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:
- 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.
- Include the year or the full date of the photo’s publication.
- 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
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!