My father has always been extremely passionate about writing blogs and articles. One morning, he was looking very annoyed and I tend to know what was bothering him. Then he shared his story of ‘Content Stealing’. At that very moment, I was sure that he didn’t know how important watermarking is!
Watermarking is an action of applying any mark or logo as a text form or in image form in one’s document or asset. Original content is usually not as easy to avail as other copied items. Creating content is one kind of art that should not be stolen by any random person. Someone’s effort should not get wasted by anyone’s theft. This is why watermarking is a very potent element of protecting your document or content from stealing or unauthorized use by someone else. It is the process that prevents your document from spreading without your permission or without your own mark.
Watermarks that Works for You
Watermark will help you to leave your mark on your work with your chosen logo or name on it. But what if the form of it you’re using isn’t working for you? It should be appropriate according to your asset to work properly.
A watermark can be in various forms such as logo, image, or text form. Each form is suitable for a different category of document. If you don’t know which of them is suitable for your document, this article will definitely improve your knowledge about this.
If you are someone who is a writer, a content maker, or a photographer, you should know why watermark is important in your content or photos especially on digital platforms. Copyright protection in your original asset gives you the authority and ownership and makes sure your document is not spreading unknowingly. It makes your work look professional as well as keeps it protected from content theft and unauthorized use or distribution.
Watermark with Your Logo
Watermark with Text
Imagine yourself as an officer and you want to keep your official documents confidential, then you should use a watermark mentioning ‘Top Secret’ or ‘Confidential’, to make sure of its privacy properly. On the other hand, if you need any of your paperwork urgently, you should write ‘Urgent’, on the customized form of it.
Also, you can use a watermark as an identifier or as a status representative. For example, you can simply use words like ‘Draft’ or ‘Original Copy’ in your images or documents to state its condition. It should be visible properly yet it should not cover your entire document to make your main document hard to read or understand.
A World Without Watermarking!
Let’s think about a world full of people doing their paperwork or documentation without watermarking, how does it feel?
It’s so sad to know that in this developing world, many people are not aware of watermarking. Some people are fully unaware of the fact that they can make their own mark on their content or image. It is the reason why other people are stealing the original content and trying to grow a fanbase without any effort, especially on digital platforms. Likewise, people are spreading original documents without permission or without the name of the author. In offices as well as in digital work fields, unauthorized distribution and use are becoming very common due to a lack of proper watermarking on it. Photographers or content creators who are presenting their work without this, are facing losses from their project due to unauthorized distribution and misuse.
Secure Your Secrets!
Using a watermark in your document, image or content is like adding a protective layer to your assets to secure them from misuse or theft. Let’s not waste our efforts and let any wrong person take advantage of it. Use a watermark and keep your credit guarded.