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Embedded watermark using Digmarc

by taboma / November 28, 2010 8:54 AM PST

Joe, how do you set up in Adobe Photoshop an embedded Digimarc watermark to your photos with an owner's name and photographer??
I have EXIF Viewer in order to view all the information from a photo.
There are two options. One for web and one for print.

I cannot figure out how to set up my owner's name and photographer to my photos with this Digimarc Adobe plug in.

I need help with this!



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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 28, 2010 1:02 PM PST

I believe the spelling is Digimark.

A quick look at Digimark tells me I need to know what version of Adobe Photoshop you are using.

There are differences in the Digimark plug-in based on the Photoshop version.


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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 30, 2010 11:47 PM PST
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I have Photoshop CS2.

From what I see, the Digimarc plug-in is called a filter, and it is not free.
If you want to put a watermark on one of your pictures you must first register with Digimarc.
There are three levels, with increasing prices:
$50 - $100 - $500

For free - you are able to look at a photo and see if it has a Digimarc watermark.
But you can not write a watermark until you register with Digimarc.


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Digimarc Watermark
by taboma / December 9, 2010 2:26 PM PST
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Joe, thanks for responding to my question concerning this Photoshop plug-in.
I use Adobe Photoshop V-7.

I also went to the site and found out that the Basic Edition costs $49 annually. The Pro: $100 annually. Digimarc can also track who downloaded your photo from the Web and will alert you. How about that!!
The free version does not work with V-7 at all. Bummer!

I think that the Digimarc plug-in would be wonderful for all photographers in order to protect their photos from being commercially used without paying a fee to the photographer.

Using Digimarc software, does that guarantee that you photo is protected under the copy write law?
I do not think so. It only shows ownership of that photo.
Same as a registered trademark has to be filed properly also.

I have a U.S. Patent for which I filed for and paid a fee in order to receive the patent.
I think that is the same with a copy write.

I see watermarks on many photos with a ?and the photographers name.
Is it really a copy write indeed!?

Joe, your thoughts? Thanks,


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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 10, 2010 12:08 AM PST
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I watched (on TV) an interview with someone who was knowledgeable about Copyright matters.

What stuck in my mind was that any photo you take is automatically protected by copyright.
However you can apply for and get an official copyright.
The difference being ... if you go to court to protect your photo and you win the court action, you can get your legal costs reimbursed if you have the official copyright.
If you don't have the official copyright, you are responsible for your legal costs even if you win the court action.

Digimarc would be a good way to prove ownership of a photo in a court case.

The most effective watermark is the type that puts visible information in the picture.
To use the photo, someone would need to use something like Photoshop to try to remove the watermark. If the watermark location and size is carefully chosen, that could prove difficult to do.


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Any code can be broken.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2010 5:58 AM PST
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Any code can be broken.
by taboma / December 9, 2010 2:47 PM PST

Bob, thanks for your insight and the link.
I went to the site and was amazed!!!!


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