A watermarked photograph

Should I Copyright The Photos On My Blog?

All the information about reasons and rules for copyrighting your blog holds true for photos on your website as well.

Here are three standard rules for photo copyrights:

  1. Include the copyright symbol © which can be obtained by using the ALT key and 0169 on the keyboard key pad. If you do not have a key pad on your computer keyboard, & copy ; without any of the spaces or & # 169 ; also without any spaces between the symbols will produce the copyright symbol which is the letter “c” with a circle around it.
  2. Include the year or the full date of the photo’s publication.
  3. After that, include your name, pseudo name or blog title.

Where you place the copyright is purely up to you.

How To Put A Copyright Symbol On A Photograph

There are many programs that enable you to add the copyright to a photograph.

Watermark Programs To Buy

Adobe Photoshop – http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/family/
TechSmith SnagIt – http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/
Digimarc – https://www.digimarc.com/
PlumAmazing – http://www.plumamazing.com/win/iwatermark/
Picture Watermark – http://www.picturewatermark.com/
Visual Watermark – http://www.visualwatermark.com/
Watermarker – http://watermarker.com/
WinWatermark – http://winwatermark.com/
WaterMark Factory – http://www.watermarkfactory.com/

Free Watermark Programs

Picture Shark – http://www.picture-shark.com
PicMarkr – http://picmarkr.com/
WaterMark – http://www.brothersoft.com/watermark-99161.html
WaterMarkz – http://www.watermarkz.net/
WaterMark Generator – http://www.signgenerator.org/watermark.asp
ArcLab – http://www.arclab.com/
AoAoPhoto – http://www.aoaophoto.com/
TSR Watermarker – http://www.watermark-image.com/
DropWaterMark – http://www.dropwatermark.com/

Although it isn’t necessary to watermark your photographs, if someone uses them, it is nice to at least get advertising because of the watermark.

Woo Us To Your Blog

The last “Woo Us To Your Blog” post was about Creating A Privacy Policy to inform your readers of your blog’s information privacy policies. Do you remember the message and have you created on yet with the easy generator?

As always, attached is the weekly Linky to enter either the main URL to your site or add each post you publish throughout the week. You don’t have to do anything special, just drop your link in and get a little extra exposure to your site.

Until next week’s wooing post, have fun copyrighting your photos!

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bossy Betty January 31, 2011 at 12:15 am

Thanks so much for the info!!


2 Lori January 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Great info as always. I think I'm going to dedicate this weekend to updating my blog and incorporating in all of your awesome blogging tips! Thanks!


3 The Zany Housewife January 31, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Thanks for this post Red! I need to work on that for my blog.


4 Home In The Hollow February 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Red, I hate to bother you but as you know I'm relatively new at this blogging thing. I use Picassa to edit my photos and I checked the box off for a watermark. However, I tried using the keyboard shortcuts you provided and I can't get the c with the circle. What am I doing wrong? Help would be appreciated…:)JP


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