Many practitioners and/orlearners may wish to watermark their images, as it is a great way to protect their images.
It can also be a way to...
- indicate ownership, when permission has been provided for the use of images owned by others;
- indicate any creative commons licence that may apply to the image use;
- raise awareness of the learning provider and/or individuals.
It is basically the process of adding a chunk of text or image to a photo to claim its ownership.
Many stock photograph websites use watermarks to prevent the theft of their images but with the introduction of web 2.0 technologies, anyone now can easily add watermarks to their photos using tools that do not even require software installation.
This post provides a list of some of the existing tools that can be used to watermark images.