Monday, November 24, 2008

Watermark your image and copyright your feed

Update: Another post related to Plagiarism
Before anyone start a blog or website, I would like to clear or even tell them something. Educated yourself about the internet content. Whatever is available on the Internet might be free to read or educate for cost free. That doesn’t mean you can copy and paste any content, picture, video, music without citing the original reference or source. That is called Plagiarism. What is Plagiarism for me is breaking my house window and entering my house and steal all my valuables when I am not there. May be it is exaggerated but that is what Plagiarism practically.
After all we are living in civilized world, everything function under rules and regulations.
Scraping someone content without his or her permission is that civilized? Purely a theft, a criminal acts.
Look what happened to Malar Gandhi, she is the recent victim. I received request to share about my watermark method. This post is purely technical, non-food but definetly help for those food blogger who want to leave a watermark. Would be undesirable to use by anyone. I am using Jasc Paint shop Pro or if you have any photo editor try to explore before investing your money in software.

1. Create “New Image” with image dimensions “Width 650 and Height 150” with background color set to White. The image will seem too large but we can easily resize later.



2.Click on Text icon on your left side.






3. Select the text (styles) color , I set the style : stroke (white) and fill black








4. Type © (by holding ALT type 0169 , you can create the symbol © and type the watermark message (mine is ©Spice-club.blogspot.com), once done press ok.



5. Click at the icon magic wand on your left side.






6. Click back to your watermark text, it will select the word and border or ur picture.







7. Select the option Selections in navigation bar and select invert









8. Now you have only the text only selected and ready to be watermark.







9. You can save the picture for example: watermark.jpeg/jpg and whenever you want to watermark, just open the image and work with any photo.



10. Open the image you want to watermark and open the image called watermark.jpeg/jpg









11. First highlight the watermark.jpeg image . Go to Edit-----> Copy




12. Select/highlight the picture you want to watermark (here the Lilly flower) and do Edit--->Paste as new layer.



13. You will get something like this.






14.Go to Effects---->Texture effects----> emboss










15. The text will be embossed and look like this one











16. Go to Layers----> properties-------> select Blend mode :Soft light.



Press Ok



17.The final picture result will look like this one.





Hope it might help some bloggers and have fun to watermark , the watermark text can always be resized according ur picture size . To resize use Image----> resize

Update in Free software : I found a Freeware for Image & photo editing. I checked it, it is pretty much same even easier than Paint shop Pro. You can download from here. You can follow the same instructions shown in my post but it is slightly different.

STOP COPYING

You can either use the NO RIGHT Click option. Again find the code available online by searching No Right click HTML Code and implement in ur blog.

Again it will be a warning only but there is always a loop to come out and pick the image!

Example of Link: check here

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Put a copyright Notice in your feed

Put a copyright notice in your feed /content. If you re reading my feed in any reader you can view written by Cham at...

Check out this detailed article .

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After all if you want to report a spam result do it right here in google site. The search engine penalize any fraud, abuse, duplicate content. Personally , I worked for the quality of search engine results with G..., when we found any of the fraud, they are permanently removed from the G ranking!

Hope some of my tips would help you out, any questions, suggestions are purely welcomed.

47 comments:

Malar Gandhi said...

This is a very thoughtful post. I have enabled 'no right click' option. Plus using now Copyright text on the pictures. Will also watermark them....will educate myself much more!

Usha said...

Very informative post,Cham...all of us could use these tips to protect our blogs...thanks for sharing these tips !

Vanamala said...

this is wonderful tip cham..will do it to my blog

Yasmeen said...

Thanks for fulfilling the request Cham,that was indeed very helpful:)

Laavanya said...

That was very helpful... thanks Cham.

Sangeeth said...

Right post at the right time cham! recently there has been many of our frieneds becoming victims for such issues...we just have to look out for our buddies and be smart! BTW the RSS copyright was new to me and thanks for sharing!

Sujatha said...

This is going to be really useful to me Cham! After reading what happened to Malar, I started seriously thinking about protecting my content too, and didn't know where to start.. This is indeed a great starting point and will do it right away. Thanks for sharing cham!

Ramya said...

