Image theft is a very real issue for photographers. Watermarks are are crude response. Fortunately there is a better option.
Your images are at risk of being used without your permission. It doesn’t feel like theft……because everything on the internet is free…..or so we’ve been conditioned to believe. After all, what harm am I doing if I right-click and save-as your image. Nobody got hurt, right?
It’s a price we pay for the ability to share and distribute our images…….
The response to this fear for most photographers is to post an ugly watermark on their image. No matter how hard you try, watermarks degrade an image.
Watermarks send out the message - this is here in case you are tempted to steal my image.
…….Is that the message you want to send?
…….Fortunately, there is an alternative……..
Sign your image.
Yep, sign it like you’re proud of it.
It looks beautiful and adds to rather than detracts from your image
It say’s - I’m proud of this image
Nobody wants to be treated like a potential thief.