In this article I will talk about what happens to all our images shared on the web.
Nowadays our own images becomes saved and shared (even without our will) in the entire globe through Internet.
Facebook and other social networks gives this opportunity. From a certain point of view, it's a good thing that the images become shared, so our name and images travel around the world giving the opportunity to expand the visitors and the admirers.
Sometimes the images, after been saved, they become alterated and proposed with a different author and this can lead to various misunderstandings.
So it's a good thing put a "watermark" so our work can be protect from the other who try to steal our images.
There are different types of watermarks, from the most simple to the more invasive. A good thing is to create a watermark that is not invasive so the visitor can enjoy our work with pleasure, protecting at the same time the work.
Create a good watermark one time and don't change it many times because our work become recognized not by our name, but from our logo.
After we have shared our images on the web through different social networks, where do they end up?
People can save them, put their own name on it, win contests, awards and many other things. I know people that have lived this misfortune. In this case to verify who is the owner of the image the authorities must determine who owns the RAW file.
Remember, the more a image is published, winner of contests etc. the more probably it became stolen.
But, is there a method to see where are our pictures in the web? or see who use it an incorrectly way? Yes, Google can help you this time.
With this link: http://images.google.com/ you can drag one image of yours and see in which websites it have been published or shared.
Finally, my advice is: be careful where you post your pictures on the web. You will find the smart one who can steal your work in a easily way.