Definitely Informative! Thanks for being helpful, Cham!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

good one cham.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. thxs for ur info.. thxs a lot... wonderful tips..

LG said...

This ia very useful post Cham. Thanks for sharing.

Pragyan said...

Thanks for sharing this info..what pains we have to go through becoz of some weird people out there!!

Curry Leaf said...

Thanks for the post.I was searching for 'stop copying' thing.I have also started watermarking though from an online site.Very very helpful post.Thanks again.
What happened to Malar could happen to anyone.Thanks for the post and yes the post is bookmarked for reference

Pearlsofeast said...

Cham this is an excellent post and Dummies like requires it. Thanks dear for explaining elaboratly and step by step.

n33ma said...

Cham thanks for sharing...I too will do that.

sowmya said...

thats a superb post cham..thanks a million for sharing with everyone..

jayasree said...

Thanks for sharing a very informative post. The tips given will surely help many of us.

G.Pavani said...

this is very good idea cham to protect our content being stolen by other..thx for sharing

Uma said...

Yep, this is definitely going to be useful for many bloggers! Thanks for such a good informative and elaborative post Cham dear! You have done a great job by posting this at the right time.

Swati said...

Very very useful post Cham..will go through this carefully and incorporate it as well..
Thanks so much.

Jaishree said...

Very informative post,Cham...thanks for sharing these tips !

Miri said...

Thank you so much for this very thoughtful post and some valuable tips.

Miri

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This post shoul be really useul for beginers and those who are unaware!

Sunshinemom said...

Thanks for the educative post! This was much needed, Cham.

Sireesha said...

Very informative and useful post cham...Thanks for sharing...

DEESHA said...

this is a very informative post cham .. thanks for so much info

Aparna said...

A timely and very helpful post, Cham.

Priya said...

Informative post cham...Lovely tip, sure it will be useful for new blogger like me..thanks a lot for helping us..

Uj said...

That was a very nice technical post. I am sure the blogging community would definitely be benefited from this. Thanks for taking time to create this wonderful post

Chandani said...

very informative post,Cham....i am very new to the blog world, and this is really going to help, thanks dear:)

Happy cook said...

Really a wonderful post .
I just write my blog name on the pictures.
Now i look through your step by step methos and it looks totally different, how you do it.

Thankyou for the post. I will bookmark them.

Vaishali said...

Plagiarism is truly despicable. Thanks for the great information, Cham, and for thinking about the rest of us.

bee said...

great post. from experince, people who want to steal and hotlink will continue to do so, even with a watermark.

Roopa said...

Thank you Cham for posting a very important piece of information :)

Roopa said...

I was browsing all day thru this post and the links you provided:)

Andhra Flavors said...

ohh great! You done a great job cham. Its a very useful tip to all of us. ThankYOU.

Adlak's tiny world said...

wonderful and informative post dear. thanks for yr helping thought.Keep up the good work.

Cynthia said...

I thank you so very much for this post and I learnt a few things as well.

Just last week, I found a blog that had stolen my photographs. Fortunately, I was able to convince the person that she was violating my copyrights and she immediately removed my photographs.

Thanks again for this my friend.

Please make this post a permanent link in your sidebar so people will see it all the time.

Cham said...

Cynthia: Thank U I will update on my sidebar this post link.

SMN said...

Very well wriitten till people dont respect oteher's ideas and creations i dont think there will be a stop to this crime.

Sangeeth said...

Hey cham I made a related post today,do chk it out and lemme know what you think!

anudivya said...

Lot of good info. Thanks Cham

Poonam said...

thanks a lot for ur useful advise

Navita said...

Arre Cham I sunbscribed to my own blog via feedburner...yet I can't keep track of my subscribers...the only thing tht has happened is tht I get to see Zaayeka as my home page on yahoo. ;(
help plz.

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Thanks for such a useful post. i am trying to implement it in my blog.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Just had a read of ur tutor, good one but dont have Jasc Paint shop Pro. Yup Kolangal is still running :( and people are still watching it like crazy!

Sumi said...

Being a victim to Plagiarism myself, I fond this post extrmly helpful.Thanks.