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Social media is all about sharing – your world, your view, your content, and images. However, if you’ve been the victim of stolen photos, stalkers, or worse; you know that sharing comes with some risk.
If you’re a photographer, model, or social media influencer, someone stealing an image can cost you money, promotional deals, or ruin your reputation. If you are unsure whether your work has already been taken, you can conduct a high-powered algorithm-based search and find out which images or photographs are already being used, without your consent.
At Berify, you can conduct a reverse image search and take action against stolen photographs. It is never too late to start protecting yours. While the following steps won’t wholly ensure your images are never stolen or used without permission, they will help deter online thieves!
Add a Watermark
A watermark is essentially a transparent image overlaid across a photograph, in hopes that it will not be used without permission. This is especially helpful for photographers who have their artwork for sale and don’t want it used, digitally, without their consent.
However, Instagram influencers – who post personal content – will not want to watermark their day to day images, as their final product is essentially their post. One drawback to using a watermark is that someone skilled at Photoshop or editing can remove the protection.
Add a Copyright Notice
Add DMCA Badge
A DMCA badge is free to use and worthwhile. Primarily, it offers free protection for your images (on your website) if someone uses your content without permission. It can act as a deterrent to ward off those who habitually steal images. The badge can also be added on WordPress as a plugin. DMCA also offers the service of free watermarking for your pictures.
Size of Photograph
On social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) your images are displayed in a smaller size, so if anyone steals your images through ‘drag/drop’ or ‘right click’ the image will download more blurry. If you can disable ‘hotlinks’ on your site, this will also prevent easy download. If you are uploading to your site, keep the image size smaller to prevent unauthorized download.
Have you taken the above steps but are concerned about prior theft? Find out which photographs are already being stolen by photographer wannabes, catfish, or online scammers at Berify.
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Berify, located in Los Angeles, California is on a mission to allow the world to track their images online. From photographers to models, vloggers,lawyers and the average Joe, we help you find and track the use of your images online.
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