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What do you use to "Sign" your pictures?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Bullets, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. Bullets

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    Hi there, i was just wondering what you guys use to sign your pics?

    I mean like a signature in the corner?
     
  2. ScarySquirrel

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    Nothing. I prefer to see my photos with nothing on them.

    When I start producing things worth stealing then I might consider creating a logo of some sort.
     
  3. Russinating

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    Nothing now, as there's not much use and just distracts from the photo itself.
     
  4. Bullets

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    Agghh


    Would one use photoshop?
     
  5. Phate

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    I don't do it so much anymore but just photoshop to be honest...its not worth doing as at the end of the day the data from your camera is stored in the picture and providing you keep the original if anyone steals it they won't have a leg to stand on.

    This was the last pic I signed and I took it almost a year ago :)

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  6. Russinating

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    Plus every aunt and their son has Photoshop now, so if you can put a watermark on, then you can take it off.
     
  7. ScarySquirrel

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. Phate

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    :D
     
  9. The_Abyss

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    Nothing.
     
  10. D.P.

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    This is what EXIF was invented for.
     
  11. D.P.

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    And that is a classic example of why you shouldn't sign the photo - it is just really distracting!
     
  12. martinturner

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    lol, so true :)
     
  13. Russinating

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    Made me actually lol :p
     
  14. Messiah Khan

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    I use a pen (Black on off-white mount and silver on black mount) ;)
     
  15. dekez

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    I don't use anything, if I'm putting something out there on the internet I'll make sure I resize the image though so it's not worth pinching.
     
  16. DB_SamX

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    I have used Photoshop before but then just installed VSO image resizer 2 days ago which has a watermarking function, but limited in terms of capability.

    On a side note, is it really worth watermarking some pics I took of my friends' sunday league football team before I email them to the manager who wants to add them to their website?

    I don't mind them using it but wouldn't want a 3rd party using them without me knowing e.g. other teams, people who run the league themselves.
     
  17. Mark A

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    Ive yet to take a picture worth signing tbh. If i did I'd just use photoshop and reduce the opacity to make it less noticeable.
     
  18. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Nothing, I sign the back of them (prints)
     
  19. neverender

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    Leave the image alone, sign the mount.

    I use a pencil! AMGAD!
     
  20. Mr Jones

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    I use to sign my HQ photos, now I just leave it out completely and do what dekez does, lower resolution and have the EXIF hold my name as the creator/photographer.