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is it safe to post art on 'net

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by AgapeBible, May 19, 2017.

  1. AgapeBible

    AgapeBible Member

    I am worried about people stealing my drawings when I post them on the internet. I have had galleries on Elfwood and Deviant art. I tried to close them down. I was worried somebody might to my art for their own. I have some pictures I would like to post here, but I want to copyright them. How do I put a watermark on my pictures? How do I keep people from taking them? I am not all that good with computers, I do what I can. help would be appreciated.
  2. tstor

    tstor Where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

    United States
    You could scan your drawings onto a computer and then use a free photo manipulation program like GIMP to add a watermark.
  3. Daniel9v9


    Generally speaking, it's difficult to prevent anyone from using anything you post online. What's suggested above is really the best approach; add a signature or watermark of sorts. If you paint digitally (Photoshop, Gimp, Corel etc) it's pretty easy to add your own mark on a different layer. If your work is done through natural mediums, you could always add a signature on the paper (or on a different paper in which you overlay when scanning it, if you don't want the signature to ruin your art).

    You can also try googling "add watermark online", through which you can find many easy watermark generators. You just upload your image and choose a watermark and it does the job for you.

    If you're using Photoshop or want to, I'd be happy to give some quick pointers -- though there are already countless tutorials online :)