Hey everyone! Happy Friday to you!
Gonna rant today, but it's for your own good and could affect traffic to your blog and even get you more followers, so read on!
I'm not a photographer and my photos aren't on the professional level, but I now watermark my photos put up on my blog. As always, there are a few exceptions~ I don't watermark my boring tutorial photos.
I don't mind people using my photos and encourage everyone to share. Of course, if you use someone's photo for profit, that's another story.
Having said that, please watermark your photos! With the popularity of Pinterest, photos are being pinned every day and because some Pinterest users don't know how to pin properly or something happens with Pinterest as you are pinning, sometimes the original website is missing.
Take for example, this beautiful dining room I pinned:
I really love the above dining room and would love to visit the website or blog and maybe even become a follower, but because I don't know where this photo is from, I can't.
(update:Thanks to Lisa, who commented below, I now know that this dining room was designed by Hunter - Barnes interior design and the website it originated from is cococozy.com. Now I need to go to my Pinterest page and repin it!)
Here's what the photo looked like when I pinned it...
You can see that there's a blogspot.com listed on the top right above the photo, but when I clicked on it I got a Google 404 error...whatever that means!
Here's a photo of my daughter's shabby chic bedroom with my diy Design Fanatic watermark on it:
If for some reason, website link is missing, at least the person looking at the photo can google the blog name.
There are several free photo editing software downloads on the internet...I use Picasa.
Would love to know if you use editing software that's free and what it is....please let us know!
Hope you have a great weekend!