Before & after pictures of patients highlight excellent plastic surgery or aesthetic results. Thus, protecting online photos from thievery is important. In a perfect Internet world, no one would think of using your pictures as their work. But, it’s not a perfect Internet world. It’s easy to search, copy and modify pictures. Even amateurs can do it. Here are some ways to protect your photos.
Protecting Online Photos with Watermarks
Combine your B&A photos. Add a header or short description about the procedure. Because you want to protect your work, you may consider watermarking your photo. Choose a nice font in a light color. Mark your photos in an unobtrusive manner. You can buy or download inexpensive software such as PhotoShop Elements. There are also free watermarking websites where you can upload a picture. Simply search for free watermarking websites to get started or click on one of the links below.
Use Low Resolution Images Online
To improve page load time, most photos on Internet are low resolution. Typically, 72 dpi is a good size for online pictures. If you post images on social media or photo sharing sites, avoid using high resolution. While this won’t stop resharing and copying your photos online, it does help deter other uses of your photos.
Finding Your Online Images
Be vigilant about searching for image thievery online. When you search Google images, you often find duplicate images shown. www.tinEye.com is a reverse image search technology that can help. If you find that someone is using your image, you (or your marketing agency) should ask them to remove it. Follow Google’s communication protocol in protecting online photos.
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