Have you ever found your photo on strange web site? Nobody contacted you, none paid you any fee for the photo usage before? Even does somebody claim property of your photo? We introduce an application in this article, which can help you protect your property rights. The tool is named SignMyImage and it is developed by Advanced Photo Tools group.
SignMyImage provides insertion of an invisible watermark(text) to the photo – your sign. The sign is not visible at first sight, but the application can find it and read it. Signed photo is slightly changed on several places comparing to original photo. The application is able to detect and read your sign if you use strong jpeg compression(i.e. 50%), even if you scale or crop the photo slightly. An email address is considered as a good for photo signing. The text for photo signing can be up to 27 letters long.
The exemplary case, where SignMyImage can help to protect your rights is as follows:
You take an extraordinary photo, adjust the photo for web presentation and sign the photo and exhibit it on your web site. If someone steals the photo, adjusts it and exhibit it on his/her web pages, you will be able to prove your property rights by the sign detectection.
The rest is up on the law used in your country.
SignMyImage is a shareware and possible to download it on www.adptools.com.
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