What are watermarks and what are they used for?

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A watermark is a logo or text inserted on a photo for the means of identification as well as a deterrent from someone copying your image. 

The most common use for a watermark is to deter someone from copying your image. For those trying to prevent image theft, the watermark can be a good example of keeping honest people honest, but not necessarily the same can be said for the thieves. Depending on where the watermark is placed, one could simply crop it out of the picture. Ultimately, the watermark offers limited protection against theft unless you do a full-page watermark, which almost defeats the purpose of posting it. 

   —Just My Imagination DeZigns

Cheryl Kuchek

Cheryl Kuchek

Just My Imagination DeZigns

With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Cheryl Kuchek is the owner of Just My Imagination DeZigns Inc. in New York and the founder of the Facebook groups Sublimation, OKI, iColor and Beyond and Sublimation for Beginners and Beyond, the first of its kind to focus on sublimation, hosting a community of digital decorators and serving as a resource to grow their business through weekly Facebook Live sessions, webinars, vendor discounts, and more.

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