Most parents take pride in showing off pictures of their children and the Internet one of the most popular ways they do this. Millions of people can see the photos you post in a matter of seconds. Birthday parties, first steps and first days of school are just a few of the milestones that flood Instagram, Facebook and many other social media sites everyday. Photographs are a great way of getting a glimpse into someone's life. Usually this is a positive thing, but it's important to be careful when posting photos online. One of the ways to keep your family safe is to watermark your photos. While most photographs online aren't watermarked, there are many advantages to watermarking photographs of your children.
Use Personal Watermarks to Protect Your Photos from Theft
One benefit of photo watermarking is that it helps deter potential thieves from stealing your pictures. Photos without a watermark can easily be stolen by anyone that has an Internet connection. If your name is watermarked across your photos, thieves will be reminded that there are consequences for stealing pictures. It's not a sure fire way to stop them, but if they do attempt to steal your photographs, it will be apparent to others that they are stolen. Your pictures will still have the potential to be distributed, but your chosen watermark will give away that the pictures belong to you.
When it comes to photo theft online the reality is it happens all the time. It can be scary to think there might be someone distributing your child's photographs as their own. In some cases, it can even ruin your life. If you're a parent, this probably sounds terrifying, but it's not hard to prevent it. Watermarking your photographs will help protect you and your family and give you peace of mind in the virtual world.
Your Child's Personality with Custom Watermarks
Another benefit of watermarking your photographs is that you can let your creative side shine. If your child has a favorite cartoon character, you can create a custom watermark of that character. Turn your child's favorite animal into a watermark. Have a school bus watermarked into a photograph of the first day of school. Not only will your child love the personal touch, but people will get to know a little more about your family.
Explain Your Photos Through Descriptive Watermarks
You can turn just about anything into a custom watermark. You could use a quote, date, description or just about anything else you can come up with. Dates come in handy for photos of the first day of school, first steps and birthdays. Descriptions can be used to explain what's going on in the picture. A quote could be an inspiring thought or funny anecdote that you can look back on and smile. If you have vacation photos, watermark the name of the city or attraction you went to into photos of your family's trip. Let yourself get creative and let the world get to know your child's likes and dislikes. The possibilities are endless.
When it comes to parenting, it's always good to be safe. Don't risk the safety of your family. Watermarking your photos can protect you as well as be fun. Let your children be part of the process if they're old enough. Have them help choose the designs you use to watermark your photos. Turn it into a fun bonding experience that you can use to discuss Internet safety. Most importantly, have fun creating memories with your children.