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Web Copyright Protection - Secure Your Photos and Graphics on the Web

How can you protect your graphics and photos from being taken when you put them on the Web? These resources will help you learn about copyright and image protection. Explore tips for effective ways to protect your pictures from being stolen, links to specialized software and services that offer image protection, and discussions on this topic from the graphics software forum.
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  3. Protecting Your Work

What is a Watermark? How Do I Watermark my Digital Images?
Adding a visible watermark is a common way of identifying images and protecting them from unauthorized use online. Learn how to create an effective watermark and apply it to your digital photos or art work.

How-To: Add a Watermark in Photoshop
Step-by-step instructions to place a visible watermark on your images in Adobe Photoshop.

How-To: Add a Watermark in Corel Photo-Paint
Step-by-step instructions to place a visible watermark on your images in Corel Photo-Paint.

How-To: Add a Watermark in Paint Shop Pro
Step-by-step instructions to place a visible watermark on your images in Paint Shop Pro.

Discussion: Digital Watermarking
What are the pros and cons of digital watermarking and is it effective in protecting your work internationally? Read about others' experiences and share your own in the discussion forum.

Discussion: Preventing Image Theft
Is there really any foolproof way to prevent your images from being downloaded when you post them on the Web? We discuss the pros and cons, strengths and flaws, of several potential solutions. Read the past discussion and join in with your own thoughts and opinions.

Discussion: Visible Watermark
Just how effective is a visible watermark for deterring graphics theft? Read the past discussion and join in with your own thoughts and opinions.

Creating Watermarks for Your Digital Images
This is a gallery of basic watermark options for addition to your digital images. Under each image is information on how to create the watermark.

Article: Copyright for Artists - Protecting Your Work
Drawing/Sketching Guide Helen South offers tips to help you prevent misuse of your work.

Article: Copyright on the Web
The simple facts about copyright on the Web from HTML/XML Guide Jennifer Kyrnin. If you find someone infringing on your copyrights, send them here.

How to Protect Your Digital Photos from Being Copied
Web Design Guide Jennifer Kyrnin explores some of the ways you can protect your images on the Web.

How-To: Apply For a Copyright
Registering a copyright makes it easier to prove your ownership of works of art, literature, music, software, etc. Here's how from Government Information Guide Robert Longley.

How-To: Understand and Use Copyrights
A step-by-step overview of copyright protection from Inventors Guide Mary Bellis.

Software: Alpha-Tec Watermarking
Provides software for applying digital watermarks to images, audio, and video.

Software: Artistscope
Protect image and page content with encryption and domain lock for all browsers.

Software: Digimarc Corporation
The leading developer of digital watermarking technologies.

Software: ImageGuard
Prevents downloading of images and offers image protection from all forms of copying except capture.

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