in this case the copyright symbol. You could add your name to this etc as well.

This is obviously visible when viewing the picture and could be removed using various PS tools, or even cropping.

The system I mentioned is a secure way of ensuring that a copyright statement is part of the digital file, without being visible and spoiling the picture / photo. It will even survive a lot of editing. You can of course do both if you want your name etc visible when the photo is viewed.

The digimarc system provides you with a secure digital signature which is registered to you.

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Unread postby craigsa » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:07 pm

Thanks, DQ i saw your post on another forum regarding bordermaker, dowloaded it but wont install?
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Unread postby DuQues » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:25 am

craigsa wrote:Thanks, DQ i saw your post on another forum regarding bordermaker, dowloaded it but wont install?

Huh? Which version did you get? There are two versions now, a Windows one (with installer) and a platform independent one, the Java version.
If you are using the Java one have a look here.
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Unread postby craigsa » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:32 pm

DQ, this Bordermaker is brilliant, nice and easy, thanks for that!
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Unread postby Loams » Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:46 pm

I have always wondered why you good photographers that sell your pics online only put a small copyright notice on your pics? Most of them are in such places that they can be cropped out without losing anything on the picture itself. Also right click protection on web sites mean absolutely nothing. It is so easy to get past that. If I were any good I would splash the copyright right over the centre of the picture.

Maybe one of you can enlighten me?
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Unread postby GoofyPEST » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:49 am

Thank you DQ for all your helpful hints & Tut in Photoshop
(here and the other threads) I've been learning a lot from them. The Layer tool always terrified me. Thanks again :-)

What I've been doing and hopefully it will work is using the layers to help protect my photos on my website.

First I put a copyright mark on the bottom corner like most everyone else does. BUT I have figured out something else that might come in handy for some of the others here.

Using the Layer tool in PhotoShop I reduce the transparency level from 100% to 40% or lower. It's still visable enough to the viewer to deter (hopefully) anyone from copying it without taking away from the actually photo. I have Typed " DO NOT COPY" right across the middle of the photo as many times as needed to fit. Just one line and depending on the size of the print I use a fontsize of around 30 or larger I also use the "Wave" tool so that the type is not in a straight line and this makes it harder to erased.
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Copyright Laws for digital

Unread postby GoofyPEST » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:58 pm

Goofy Queston Alert....

I've been wondering if anyone know how the copyright laws have changed for digital format?

The old format (film) your proof of ownership was the original negitive or slide but now with digital you do not have the "hardcopy" to prove it is yours and yours only.

Any input?

If this has been addressed somewhere else feel free to smack me with a trout.... or please direct me to the thread. Sorry
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Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:16 pm

Just a heads-up, on this site you can download (for free) a little program that will let you watermark your photo's. Not with text, but with a logo or such that you can create yourself. It's a basic program, but it works.
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Unread postby DuQues » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:48 pm

Canon is using Iris watermarking to take photographer’s copyright protection to the next level.

. . . to provide an imaging apparatus that makes it possible to protect the copyright of photographic images by reliably acquiring biological information of a photographer . . . - US Patent Application No. 2008/0025574

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Unread postby bucky » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:34 pm

You have to register all your shots with a proper copyright agency, normaly govt organisations.

You send in a dvd with thumbnails of all your shots and then you are legally sorted 100%.

At the end of the day if some personal user downloads and uses a shot on his desktop or whatever then so what, they would never have bought that anyway.
Web rez pics are tiny for printing anyway.
If a company uses it for something like an ad etc, then you can score big bucks out of them , made easier if you have registered your shots properly.


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