Protect your images with watermarks instantly
Watermarks have been commonly used by artists to protect their images from unauthorized use online.
Following the feedback from our valued members, we've added this feature, allowing creatives to set watermarks for their images instantly, at the convenience of a checkbox.
All watermarks are generated and sized according to the unique dimensions of images. To enable this feature, please follow these steps:
- Log in and click on 'Manage My Portfolio'
- Choose a gallery and go to 'Edit Artworks Info'
- Click on the slider to enable/disable watermark
More information about the watermarks:
- You can specify which images to apply the watermark
- The watermark application is optional and reversible, so you can 'undo' it anytime
- Watermarks do not appear on small thumbnails on our site
- When enabled, watermarks will appear on embeddable images too (read below)
Expand your reach significantly
by making your images embeddable
With the use of the internet growing rapidly, this medium has undoubtedly become one of the main channels for creatives to gain exposure, and most of the time, with the help of blogs and social media.
As we work on new ways to help our professional members expand their reach on the World Wide Web, we will like to introduce a new method for bloggers to promote our members' works properly and ethically.
Click to see example of the 'image embedding' feature. Illustrated by Shingo Shimizu
The method is 'image embedding', a code generator that works similarly to Youtube's embedding feature. When bloggers copy the code and display the images on their websites, the name of the image's creator will be added under the image automatically, and the image will be linked back to the portfolio on The Creative Finder.
With the rampant emergence of screen capture technologies and the easing of browser restrictions, it's becoming easier to grab and use artists' images off any website, regardless whether permissions were given.
Through this feature, we aim to reduce unauthorized usage of images online, by providing a professional image source that shows users how to embed images correctly with the necessary accreditation, and most importantly, with the permission of the creators. Artists can also choose to set watermarks (read above) to protect their images.
Even though we recommend this feature so members can enjoy the viral marketing reach of the internet, it is fully optional and members may opt out of it simply by going to 'Manage my portfolio', and then 'Edit Artworks Info' to set permissions for all the images.
More information about this embedding feature:
- This feature is optional. You can specify which images to allow/disallow embedding by other websites.
- The use of the embeddable images is restricted by size (max. width is 550px).
- If the name of creator is too long, the 'View Full Portfolio' button will not show to make room for the name display.
- If enabled, watermarks will appear on embeddable images too.
- This feature will only commence from Apr 26, 2012. If you do not wish to enable it, please set your image permissions before then.
Updates: Notifications, new account preferences added
'Notifications' section added
We have added a 'notifications' tab next to 'Public feed' that lets you track all your activity updates (who have liked your images, followed you, or sent you messages).
Enable/Disable email notifications
As membership numbers hit record highs on The Creative Finder, current members are seeing increased levels of activities, resulting in a surge of email notifications being sent to them. You can now set which type of email notifications to receive on the 'Edit Account Settings' page.
Enable/Disable social sharing options
The Creative Finder respects our members' decisions as to how and what they wish for their artworks to be shared.
With social sharing options such as Evernote, Pinterest, Tumblr on top of the major networks Facebook and Twitter, The Creative Finder is the most socially connected creative network.
Members can now disable social sharing options for selected images by clicking on 'Edit Artworks Info' and unchecking the option under 'Allowing social sharing.'
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