Cake Decorating Business

Watermarking your pictures

Hi there,

How many of you add a watermark to their pictures and which software do you use?

I have seen many with their logos watermarked and I can see why… I can’t tell you how many pictures I have seen on some FB pages of cakes claimaing they are theirs :-( when they are not!

Dina @ miettes, http://www.facebook.com/pages/miettes/257790597632317

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I add mine in photoshop. Its a bit sad really but needs must :/

http://www.facebook.com/BakerMakerCakesCrafts

Cakeybakeymakey, thanks!

Unfortunately, I don’t have Photoshop :-( and use mainly online photo editing softwares. I have found a couple of online watermarking software but wanted to check with everyone else to see what they were doing.
So, Photoshop is one. Any others out there?

Dina @ miettes, http://www.facebook.com/pages/miettes/257790597632317

I also use image editing software (Microsoft Image Composer) when I want to add a watermark, but a Google search for “free online watermarking” reveals several sites that will do it for you for free.

Jenniffer White, Cup a Dee Cakes - http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com

You can use a free software like Irfanview to watermark if you just want to do your name (like in my profile picture). I have a tutorial for it on my FB page. It won’t work for a logo though, only letters. I hope you begin watermarking, it’s very important that we all do this!

https://www.facebook.com/PeggyDoesCake

I googled this and found a couple of good ones but wanted to see if anyone is using an of those or a software such as Photoshop, which I don’t have…

Peggy, thank you and I will check your tutorial, that would be very helpful!!
Jennifer, thank you so much!
Outrageouscakes, thanks a lot!

Do you think it is appropriate to let the original creator know that someone else is using their pictures and claiming their work as theirs?

Dina @ miettes, http://www.facebook.com/pages/miettes/257790597632317

I just noticed that this watermarking software (link below) will be free in a day or so. Bits du Jour offers discounted software every day and we have bought from them before. It is totally legit – it’s usually software developers trying to get some word-of-mouth buzz going for their new applications.

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/easy-watermark-studio-pro-34-2

For free it’s totally worth a shot!

PS – I think it’s always a good idea to let someone know that their pictures have been stolen. I would want to know!

Jenniffer White, Cup a Dee Cakes - http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com

Jennifer, thanks so much. I will check it out!
And yes, you are right, I would want to know too so I will let them know…
Thanks again!

Dina @ miettes, http://www.facebook.com/pages/miettes/257790597632317

I’ve just been using Paint on my pc, it works for now. I tried the free 30 day trial with photoshop, but that was way over my wee brain (and I was using free tutorials that were really great … ya, it wasn’t pretty).

I keep meaning to try some of the free software out there, but haven’t yet.
Sadly watermarking is a necessity, I even put the copyright logo at the end of my business name thinking that would stop someone! :)

Nicole --- http://www.facebook.com/thecakeofit

Thanks Nicole, I did not even think of checking Paint :-) I will check it with the links provided above.

This question came to my mind when lately, I’ve seen a lot of pictures on cakesdecor.com watermarked; and I remember Shereen having a problem with picture theft and I’ve seen several yesterday which were used inappropriately, which ran the alarm bell!!!

Dina @ miettes, http://www.facebook.com/pages/miettes/257790597632317