You set up your mini-studio, captured the best photos of your products, enhanced it with Photoshop and posted it on your website or Etsy.

One day, you see other crafters using your photos WITHOUT your PERMISSION! What the????

It’s a right pain in the patootie because you worked hard for it and others are just grabbing it for their own use without your consent.

When photos are posted online, they are rarely protected, meaning they can be used by anyone who has access to them. Photos can be protected through copyrights, but a trick often used by photographers is to watermark their photos.

If you’re a post your photos online, I highly recommend that you start watermarking any photos you consider important.

Here’s how:

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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