watermark and resolution


right550

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Hi there, I am new in this photography industry. Any idea about the watermark and resolution that normally we use to put on our photo before upload to any internet or website? Please advice...
 

zac08

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Hi there, I am new in this photography industry. Any idea about the watermark and resolution that normally we use to put on our photo before upload to any internet or website? Please advice...
watermark or signature is up to you.

as for size, most would reccomend that you keep it to about 640 x 480 at least or bigger like 800 x 600. :)

Too big and you won't be able to browse it properly on most layouts. Too small and there are no details left.
 

right550

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watermark or signature is up to you.

as for size, most would reccomend that you keep it to about 640 x 480 at least or bigger like 800 x 600. :)

Too big and you won't be able to browse it properly on most layouts. Too small and there are no details left.
Thanks for your reply.

Should the watermark include your email address?

As for the size, I just thinking that is there any possibility that others people using your photo to do some commercial activity if your photo size is big?
 

zac08

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Thanks for your reply.

Should the watermark include your email address?

As for the size, I just thinking that is there any possibility that others people using your photo to do some commercial activity if your photo size is big?
It's up to you.

Yes, I keep the online size up to 800 x 600 only as no one can get any usable images for printing at that size. :)
 

Rashkae

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Thanks for your reply.

Should the watermark include your email address?

As for the size, I just thinking that is there any possibility that others people using your photo to do some commercial activity if your photo size is big?
If you enjoy getting spammed, sure, include your email address... :p
 

right550

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If you enjoy getting spammed, sure, include your email address... :p
It is true also...However, if I would like to sell my photo if someone sees it interesting?
 

Rashkae

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It is true also...However, if I would like to sell my photo if someone sees it interesting?
Then they can contact you by PM. Though if you want to sell your photos, you should have a registered business account and a website, then you can put the website URL on the photo as the watermark.
 

daredevil123

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It is true also...However, if I would like to sell my photo if someone sees it interesting?
Believe me, these situations will be very rare, even if your photos are good.

You can try by signing up at stock photography sites.
 

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If you enjoy getting spammed, sure, include your email address... :p
Heck no! I never included my e-mail, and yet they some how managed to spam me! :sweat: Curious how one can get hooked up by Gettys and the likes as well.
 

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right550

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Believe me, these situations will be very rare, even if your photos are good.

You can try by signing up at stock photography sites.
Mind to ask you, which stock photography sites that you are referring or recommended?
 

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Mind to ask you, which stock photography sites that you are referring or recommended?
istock, dreamstime, shutterstock,
just to let you know most sites need you to submit some of your works for review before accepting you.
some sites will even want you to take a theory test before you able to submit any samples of your work.
after being accept as contributors,
it does not mean whatever images you submit will be accepted, each images are subject to inspection base on stock-worthy, technical proficiency and key-wordings.

it is a lot of hard work shooting for stock imaging, and if you are good, put in some efforts, and persistence, you should able to see some return in one or two years time.
 

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right550

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istock, dreamstime, shutterstock,
just to let you know most sites need you to submit some of your works for review before accepting you.
some sites will even want you to take a theory test before you able to submit any samples of your work.
after being accept as contributors,
it does not mean whatever images you submit will be accepted, each images are subject to inspection base on stock-worthy, technical proficiency and key-wordings.

it is a lot of hard work shooting for stock imaging, and if you are good, put in some efforts, and persistence, you should able to see some return in one or two years time.
thank you...Unless now I understand.
 

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