Just having a play with some watermarks.
Difficult to give advice on how to do it, as in most cases depends what image Editor your using.
Think its best in thinking what is the objective behind water marking an image. It does not prevent its theft.
The object is to reduce its desirability or re-use value. So this is my thinking.
Make your image you upload to any server as small as possible. The above are 350 pixels at their longest edge.
There is no need to upload at more than 72 dpi resolution. The above were edited and prepared for upload to the server in Adobe Lightroom at 30dpi. Don't give anyone more quality than for Your
Of course they can be enlarged, but this further degrades quality and therefore limits other usage.
Why not make your pics BW before upload. If a pirate website steals them then it reduces what they can be used for...example box standard thumb nail of girls on web page doesn't look quite right if all the other thumbnails are colour and a few are Black and white.
Having a thought like, but if you go down the watermarking route, perhaps use something different than your forum name. If a hero prints off or emails the image to one of the girls then you haven't directly linked an image to every other bit of text or photo you have uploaded. Or historically linked it to you even after you may have changed your screen name.
Edited by Twoshots, 14 April 2012 - 11:16 AM.