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How can i remove the watermark from a photo?

 

A watermark on any photo is an indication that the photo has not been purchased from the stock photo agency.  For copyright reasons a watermark, generally the logo of the stock agency, is placed on an image so the image can be viewed by potential purchasers but not download without authorization, this case payment.  An example of a stock photography agency that protects their images with a watermark is iStockphoto. [wp-like-locker]

Is the watermark gone once I buy the stock photo?

The watermark is removed when a stock photo is bought and downloaded.  Only the images on the stock photography agency website while you are searching have this watermark.  That said, if you tried to copy the image without payment, you will have the watermark on the photo.

But the photo is on the internet with a watermark?  Why can’t I use them?

If you complete a google image search for ‘cats’, it is likely that your search will show stock photography agency photos.  They are indexed for website and internet browser searches.   The watermark is a clear indication that the image is a stock agency photo and cannot be used unless you buy the photo through their site.  Think of the watermark as a clothing security tag, which clothing stores use against theft protection.  The watermark is used in the same fashion as this.

When using any images on the internet, it is correct form to purchase the stock photo through the agency to honor the photographer or designer that created the work.  If you have found a watermarked image and want to use the stock photo, follow the link associated with the photo and buy the photo directly.  It is cheap to buy stock photos and worth the money to have a great image, find out why stock photos are so cheap?.

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About the author

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus in providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography, like the PixelRockstar WordPress Plugin. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

 
    • Amos Struck

      Thank you for your feedback. I hope our guide has helped you.

    • Amos Struck

      Thank you

  • bob

    duhh its a trick!

    • Amos Struck

      Yep 😉