Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by ChangshaNotes, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    I need to watermark a series of photographs my university wants to use. I'm not a fan of watermarks so I've been trying to come up with something that won't be over-layed on the photo itself.

    How does this seem to you guys?

    By the way, this is not one of the photos being used, just an example.

  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Tastefully done, but this will not prevent misuse of picture on the internet, printed ones are more safe probably.
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Works for me. But isn't the whole point of watermarking to (theoretically) prevent others from using your photos? That one would be pretty easily cropped out, I think.
  4. Darren L

    Darren L TalkEmount Rookie

    Jul 27, 2013
    Southeastern PA
    Agree with WoodWorks I used to shoot dirt track racing and I tried to be nice and use my watermark tasteful but people just cropped out it anyway.
  5. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    Thanks for weighing in guys, I should have said that it's for a brochure which will have other people's photos as well and I'm sure no mention of who shot what. Students are making it and I can make sure they include the border.
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Doesn't using that watermark means that you'd have to have the border in every photo?

    I can see its use though, since I'd imagine you'd want a photo description/title added to every photo for the brochure (like the example above which I imagine "Yingzi" is the name of the dog)
  7. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    Yeah Nick, it's his name and the the photos would all have this border (or one like it).
  8. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    I would probably go with just one color in the border, to keep distraction from the actual image to a minimum. You might also want to play around with fonts a bit - that standard "Times New Roman" seems rather plain-vanilla and I would definitely lose the italics. But that's just me - HTH! :p